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

Elise Rapoza of UMD’s Public Policy Center Named ARPA Director 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 […]

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Tree Lightings, Downtown Stroll to Highlight Festive Weekend in New Bedford

The city’s holiday season kicks off this weekend, with the Downtown Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting on Saturday followed by the Clasky Common Tree Lighting on Sunday. Here are details: Downtown Holiday Stroll Date and time: 12 – 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 (Rain date: 12 – 5 p.m. Saturday, […]

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Upcoming New Bedford Vaccination Clinics: Nov. 30-Dec. 6

Free, walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics are offered regularly in New Bedford.  Clinics offer CDC-approved booster shots for eligible adults, in addition to first- and second-dose vaccines and, at some locations, pediatric vaccines. Please bring your vaccination card when getting a booster. Details on boosters and pediatric vaccines are below. Monday, […]

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New Bedford announces Holiday Parking Program

2 hours of free parking in downtown garages and at North End meters along Acushnet Avenue, effective Monday, Nov. 29 – Friday, Dec. 31 New Bedford, Massachusetts – The City is reviving its Holiday Parking Program this year to encourage holiday shopping, dining, and retail activity in New Bedford’s downtown […]

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COVID-19 Testing Locations Adjusting Schedules for Thanksgiving Holiday

Local COVID-19 testing locations, including Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing at New Bedford Regional Airport, are changing their schedules next week to accommodate the Thanksgiving holiday. Project Beacon, part of the state’s Stop the Spread program and located at 1569 Airport Road, will add Wednesday hours from 8 a.m. to […]

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Pediatric Vaccines Arriving; McCoy Rec Center a “One-Stop Shop” for COVID-19 Protection

Local clinics now are offering CDC-approved booster shots for eligible recipients, in addition to first- and second-dose vaccines and, at some locations, pediatric vaccines. Details on boosters and pediatric vaccines are below. Upcoming Vaccine Clinics COVID-19 vaccination clinics are planned for the next several days in New Bedford.  No appointment […]

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New Bedford City Employees Subject to Vaccine Mandate Beginning November 15

City Seeks to Set Example for Other Employers   The City of New Bedford released details of its new vaccine policy for nearly 900 municipal employees today, following up on an August  announcement. With this step, the City seeks to set an example for public and private employers in Greater […]

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Upcoming New Bedford Vaccination Clinics: Nov. 18-29

State Offering Special Clinic with Pediatric Vaccines this Saturday at Andrea McCoy Rec Center Free, walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics are offered regularly in New Bedford.  Clinics offer CDC-approved booster shots for eligible adults, in addition to first- and second-dose vaccines and, at some locations, pediatric vaccines. Please bring your vaccination […]

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Upcoming New Bedford Vaccination Clinics: Nov. 12-22

Bring Your Vaccination Card When Getting a Booster Shot; Start Vaccinations Now to Have Safe and Healthy Holidays in December   COVID-19 vaccination clinics are planned for the next several days in New Bedford.  No appointment is needed at these walk-up clinics. Available vaccines can change according to supplies. Clinics […]

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New Bedford to Observe Veterans Day 2021 with a Parade and Ceremony

New Bedford, Massachusetts – New Bedford’s Veterans Advisory Board and the City of New Bedford are proud to present the 2021 New Bedford Veterans Day Parade. The parade will form at the intersection of Rockdale Avenue and Union Street, in Buttonwood Park, beginning at about 10:15 a.m. and stepping off […]

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Mayor Urges Caution Ahead of Upcoming Storm: Avoid Downed Wires, Report Outages

Storm could bring strong winds, heavy rain into Wednesday New Bedford, Massachusetts – A heavy storm could bring gusting winds and several inches of rain that could lead to power outages and downed trees in the city and across southern Bristol County this evening into Wednesday, New Bedford Emergency Management […]

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Mayor Jon Mitchell to deliver annual State of the City address virtually

Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 1 p.m. Address delivered virtually via Zoom and Facebook Live New Bedford, Massachusetts –  For the second consecutive year, due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, Mayor Jon Mitchell will deliver his annual State of the City address virtually, via Zoom and Facebook Live. The address will […]

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