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new Bedford regeneration committee FINAL REPORT

Uniting in Pursuit of Growth and Opportunity
Final Report of the New Bedford Regeneration Committee
September 2014

Dear Mayor Mitchell:

On behalf of members of the New Bedford Regeneration Committee, I offer this final report outlining strategies to increase the growth and prosperity of our city and region. It has been a privilege to serve alongside other members of the committee and engage in productive dialogue. .
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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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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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New Bedford’s “Sullivan’s Ledge” Solar Project Receives Award from EPA

City Turns Environmental Liability Into Environmental Asset New Bedford, Massachusetts – New Bedford has been awarded EPA’s first-ever “Superfund Excellence in Site Re-use” award in New England for the installation of a solar farm at Sullivan’s Ledge, a federally-recognized Superfund site. At 1.8 megawatts, and with more than 5,000 solar panels spread across ten acres, […]

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JOIN THE CITY FOR AN UPDATE ON THE PLANNED IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ROUTE 6/PLEASANT STREET (OCTOPUS) INTERSECTION

New Bedford, Massachusetts –The New Bedford Department of Public Infrastructure and the Department of Planning, Housing & Community Development, will host a public meeting on the planned improvements to the Route 6/Pleasant Street (Octopus) intersection. Join the City team and CDM Smith Consultants to learn more about the next steps in the redesign of the […]

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New Bedford to Celebrate the Holiday Season with Many Festive Community Events

New Bedford to Celebrate the Holiday Season with Many Festive Community Events! New Bedford, Massachusetts- The following community events will take place throughout the City of New Bedford during the month of December in celebration of the holiday season: Cove Street Neighborhood Group Tree Lighting Date and Time: Friday, December 5th at 5:30 p.m. Location: […]

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City Announces 2 Hours of Free Parking During Holiday Season

Mayor Encourages Gift Shopping Downtown and in North End Business Districts Effective Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014 – Thursday, January 1, 2015 New Bedford, Massachusetts- In an effort to encourage everyone to do their holiday shopping in New Bedford, the City is offering a special Holiday Parking Program. Effective Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014 through […]

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Revitalized New Bedford Property Sold to First Time Home Buyer

New Bedford Office of Housing and Community Development, Bristol County Savings Bank and MassHousing Announce Sale of Cottage Street Home New Bedford, Massachusetts – City officials announced today that the once abandoned property located at 217 Cottage Street, which was refurbished through a program that targets vacant and abandoned properties and returns them to productive […]

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Mayor Mitchell Honors New Bedford Police Youth Baseball Team for Undefeated Championship Season

New Bedford, Massachusetts–In a ceremony yesterday at City Hall, Mayor Jon Mitchell and members of the City Council honored the players and coaches of the New Bedford Police Youth Baseball team for their undefeated 2014 championship season. The team went 27-0 on their way to winning both the South End Youth Athletic Association and New […]

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City of New Bedford Responds To KG Urban Casino Demand

City objects to KG’s demand to endorse waterfront casino concept and enter host agreement prior to consultant review and impact analysis City says KG’s tactics jeopardize further consideration of KG’s casino concept   New Bedford, Massachusetts–The City of New Bedford responded today to statements made earlier in the week by Andrew M. Stern, managing director […]

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City of New Bedford Launches Destination New Bedford App

New Bedford, Massachusetts –The City of New Bedford Office of Tourism & Marketing has launched the City’s first app designed to enhance the visitor experience and offers the opportunity to explore New Bedford with the touch of their phone. The new app is available in both Apple and Android platforms as well as for tablet […]

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New Bedford Welcomes Locals to Hometown Tourist Weekend!

New Bedford, Massachusetts –The City of New Bedford Office of Tourism & Marketing has partnered with the Connecting for Change Conference to offer “Hometown Tourist Weekend” on Saturday, October 25, and Sunday, October 26, encouraging New Bedford residents to explore their city and visitors to discover everything New Bedford has to offer with special deals. […]

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New Bedford Declared America’s Top Fishing Port

2013 Landed Value at $379 Million Ranks City #1 for 14th Year in a Row New Bedford, Massachusetts – In its annual report, Fisheries of the United States, NOAA announced today the latest data on U.S. recreational catch and commercial fish landings and value. For the fourteenth consecutive year, the Port of New Bedford is […]

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