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Mayor Jon Mitchell to hold December Neighborhood Office Hours at Vasco da Gama

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours for the month of December on Tuesday, December 10, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Vasco da Gama Restaurant, 85 Dartmouth Street. Mayor Mitchell announced he would set aside time each month to hold office hours in city neighborhoods so […]

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New Bedford announces 2 hours of free parking in downtown parking garages during holiday season

Effective Thursday, December 5 – Wednesday, January 1 New Bedford, Massachusetts– In an effort to encourage everyone to do their holiday shopping in New Bedford, the City will again offer a special Holiday Parking Program with both downtown parking garages offering two hours of free parking. From Thursday, December 5 […]

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New Bedford seeks public feedback in Transit-Oriented Development survey

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford’s Planning Department seeks public feedback for its Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) study’s survey.   The Planning Department’s TOD study will evaluate existing and future conditions around the proposed MBTA Commuter Rail platforms in North New Bedford (Church Street) and New Bedford (Whale’s Tooth), […]

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Test of NB Alert phone-based notification system planned for Tuesday, November 26 at 4:00 p.m.

New Bedford, Massachusetts– NB Alert, the City’s new emergency notification system, will run a test on landline telephones on Tuesday, November 26, at 4:00 p.m. Residents who have signed up with their cell phone numbers will also receive the test call. Last month, the City of New Bedford launched NB […]

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Upgrades to lighting at Wing’s Court to be showcased at AHA! Night

New Bedford, Massachusetts— Join the City of New Bedford, UMass Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts New Bedford Creative, and New Bedford Economic Development Council on AHA! Night, November 14, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in Wing’s Court to celebrate the completion of the Wing’s Court lighting enhancement project, funded […]

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Rosemary S. Tierney Community Center dedicated in New Bedford

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell, joined by former Mayor Rosemary S. Tierney and her family and friends, along with current and former City officials, formally dedicated the Hazelwood Senior Center in Mayor Tierney’s honor on Friday morning.   In May, Mayor Mitchell proposed that former Mayor Tierney be honored […]

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New Bedford to observe Veterans Day 2019

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The members of New Bedford’s Veterans Advisory Board extend an invitation to area residents to attend New Bedford’s Veterans Day Parade.   The Veterans Day Parade will be held on Monday, November 11, beginning at 11:00 a.m. It is presented by the City of New Bedford […]

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K-9 Sgt. Sean M. Gannon Memorial Playground dedicated at Campbell Elementary School

New Bedford, Massachusetts– City and school officials, members of the Gannon family, law enforcement, and the Elwyn G. Campbell Elementary School community formally dedicated the K-9 Sgt. Sean M. Gannon Memorial Playground at Campbell School on Thursday.   Sgt. Sean M. Gannon, a New Bedford native who grew up across […]

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New Bedford awards $82,000 to 13 Wicked Cool Places projects

**A photo of grant recipients pictured with Mayor Jon Mitchell, creative strategist Margo Saulnier and NBCreative team members from Friday’s ceremony is attached**     New Bedford, Massachusetts– A Creative Courts mural for Carlos Pacheco Elementary School in the West End; high-flying kites and more for Festival Tipico de Guatemala […]

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Absentee ballots now available for municipal election

New Bedford, Massachusetts–The City of New Bedford Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, and the New Bedford Election Commission has announced that absentee ballots for this election are now available through the Election Commission Office at New Bedford City Hall.   Any registered voter unable to […]

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City of New Bedford launches NB Alert, a new emergency notification system

Residents may sign up for calls and texts, for both emergency alerts and general updates New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford has launched NB Alert, a new emergency notification system that residents may sign up for to receive calls or texts directly to their phone. NB Alert will […]

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Election Commission reminds voters of deadline to register to vote in municipal election: Deadline is Wednesday, October 16, 2019

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Board of Election Commissioners reminds New Bedford voters that Wednesday, October 16, 2019 is the deadline to register to vote in the November 5, 2019 municipal election, as well as to notify the Board of Election Commissioners of any change in voter name or […]

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