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New Bedford Ocean Cluster wins first competitive grant

New Bedford, Massachusetts— The New Bedford Ocean Cluster (NBOC), a partnership between the New Bedford Port Authority and Spherical Analytics (formerly ImpactLABS), was awarded a grant through the Grand Challenge, a grant competition offered through the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and the Seaport Economic Council. With the $250,000 award, the NBOC […]

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City of New Bedford issues guidance regarding establishment of recreational marijuana facilities

New Bedford, Massachusetts– A local moratorium prohibiting the establishment of recreational marijuana facilities in New Bedford recently expired. This week the City of New Bedford is providing initial information to the public and potential applicants interested in establishing facilities. Please see the attached guidance document. General Guidance for the Establishment […]

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Early voting hours set for 2018 election

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Board of Election Commissioners advises the public that the Early Voting schedule for the state and federal election has been set. Any voter who wishes to cast their ballot prior to Election Day November 6, 2018 may do so in City Hall, 133 William Street, at […]

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Buttonwood Park Zoo achieves esteemed AZA accreditation

New Bedford zoo achieves fourth consecutive five-year accreditation from Association of Zoos & Aquariums since 2003 Silver Spring, Maryland- The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) has announced that the Buttonwood Park Zoo was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission. “Only the very best zoos and aquariums can meet AZA’s […]

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New Bedford Election Commission reminds public of voter registration deadline; absentee ballots now available

New Bedford, Massachusetts- The New Bedford Board of Election Commissioners reminds the public that Wednesday, October 17, 2018 is the last day to register to vote in the 2018 state and federal election which will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Residents may register to vote in the Election Commission […]

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City presses ABC Disposal to stop unfairly targeting New Bedford residents

Letter cites ABC’s multiple violations of its contract with City  In a letter today to ABC Disposal, the City of New Bedford put the company on notice that it is in violation of its contract with the City to collect residents’ trash and recycling, and threatened action unless the company […]

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Community Preservation Committee launches Community Preservation Act 2019 application round

Informational workshop is Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.   New Bedford, Massachusetts— The City of New Bedford’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC) will launch the Community Preservation Act application round for Fiscal Year 2019 on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. with an informational “Technical Workshop” at the […]

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Polling location changes for Ward 1 Precinct D, and Ward 2 Precincts B and C

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Board of Election Commissioners advises residents of Ward 1 Precinct D, and Ward 2 Precincts B and C, that there will be new polling locations beginning with the state primary election on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, and continuing for upcoming elections including the state general election […]

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New Bedford Election Commission reminds public of voter registration deadline; absentee ballots now available

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Board of Election Commissioners reminds the public that the last day to register to vote and to change party enrollment for the Massachusetts state primary elections is Wednesday, August 15, 2018. The state primaries will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Residents may […]

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Local businesses support tourism efforts in New Bedford

Several local businesses have committed to supporting tourism in New Bedford, sponsoring a campaign for visiting New Bedford this summer. These businesses demonstrated a commitment to promoting the city, with two major investments including a new billboard advertising New Bedford and a sampler CD of local music to showcase the […]

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New Bedford designated an Age-Friendly Community

Fourth City in Massachusetts to receive prestigious designation from the World Health Organization and AARP, New Bedford begins implementing its Action Plan for residents’ well-being New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell joined AARP Massachusetts State Director Mike Festa and City officials to officially accept New Bedford’s designation as an […]

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2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season is June through November

June marks the beginning of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs through November 2018. New Bedford Emergency Management has issued the following message regarding hurricane awareness and preparedness so that those who live and work in the City have important information in the event of a hurricane. Residents are encouraged […]

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