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Early Voting for Municipal Election Set for Oct. 23 at Main Public Library Downtown

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Early voting for the city’s municipal election will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at the city’s main public library downtown, the Board of Election Commissioners announced. Registered voters will be able to cast ballots that day, next Saturday, at the main […]

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Weekly Vaccine Clinic Update

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. Upcoming New Bedford Vaccination Clinics Friday, October 15: PAACA (360 Coggeshall St.) – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., […]

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Absentee Ballots Available for Municipal Election; Last Day to Register is Tomorrow, Oct. 13

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Absentee ballots are now available for the Nov. 2 municipal election, the city’s Board of Election Commissioners announced. It’s a busy week ahead of Election Day, as the last day to register to vote is Wednesday, Oct. 13, and confirmation of early voting dates is on […]

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City Health Officials: Start Vaccination By Oct. 18 to Have Safe Holiday Season with Family and Friends

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 is not only about protecting yourself – it’s also about protecting your family, friends, and community. For people who are unvaccinated and want to have a safe holiday season with loved ones, the coming week is a great time to get started, […]

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Oct. 13 Voter Registration Deadline Coming Up for Municipal Election

New Bedford, Massachusetts – There’s just one week left to register to vote in New Bedford’s municipal election on Nov. 2. The voter registration deadline is next Wednesday, Oct. 13. The front doors at City Hall will be open until 8 p.m. that day so people can enter the building, […]

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City Hosting Weekly Vaccination Clinics in Select Public Schools Through Early November

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The City of New Bedford Health Department and New Bedford Public Schools are hosting weekly COVID-19 vaccination clinics through early November at Keith, Normandin, and Roosevelt middle schools, and New Bedford High School. Students, parents, faculty, and staff members all are welcome at the free, walk-up […]

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City Wins Major Legal Victory for New Bedford Taxpayers

New Bedford, Massachusetts – A Bristol County Superior Court jury decided in favor of the City of New Bedford today, issuing a clear ruling in the longstanding dispute with trash and recycling contractor ABC Disposal. The verdict issued by the nine-person jury ended a nearly two-week trial. The dispute revolved […]

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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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