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Major step forward for city’s new business park

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell, Senator Mark Montigny, Representative Christopher Markey, other members of the New Bedford legislative delegation, and City Councillors joined together today to announce a plan for an Advanced Manufacturing Campus (AMC) on 100 acres of the 275-acre Whaling City Golf Course on Hathaway Road.  The […]

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Polling location change for Ward 3 Precinct F

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Election Commission advises residents of Ward 3 Precinct F that there will be a new polling location beginning with the general election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Ward 3 Precinct F voters will now vote at: Bayberry Apartments, 151 Oakdale Street. Residents of Ward […]

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Six New Bedford restaurants fined for violations of COVID-19 orders to protect residents

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford The New Bedford Health Department has issued fines to six New Bedford-based restaurants and bars for failure to comply with the City’s COVID-19 regulations and protections for residents. Hong Kong Restaurant at 2899 Acushnet Avenue, Mikey B’s Restaurant at 989 Victoria Street, Taqueria La Raza […]

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New Bedford announces early voting schedule for 2020 general election

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Election Commission has announced that Early Voting for the 2020 general election will be held for two weeks at the New Bedford Main Library, 613 Pleasant Street, from Saturday, October 17 through Friday, October 30. Any voter who wishes to cast their ballot in person […]

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New Bedford Health Department issues tips for a safe and healthy Halloween

  New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Health Department is providing tips for a safe, healthy Halloween 2020 during COVID-19. Halloween will look different this year, but families can still celebrate, and they can do so safely. Many of the tips are habits everyone has already adopted during the pandemic. […]

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Two library branches and city licensing, veterans and health department offices will reopen Tuesday, October 13 with limited hours

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Lawler and Wilks branches of the New Bedford Free Public Library system and several city offices will reopen beginning Tuesday, October 13 with limited hours in order to provide in-person services. The Lawler and Wilks library branches will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to […]

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Southern Airways extends service in New Bedford, plans to base New England fleet at airport

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Southern Airways Express has announced that it will expand daily flights on a year-round schedule, and base its New England fleet at the New Bedford Regional Airport. Basing includes aircraft maintenance, fueling, storage, crew basing, and additional jobs based at the airport. This move comes after a […]

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City officials break ground on Hazelwood Park bowling greens

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell, members of the City Council, City officials and the Friends of Hazelwood Park joined community leaders and organizers of the Hazelwood Park bowling green project to officially break ground on the project on Thursday. The new bowling greens will be the latest improvement to […]

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New Bedford church fined for violating city and state COVID-19 protections amid isolated outbreak

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Health Department has issued fines to Iglesia Pentecostal Levantate y Anda totaling $1,800 after an isolated outbreak of COVID-19 caused by the independent storefront church’s failure to comply with the City’s COVID-19 regulations and protections for its residents. The 1710 Acushnet Avenue church has […]

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Community Preservation Act FY 2021 application round begins with virtual workshop

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Community Preservation Committee (CPC) announces the launch of the FY 2021 Community Preservation Act (CPA) application cycle at an Application Technical Workshop, hosted by the Community Preservation Committee (CPC). The public is invited to attend this informational session on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at […]

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Mayor Mitchell and Board of Health update strong public health measures at senior living, long-term care facilities and nursing homes

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell and the Board of Health have updated New Bedford’s strong public health measures to protect senior living facilities, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities.Under an updated emergency order in effect August 24, visitation is allowed by appointment only and a daily log must be […]

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Algae bloom detected in Sassaquin Pond; humans and pets should avoid contact with pond water

New Bedford, Massachusetts– An algae bloom has been detected at Sassaquin Pond, and residents and pets are advised to avoid direct contact with the water including wading or swimming until lab results can rule out the presence of dangerous bacteria. Cyanobacteria occurs naturally in fresh water, mostly in late summer […]

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