City workers will no longer be required to submit proof of vaccination. And those who had chosen the option of producing weekly negative test results will no longer be required to do so.
Category: City Hall
Federal COVID-19 aid brings hope to mayors across America, survey finds
Mayor Mitchell has proposed spending $18 million on arts, culture and hospitality; $13 million for neighborhood stabilization and housing; $11 million for enhancement to open space; and significant sums on other investments.
Councilors’ stance on arts funding stalls Mitchell’s bid to use pandemic relief funds
It’s a mystery, really, why a number of councilors should resent the growth of arts and tourist attractions that bring diners, shoppers and visitors to the city year round.
Abreu wins New Bedford council presidency in 6-5 vote
Derek Baptiste, Naomi Carney, Maria Giesta and newcomers Shane Burgo and Ryan Pereria, along with Abreu himself, voted for Abreu. Hugh Dunn, Scott Lima, Brad Markey, Linda Morad and Gomes himself voted for Gomes.
Vote on New Bedford City Council presidency postponed
The city, like much of the country, has been experiencing the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 over the holiday season.
Newcomers bring political skills, energy to New Bedford government
With Shane Burgo’s election, five of 11 city councilors in New Bedford are now persons of color. That’s something the city can take pride in. And it illustrates the changing nature of our city.
New Bedford mayor notes city’s progress, despite pandemic
“New Bedford is about to enter an important period. The opportunities knocking on our door are more promising than those the city has had perhaps at any point in the last century.”
What happened to New Bedford police reform? Not a lot … yet.
More than a year after Black Lives Matter protests against police violence, anti-racism activists say change has been minimal.