Press Releases – 2016

December 22, 2016 City Wins Federal Homeless Assistance Funds
December 19, 2016 Celebrate New Year’s Eve in New Bedford
December 16, 2016 New LED Lights Illuminate Restored Façade of Historic City Hall
December 8, 2016 Mayor Jon Mitchell to Hold December Neighborhood Office Hours at Casa da Saudade Library Branch
December 7, 2016 Three New Bedford Cable Network Programs Receive Awards for Excellence
December 7, 2016 New Plans in Place for New Bedford’s Extreme Weather Shelter
The Call 1-800-HOMELESS
December 1, 2016 Mayor Reaches Agreement with Developer for Medical Marijuana Cultivation/Production Facility
November 28, 2016 New Bedford Farmers Market Continuing Throughout Winter!
November 22, 2016 New Bedford to Celebrate the Holiday Season with Many Festive Community Events!
UPDATE: The Ashley Park Tree Lighting will be held on Monday, December 12th at 6:30pm—it was previously announced that this event would be held on Tuesday, Dec. 13th at 6:30pm.
UPDATE: The Harrington Park Tree Lighting has been postponed to Wednesday, December 21st  at 6:30pm—it was previously announced that this event would be held tonight Thursday, Dec. 16th at 6:30pm.UPDATE: The Bullard Street Neighborhood Association Tree Lighting originally scheduled for tomorrow evening (Saturday at 6:30 pm) has been cancelled due to anticipated weather conditions. Organizers have decided not to reschedule the lighting ceremony but the tree will be lit through the holiday season.
November 22, 2016 City and GNB Refuse Management District Recognizing New Bedford Businesses for All-Star Recycling
November 22, 2016 New Bedford Firefighters Respond to House Fire, Rescue Burn Victim
November 21, 2016 Mayor Mitchell Announces 2 Hours of Free Parking in New Bedford Business Districts During Holiday Season
November 21, 2016 Mayor Mitchell, Members of the City Council and Police Chief Announce New Ordinance to Address Dangerous Use of Recreational Vehicles on City Streets
November 18, 2016 Port of New Bedford Recognized as Top Fishing Destination by Luxury Travel Guide
November 10, 2016 Mayor Jon Mitchell to Hold November Neighborhood Office Hours at Buttonwood Park Community Center
November 9, 2016 New Bedford to Honor Local Veterans’ Service and Sacrifices with Parade on Friday Morning
November 3, 2016 New Bedford to Unveil New Public Orchard at Hazelwood Park
October 28, 2016 New Bedford Port Director Named Chair of National Port Association’s Economic Development Committee
October 27, 2016 New Bedford is on Track to Meet Its Annual Tree Planting Goal, City Will Plant More Than 500 Street Trees This Year
October 19, 2016 New Bedford Department of Planning, Housing and Community Development Partners With MassHousing to Host “Homebuyer Fair” at the Dartmouth Mall
October 13, 2016 Mayor Jon Mitchell to Hold October Neighborhood Office Hours at Hazelwood Park Senior Center
October 12, 2016 New Bedford Allowing Residents to Vote Early for the First Time
2016 State Election Early Voting Schedule October 24 through November 4, 2016
October 4, 2016 New Bedford Public Schools Students to Celebrate International Walk & Bike to School Day
October 3, 2016 New Bedford Fire Department to Host Fire Safety & Prevention Open House
September 30, 2016 City to Dedicate Public Park, Memorial Sculpture in Honor of Tom Lopes
September 26, 2016 New Bedford Library Embarks on Strategic Planning Process
September 21, 2016 New Bedford Recycling Efforts Receive Recognition, Funding
September 15, 2016 Mayor Jon Mitchell Announces Neighborhood Office Hours
September 9, 2016 City of New Bedford Readies for 15th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks
September 8, 2016 Progress on New Bedford Harbor Water Quality City Completes Coggeshall Street Project
Summary of Coggeshall Street Sewer Separation Project
September 7, 2016 New Bedford Moves Forward With School Building Plans, Breaks Ground on New South End School Project
September 7, 2016 West Nile Virus Detected in Mosquito Sample, Two Rounds of Targeted Ground Spraying Planned
August 31, 2016 New Bedford Cultural Council Seeks Community-Oriented Arts, Humanities, and Science-Based Program Proposals
August 30, 2016 Targeted Ground Spraying for Mosquitoes Planned in New Bedford
August 25, 2016 International Flights Coming to New Bedford Airport
August 23, 2016 Targeted Ground Spraying for Mosquitoes Planned in New Bedford
August 19, 2016 “Drought Watch” For Southeastern Massachusetts Prompts
New Bedford to Encourage Water Conservation Practices
August 17, 2016 New Bedford Regional Airport Director to Step Down, Commission to Plan Transition
August 16, 2016 Targeted Ground Spraying for Mosquitoes Planned in New Bedford
August 11, 2016 New Bedford Health and Wellness Leaders Launch New Effort to Give Residents a Daily Dose of Exercise, Fruits and Veggies
August 11, 2016 New Master Plan Unveiled for Buttonwood Park Zoo
August 9, 2016 New Bedford Leaders Unit Around Emerging Health Threat, Push for Strict New Regs on Synthetic Drugs
August 9, 2016 Formerly Distressed Property Revitalized by City of New Bedford and PACE is Sold Through Lottery to First Time Homebuyer
August 9, 2016 Targeted Ground Spraying for Mosquitoes Planned in New Bedford
August 4, 2016 New Bedford Kids Have Access to Supervised, Fun Activities & Nutritious Food When School is Not in Session
August 4, 2016 August 19th Deadline to Register to Vote in State Primary Election
August 2, 2016 Targeted Ground Spraying for Mosquitoes Planned in New Bedford
August 2, 2016 City Converts More Than 25% of Vehicle Fleet to Electric Cars; New Bedford Runs Largest Fleet of Electric Vehicles in Massachusetts
July 26, 2016 Targeted Ground Spraying for Mosquitoes Planned in New Bedford
July 20, 2016 Buttonwood Park Zoo Elephant Ruth Receiving Medical Care for Health Complications
July 19, 2016 Targeted Ground Spraying for Mosquitoes Planned in New Bedford
July 15, 2016 New Bedford Lands $4.6 Million Federal SAFER Grant
July 15, 2016 Public-Private Partnership Establishes Annual Award to Recognize Beautification Efforts by New Bedford Residents, Businesses and Groups
July 13, 2016 Mayor Mitchell Names Zeb Arruda as New Commissioner of City’s Department of Public Infrastructure
July 12, 2016 Targeted Ground Spraying for Mosquitoes Planned in New Bedford
July 8, 2016 Statement from New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell on the Police Officers Killed in Dallas
July 8, 2016 Mayor Announces Free Evening Concerts on New Bedford Waterfront and Lunchtime Jazz in Custom House Square
July 7, 2016 New Bedford Director of Planning, Housing and Community Development Named Vice President of National Community Development Association
July 5, 2016 Targeted Ground Spraying for Mosquitoes Planned in New Bedford
July 5, 2016 Award-Winning New Bedford High School Whaler Jazz Band Musicians to Perform on AHA! Nights in New Bedford Library Courtyard
June 29, 2016 Mayor Jon Mitchell Announces Fourth of July Fireworks Over New Bedford Harbor
June 28, 2016 City Prepares for Mosquito Season
June 28, 2016 Play in the Park and Summer Food Service Program to Offer Free Meals and Activities for Kids
June 24, 2016 Mayor Jon Mitchell Wins National Award for Climate Protection at US Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting
June 24, 2016 Hōkūle‘A – Traditional Hawaiian Voyaging Canoe to Make Historic Visit to New Bedford, July 5-8
June 21, 2016 New Bedford Residents Invited to Attend Presentation on Hazelwood Park Concept Plan
June 17, 2016 New Bedford Police Department Welcomes Public to Meet New Commander of Downtown Station
June 14, 2016 Final Design for New Dog Park to be Presented at Public Meeting
New Bedford Dog Park Rendering
June 9, 2016 New Bedford Parks Recreation & Beaches Still Accepting Applications for Kennedy Summer Day Program
June 7, 2016 City Parks, Recreation and Beaches Dept. Readies for 2016 Summer Season at Municipal Beaches on Clark’s Point
June 1, 2016 Memorial Bench to be Dedicated in Honor of National Guard Unit Mobilized during Vietnam War
May 27, 2016 New Bedford Mayor’s Youth Council to Host Free Leadership Forum for Middle School Age Youth on Sunday, June 5, 2016
May 26, 2016 America – Historic Replica of the Ship That Launched The America’s Cup Tradition Will Sail Into New Bedford Next Week
May 25, 2016 New Bedford Public Infrastructure Commissioner Receives Leadership Award for Water Management and Conservation
May 24, 2016 Memorial Day Weekend Events Planned to Remember New Bedford Veterans
May 19, 2016 Spanish Tall Ship “El Galeón” Will Make First Visit to the Port of New Bedford
May 17, 2016 Parks, Recreation & Beaches Invites Youth Basketball Players to Play in Co-ed Summer League
May 16, 2016 Mayor Mitchell Announces Appointment of Police Chief and Deputy Chief
May 11, 2016 Stakeholders Support Creation of New Arts, Culture and Tourism Fund for New Bedford
May 10, 2016 NB Beautiful to Present “Rediscovering the Griffin Street Cemetery”
May 9, 2016 New Bedford Adds Custom Built Tower Ladder Truck to Fire Department Fleet
May 6, 2016 New Bedford’s Front Street Plaza to be Named for Former Mayor Jack Markey
April 19, 2016 New Bedford Veterans’ Advisory Board to Hold Ceremony Honoring U.S. Soldiers, Sailors lost in WWII’s Exercise Tiger
April 14, 2016 New Bedford Secures Funding for Clark’s Cove Section of Hurricane Barrier Pathway
April 4, 2016 City to Present Concept Plans for New Dog Park at Public Meeting
April 1, 2016 First Annual New Bedford Fitness Challenge Closing Ceremony
March 31, 2016 City of New Bedford to Host Low-Cost Rabies Clinic at Two Locations
March 24, 2016 Private-Sector Stakeholders, Public Agencies, and Local Officials Applaud Release of Long-Awaited Master Plan for Redevelopment of New Bedford Waterfront
March 21, 2016 Citywide Parking Ban Lifted as of 10AM Today, Monday March 21
March 18, 2016 New Bedford Ready to Host 39th Annual Half Marathon
New Bedford Half Marathon Course Map
March 14, 2016 New Bedford Receives Federal Funding to Support Ongoing Efforts to Address Homelessness
March 11, 2016 Mayor Mitchell Announces “New Bedford City Works”
March 10, 2016 USDA Proposal to Increase Access to Healthy Foods Already in Practice in New Bedford
March 8, 2016 New Hotel Project Announced in Downtown New Bedford
March 7, 2016 New Bedford Parks Recreation & Beaches Now Accepting Applications for Kennedy Summer Day Program
March 3, 2016 City of New Bedford Parks Recreation & Beaches Now Accepting Applications for Summer Jobs
February 24, 2016 City of new Bedford Announces CitiWorks Mini-Grant Program
February 19, 2016 Mayor Announces Search Process for Next Chief of Police
February 18, 2016 New Bedford Parks Recreation & Beaches Department Releases 2016 Application to Waive Greens Fees for the Whaling City Golf Course
February 8, 2016 Citywide Parking Ban Lifted as of 9PM Tonight, Schools and City Offices to Reopen Tuesday, One-Day Delay in Residential Trash Commection
February 7, 2016 Winter Storm Nears, City Announces Closure of Schools and City Offices, One-Day Delay in Trash Collection, Warming Center to Open Early Monday Morning, Parking Ban Effective Midnight Tonight.
February 7 ,2016 Snow Emergency Parking Ban Effective Midnight Tonight Winter Storm Watch for New Bedford Area-Monday Morning through Tuesday Morning
February 4, 2016 Winter Storm Watch in Effect for New Bedford Area Snow Emergency Parking Ban Effective Midnight Tonight
Map of Double Sided Parking Ban During Snow Emergencies
February 3, 2016 Mayor Mitchell Announces South End Public Safety Center and Other Important Updates to City’s Capital Improvement Program
February 1, 2016 Election Commission Reminds Voters of Deadline to Register to Vote in Presidential Primary Election
January 29, 2016 Andrea McCoy Recreation Center Now Enrolling Students for Annual February Vacation Camp
January 29, 2016 New Bedford Maintains Favorable Bond Rating
January 26, 2016 City of New Bedford and Homeless Service Providers Network to Conduct Annual Point in Time Count of Persons Experiencing Homelessness
January 22, 2016 Winter Storm Watch in Effect for New Bedford Area Snow Emergency Parking Ban Effective Midnight Tonight
January 16, 2016 Mayor Jon Mitchell to Lead Nation’s Mayors on Energy Issues
January 15, 2016 New Local Author Series at New Bedford Free Public Library Presented by the Library and the New Bedford Historical Society
January 12, 2016 City Crews Gear Up to Battle Tough Winter Storm
Map of Double Sided Parking Ban During Snow Emergencies
January 11, 2016 New Bedford’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Remembrance Celebration
January 8, 2016 New Bedford Residents Invited to Attend Public Meetings on U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Federal Funding for Fiscal Year 2016
January 7, 2016 2015 Crime Data Shows Streets Safer in New Bedford Crime Down in 6 out of 9 Categories

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