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Reminder: metered parking enforcement resumes Monday, June 29 in New Bedford

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Traffic Commission reminds motorists using metered parking spaces that enforcement of parking meters resumes Monday, June 29. Metered parking enforcement was suspended when restaurants and retail stores closed in-person dining and shopping due to the COVID-19 pandemic, until the reopening of indoor dining in New Bedford. […]

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New Bedford parks remind residents of designated grilling areas and social distancing

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Department of Parks, Recreation & Beaches reminds residents that certain areas at city parks are marked as designated grilling areas, and that grilling is not allowed in other sections of the parks. Social distancing is encouraged as New Bedford continues to combat the coronavirus. […]

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Mayor Mitchell appoints members of Commission on Police Use of Force Policies

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell has appointed members of the Commission on Police Use of Force Policies that was announced last week after his signing of the Obama Foundation’s “Mayor’s Pledge,” which included the formation of the commission to review the police department’s policies on the use of force. […]

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Distribution of masks continues with Ward 5 and 6 residents this weekend, June 13 and 14 at NBHS

Through MaskNB initiative, City of New Bedford offers free masks to all city residents who want them New Bedford, Massachusetts– MaskNB, an initiative announced by Mayor Jon Mitchell in partnership with the Southeastern Massachuestts chapter of the American Red Cross and Joseph Abboud Manufacturing Corporation, will continue mask distribution this […]

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New Bedford residents invited to attend public meeting via Zoom on federal funding for COVID response

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford’s Office of Housing and Community Development will hold a community forum to discuss the best use of federal funding to improve the quality of life for New Bedford residents specifically related to preventing, preparing for and responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The […]

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Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned on Thursdays in New Bedford through September

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Health Department, working closely with the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is again this year conducting an annual monitoring program to track the potential threat from EEE and WNV carrying mosquitoes.  Under the program, mosquito traps are […]

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Mayor Mitchell announces New Bedford will follow state guidelines for second phase of reopening

New Bedford, Massachusetts–Mayor Jon Mitchell announced Saturday that the City of New Bedford will follow and implement the second phase of Governor Charlie Baker’s reopening plan, which allows for additional sector reopening on Monday, June 8. The plan includes sector-specific guidance for businesses and operations permitted to reopen with guidelines […]

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Mayor Mitchell signs on to Obama Foundation’s Mayor’s Pledge

As part of Mayor’s Pledge, Mitchell creates commission to review police department’s use of force policies Mayor Jon Mitchell has signed on to the “Mayor’s Pledge,” established by the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and announced the formation of a Commission on Police Use of Force Policies to carry […]

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Distribution of masks continues with Ward 3 and 4 residents this weekend, June 6 and 7 at NBHS

Through MaskNB initiative, City of New Bedford offers a free mask to any resident who wants one New Bedford, Massachusetts– MaskNB, an initiative announced by Mayor Jon Mitchell in partnership with the Southeastern Massachuestts chapter of the American Red Cross and Joseph Abboud Manufacturing Corporation, will continue mask distribution this […]

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Mayor Mitchell announces establishment of restaurant reopening advisory group

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell announced that the City of New Bedford will establish a restaurant reopening advisory group, co-chaired by City Planner Tabitha Harkin and local businessman and restaurateur Stephen Silverstein, owner of The Black Whale and founder of Not Your Average Joe’s. “When restaurants reopen in New […]

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Distribution of masks begins with North End residents this weekend, May 30 and 31 at NBHS

Through MaskNB initiative, City of New Bedford offers a free mask to any resident who wants one New Bedford, Massachusetts– MaskNB, an initiative announced by Mayor Jon Mitchell in partnership with the Southeastern Massachuestts chapter of the American Red Cross and Joseph Abboud Manufacturing Corporation, will begin mask distribution this […]

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Kennedy Summer Day Program cancelled for summer 2020; beach passes available for New Bedford residents

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and based on federal, state and city guidelines, the New Bedford Department of Parks, Recreation & Beaches Kennedy Summer Day Program will be cancelled for the summer of 2020. Staff from the Department of Parks, Recreation & Beaches will be in […]

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