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New Bedford to celebrate the 2018 holiday season with many festive community events

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The following community events will take place in the city of New Bedford during the month of December in celebration of the holiday season: City of New Bedford Official Christmas Tree Lighting Date and time: Saturday, December 1 at 4:30 p.m. Location: Pleasant Street in Front of […]

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Mayor Mitchell announces 2 hours of free parking in New Bedford Business Districts during holiday season

Mayor Encourages Gift Shopping in Downtown, North End Business Districts Effective Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018 – Tuesday, January 1, 2019 New Bedford, Massachusetts– In an effort to encourage everyone to do their holiday shopping in New Bedford, Mayor Jon Mitchell has announced that New Bedford will again offer a […]

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New Bedford Port Authority to become official fisheries representative to offshore wind industry

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The New Bedford Port Authority has reached an agreement with all offshore wind developers operating in the Massachusetts/Rhode Island market to serve as the designated Fisheries Representative of the commercial fishing industry to each of the development companies. Under federal guidelines issued by the Bureau of […]

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New Bedford Police Department releases strategic plan

  Proactive assessment of Department’s operations aims to guide progress in the Department New Bedford, Massachusetts – At a press conference at City Hall, Mayor Jon Mitchell and Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro announced the findings of a strategic plan and organizational assessment of the New Bedford Police Department, which was […]

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New Bedford to observe Veterans Day 2018, commemorate centennial of Armistice

World War I ceremony is Saturday, November 10 at National Guard Artillery Square (intersection of Kempton St. and North St.) Veterans Day Parade is Sunday, November 11 New Bedford, Massachusetts – The members of New Bedford’s Veterans Advisory Board extend an invitation to area residents to attend New Bedford’s Veterans […]

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Homeless Service Providers Network presents Raymond Duarte with annual Sister Rose Award

New Bedford, Massachusetts- The City’s Homeless Service Providers Network recently presented Raymond Duarte, Program Manager at the Sister Rose Network (shelter) under Catholic Social Services, with its 2018 Sister Rose Award. Named in honor of the late Sister Rosellen Gallogly, who served as the Executive Director of Market Ministries in […]

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Mayor Jon Mitchell to hold November Neighborhood Office Hours at Jade Garden

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours for the Month of November on Wednesday, November 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p .m. at Jade Garden Restaurant, 1309 Phillips Road. Mayor Mitchell announced he would set aside time each month to hold office hours in city neighborhoods […]

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UK and US offshore wind players come together in New Bedford

New Bedford, Massachusetts—More than one-hundred thought leaders, public officials, and industry decision-makers on both sides of the Atlantic gathered today at the New Bedford Whaling Museum to discuss the future of U.S. offshore wind energy and opportunities for collaboration and exchange.   Panelists from the U.K. and U.S. offered diverse […]

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New Bedford libraries launch mobile app

New Bedford, Massachusetts— The New Bedford Free Public Library system has continued its efforts to go digital by adding the SAILS Library Network mobile app, SAILS Mobile. SAILS Mobile makes it quick and easy to access the SAILS Library Network, of which New Bedford is a member. It is a […]

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New Bedford Ocean Cluster wins first competitive grant

New Bedford, Massachusetts— The New Bedford Ocean Cluster (NBOC), a partnership between the New Bedford Port Authority and Spherical Analytics (formerly ImpactLABS), was awarded a grant through the Grand Challenge, a grant competition offered through the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and the Seaport Economic Council. With the $250,000 award, the NBOC […]

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City of New Bedford issues guidance regarding establishment of recreational marijuana facilities

New Bedford, Massachusetts– A local moratorium prohibiting the establishment of recreational marijuana facilities in New Bedford recently expired. This week the City of New Bedford is providing initial information to the public and potential applicants interested in establishing facilities. Please see the attached guidance document. General Guidance for the Establishment […]

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Early voting hours set for 2018 election

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Board of Election Commissioners advises the public that the Early Voting schedule for the state and federal election has been set. Any voter who wishes to cast their ballot prior to Election Day November 6, 2018 may do so in City Hall, 133 William Street, at […]

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