Since January, New Bedford has seen city job offers turned down by 52 applicants, a few of whom had already completed all the paperwork and even taken physicals to be hired, said Human Resources Director Judith Keating.
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New Bedford City Council to order special election for Hugh Dunn replacement
“Please accept this letter as my official resignation from the Office of New Bedford Ward Three City Councillor. My resignation shall take effect as of midnight on December 3, 2022.” — Full text of Hugh Dunn’s resignation letter.
Dunn to resign from City Council, citing long commute to job in Boston
His resignation will prompt a special election for a new Ward 3 councilor to serve the remainder of Dunn’s term. He was re-elected in November of 2021, with his two-year term starting in January of this year.
The Light on Radio: Jack Spillane talks monkeypox, heat islands, rising sewer bills, shell fishing and more
New Bedford Light columnist Jack Spillane joined WBSM’s Jim Phillips on Townsquare Sunday on Aug. 14, 2022 to talk about monkeypox in New Bedford, heat islands, rising sewer bills, shell […]
Anatomy of the school budget: New funds flow to arts, special education and more
Thanks to a revised state funding formula, next year’s school budget will increase by $27.2 million, or 13%, bringing proposed spending to $233.4 million.
State of the City is bragging time for New Bedford mayors
Perhaps the areas where the Mayor Mitchell’s accomplishments best live up to his rhetoric is in the scope of the economic development that is taking place on the waterfront, and the upgrades to the city’s parks, streets and sidewalks.
Cluster of cases at New Bedford health center points to speed of new COVID variant
New daily COVID cases have been rising in the city after sharply declining from early January and remaining mostly steady through March. The state Department of Public Health reported a total of 127 new cases in New Bedford from April 20-25.
New spending will include $5 million for Zeiterion renovations, Mitchell announces in speech
The mayor also cited the “beehive of economic activity” coming to the city’s working waterfront. “Our goal, simply stated, is to establish New Bedford as the top blue economy on the East Coast.”
Councilors finally approve ARPA money with virtually no public discussion
Among the spending approvals: $7.1 million for health and safety; $11.1 million for neighborhood stability and housing; $7.1 million for small business support; $8.7 million for open space enhancements; $4.7 million for water and wastewater; and $11.9 million for arts, culture, hospitality and tourism.
City Council tries stealth maneuvers to gain control of pandemic relief funds
Even more worrisome than the council’s determination to exert more control over the federal ARPA funds than they are probably entitled to, is the secretive process by which the council is trying to exercise that control.