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Mayors: Schools failing to meet constitutional requirement to provide adequate education opportunities

Click here for Testimony BOSTON— Testifying today at the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Education’s hearing on funding legislation, the mayors of Brockton, New Bedford and Worcester explained that they are not close to being able to meet the constitutionally required standard of providing all students with adequate education opportunities.   […]

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New Bedford Health Department prepares for Public Health Accreditation

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Health Department is preparing for Public Health Accreditation. Over the next several months, the Department’s accreditation readiness team will connect with select community partners to coordinate a series of key interviews, designed to engage and gather input from the community regarding the leading health […]

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New Bedford ready to host 42nd annual Half Marathon

Race begins at 11:00 a.m. sharp on Sunday, March 17, 2019 New Bedford, Massachusetts– On Sunday, March 17, 2019, thousands of runners will participate in the 42nd Annual New Bedford Half Marathon.  The race is hosted by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, a New Bedford-based fraternal organization, and the […]

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City of New Bedford prepares for winter storm

Emergency parking ban effective at 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2 City libraries, Buttonwood Park Zoo to close Saturday; McCoy Recreation Center closed; Senior dance at Fort Taber cancelled on Sunday New Bedford, Massachusetts– The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Southeastern Massachusetts including Bristol County […]

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New Bedford parking ban will be lifted at 4:00 p.m. today, Saturday, March 2

The snow emergency parking ban in New Bedford will END at 4:00 p.m. today, Saturday, March 2. City crew will continue to clear roads over the next several hours.

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New Bedford awarded federal homeless assistance funds

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford has been awarded $1,758,917 in homeless assistance funding by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of a competitive grant process under the HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Program.   The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development […]

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New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches now enrolling students for annual February and April Staycation Fun Weeks

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Department of Parks, Recreation & Beaches is now enrolling students for their annual February and April Staycation Fun Weeks at the Andrew McCoy Recreation Center. The Staycation Fun Week runs Monday through Friday during both school breaks, February 18- 22, and April 15-19, 2019. For the […]

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Kruger appointed acting Deputy Fire Chief

New Bedford, Massachusetts– District Chief Scott Kruger has been appointed acting Deputy Fire Chief for the City of New Bedford.  A selection committee comprised of current acting Chief Paul N. Coderre, Jr., Fairhaven Fire Chief Timothy Francis, and Personnel Department staff recommended Kruger for the position following a competitive selection […]

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