Mayor’s veto of City Council’s combining CFO position with back-door Legislative counsel pay raise

June 28, 2007 City Council President Leo Pimental and Honorable Members of the City Council City of New Bedford 133 William Street New Bedford, MA 02740 Dear Council President Pimental and Honorable Members: Please be advised that I have vetoed City Council paper 0002521, which was passed by the Council on June 18, 2007. I […] Read more »

Mayor Veto of Council’s Change to City Charter regarding hiring authority and duties of legislative counsel

June 25, 2007 City Council President Leo R. PimentalHonorable Members of the City Council133 William StreetNew Bedford, MA  02740 Dear Council President Pimental and Members of the City Council: I am vetoing the ordinances you presented to me, amending Section 2-61 of Chapter 2 and Section 2-47 of Chapter 2 as I have the following […] Read more »

New Bedford High School Commencement Speech – Remarks of Mayor Scott W. Lang

REMARKS OF MAYOR SCOTT W. LANG New Bedford High School Commencement Speech June 14, 2007 Thank you, Meghan Leal, for the National Anthem. Before I begin my commencement address, I want to acknowledge Superintendent Mike Longo, Headmaster Donald Vasconcelles, the teachers and staff at the high school, all of the members of the School Committee, […] Read more »

Mayor Scott W. Lang’s Address at Our Lady of the Assumption Church – Bernadette “Bunny” DePina

Mayor Scott W. Lang’s Address at Our Lady of the Assumption Church – Bernadette “Bunny” DePina May 25, 2007 New Bedford, Massachusetts Thank you Father Stan Kolasa, parishioners, friends and family of Bernadette.  I want to acknowledge District Attorney Sam Sutter, City Councilors Brian Gomes and Viola Pina, School Committee member Ramona Silva, Judge John […] Read more »

Mayor Scott Lang – New Bedford – Budget Speech – Fiscal Year 2007

May 31, 2006 The Honorable David Alves, City Council President Councilors Morad, Lawrence, DeMedeiros, Saunders, Pina, Gomes, Pimental, Gonsalves, Koczera, and Coelho 133 William Street New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740 Dear Council President Alves and Members of the City Council: This evening, I respectfully submit to you the proposed budget for the City of New Bedford […] Read more »