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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.


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2021 New Bedford city election results

Voters in Ward 6 ousted the president of the City Council Tuesday, as Ryan Pereira, a newcomer to city politics, handily defeated six-term incumbent Councilor Joe Lopes. Turnout in the city’s first election without a mayor’s race on the ballot was a paltry 10.8%. In the other closely contested ward race, two-term incumbent Brad Markey…


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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.

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