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Mayor Mitchell Submits City Budget For Fiscal Year 2015

KEEPS BRAKE ON SPENDING ACROSS CITY GOVERNMENT; BUT INCLUDES MAJOR BOOST FOR SCHOOLS; MAYOR CITES COST OF STATE-MANDATED TURNAROUND PLANS FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND PARKER

Mayor Jon Mitchell presented a $287 million Fiscal Year 2015 City Budget to the City Council on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Mitchell signaled he would continue his no-frills spending approach in this year’s proposal, his third since taking office in January 2012 . . . Read More

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Nathaniel Philbrick’s Keynote Speech from Charles W. Morgan Opening

The Charles W. Morgan Returns to New Bedford   O what a glorious day this is.  The last remaining American whaleship has returned to the place of her birth.  Ladies and gentlemen, the Charles W. Morgan, the sole survivor of her kind, has returned to this great city of fellow survivors, New Bedford. I know […]

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New Bedford Mayor Speaks Out on Federal Fisheries Law

New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Jon Mitchell today spoke out on the topic of fisheries management at a special listening session in Gloucester, Massachusetts hosted by Congressman John Tierney and Congressman Peter DeFazio, the Ranking Member on the House Committee on Natural Resources. The House Committee on Natural Resources is working on a reauthorization of the […]

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City of New Bedford Launches 2014 Learn and Serve Summer Youth Program

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The City of New Bedford announced today that applications for the City’s 2014 Learn and Serve Summer Youth Program are now available.  Applications are available for downloading on the City’s website (www.newbedford-ma.gov) and hard copies are available at the local libraries. Applications must be completed and returned to the Department of […]

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The Nation’s #1 Fishing Port Addresses Groundfish Crisis with Technology

“When I first entered office, some so-called experts claimed that the financial crisis of 2008 made it nearly impossible to improve the quality of life in older mid-sized American cities. And there has been no doubt that recent housing foreclosures, job losses and government contraction that piled on to years of shuttering businesses and declining tax revenues made things harder. Whether local government could reliably carry out basic functions has been a question mark in many cities. Here and elsewhere, it was easy to see the glass as half-empty.”

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Applications Available for Parks Recreation & Beaches 2014 Kennedy Summer Day Program

Applications are still available for parents to register their children to participate in the New Bedford Parks Recreation & Beaches Kennedy Summer Day Program.  This summer program is an opportunity for children to engage in a variety of sports, games, crafts, and outdoor fun while making new friends.  Activities include beach and swim time, field […]

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New Bedford Beach Parking Passes Available Beginning Monday, June 9, 2014

The City of New Bedford continues preparations for the opening of its public beaches, with the sale of beach parking passes beginning on Monday, June 9, 2014. The beach parking program, which covers East Beach, West Beach and Fort Taber, requires residents and non-residents to acquire a seasonal parking pass or pay a daily rate […]

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New Bedford Health Dept to Host Community Workshop on Compulsive Clutter

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 6 to 8PM at the Buttonwood Park Senior Center   New Bedford, Massachusetts— The New Bedford Health Department, in partnership with the Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force, will hold a “Buried in Treasures” workshop and dialogue on Thursday, July 24, 2014, from 6 to 8PM at the Buttonwood Park Senior Center […]

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City’s Redesigned Tourism Website Invites Visitors to Explore, Shop, Dine, and Stay in DestinationNewBedford.org

Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today the design chosen for the new public mural that will be painted on the walls of a North Front Street overpass later this spring. The winning design, entitled “School of Cod”, features a colorful school of cod fish swimming through a sea of Elm trees.

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