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Appointment-based COVID-19 testing relocates to New Bedford Regional Airport starting May 1

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing, part of the state’s Stop the Spread, will relocate to the New Bedford Regional Airport, 1569 Airport Road, beginning May 1. The site is in the process of relocating from its former location at the Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot. Anyone interested in […]

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New Bedford residents 65 and over will receive $20 Dunkin’ gift card with vaccine

New Bedford, Massachusetts– New Bedford residents 65 and over who receive their COVID-19 vaccination at specified clinic sites in the city will receive a $20 Dunkin’ gift card with their first dose beginning Wednesday, May 19, Mayor Jon Mitchell announced Friday. While most of New Bedford’s seniors are vaccinated, the […]

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Nomination papers available for 2021 municipal election beginning Tuesday, May 18

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Board of Election Commissioners has announced that nomination papers to run for local municipal office in the November 2021 municipal election will be available beginning on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Nomination papers may be obtained from the Election Commission Office in New Bedford City […]

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Chief Joseph Cordeiro announces retirement from New Bedford Police Department

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Chief Joseph Cordeiro has announced his retirement from the New Bedford Police Department after serving on the force for 35 years, including for the last five years as Chief of Police. His last day as Chief will be April 23. Deputy Chief Paul J. Oliveira will assume […]

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Waterfront Vaccination Center to offer vaccine appointments on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

New Bedford, Massachusetts– New Bedford’s Waterfront Vaccination Center on Hervey Tichon Avenue will offer COVID-19 vaccine appointments at its clinic, which will be administered by CIC Health as a FEMA vaccination clinic for the following dates:   Tuesday, April 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 17 from […]

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Property revitalized by City, PACE YouthBuild sold to first-time homebuyer through lottery

New Bedford, Massachusetts– A formerly vacant and distressed single-family home in New Bedford’s west end was sold to a first-time homebuyer through a lottery process. The once dilapidated property has been completely revitalized by students participating in the YouthBuild New Bedford Program and funded through the City’s Office of Housing […]

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New Bedford to begin annual street sweeping program

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Department of Public Infrastructure will conduct its annual major street sweeping program in the city, including a parking ban on designated sides of the street beginning Thursday nights, as listed below. The program will run from April 1 through November 1. The street sweeping will operate […]

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Treasurer’s, Clerk’s, Elections and Licensing offices open in-person 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. beginning April 20

Masks and social distancing required New Bedford, Massachusetts– New Bedford City Hall’s limited reopening for four office at City Hall, which began in August, has expanded in-person hours to 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday, April 20. The Sixth Street entrance will remain the only public entrance to the […]

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New Bedford establishes waterfront vaccination center for essential seafood industry workers

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell, joined by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressman Bill Keating, and members of the City Council and state legislative delegation, announced today that the City of New Bedford has established a waterfront vaccination center to vaccinate essential seafood industry workers. The site is located at […]

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Nursing home, senior living visitation allowed in New Bedford due to vaccination of residents, rescinding earlier restriction on visits 

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell and the Board of Health have rescinded an earlier restriction on nursing home and senior living visits, due to the widespread vaccination of residents at those facilities.   On December 14, the Mayor and Board of Health prohibited visitation at nursing homes, long-term care […]

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Deadline announced for prospective recreational marijuana businesses for 2021

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford has established a deadline of Friday, April 30, 2021 for prospective recreational marijuana businesses to submit Host Community Agreement (HCA) applications to the Planning Department for the current (second) of review. All applications must include a certificate of compliance with local zoning […]

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City of New Bedford provides update on COVID-19 vaccination efforts; access to vaccine supplies remains a challenge

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Ongoing vaccine supply shortages continue to impede the City of New Bedford’s multi-pronged vaccination effort.  Despite the challenge, last month, the City was able to begin vaccinating its 600+ first responders and nursing/health staff with the first dose of the Moderna vaccine. Administration of a second dose […]

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