In Depth: City Government


BUDGET

Shocking sewer and water bills on tap for New Bedford

New Bedford has lost an $11 million state Revolving Fund grant for this year’s work, and it could incur fines of up to $56,000 a day, plus legal costs, according to a letter from city infrastructure chief Jamie Ponte.

The $64.7 million question

Possible uses for the city’s pandemic relief aid include Zeiterion fix-up, water and sewer upgrades, Capitol Theatre restoration.


SCHOOLS

$73,000,000

New Bedford schools will receive upwards of $73 million in one-time federal relief funds aimed at safely reopening schools and addressing the needs of students affected by the pandemic.

CITY HALL

Candidate profile: Zach Boyer, Ward 5 City Council

“We must adopt inclusionary zoning policies which will incentivize developers to set aside a portion of units for low or moderate rents, in addition to working with local developers to create more units of housing throughout the city.”

City councilor on OUI rap: ‘They have nothing on me’ 

Councilor Dunn was mostly dismissive of the charges filed against him. He cited it as “all politics,” and a “hit job.” He said the DA was “coming after me” and “trying to prove something.”

Jo-Jo doesn’t live here

Fortes deceived the city for the last seven elections, voting from a residence where he did not live. He also ran for Ward 4 City Council two times from the same bogus address, city election officials say.

Candidate profile: Zach Boyer, Ward 5 City Council

“We must adopt inclusionary zoning policies which will incentivize developers to set aside a portion of units for low or moderate rents, in addition to working with local developers to create more units of housing throughout the city.”

City councilor on OUI rap: ‘They have nothing on me’ 

Councilor Dunn was mostly dismissive of the charges filed against him. He cited it as “all politics,” and a “hit job.” He said the DA was “coming after me” and “trying to prove something.”


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