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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 Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals for Community-Oriented Arts, Humanities, and Interpretive Sciences Programming, Announces New 2014-2015 Application Guidelines

  New Bedford, Massachusetts- The New Bedford Cultural Council (NBCC) is now accepting grant proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences programs. Grant applications are due Wednesday, October 15, 2014. New Bedford Cultural Council (NBCC) funds programs that promote excellence, access, education, and diversity in the Arts, Humanities and Interpretive Sciences to improve the […]

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Mass Department of Public Health Awards Continued Funding to Mass in Motion New Bedford

    New Bedford, Massachusetts—The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has awarded another round of funding to New Bedford to support the continuation of the Mass in Motion New Bedford (MiM NB) program. The funding will allow the program to continue to operate for another three years creating policy, systems, and environmental changes to make […]

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Mitchell Proposes Charter Change to Modernize Mayoral Term

4-Year Term Would Promote Stability in Executive Branch, Increase Focus on Long-term Interests, Reduce Time Diverted to Campaigning and Fundraising Mayor Mitchell Proposes to Exclude Himself from Eligibility for 4-Year Term New Bedford, Massachusetts-With his administration focused on New Bedford’s long-term future, Mayor Jon Mitchell today presented the City Council with a proposal to modernize […]

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City Sees Dramatic Increase in Recycling, Reduction in Trash to Landfill with Implementation of New System

New Bedford, Massachusetts- In the eight weeks since New Bedford first rolled out its new automated curbside collection system for trash and recyclables, the City has attained an unprecedented recycling rate and significantly reduced the amount of waste sent to its landfill. New Bedford’s new collection program began on June 23, 2014 and was designed […]

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New Bedford Mayor Speaks Out on Federal Fisheries Law

New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Jon Mitchell today spoke out on the topic of fisheries management at a special listening session in Gloucester, Massachusetts hosted by Congressman John Tierney and Congressman Peter DeFazio, the Ranking Member on the House Committee on Natural Resources. The House Committee on Natural Resources is working on a reauthorization of the […]

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The Nation’s #1 Fishing Port Addresses Groundfish Crisis with Technology

“When I first entered office, some so-called experts claimed that the financial crisis of 2008 made it nearly impossible to improve the quality of life in older mid-sized American cities. And there has been no doubt that recent housing foreclosures, job losses and government contraction that piled on to years of shuttering businesses and declining tax revenues made things harder. Whether local government could reliably carry out basic functions has been a question mark in many cities. Here and elsewhere, it was easy to see the glass as half-empty.”

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City’s Redesigned Tourism Website Invites Visitors to Explore, Shop, Dine, and Stay in DestinationNewBedford.org

Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today the design chosen for the new public mural that will be painted on the walls of a North Front Street overpass later this spring. The winning design, entitled “School of Cod”, features a colorful school of cod fish swimming through a sea of Elm trees.

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City Designated State Cultural District

At a board meeting of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) held at the Worcester Art Museum yesterday, New Bedford received approval of its application to establish a state designated cultural district in its downtown. The New Bedford Seaport Cultural District is the only cultural district in Southeastern Massachusetts recognized by the state.

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