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Mitchell: New Bedford Very Safe, But Not Safe Enough

In his weekly appearance on WBSM, Mayor Jon Mitchell expressed regret over the murder of 18-year-old Brad Lourenco on Monday, but also expressed concern that rising tensions between rival gangs could be fueling this latest wave of violence...

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Courtesy City of New Bedford
Courtesy City of New Bedford

Four New Bedford Schools Get Major Upgrades

NEW BEDFORD — City and school officials joined students at Hayden McFadden Elementary School to announce the completion of new school window and door replacement projects at four large elementary schools...

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Jerry Pinto/Facebook
Jerry Pinto/Facebook

Jerry Pinto, Feeling Ignored by City Hall, Stepping Down from Neighborhoods United Post

NEW BEDFORD - Saying his pleas for change are being ignored by City Hall, Jerry Pinto of Neighborhoods United is stepping down from his post as chairman...

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City of New Bedford, ScottWLang.com
City of New Bedford, ScottWLang.com

Mitchell and Lang at Odds Over Proposed Four-Year Mayoral Term

NEW BEDFORD - Mayor Jon Mitchell has been a longtime advocate of lengthening the term for mayor.

A citizens group is working to get the question on the November municipal ballot that, if it passes, would change the two-year mayoral term to a four-year stint...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Park Board ‘Blindsided’ By Golf Course Plans

NEW BEDFORD - The City's Park Board is displeased with the sudden revelation that there are preliminary plans for a business park at the current site of the Whaling City Golf Course on Hathaway Road...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Mitchell: New Hotel Highlights New Bedford’s Turnaround

NEW BEDFORD - City officials held a figurative groundbreaking at the future site of a boutique hotel at the corner of Union and Pleasant Streets in downtown New Bedford...

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Mount Vernon Group Architects
Mount Vernon Group Architects

Significant Upgrades Announced for Elm Street Garage

NEW BEDFORD—The City of New Bedford will make significant upgrades to the Elm Street Garage during a renovation project that is part of ongoing improvements to downtown parking...

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Google Maps

Mitchell: Walmart ‘Rumored’ To Be Moving to City’s North End

This past week, it was revealed that Ocean's 18 Family Fun Center and Body Works Gym and Spa had been issued eviction notices. They were the last two businesses remaining in the rear portion of the plaza that previously housed Flagship Cinemas until its closure last August, and they both need to vacate by May 15...

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An Initiative To Legalize Marijuana In California To Appear On Nov. Ballot
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Mitchell Says Medical Marijuana Agreement Reached; Recommends Moratorium on Recreational Dispensaries

Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today two developments related to medical marijuana and recreational marijuana.

Host Community Agreement Reached for Medical Marijuana Dispensary

The Mayor announced that the City has successfully negotiated a host community agreement with Beacon Compassion Center of Norwood, Massachusetts...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Mitchell Pushes for More State Funding for New Bedford Schools

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell has taken issue with Governor Charlie Baker's latest recommendation for state aid to local schools.

The Governor recommended increasing Chapter 70 funding by just 2...

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