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new Bedford regeneration committee FINAL REPORT

Uniting in Pursuit of Growth and Opportunity
Final Report of the New Bedford Regeneration Committee
September 2014

Dear Mayor Mitchell:

On behalf of members of the New Bedford Regeneration Committee, I offer this final report outlining strategies to increase the growth and prosperity of our city and region. It has been a privilege to serve alongside other members of the committee and engage in productive dialogue. .
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New Bedford to Celebrate the Holiday Season with Many Festive Community Events

New Bedford to Celebrate the Holiday Season with Many Festive Community Events! New Bedford, Massachusetts- The following community events will take place throughout the City of New Bedford during the month of December in celebration of the holiday season: Cove Street Neighborhood Group Tree Lighting Date and Time: Friday, December 5th at 5:30 p.m. Location: […]

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Mayor Mitchell Honors New Bedford Police Youth Baseball Team for Undefeated Championship Season

New Bedford, Massachusetts–In a ceremony yesterday at City Hall, Mayor Jon Mitchell and members of the City Council honored the players and coaches of the New Bedford Police Youth Baseball team for their undefeated 2014 championship season. The team went 27-0 on their way to winning both the South End Youth Athletic Association and New […]

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Revitalized New Bedford Property Sold to First Time Home Buyer

New Bedford Office of Housing and Community Development, Bristol County Savings Bank and MassHousing Announce Sale of Cottage Street Home New Bedford, Massachusetts – City officials announced today that the once abandoned property located at 217 Cottage Street, which was refurbished through a program that targets vacant and abandoned properties and returns them to productive […]

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City Announces 2 Hours of Free Parking During Holiday Season

Mayor Encourages Gift Shopping Downtown and in North End Business Districts Effective Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014 – Thursday, January 1, 2015 New Bedford, Massachusetts- In an effort to encourage everyone to do their holiday shopping in New Bedford, the City is offering a special Holiday Parking Program. Effective Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014 through […]

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City of New Bedford Responds To KG Urban Casino Demand

City objects to KG’s demand to endorse waterfront casino concept and enter host agreement prior to consultant review and impact analysis City says KG’s tactics jeopardize further consideration of KG’s casino concept   New Bedford, Massachusetts–The City of New Bedford responded today to statements made earlier in the week by Andrew M. Stern, managing director […]

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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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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 Declared America’s Top Fishing Port

2013 Landed Value at $379 Million Ranks City #1 for 14th Year in a Row New Bedford, Massachusetts – In its annual report, Fisheries of the United States, NOAA announced today the latest data on U.S. recreational catch and commercial fish landings and value. For the fourteenth consecutive year, the Port of New Bedford is […]

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New Bedford Posting Signs to Encourage Safe Driving In and Around School Zones

New Bedford, Massachusetts–In an effort to encourage motorists to use caution and drive with care both in and around school zones, the City of New Bedford is posting signs encouraging drivers to “Drive Like Your Kids Live Here.” The signs are being posted near schools throughout the City to remind drivers to exercise safe driving […]

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New Bedford Senior Centers Host Food Drive to Benefit Seniors in Need

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The New Bedford Council on Aging has organized a New a food drive to help local seniors in need during the holiday season. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected at all New Bedford Senior Centers and will be distributed to senior center patrons. Any excess food items collected will […]

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City Seeks Public Input in Developing Long-Term Plan for Funding Housing and Community Development Priorities

Housing & Community Development Releases Survey Seeking Public Input New Bedford, Massachusetts –New Bedford Office of Housing & Community Development (OHCD) is conducting a consolidated planning process which will serve as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities for federal funding New Bedford will receive over the next five […]

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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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