From the Corner Office

Issue No. 010  | May 2, 2014  |  New Bedford, Massachusetts

City of New Bedford

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U.S. Economic Development Administration Awards New Bedford Economic Development Council with $200,000 Grant for Waterfront Development

10-1On April 23, 2014, Mayor Jon Mitchell joined Derek Santos, Executive Director of the Economic Development Council and Matthew Morrissey, Director of the New Bedford Wind Energy Center in welcoming U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Matt Erskine to the City of New Bedford.

Assistant Secretary Erskine announced a $200,000 U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to the New Bedford Economic Development Council …Read More (PDF)

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Mayor Appoints Poet Patricia Gomes as the New City of New Bedford Poet Laureate

10-2Mayor Jon Mitchell appointed Patricia Gomes as the City of New Bedford’s new Poet Laureate.
The Mayor announced the appointment earlier today during an event at the Renaissance Community School for the Arts hosted by the Greater New Bedford Writers’ Block, in celebration of National Poetry Month.

“I am honored and excited to appoint Patricia Gomes as New Bedford’s new Poet Laureate,” said Mayor Mitchell … Read More (PDF)
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Mayor Mitchell Establishes Public Art Committee; Announces New Mural Project

10-3New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell has brought together a team of artists and organizations to help foster public art projects throughout the City.
Recognizing the importance of public art as a vehicle to promote beautification, neighborhood engagement, community pride and cohesion, Mayor Mitchell and the “New Bedford Public Art Committee,” hope to support more opportunities for local artists to publically display their work.

Today, the New Bedford Public Art Committee is announcing the beginning of a new public mural project that is scheduled to be completed this summer … Read More (PDF)

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Mayor Testifies Before Legislature in Support of Local Jobs and Offshore Wind Energy Industry

7_1New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell will testify this morning before the Massachusetts Legislature Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy in opposition to proposed state legislation that would introduce large quantities of Canadian hydropower into the energy market which would likely stifle the development of the Commonwealth’s offshore wind industry.

Mayor Mitchell is advocating for modifications of the proposed bill that would prioritize local energy production and job creation and include a reasonable carve out for offshore wind energy … Read More (PDF)

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Weekend Happenings

What's Happpening in New BedfordWomen’s War Memorial Dedication
Saturday, May 10th, 10:30am
Fort Taber

Hazelwood Women’s 5k Run/Walk
Sunday, May 18th, 10am
Hazelwood Park

Taste of SouthCoast
Sunday, May 18th, 12 noon
Pier 3

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NB Business Buzz: Slainte

Slainte is one of New Bedford’s favorite places for casual Irish dining offering appetizers, hearty sandwiches, fish & chips, a great collection of Irish beers and live entertainment.10-5
Slainte’s surrounding areas are currently under renovation with brand new cobblestones and sidewalks that permit easy access to the City’s working waterfront, but don’t wait until the renovation’s completed to enjoy Slainte!
Spring is the perfect time to visit its roof deck which has sweeping views of the waterfront and a fully stocked bar! Visit Slainte Monday through Friday at 34 Union Street.

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