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New Bedford’s Beaches Closed to Swimming Today

New Bedford, Massachusetts-The New Bedford Health Department has announced that Tower 1 and Tower 2 beaches and O’Toole’s Beach along East Rodney French Boulevard and Squid Beach at the end of Aquidneck Street on West Rodney French Boulevard are closed to swimming today, Thursday, July 2, 2015. Significant rainfall yesterday raised the threat of elevated […]

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Play-In-The-Park Summer Food Program Kicks Off July 7

Program Ensures Children Have Access to Supervised, Fun activities and Nutritious Food When School is Not in Session New Bedford, Massachusetts–The City of New Bedford will continue the summer tradition of offering a Play-in-the-Park Summer Food Program where children will enjoy a free, healthy lunch and supervised recreational activities at one of more than twenty […]

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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, July 2, 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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Mayor Mitchell Announces 4th of July Fireworks

New Bedford, Massachusetts-Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today that the City’s annual fireworks celebration will take place on Saturday, July 4th at 9:00pm. The fireworks will be staged from a barge off State Pier in New Bedford Harbor. Spectators who wish to view the fireworks from State Pier are advised to park for free in the […]

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Health Department Kicks Off “Project Sticker Shock” public awareness effort to reduce youth access to alcohol

New Bedford, Massachusetts –Tomorrow, Saturday, June 20, 2015, the New Bedford Health Departments will kick off Project Sticker Shock, an effort to reduce youth access to alcohol by encouraging adults to not buy or provide alcohol to minors. Project Sticker Shock is part of the Health Department’s PROUD (Partners Reducing Underage Drinking) program. The event […]

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Targeted Ground Spraying Planned for New Bedford City Parks

New Bedford, Massachusetts- The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will conduct targeted ground spraying early on the morning of Thursday, June 25, 2015. This round of spraying will target areas including Buttonwood Park, Brooklawn Park, Fort Tabor, Hazelwood Park, Riverside Park, Clasky Park, Ashley Park and the Poor Farm area. Spraying will take place between […]

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City of New Bedford Going Green; New Fleet Of Electric Vehicles Unveiled

Electric vehicle replacements part of a broad city effort to establish leadership position in the Green Economy New Bedford, Massachusetts–Mayor Jon Mitchell, state officials, and other leaders came together today to unveil the City’s new fleet of electric vehicles (EV’s) at an event on the steps of New Bedford City Hall. Under the Initiative, the […]

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Mayor Announces City Will Again Host Concerts on Pier 3

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell announced that the City will again host a series of summer concerts on the New Bedford waterfront during the summer months of July and August. The Summer Sound Series will feature live musical entertainment on Pier 3 in Downtown New Bedford. Residents and visitors will dance to live music, […]

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New England Revolution Soccer Academy to be offered in New Bedford in July

Four day soccer academy to be offered by the New Bedford Department of Parks, Recreation, and Beaches, and the New England Revolution Soccer Team. New Bedford, Massachusetts – Beginning July 6th at 9 am, a four-day soccer academy will be held at the Andrea McCoy Football stadium located on Hathaway Boulevard.  The camp will run […]

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Orphaned and Blind, Eight Week-Old Red Fox Finds a Home at Buttonwood Park Zoo

fox kit “Piper” thriving in new enclosure built with support of two local companies New Bedford, Massachusetts–In late April the Buttonwood Park Zoo received a call from a local resident who had discovered an orphaned red fox kit (pup) whose mother had been struck by a car and killed. The concerned resident had been raising […]

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Boston 2024: New Bedford, the ideal host for Olympic and Paralympic sailing

The first in a series of venue announcements for Boston’s vision to host the 2024 Games NEW BEDFORD, Mass., June 4, 2015 — New Bedford, a storied and historic maritime city, will host Olympic and Paralympic sailing on Buzzards Bay if Boston becomes the host city for the 2024 Summer Games, Mayor Jon Mitchell and […]

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OUTDOOR CLASSICAL MUSIC THIS THURSDAY NIGHT IN DOWNTOWN NEW BEDFORD

NEW BEDFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MEMBERS TO PLAY FREE CONCERT IN WILLIAM STREET COURTYARD OF MAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY New Bedford, MA—In conjunction with AHA! Night scheduled for this Thursday, June 11, 2015, members of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra will perform from 4:00-6:00 P.M. in the William Street Courtyard of the New Bedford Public Library directly […]

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