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Videos of the week

First Freighter Arrives At New Marine Terminal


Mayor Welcomes Cargo Ship Delivering Wind Turbines From Overseas

Mayor Announces Results of
Parent Survey of NB Schools


New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell and New Bedford Public School Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin announce results of a school survey during a press conference, June 25th, 2015.

72% of families say city schools moving in right direction

New Bedford News

Celebrate Summer Under the Stars at Custom House Square Cinema! Enjoy Free Outdoor Movies in the Park!

Popcorn, candy and snacks available for purchase! New Bedford, Massachusetts – The City of New Bedford and the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center have partnered to transform the park at Custom House Square into “Custom House Cinema” on Friday evening! Families are invited to join us as we celebrate summer under the stars with two outdoor […]

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Mayor Mitchell Announces 2015 Community Development Block Grant & Emergency Solutions Grant Recipients at Award Ceremony

More than $2.4 million distributed to community-based organizations to stabilize low and moderate income neighborhoods and more than $225,000 to prevent and address homelessness New Bedford, Massachusetts – At a check presentation ceremony today, Mayor Jon Mitchell announced the 2015 Fiscal Year award recipients of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community […]

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Proactive Targeted Ground Spraying Planned for New Bedford

New Bedford, Massachusetts- The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will conduct targeted ground spraying early on the morning of Thursday, August 27, 2015. This round of spraying will target areas including Buttonwood Park, Brooklawn Park, Fort Taber, Hazelwood Park, Riverside Park, Clasky Park, Ashley Park and the Poor Farm area. Spraying will take place between […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Funding to New Bedford to Combat Effects of Climate Change

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today that the Baker-Polito Administration has awarded at $255,000 grant to the City of New Bedford to help protect the city’s infrastructure and people from the risks associated with coastal storms, flooding, erosion and sea level rise. New Bedford was one of just fifteen communities in the […]

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Mayor Welcomes High-End Clothing Company Operating in Former Fire House

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Inside the brick former firehouse on Purchase Street, a small factory hums with activity. Founder of UpMarket Stitchers, Jeff Rose, and his team of skilled employees are busy crafting high-quality, American made, private label clothing for luxury retailers. UpMarket Stitchers has grown rapidly over the last several months and now employs eight […]

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New Bedford Fire Department Awarded Assistance to Firefighters Grant

Grant Will Fund Hearing Protection System and 10 New Lifesaving AEDS New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today that the New Bedford Fire Department was awarded a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant in the amount of $89,122.  New Bedford will use the funds to outfit its fire apparatus with […]

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Cultural Council to Offer Informational Session on Grant Guidelines

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The New Bedford Cultural Council (NBCC) encourages individuals and groups that are interested in applying for a NBCC grant this year attend its information session on Wednesday, August 19th at 5:30pm at the New Bedford Public Library Main in the 3rd floor Meeting Room. Several Cultural Council members will be available […]

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Mayor Mitchell Proclaims Today ‘Purple Heart Day’ in Honor of US Military Service Members Wounded or Killed in Action

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell has issued an official proclamation proclaiming this day, August 7, 2015, as “Purple Heart Day” in the City of New Bedford. The Purple Heart Medal was first introduced by General George Washington on this day in 1782.  The medal is awarded to U.S. military personnel who are wounded […]

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New Data Shows Streets Getting Safer in New Bedford

Crime Down in Virtually All Categories Violent Crimes down 13%; Property Crimes down 17% Officials attribute results to focus on police-neighborhood relationships New Bedford, Massachusetts – New comparative data (see table) released today shows crime in the City of New Bedford has fallen in virtually every category during the first seven months of 2015 when […]

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Strategic Investments Improve Quality of Life in New Bedford Neighborhood NEW BEDFORD, MA– Highlighting work recently completed by the City of New Bedford as part of its ongoing effort to stabilize neighborhoods in the wake of the national foreclosure crisis, today Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell toured a previously […]

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Mayor Mitchell Announces Progress on Pothole Problem: City Infrastructure Dept. Repaired 10,000 Potholes Since March

Mayor Mitchell Pledges City’s Commitment to Work at Filling Every Pothole, Asks Public to Continue to Report Potholes to DPI New Bedford, Massachusetts– The winter months of 2014-2015 were particularly harsh in New England as heavy snowfall and frigid temperatures plagued the region. Weather experts called it the third snowiest winter on record for New […]

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Independent Panel of Elephant Experts Gives Buttonwood Park Zoo’s Elephant Care Program a Favorable Review

Report Affirms Buttonwood Park Zoo is Providing Ruth and Emily with Professional Care New Bedford, Massachusetts – The Buttonwood Park Zoo (Zoo), the 12th oldest zoo in the country and one of only 229 Association of Zoo and Aquarium accredited facilities in North America, recently invited a panel of experts to perform an independent review […]

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