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Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics: Aug. 19 – Sept. 2

Free, walk-up COVID-19 clinics in New Bedford offer all CDC-approved vaccine doses and boosters, for adults and youth. Bringing your vaccination card when getting a booster shot is helpful, but not required. Clinics provided by Seven Hills Behavioral Health, unless otherwise marked. Visit vaxnb.com for updated schedules of local COVID-19 […]

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City Takes Steps To Assist Residents During Heat Wave

Residents Encouraged to Use Cooling Centers At Libraries Lifeguard Coverage At City Beaches Is Extended New Bedford, Massachusetts – The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for all of Southern New England, including New Bedford, from 11:00 am, Thursday, August 4, through 8:00 pm, Friday, August 5.  Heat […]

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Upcoming COVID-19 Testing Sites: Aug. 18 – Sept. 4

Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing at New Bedford Regional Airport—part of the state’s Stop the Spread program—is offering testing on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Appointments for free COVID-19 tests can be made at beacontesting.com. Airport officials ask that people reach the site via the airport’s side entrance on Downey Street. […]

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Election Officials Announce New Polling Locations Ahead of Sept. 6 Primary

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The City’s Board of Election Commissioners has announced new and changed polling locations ahead of the primary election Sept. 6. The new locations for voters are the result of redistricting following the 2020 U.S. Census and changes to state legislation last fall. The changes and additions […]

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Mayor Mitchell Nominates GNB Voc-Tech Hall of Famer to the High School’s District Committee

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell has nominated a Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School alumna and Hall of Famer to the high school’s district committee. Carol Pimentel, in addition to her induction into GNB Voc-Tech’s Athletic Hall of Fame, also has been honored with the high […]

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City Implements Voluntary Daytime Water Restrictions

Seasonal effort will help conserve municipal resources The City of New Bedford’s Department of Public Infrastructure is implementing voluntary restrictions on daytime water use to help conserve municipal resources during drought conditions throughout the Northeast. Water levels in the City’s reservoir and watershed have dipped amid the extended drought this […]

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Mayor Mitchell Leads Celebratory Opening of the Historic Bowling Greens at Hazelwood Park

Mayor Jon Mitchell formally opened the restored historic lawn bowling and croquet greens at Hazelwood Park in a celebratory event this morning, before a large crowd of community members and lawn sports enthusiasts. Elected officials, city leaders, project supporters, members of local lawn-bowling and mallet clubs, local youth organizations, and […]

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Early Voting Schedule, Registration Deadline Set for State Primary Election

The City’s Board of Election Commissioners has announced the early voting schedule and registration deadline for the state’s primary election Sept. 6. Early voting for the state primary will take place from Saturday, Aug. 27, through Friday, Sept. 2. In-person early voting will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 […]

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Upcoming COVID-19 Testing Sites: July 24 – Aug. 18

Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing at New Bedford Regional Airport—part of the state’s Stop the Spread program—is offering testing on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Appointments for free COVID-19 tests can be made at beacontesting.com. Airport officials ask that people reach the site via the airport’s side entrance on Downey Street. […]

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Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics: July 23 – Aug. 15

Free, walk-up COVID-19 clinics in New Bedford offer all CDC-approved vaccine doses and boosters, for adults and youth. Bringing your vaccination card when getting a booster shot is helpful, but not required. Clinics provided by Seven Hills Behavioral Health, unless otherwise marked. Visit vaxnb.com for updated schedules of local COVID-19 […]

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New Bedford Recognized for Leadership in Solar Power

The City of New Bedford has been awarded by a New England energy policy association for the City’s leadership in solar power. The Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE) recently presented the City with the association’s Solar Leadership Award at the Local Level, noting the City’s prominence in […]

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Parallel Products Drops Biosolids Project in Agreement with City

Trucks banned from Phillips Road; payments to be made for neighborhood improvements The City of New Bedford has reached a host community agreement with Parallel Products that bans all biosolids from its processing facility in the New Bedford Business Park. The agreement between the City and Parallel Products affiliates South […]

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