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Issue No. 015 | November 6th, 2014 | New Bedford, Massachusetts

City of New Bedford

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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.15-1

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 the number one fishing port in the nation.

New Bedford, had the highest valued catch, 130 million pounds of fresh seafood valued at $379 million. The Port of New Bedford has been the number one fishing port in America since 1999.

New Bedford vessels landed two-thirds of the total value of all seafood landings in Massachusetts, and fully one-third of the value of New England’s landings. For comparison, Gloucester, Massachusetts landed 3.6% of New England’s catch value, while Portland, Maine landed 2.7% of New England’s catch value.

“This is very positive news for our City and the region but, there is much work to do to ensure New Bedford retains the competitive advantages that have enabled our domination of the industry,” said Mayor Jon Mitchell…. read more (PDF)

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New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell Presents his Vision for a Green Energy Future at “Smart Cities” Conference15-2

New Bedford, Massachusetts–  New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell was a featured speaker at the “Smart Cities Council” conference in Purchase, New York. The gathering is convened by the Smart Cities Council, an organization comprised of the foremost companies in the smart technologies sector. Its goal is to accelerate the growth of Smart Cities worldwide by providing city leaders and urban planners with tools and resources.

Mayor Mitchell’s remarks, entitled “Smart City, Smart Savings: The New Bedford Approach,” outlined the City’s far-ranging and ambitious green energy agenda. The Mayor highlighted the City’s number one position nationally in both solar energy and offshore wind energy, its major partnership with the Siemens Corporation to retrofit city buildings, and its efforts to introduce electric vehicles and dramatically boost recycling, among other initiatives… read more (PDF)

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City Energy Initiative Advances With Completion of Sullivan’s Ledge Solar Project – Helping Create Local Jobs, Save Taxpayers Millions, And Turn Contaminated Properties Into Clean Energy Generators

New Bedford, Massachusetts– With help from U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, New Bedford’s nationally-recognized Renewable Energy Initiative took a major step forward today as the Sullivan’s Ledge Solar Project was officially commissioned on the site of one of the country’s most high-profile “Superfund” hazardous waste sites.

The City’s Renewable Energy Initiative is designed to dramatically reduce city government electricity costs– saving taxpayers millions in the coming years–help create local construction jobs, re-develop contaminated properties, and help fight climate change.

The City’s recent achievements in implementing its comprehensive renewable energy strategy have cemented its place as a state and national leader.  According to a recent report, New Bedford has now installed more solar power per person than any other U.S. city besides Honolulu.  On the East Coast only New York City has installed more solar power… read more (PDF)

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City of New Bedford Launches Destination New Bedford App15-4

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 users.

“With so many places to see and explore in New Bedford, this app will connect visitors with all of the important attractions, dining options and shopping locations our city has to offer. Our Tourism and Marketing Office is always looking for innovative ways to reach and engage potential visitors and I think this is a great new avenue,” said Mayor Jon Mitchell.

“In today’s technology driven world, Apps are on the rise amongst destinations looking to offer visitors a unique experience by making all visitor information accessible in one location, like through a free app. It’s a very convenient travel tool that visitors can utilize prior, during and after their visit to New Bedford,” Dagny Ashley, Director of Tourism & Marketing… read more (PDF)
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Weekend Happenings

 

Get the Led Out- The American Led Zepplin
Saturday, Nov. 8th 7PM
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

What's Happpening in New Bedford
 
New Bedford’s Veterans Day Parade
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Steps off from Buttonwood Park at 11AM,
Down Union Street to the Main Library
 
New Bedford Open Studios (North End Weekend)
Saturday, November 21st  and 22nd
Hatch Street Studios and The Ropeworks

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NB Business Buzz: Modern Exchange – New and Revived Fashion

Modern Exchange is an upscale consignment boutique located on Union Street and features clothing and accessories for men, women and children.15-6

Modern Exchange offers top quality, brand name, new and revived clothing, and accessories at affordable prices.

Visit the shop today and owner Laura Oliveira will help you find exactly what you’re looking for!

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