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Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Event on Sunday at Downtown Church

 Restorative Justice Advocate Taylor Dumpson is Keynote for Program at Pilgrim United on Purchase St. The City’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Program is from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 635 Purchase St. in downtown New Bedford. Sponsored by the […]

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Crucial COVID-19 Vaccines, Boosters Offered at Upcoming Clinics: Jan. 14-21

With New Bedford seeing nearly triple the amount of COVID-19 cases as this time last year, City health officials are reminding the public that it’s never too late to start your vaccinations and that boosters are crucial for those who completed their vaccinations at least five months ago. While cases […]

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Upcoming COVID Testing Sites, MLK Day Changes: Jan. 14-21

Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing at New Bedford Regional Airport will be open during Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 17, but the walk-up clinic provided by Seven Hills Behavioral Health at former Fire Station 11 in the South End will be closed for the holiday. Project Beacon’s […]

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Nation’s Leading Fishing Port Reacts To Federal Announcement of Offshore Wind Leasing In New York Waters

The Port of New Bedford, Massachusetts, the center of the East Coast commercial fishing industry, is offering mixed reaction to the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management’s (BOEM) announcement Wednesday that the agency will conduct a wind energy lease auction for six areas totaling 480,000 acres of the New York […]

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City’s FY 2020 Financial Report Awarded for Excellence

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), the preeminent association of government finance professionals in the United States and Canada, recently announced that the City’s fiscal year 2020 Annual Comprehensive Report has earned the association’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. An impartial panel judged the report to meet […]

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Acting Fire Chief Scott Kruger Appointed New Bedford Fire Chief

Mayor Jon Mitchell has announced his appointment of Acting Fire Chief Scott Kruger as Fire Chief for the City of New Bedford. In New Bedford, candidates for fire chief are selected based on performance on a state-administered Civil Service examination and assessment process. Results from the most recent Civil Service […]

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Community Preservation Act Applications to be Presented at Virtual Public Meetings in January

Mayor Jon Mitchell and the City’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC) are inviting all interested community members to review the Fiscal Year 2022 Community Preservation Act (CPA) applications and provide public comment at three virtual public meetings this month. The FY22 application process began last September with Step I: Eligibility Determination. Eligible applicants […]

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Mayor Mitchell Outlines Investment Priorities for City’s Federal ARPA Funds

Mayor Jon Mitchell has outlined investment priorities for more than $80 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, focusing on transformational projects and programs that will leverage additional sources of capital, maximize the funding’s impacts and improve the lives of city residents for generations. “The opportunities now before […]

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State Cancels COVID-19 Testing on Tuesday, Jan. 11, Due to Frigid Forecast

Project Beacon Adds Wednesday Hours at New Bedford Regional Airport State health officials have canceled state-supported COVID-19 testing on Tuesday, Jan. 10, to prevent people from waiting outside in lines during the very cold temperatures expected in the region. That means no testing will be offered Tuesday through the appointment-based […]

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Upcoming Vaccine Clinics Jan. 8-15

New Saturday Hours at McCoy Rec Center The Andrea McCoy Recreation Center on Hillman Street holds its first Saturday vaccination clinic of 2022 tomorrow, Jan. 8, with new hours. Seven Hills Behavioral Health will offer COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, including pediatric vaccines, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the […]

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Upcoming COVID-19 Testing Schedule Includes Additional Hours at South End Fire Station

Former Fire Station on Brock Avenue Adding Testing Hours on Tuesdays  Seven Hills Behavioral Health is adding testing hours this week at former Fire Station 11 in the South End. Testing at the Brock Avenue location now will start at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, and as of Jan. 11, […]

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New Bedford Prepares for Winter Storm; Parking Ban Thursday Night; Cancellations and Closures Friday

Emergency parking ban effective at 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6 New Bedford Public Schools closed Friday, Jan. 7 City offices, libraries, Buttonwood Park Zoo closed Friday, Jan. 7 COVID-19 Testing Canceled at Fire Station 11 on Friday, Jan. 7 The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for […]

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