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State COVID-19 Testing Changes Hours at New Bedford Regional Airport

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing, part of the state’s Stop the Spread program, is adjusting its schedule at New Bedford Regional Airport, at 1569 Airport Road. As of Oct. 3, Project Beacon will offer appointments for COVID-19 tests on Thursdays, rather than Wednesdays, while remaining open […]

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Upcoming New Bedford Vaccination Clinics

New Bedford, Massachusetts–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. Wednesday, September 22: New Bedford YMCA (25 S. Water St.) – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pfizer and J&J Presidential […]

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Absentee Ballots Available for City Council Ward 5 Preliminary Election

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Absentee ballots are now available for the Sept. 28 preliminary election for New Bedford City Council in Ward 5, the city’s Board of Election Commissioners announced today. Any resident of Ward 5, which covers much of the city’s West End, can vote by absentee ballot from […]

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Upcoming New Bedford Vaccination Clinics

  New Bedford, Massachusetts–COVID-19 vaccination clinics are planned for the next several days in New Bedford. No appointment is needed at these walk-up clinics.   Wednesday, September 15: Ashley Park (Rivet St. & Bolton St.) – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Pfizer and J&J Loretta Bourque Park (Ruth St. & […]

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New Bedford Adds State-of-the-Art Ladder Truck to Fire Department Fleet

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The City of New Bedford has added a state-of-the-art, $1.15 million ladder truck to the New Bedford Fire Department fleet, representing a significant upgrade to fire protection and emergency services in the North End. The 100-foot Ladder 4 made its public debut at the City’s 9/11 […]

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City Of New Bedford to remember 9/11 attacks

    City of New Bedford to remember 9/11 attacks Saturday, September 11 at 10 a.m. New Bedford City Hall – 133 William St., front steps New Bedford, Massachusetts— Saturday will mark 20 years since the terrorist attacks that killed 2,977 people on the morning of September 11, 2001. New […]

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Voter registration deadline is September 8; early voting will be available

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Election Commission reminds the public that September 8, 2021, will be the last day to register to vote in the municipal preliminary election on September 28, 2021. September 8, 2021, is also the last day to notify the Election Commission of any change in […]

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Upcoming New Bedford Vaccination Clinics

New Bedford, Massachusetts–COVID-19 vaccination clinics are planned for the next several days in New Bedford.  No appointment is needed at these walk-up clinics.  All New Bedford residents receiving their first dose will receive a $20 Dunkin’ gift card while supplies last. Friday, September 3: Fire Station 8 (1599 Acushnet Ave) […]

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New Bedford beaches closed to swimming

New Bedford, Massachusetts–The New Bedford Health Department has announced the city’s beaches have been closed to swimming due to the recent excessive rainfall. The water at all New Bedford beaches will be tested daily until acceptable water quality levels are obtained and swimming can resume at all sections. Further updates […]

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City Announces Environmental Workforce Job Training Collaborative with MassHire Career Center

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford, in collaboration with the MassHire Career Center of Greater New Bedford, today announced the Environmental Workforce Job Training (EWJT) program, funded through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EWJT aims to train sixty unemployed or underemployed residents of Greater […]

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Upcoming New Bedford Vaccination Clinics

New Bedford, Massachusetts–COVID-19 vaccination clinics are planned for the next several days in New Bedford.  No appointment is needed at these walk-up clinics.  All New Bedford residents receiving their first dose will receive a $20 Dunkin’ gift card while supplies last. Friday, August 27: Normandin Middle School – 2:00 p.m. […]

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Mayor Mitchell Announces City Closures for Hurricane Henri

Mayor Jon Mitchell announced Saturday a series of precautions New Bedford is taking in anticipation of Hurricane Henri. Hurricane Henri is expected to hit New Bedford as a tropical storm late Saturday evening and could bring a potential for tropical storm force winds, heavy rain, and high storm surges. Beaches, […]

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