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City of New Bedford Issues Call for Artists for Cove Walk Artwork

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The City of New Bedford’s Department of City Planning, in collaboration with New Bedford Creative, announces a Call for Artists. The call is seeking artist proposals for temporary public artwork to be located at the entrance to the New Bedford Cove Walk (1087 Cove Road) in […]

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Early Voting for State Election Begins Saturday, Oct. 22nd at Main Library Downtown

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The New Bedford Election Commission has announced that Early Voting for the 2022 state election will be held at the New Bedford Main Library, 613 Pleasant Street, from Saturday, October 22 through Friday, November 4. Any voter who wishes to cast their ballot in person prior […]

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Deadline to Register to Vote in State Election October 29

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The New Bedford Board of Election Commissioners has announced that Saturday, October 29, 2022, 5 p.m. is the deadline to register to vote for the state election in the Election Commission Office, room 114, City Hall. The state election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, […]

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Mayor Mitchell to Hold Office Hours at Pub 6T5

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Mitchell will hold office hours on Tuesday, October 11, from 5:30p.m. – 7:00p.m. at Pub 6T5, 736 Ashley Blvd. City residents are invited to attend and meet with Mayor Mitchell directly and share their concerns and ideas, as well as a bite to eat. The session […]

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City Extends Deadline of Program To Revive Vacant Properties

Applicants Will Now Have Until December 30, 2022 To Submit Proposals New Bedford, Massachusetts – The City of New Bedford is extending the application deadline for the Vacant or Abandoned Property Rehabilitation Program from September 30, 2022 to December 30, 2022. Launched in July 2022, the program’s goal is to […]

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City and State Take Action Against Tire Recycling Facilities

MassDEP Joins City In Enforcement in the Wake of Bob’s Tire Fire New Bedford, Massachusetts – The City of New Bedford has intensified its efforts to hold tire recycling facilities across the city accountable for their impacts on surrounding neighborhoods. On July 8, one such tire recycling facility, Bob’s Tire, […]

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“Very Strong Management,” Fiscal Stability Lead to Healthy Bond Rating for City in S&P Report

Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings cited “very strong management,” “continued economic expansion” and consistent operating budget performance in awarding the City of New Bedford an AA long-term rating, and a stable AA- underlying rating, for more than $41 million in bond obligations to fund capital projects such as wastewater improvements […]

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City’s Environmental Workforce Training Program Offering Free OSHA Certification Course

Recruitment Open for 40-Hour Course; Starts Sept. 19 at Quest Center New Bedford’s Department of Environmental Stewardship and community partners are recruiting job-seekers for environmental workforce programs that provide training, job placement and retention services for area residents. The new round of programs begins Monday, Sept. 19, with a free, […]

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City Announces Third Round of Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution

Free tests available at public libraries as new school year begins Sept. 2, 2022 — City health and emergency management officials are coordinating with the city’s public libraries to distribute free, at-home COVID-19 test kits, available until supplies last. The free distribution coincides with the start of the school year […]

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Upcoming COVID-19 Testing Sites: Sept. 4 – Sept. 22

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: Sept. 8 – Sept. 24

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. NOTE: The Seven Hills vaccine clinic at former […]

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Mayor Mitchell Appoints Director of Facilities and Fleet Management

Sept. 2, 2022 — Mayor Jon Mitchell has appointed Jennifer Vieira as the City’s Director of the Department of Facilities and Fleet Management (DFFM). Vieira has served as the department’s acting director since December 2021. She has worked for the City since 2011, in roles of increasing complexity and responsibility […]

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