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Nomination Papers Now Available for Ward 3 Preliminary Special Election

Schedule announced for Ward 3 Preliminary and Special Election New Bedford, Massachusetts – The Board of Election Commissioners is advising the public that nomination papers are now available for the Ward 3 Preliminary Special Election. Candidates can pick up their nomination papers, election calendar, and information packet at City Hall […]

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City of New Bedford Kicks off the Holiday Season

New Bedford, Massachusetts – 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 the details: Downtown Holiday Stroll Date and time: 12 – 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 (Rain date: […]

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Mayor Jon Mitchell Reaches Agreement with Acushnet to Improve Recreational Facilities in Lake Street Area

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell has submitted to the City Council for approval a 25-year Intermunicipal Agreement with the Town of Acushnet which would allow for improvements to waterside public recreational facilities in the Lake Street area of Acushnet. Under the Agreement, the City, which owns the Lake […]

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Hathaway Elementary School to see Window and Door Upgrades Under Mayor Mitchell’s Funding Proposal

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell has submitted a proposal to the City Council for a loan order of $150,000 to pay for the costs of a schematic design/feasibility study for an accelerated repair project at the Ellen R. Hathaway Elementary School on Court Street. On October 26, 2022, […]

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Residents Encouraged to Stock up on Free COVID-19 Test Kits as Holiday Season Begins

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Building on the successful prior rounds of test kit distribution, the City of New Bedford is continuing to make available free, at-home COVID-19 test kits at public libraries across the city. The free distribution coincides with the start of the holiday season and the approach of […]

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Mayor Mitchell Files Measure for Dedicated Public Improvement Fund for North End Neighborhoods

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell has filed a proposal with the City Council which would establish a revolving fund to receive 50% of all payments to the City pursuant to the Host Community Agreement (HCA) with Parallel Products affiliate Southcoast Renewables and SMRE 100, LLC. The revolving fund […]

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Residents Encouraged to Take Advantage of COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Ahead of Holiday Season

New Bedford, Massachusetts – 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 […]

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Mayor Jon Mitchell Accelerates Purchase of Fire Trucks to Lock in Lower Prices

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell has requested funding from the City Council to pay the costs of purchasing and equipping two pumper trucks for the New Bedford Fire Department. The trucks would allow the City to retire older trucks in the Fire Department’s fleet. “In today’s difficult inflationary […]

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Mayor Jon Mitchell Pitches New Bedford at UK Offshore Wind Conference

This week Mayor Jon Mitchell represents New Bedford at the Offshore Wind North East (OWNE) Conference & Exhibition 2022 in Sunderland, United Kingdom.  With the staging of the United States’ first industrial-scale offshore wind project, Vineyard Wind, set to begin in 2023 from the Port of New Bedford, the City […]

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Mayor Jon Mitchell makes appointments to local boards

Mayor Jon Mitchell has made several appointments to local boards. William Comeau, who was named this year’s Grand Marshall of the City’s Veterans Day Parade, has been appointed to the Veterans Advisory Board. Comeau is a United States Army Vietnam veteran. He was awarded a combat infantry badge, the Bronze […]

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New Bedford to Observe Veterans Day 2022 with a Parade and Ceremony

New Bedford’s Veterans’ Advisory Board and the City of New Bedford are proud to announce the 2022 New Bedford Veterans Day Parade. The parade, which will take place on Friday, November 11, will form at the intersection of Rockdale Avenue and Union Street, in Buttonwood Park, beginning at about 10 […]

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Mayor Mitchell Appoints Joshua Amaral as Director of the Office of Housing and Community Development

Mayor Jon Mitchell has announced his appointment of Joshua Amaral as the City’s Director of the Office of Housing and Community Development. Amaral has been the Assistant Executive Director of People Acting in Community Endeavors (PACE) Inc. since September 2018. In this capacity, he has spearheaded the revitalization of PACE’s […]

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