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First Annual New Bedford Fitness Challenge Closing Ceremony

Ceremony to be held at the Southcoast YMCA March 28th, 2015 from 9AM-12PM.New Bedford, Massachusetts – Calling all Fitness Challenge members! On Saturday, March 28th, members and sponsors of the First Annual New Bedford Fitness Challenge will gather at the group exercise studio of the Southcoast YMCA in New Bedford from 9AM-noon for a final […]

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Mayor Jon Mitchell Delivers 2015 State of the City Address

New Bedford Making Steady Progress; Overall Crime Rate Down and High School Graduation Rate Up • Remarks as Prepared Attached • Highlights of the Address Attached

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New Bedford Parks Recreation & Beaches Now Accepting Applications for Summer Jobs

New Bedford, Massachusetts- The City of New Bedford Department of Parks Recreation & Beaches has announced that applications for seasonal summer jobs are now available. More than seventy positions will be offered through Parks Recreation & Beaches for city residents seeking a summer opportunity or job related experience. New Bedford residents are invited to apply […]

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City Reaches Host Community Agreement with KG Urban

KG Urban, Foxwoods to Pursue License to Build New Bedford Casino New Bedford, Massachusetts – At a press conference in New Bedford City Hall today, Mayor Jon Mitchell announced that he has successfully negotiated and executed Host Community Agreement with casino developer KG Urban Enterprises that will allow KG and its operator, Foxwoods Resorts, to […]

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Health Department Awarded Funding to Establish Regional Coalition to Combat Opioid Abuse

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The New Bedford Health Department, in collaboration with the towns of Dartmouth, Marion, Rochester, and Wareham, was awarded a $550,000 grant by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to establish the Opioid Prevention Coalition – South Coast, a regional collaboration aimed at making policy, systems, and environmental changes that will reduce […]

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Mayor Mitchell Announces Steering Committee is Exploring New Bedford as Olympic Sailing Venue

Buzzards Bay Offers Prime Sailing Conditions Near to Boston New Bedford, Massachusetts – New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today that he has established a steering committee charged with exploring New Bedford’s potential to serve as the venue for sailing should Boston host the Summer Olympics in 2024. During a press conference held in City […]

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City Ready to Host 38th Annual Half Marathon

Race Begins at 11:00 a.m. Sharp on Sunday, March 15, 2015 New Bedford, Massachusetts- On Sunday, March 15, 2015, thousands of runners will participate in the 38th Annual New Bedford Half Marathon. The race is hosted by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, a New Bedford based fraternal organization, and the City of New Bedford. […]

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Fire Department Awarded Two Fire Safety Education Grants Aimed at Youth and Seniors

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The Massachusetts Department of Fire has awarded two fire safety education grants to the New Bedford Fire Department. The Student Awareness Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) program grant was awarded to New Bedford to help educate kindergarten and third grade students attending New Bedford Public Schools. Since the S.A.F.E. program was implemented statewide […]

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City of New Bedford to Conduct Street List Census

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The 2015 Street List Census is underway in New Bedford and city officials urge residents to be on the lookout for the white envelope with the official Elections logo which contains the census forms. Census forms must be completed and returned to the New Bedford Election Commission Office. Mayor Jon Mitchell […]

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“Green Economy” Company Welcomed To Business Park

Local Manufacturer of Solar Thermal Panels and other Renewable Heating Products Moving Headquarters into City Mayor says move is more evidence of New Bedford’s emerging role as an epicenter of the Green Economy New Bedford, Massachusetts – Officials announced today that HTP, Inc., a Freetown-based designer and manufacturer of green, renewable, and high efficiency products […]

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New Bedford Launches 2015 CitiWorks Mini-Grant Program

NEW BEDFORD, MA – On Wednesday, March 4 at 5:00pm, the City of New Bedford, through the Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD), will launch the 2015 CitiWorks Mini-Grant Program. The program will be further described in an informational workshop at the OHCD, 608 Pleasant Street, 2nd Floor conference room at 5:00PM. Now in […]

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Buttonwood Park Zoo’s Harbor Seals Undergo Surgery

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The Buttonwood Park Zoo’s two Atlantic Harbor Seals, Yellow and Blue, age 32 and 12 respectively, underwent surgery last week to improve their vision and overall ophthalmic health. The surgeries involved removing vision impairing cataracts from the eyes of both seals and the repair of a luxated or fallen lens in […]

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