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Major Clean-Up Continues in New Bedford
Parking Ban Remains in Effect Until 6 PM on Thursday
New Bedford Public Schools Closed Thursday
City Offices Delayed Opening

The City of New Bedford continues to conduct around-the-clock snow removal operations across the city in the wake of the 2015 Blizzard that spanned two days and dumped nearly two feet of snow.     Read More

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New Bedford Police Department Adds Seven New Officers

New Bedford, Massachusetts- The New Bedford Police Department recently added seven new police officers to its ranks. The new officers raise the department’s complement of officers to 263 members. With these new officers, a total of fourteen officers will have taken the oath to serve and protect New Bedford residents this since January of 2014. […]

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New Bedford Cultural Council Awards 2015 Grants to Local Organizations

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The New Bedford Cultural Council is pleased to announce the awarding of $70,749 to local organizations and individuals for its 2014-2015 grant cycle. The New Bedford Cultural Council awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. New Bedford is the 4th largest local cultural council in the state. The […]

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Mass Department of Public Health Identifies Cluster of Salmonella Illnesses

Mass Department of Public Health Identifies Cluster of Salmonella Illnesses New Bedford, Massachusetts –The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has notified the local New Bedford Board of Health of several cases of food borne illness linked to food recently served by the Churrascaria Aveirense Restaurant located at 175 Sawyer Street in New Bedford. The […]

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City Seeks Public Input on Updated Draft Local Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

New Bedford, Massachusetts –The City of New Bedford with assistance from its consultant, CDM Smith, has developed an updated “Local Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.” This plan is intended to serve as an all encompassing guide to identifying and understanding the types of natural hazards New Bedford is vulnerable to as well as to outline community plans […]

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Statement from New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell on the Passing of New Bedford WWII Veteran Normand O. Chartier

“I was saddened today to learn of the passing of Normand Chartier, a lifelong New Bedford resident and World War II Army Veteran who landed on Utah Beach on D-Day and fought at the Battle of the Bulge.  Mr. Chartier was a true American hero, and we are profoundly grateful for his gallant service to […]

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New Bedford’s Citywide Fitness Challenge Kicks Off Saturday With Registration and Health Fair

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Still feeling motivated about your New Year’s resolution to exercise more or lose some weight? A great way to stick to your goal is to find other people who share it!  Join the New Bedford Fitness Challenge this January with a friend or co-worker and lose weight while having fun and […]

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New Bedford’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Remembrance Celebration

“Justice For All” Sunday, January 18, 2015 New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Jon Mitchell is pleased to join with the Greater New Bedford Area Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee in welcoming the public to attend the “Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Remembrance Celebration.” The celebration will be held on Sunday, January 18, […]

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Mayor Jon Mitchell Unveils New City Ambulances

New Vehicles and New Replacement Plan Modernize Emergency Medical Services Fleet New Bedford, Massachusetts- New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell underscored the significance of modernizing the City’s ambulance fleet at a press conference earlier today and announced that New Bedford has acquired two new, state-of the-art ambulances that will enhance the department’s ability to respond to […]

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Measure Creating Senior Safety Zones Advances City Council Proposal Signed by Mayor

New Bedford, Massachusetts –Mayor Jon Mitchell today signed a City Council proposal to establish “Senior Citizen Safety Zones.”  At its November 25 meeting, the City Council voted unanimously to send the proposal to Mayor Mitchell based on a similar measure already in place in Quincy, Massachusetts. The measure allows speed limit reductions and other improvements […]

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New Bedford Offers Tips for Residents on How to Recycle Holiday Waste

Tips on how to dispose of Christmas trees, and recycle bottles, cans, wrapping paper, strings of Christmas lights, and more! New Bedford, Massachusetts –To help residents recycle more wrapping paper, boxes and other packaging this holiday season, the City of New Bedford will provide recycling stations where residents may drop off Styrofoam blocks and excess […]

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City Celebrates New Year’s Eve!

Bid farewell to 2014 and ring in the New Year in New Bedford with FREE programming from 5-8:30pm! New Bedford, Massachusetts – New Bedford area residents are invited to enjoy an evening full of free family-friendly programming on New Year’s Eve in Downtown New Bedford to bid farewell to 2014 and ring in the New […]

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City Issues Update on Cannon Street Casino Developments Challenges KG Urban Claims

New Bedford, Massachusetts – A statement [attached] released today by the City of New Bedford rejects recent claims of KG Urban, the New York-based real estate company, that KG is willing, and has been willing, to fund the appropriate review studies to allow the City to assess their waterfront casino proposal under the state’s Expanded […]

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