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Mayor Encourages Residents, Business Owners to Take Preparedness Steps as Hurricane Season Peaks

Know the Risk, Be Prepared, Stay Informed

Mayor Jon Mitchell and New Bedford Emergency Management Director Mark Mahoney today urged City residents and business owners to take basic preparedness measures to mitigate the risk of property damage, injuries and loss of life in the event of a tropical storm or hurricane.    . . . Read More

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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 Office of Housing and Community Development Partners With MassHousing to Host “Homebuyer Fair”

Homebuyer Fair presented by MassHousing and the City of New Bedford in conjunction with the Fall River/ New Bedford Housing Partnership. New Bedford, Massachusetts –The City of New Bedford Office of Housing and Community Development, MassHousing and the Fall River/ New Bedford Housing Partnership will host a Homebuyer Fair at the Dartmouth Mall on Saturday, […]

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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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Homework Helpers Television Show Begins New Season

New Bedford, Massachusetts- The New Bedford Cable Network has announced the national award-winning “Homework Helpers” live television show hosted by New Bedford Public Schools teachers has begun its third season. Current and retired New Bedford Public Schools teachers host the half-hour call-in show on New Bedford’s Education Channel 9 and provide helpful instruction and advice […]

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New Bedford Cable Network Receives Awards at Regional Video Festival

New Bedford, Massachusetts- The New Bedford Cable Network was honored with three Alliance for Community Media awards at the Annual Northeast region festival held in Nashua, New Hampshire on Saturday night, October 11th. The Northeast Region encompasses Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. Programs broadcast by local cable outlets during […]

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New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell Presents his Vision for a Green Energy Future at “Smart Cities” Conference

Calls New Bedford an epicenter of the green economy, Cites City’s rank as both #1 in solar energy and #1 in offshore wind energy New Bedford, Massachusetts – New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell is a featured speaker today at the “Smart Cities Council” conference in Purchase, New York. The gathering is convened by the Smart […]

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Commission for Citizens with Disabilities to Make Safety Lights Available to Residents with Wheelchairs or Scooters

  New Bedford, Massachusetts – The New Bedford Commission for Citizens with Disabilities has announced that it will make safety lights available to city residents with motorized wheelchairs or scooters to help improve safety for operators and motorists. The Commission for Citizens with Disabilities will make the lights available at a cost of $5.00. To […]

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Health Department, Mayor’s Office and School Department Unveil New Health Access Kids! Program on Child Health Day

New Bedford, Massachusetts – On Monday, October 6, 2014 the New Bedford Health Department, in partnership with New Bedford Public Schools and the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center celebrated Child Health Day and introduced a new health insurance program: Health Access Kids New Bedford at Carney Academy Elementary School Although every child is entitled […]

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City Extends Warning Period for Violations of New Trash & Recycling Program

Will continue to issue tickets for certain infractions but grants additional time for residents to adjust to new system New Bedford, Massachusetts–Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today that the City will provide a one month extension (until the end of October 2014) to the warning period for violations for some of the recently enacted ordinance changes […]

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New Bedford High School College and Career Readiness Center to Celebrate October College Month

Activities planned to assist students and families with college exploration, planning and the application process New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford High School College and Career Readiness Family Engagement Center in collaboration with Educational Talent Search, College Access, and GEAR UP are planning a month full of special events to kick-off the college exploration, planning, […]

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New Bedford Celebrates Official Reopening of Buttonwood Park Basketball Courts

Friends of Buttonwood Park spearheads, fundraises for restoration project   New Bedford, Massachusetts –The community celebrated today the replacement of three heavily used but seriously deteriorated basketball courts in Buttonwood Park with two new state-of the-art high school-size courts and a college-size court. The refurbished basketball courts are the end result of a campaign to […]

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New Bedford Health Department Seeks Volunteer Coaches to Help Improve Balance and Reduce Fear of Falling in Older Adults

  New Bedford, Massachusetts-The New Bedford Health Department is currently seeking volunteer to help lead a structured program designed to help older adults in the Greater New Bedford Area remain active, improve balances kills, and reduce their concerns about falling. The program, “A Matter of Balance,” is widely used nationally and internationally and has been […]

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