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Mayor Mitchell Announces $11.2 Million for New Housing Developments

Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today more than $11.2 million in funding for new housing developments that will revitalize key sites and create nearly 150 new units. The five awarded developments applied for funding assistance this spring through the City’s Housing Expansion Initiative, announced April 1. The initiative supports large-scale housing […]

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New Bedford to hold Independence Day Fireworks Over New Bedford Harbor on July 4

The City of New Bedford’s Independence Day fireworks display will begin at 9 p.m. on Monday, July 4, staged from a barge off State Pier in New Bedford Harbor. Lower Union Street (between N. Water St. and Route 18) will be closed to vehicle traffic and will be the best […]

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Upcoming COVID-19 Testing Sites: June 26-July 10

Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing at New Bedford Regional Airport—part of the state’s Stop the Spread program—is offering testing on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Appointments for free COVID-19 tests can be made at beacontesting.com. Airport officials ask that people reach the site via the airport’s side entrance on Downey Street. […]

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Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics: June 25-July 8

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: Vaccine clinics by Seven Hills at former […]

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City Announces 2022 Summer Sound Series

Biggest-ever lineup offers free Friday concerts, weekly block parties through Sept. 16, alternating between Purchase and lower Union streets Friday evenings are about to get a lot more festive in downtown New Bedford. The City’s massive, dance-fueled Summer Sound Series begins June 17 and offers a free concert every week, […]

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Mayor Jon Mitchell Awards Top 10 NBHS Graduates in Annual “Mayor’s List” Ceremony

Mayor Jon Mitchell awarded the top 10 academically ranked seniors in New Bedford High School’s Class of 2022 today in the school’s auditorium. Today’s ceremony was the 10th annual Mayor’s List Awards, in celebration of the students’ extraordinary academic achievements. The ceremony also was an opportunity to learn more about […]

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Mayor Mitchell Presents Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell presented his Fiscal Year 2023 City Budget to the New Bedford City Council on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Cautious, Conservative Spending Blueprint Mayor Mitchell noted that the new City budget, the third developed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, reflects continuing impacts […]

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Mayor Focuses on Growth and Opportunity in Forward-Looking State of the City Address

In a forward-looking State of the City address to a sold-out crowd today, Mayor Jon Mitchell focused on growth and opportunity taking shape as New Bedford emerges from the pandemic. Speaking to more than 500 attendees at New Bedford High School, Mayor Mitchell’s address – delivered in-person for the first […]

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Weekly Targeted Ground Spraying for Mosquitoes Begins Early Thursday, June 16, Continues Through September

The New Bedford Health Department, working closely with the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is again conducting its annual monitoring program to track the potential threat from mosquitoes that could be carrying EEE or WNV. Under the program, crews place traps to collect […]

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Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics: June 11 – 24

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. Visit vaxnb.com for updated schedules of local COVID-19 […]

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Upcoming COVID-19 Testing Sites: June 14 – 26

Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing at New Bedford Regional Airport—part of the state’s Stop the Spread program—is offering testing on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Appointments for free COVID-19 tests can be made at beacontesting.com. Airport officials ask that people reach the site via the airport’s side entrance on Downey Street. […]

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City offices and facilities closed Monday, June 20 as New Bedford observes Juneteenth

City offices will be closed to the public on Monday, June 20, as New Bedford observes the Juneteenth holiday. This includes the public libraries. Buttonwood Park Zoo will remain open. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, specifically the date that enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, were […]

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