From the Corner Office

Issue No. 020 | June 8th, 2015 | New Bedford, Massachusetts

City of New Bedford

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Port of New Bedford has a new Harbormaster

New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Jon Mitchell and The Harbor Development Commissioners unanimously supported the appointment of David Condon as the candidate to fill the Harbormaster position.

Earlier in May City Council confirmed his appointment. Condon is an experienced deck officer who spent a decade sailing tank ships valued in excess of $500 million on domestic and international routes.

He has also held positions at the Steamship Authority and as Assistant Harbormaster in Yarmouth. He is a 2005 graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy… read more separator

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

New Bedford, Massachusetts – 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.

The budget includes spending cuts, eliminates vacant positions, freezes hiring and manager pays plus benefits from current efficiency measures.  City Council begins their FY16 budget hearings on June 2… read more

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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 ranging from youth and adult vocal and guitar lessons, to family ballet and Tai Chi… read more

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Study Finds Big Jump In Economic Impact and Job-Growth at New Bedford Airport

New Bedford, Massachusetts –  According to the most recent update of an economic impact study prepared by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Aeronautics Division, the New Bedford Regional Airport is posting sizable gains.

The MassDOT study tracks measures of economic success at all 39 public-use airports in Massachusetts. The study found that New Bedford Regional Airport generates $32.4 million in local economic activity… read moreseparator

Weekend Happenings

What's Happpening in New Bedford
Jazz Festival

Saturday, June 13th, 2015
Pier 3

Day of Portugal
June 12, 13 & 14
Acushnet Avenue

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NB Business Buzz: Doctors express urgent care

AFC/Doctors Express is the largest independent urgent care provider in New England.  The New Bedford site is the 13th Massachusetts location for AFC/Doctors Express.

The brand new 10,000 s/f Urgent Care Center will be open daily seeing patients of all ages.  In addition, Saint Anne’s Hospital, a Steward Family Hospital, will provide diagnostic imaging that includes all-digital X-ray, ultrasound and CT scan state-of–the- art imaging services.

Convenient Walk in Care, No Appointment Needed.  119 Coggeshall St., 508-990-1900 http://www.doctorsexpressnewbedford.com/

Read more on SouthCoast Today

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