Press Releases – 2017

December 08, 2017 City of New Bedford has renewed its program to continue to cut electricity costs
December 04, 2017 Susan Bruce named Director of Purchasing for City of New Bedford
November 30, 2017 New Bedford to celebrate the 2017 holiday season with many festive community events
November 27, 2017 Mayor Jon Mitchell to Hold November Neighborhood Office Hours at Wilks Library
November 22, 2017 Mayor Mitchell announces 2 hours of Free parking in New Bedford Business Districts during holiday season
November 20, 2017 Area native Margo Saulnier to oversee New Bedford’s Cultural Plan
November 17, 2017 City officials, family to open Noah’s Place Playground
November 6, 2017 2017 New Bedford Veterans Day Parade is Saturday, Nov. 11
November 6, 2017 Eight New Bedford Cable Network Programs Receive Awards for Excellence
November 2, 2017 Mayor Mitchell joins 27 Massachusetts mayors in push to change federal drug policy
November 2, 2017 City of New Bedford – Notice of Intent to Apply for US EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grants
November 1, 2017 Homeless Service Providers Network presents the Rev. David Lima with its annual Sister Rose Award
November 1, 2017 Mayor Jon Mitchell’s letter to Governor Charlie Baker regarding education and housing issues for families relocating due to Hurricane Maria.
October 31, 2017 AFSCME Union Reaches Agreement with City On Multi-Year Contract
October 26, 2017 Mayor, City officials unveil new NBFD fire vehicles
October 23, 2017 Mayor Jon Mitchell to Hold October Neighborhood Office Hours at Lawler Library
October 23, 2017 Absentee ballots now available for City Municipal Election
October 19, 2017 Port of New Bedford submits grant to increase port capacity
Proposal Narrative – New Bedford Tiger Grant
October 13, 2017 Mayor Mitchell and City officials formally reopen Pine Hill Park
October 13, 2017 Election Commission reminds voters that Wednesday, October 18 is the deadline to register to vote in Municipal Election
October 11, 2017 Formerly vacant property revitalized by City of New Bedford and Excalibur Property Management Inc., is sold through lottery to first time homebuyer
October 6, 2017 Brian Nobrega named new head of New Bedford Fire Department’s Emergency Management Division
October 2, 2017 New Bedford Community Preservation Committee launches Community Preservation Act (CPA) application
September 28, 2017 Mayor Mitchell and City officials announce infrastructure improvements recently added in Sassaquin to protect pond
September 27, 2017  Palmer’s Island cleanup is Saturday morning, September 30 Volunteers Needed
September 26, 2017 Mayor Mitchell testifies before Congressional Subcommittee regarding reauthorization of Magnuson-Stevens Act

Written Testimony of New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell

September 25, 2017 Mayor Jon Mitchell to Hold September Neighborhood Office Hours at Casa da Saudade Library
September 25, 2017 Officials, family break ground on Noah’s Place Playground
September 22, 2017 New Bedford residents can donate to Maria, Irma relief efforts
September 21, 2017 Port of New Bedford joins global marine research network
September 19, 2017 Absentee ballots now available for City Preliminary Election
September 18, 2017 New Bedford Trash Collection Delayed one day beginning Wednesday. September 20 in preparation for storm conditions
September 13, 2017 New Bedford to host national mayors’ summit on smart cities and energy technologies
September 11, 2017 Election Commission reminds voters of deadline to register to vote in city preliminary election, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
September 8, 2017 City of New Bedford to Remember 9/11 Attacks
September 5, 2017 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday, September 7, 2017
September 5, 2017 Mayor Mitchell testifies before Massachusetts Joint Committee on Education
September 1, 2017 New Bedford Department of Community Services Fresh Start Program to host support and self-help group for persons struggling with clutter
August 29, 2017 New Bedford Residents can Donate to Harvey Relief Efforts
August 29, 2017 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday, August 31, 2017
August 28, 2017 Mayor Jon Mitchell to Hold August Neighborhood Office Hours at Howland-Green Library Branch
August 25, 2017 All New Bedford Beaches Reopened to Swimming
August 24, 2017 Sections of East and West Beach Closed to swimming today
August 22, 2017 Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) will host training seminar for municipal candidates
August 22, 2017 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday, August 24, 2017
August 19, 2017 New Bedford Free Public Library hosts Books Come to Life end-of-summer reading celebration
August 10, 2017 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday, August 10, 2017
August 3, 2017 Community Boating Center to host large youth 420 Class Regatta at Fort Taber, August 4 through August 6, 2017
August 2, 2017 ‘A Chance in the World’ will be screened on Sunday, August 6 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Zeiterion Theatre
August 1, 2017 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday, August 3,
August 1, 2017 City Director of Planning, Housing & Community Development named 2017-2018 President of National Community Development Association
National Community Development Association Executive Committee
July 27, 2017 New Bedford Seafood brand unveiled at Seafood Throwdown
July 25, 2017 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday, July 27, 2017
July 20, 2017 West End Playground Hillman Street and Ash Street
July 18, 2017 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday, July 20, 2017
July 18, 2017 New Bedford Fire Department recruits graduate from Massachusetts Firefighting Academy
34 Local Firefighters Graduate State Firefighting Academy
July 14, 2017 Mayor Jon Mitchell to Hold July Neighborhood Office Hours at Wilks Library Branch
Rescheduled to July 25, 2017 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
July 13, 2017 City of New Bedford and yoga / meditation trainer will continue “Meditate in the Park” on Fridays through August 25, open to public
July 11, 2017 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday, July 13, 2017
July 5, 2017 New Bedford Regional Airport earns new federal certification
June 30, 2017 Department of Public Infrastructure to conduct major street sweeping in North End on Wednesday, July 5 and Thursday, July 6, 2017
June 28, 2017 Movies are back in New Bedford
June 28, 2017 Mayor Jon Mitchell Announces Fourth of July Fireworks Over New Bedford Harbor
June 27, 2017 Rally to celebrate peace, tolerance and diversity planned for Thursday in downtown New Bedford
June 27, 2017 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday, June 29, 2017
June 26, 2017 45th Annual Cape Verdean Recognition Parade is Saturday, July 1, 2017 starting at 11:00 a.m.
June 23, 2017 Zeiterion hosts first Mayor’s Summer Movie Series
June 22, 2017 Play in the Park and Summer Food Service Program to Offer Free Meals and Activities for Kids
June 20, 2017 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday, June 22, 2017
June 16, 2017 Task Force will examine fees for use of city facilities, parks, and related services by outside groups
June 16, 2017 Co-ed Youth United Summer Basketball League registration for young basketball players open through July 8
June 15, 2017 New Bedford officially breaks ground on Captain Jack Peterson Memorial Dog Park
June 14, 2017 New Bedford Farmers Market season officially kicks off; open through October
June 13, 2017 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford
June 7, 2017 New Bedford Community Preservation Committee hosting three public meetings for citizen input
June 6, 2017 New Bedford Mayor’s Office Launches New Citywide Literacy Initiative, “New Bedford Reads”
June 6, 2017 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday June 8 2017
June 2, 2017 New Bedford families invited to Scholastic’s Ultimate Summer Reading Road Trip Celebration at Gomes Elementary School
June 1, 2017 New Bedford to Celebrate Opening of Third Annual Seaport Art Walk
May 31, 2017 City of New Bedford and yoga / meditation trainer invite residents to “Meditate in the Park” on Fridays June 2 through July 7
May 25, 2017 Memorial Day Weekend events planned to remember New Bedford veterans
May 24, 2017 Mayor Jon Mitchell to hold May Neighborhood Office Hours at Casa da Saudade Library Branch
May 22, 2017 Office of Tourism and Marketing offers free hospitality trainings
Hospitality Training
May 19, 2017 Nomination papers available for 2017 municipal election
May 18, 2017 Officials present concept to convert part of municipal golf course to new business park
May 15, 2017 New Bedford to join national ‘Safe Routes to Parks’ pilot program
May 12, 2017 New Bedford creates historical teaching garden with support from GRO1000 garden and greenspace program
May 10, 2017 Mayor Mitchell presents Fiscal Year 2018 budget for City of New Bedford
Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Letter
May 1, 2017 Community meeting to discuss design plans for Abolition Row Park to be held Thursday, May 4, 2017
April 28, 2017 Department of Public Infrastructure to conduct major street sweeping in North End on Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4, 2017
April 28, 2017 New hotel coming to downtown New Bedford
April 25, 2017 New Bedford public beach parking passes available Monday, May 1, 2017
April 20, 2017 Absentee voting available for Special Election for Ward 3 City Council seat
April 20, 2017 Mayor Jon Mitchell to Hold April Neighborhood Office Hours at Main Library Branch
April 19, 2017 Gov. Baker, Transportation Secretary Pollack join Mayor Mitchell to celebrate opening of New Bedford’s new CoveWalk
April 11, 2017 Operation Clean Sweep will kick off neighborhood cleanups on Earth Day, volunteers invited for Saturday, April 15, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. to noon
April 10, 2017 City announces major upgrade of downtown parking garage; Elm Street Garage to see new security, lighting, structural performance and cosmetic improvements
April 6, 2017 New Bedford announces creation of “The Blue Lane”, connecting shoreline attractions from Clark’s Cove to City’s North End
The Blue Lane Map
March 31, 2017 New Bedford Receives National Budget Award
March 30, 2017 City Launches New, Convenient Mobile Payment App for Parking at Metered Spaces in Downtown
March 21, 2017 Absentee Voting Available for New Bedford’s Ward 3 Special Election
March 16, 2017 New Bedford Ready to Host 40th Annual Half Marathon
March 14, 2017 Congress Considers Marine Monument Impacts on New Bedford and Fishing Communities Nationwide; Mayor Mitchell Submits Testimony
March 14, 2017 Citywide Parking Ban Lifted as of 5PM Today, Tuesday, March 14
March 14, 2017 Mayor Mitchell Brings Fishing Community Concerns to Congress
March 13, 2017 Preparations Continue for Major Winter Storm   City Announces Closures of City Offices, Senior Centers, Libraries & Zoo
March 13, 2017 Winter Storm Warning for New Bedford Area, Snow Emergency Parking Ban Effective Midnight Monday, One-Day Delay in Trash Collection
March 10, 2017 Citywide Parking Ban Lifted as of 5PM today, Friday, March 10
March 9, 2017 Winter Strom Warning in Effect for New Bedford Tomorrow Snow Emergency Parking Ban Effective 7AM Friday
March 2, 2017 New Bedford Parks Recreation & Beaches Now Accepting Applications for Kennedy Summer Day Program
February 22, 2017 Mayor Mitchell Announces Developments on Medical and Recreational Marijuana
February 17, 2017 Mayor Jon Mitchell to Hold February Neighborhood Office Hours at Howland-Green Library Branch
February 9, 2017 City Offices to Reopen Friday, Parking Ban Will Be Lifted as of Noon and New Bedford Public Schools Will Remain Closed
February 8, 2017 Preparations Continue for Major Winter Storm City Announces Closures of New Bedford Public Schools, City Offices, Senior Centers, Libraries & Zoo
February 8, 2017 Winter Storm Warning for New Bedford Area Snow Emergency Parking Bank Effective 6AM Thursday, One-Day Delay in Trash Collection
February 1, 2017 Nomination Papers Now Available for Special Election to Fill Ward Three City Council Seat
January 31, 2017 Parks Recreation & Beaches Department Releases 2017 Application to Waive Green Fees for the Whaling City Golf Course
January 30, 2017 New Bedford Recreation Center Now Enrolling Students in February Staycation Fun Week
January 24, 2017 Construction of New Public Safety Facility and Repairs to Roads, Schools Among Top Priorities of City’s Capital Improvement Program
January 20, 2017 Project to Build Modern Combined Public Safety Center Advances; City Retains Architect to Lead Study, Design and Construction
January 19, 2017 Mayor Jon Mitchell to Hold January Neighborhood Office Hours at Wilks Library Branch
January 11, 2017 Officials Propose New Plan To Improve Condition of City Streets
January 9, 2017 New Bedford’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Remembrance Celebration Sunday, January 15, 2017
January 9, 2017 New Bedford Area Sees Sharpest Drop in Unemployment in the United States Local Unemployment Rate Now At Lowest Level in Sixteen Years
January 9, 2017 Parking Ban Lifted at 5PM Today Citywide, 12 Noon in Business Districts
January 6, 2017 Winter Storm Watch for New Bedford Area, Snow Emergency Parking Ban Effective 9AM Saturday

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