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Mayor Mitchell Presents Fiscal Year 2016 Budget for City of New Bedford

The Mayor’s $297 million budget plan reduces spending at non-public safety agencies by 1.2% percent while providing a 2.1% increase for the School Department to support the ongoing turnaround of the school system and comply with state law. Click here to read more

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Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Letter

Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

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June 3 Deadline to Register to Vote in Upcoming Referendum Election

New Bedford, Massachusetts–The Board of Election Commissioners has announced that Wednesday, June 3, 2015 is the deadline to register to vote in the city-wide referendum election which will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. On June 23, 2015 New Bedford voters will be casting their votes to determine if the City of New Bedford […]

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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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Mayor Mitchell Proposes Changing Route 18 name from John F. Kennedy Highway to John F. Kennedy Boulevard

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Today, Mayor Jon Mitchell submitted a letter to the New Bedford City Council requesting that they officially change the name of the section of Massachusetts Route 18 from Elm Street to Cove Street from John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway to John F. Kennedy Boulevard. In a letter addressed to Council President […]

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New Bedford Airport, Experimental Aviation Association To Host Free Flights for Children in New Bedford

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Airport community members, partnering with the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA), will provide free flights for children ages 8 through 17, on Saturday, May 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Colonial Air ramp at New Bedford Regional Airport, 1605 Airport Road. The price of admission is simply an interest […]

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City of New Bedford Offers Summer Programs For All Ages

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Beginning the week of June 29, 2015, the City of New Bedford’s Andrea McCoy Recreation Center will offer a number of new programs for youth, adults, and seniors. The Center’s programs are aimed at those interested in the arts, as well as those looking to stay active this summer, with offerings […]

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Local Partnership Is Helping Older Adults Address Fears of Falling

ten seniors will be latest to complete special course New Bedford—At a 2:30 pm graduation ceremony at Tripp Towers (12 Ruth Street) in the City’s South End scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, 2015, the latest group of seniors to complete the A Matter of Balance program will receive their diplomas. The program helps seniors who […]

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Memorial Day Weekend Events in New Bedford

New Bedford, Massachusetts — Several events are planned in New Bedford throughout the upcoming Memorial Day weekend to honor the courageous men and women who lost their lives serving the nation. Saturday, May 23rd 9:00 AM at Rural Cemetery The Greater New Bedford Civil War Round Table will conduct a memorial exercise at the Union […]

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Harbor Development Commissioners and Mayor Agree on Harbormaster

commissioners unanimously call seasoned merchant mariner with experience in Yarmouth and steamship authority “extremely well suited” New Bedford, Massachusetts–The Port of New Bedford has moved closer to bringing on board a new Harbormaster, as the Port’s governing body, the Harbor Development Commission, and Mayor Jon Mitchell have agreed on David Condon as a candidate to […]

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Evenings of Family Fun Returning To Buttonwood Park Zoo This Summer

First “Zoo Night” of the season kicks off on Friday, May 8 New Bedford, Massachusetts – Family fun has never been so wild! Swing by the Zoo and spend the evening with your Zoo friends at the third annual Zoo Nights. Zoo Nights at the Buttonwood Park Zoo take place from 5:30-8:00pm on the second […]

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City of New Bedford & Housing Partnership To Host Free Credit Workshop

New Bedford, Massachusetts–The City of New Bedford Office of Housing and Community Development and the Fall River/New Bedford Housing Partnership will host a no-cost, “Credit 101 Workshop” this week. The Workshop will provide valuable tips for setting goals and financial planning. It will offer guidance on a variety of topics, including: the meaning of a […]

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New “Energy Smart” Program Offers Assistance to Homeowners and Small Businesses Looking to Reduce Utility Bills

Program to be a one-stop resource for energy solutions New Bedford, Massachusetts–The City of New Bedford is partnering with Next Step Living, TNT Energy, and Good Energy to offer a new “Energy Smart” program to help homeowners and small businesses lower their utility bills and shrink their carbon footprint. The new “Energy Smart Homes and […]

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New Bedford Public Schools Celebrate Walk & Bike to School Day

New Bedford, Massachusetts— Wednesday, May 6th students and teachers from throughout New Bedford will participate in the 5th Annual Massachusetts Walk/Bike to School Day. This year’s highlighted school is Casimir Pulaski Elementary in the City’s North End, where the Principal, along with other supporters, and city officials will gather in front of the school at […]

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