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Memorial Day Weekend Events Planned to Honor New Bedford Veterans

NEW BEDFORD – Several events are planned throughout the City this Memorial Day weekend to honor the courageous men and women who lost their lives serving the United States. This weekend’s events include: Saturday, May 25 9 a.m. at Rural Cemetery, 149 Dartmouth St. The Greater New Bedford Civil War […]

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Installation of Air Quality Monitoring Network Begins Across New Bedford

Data Will Guide Clean Energy Transition to Bring Cleaner Air to City NEW BEDFORD – A new system of air quality monitors is being installed across the City to inform residents and guide decision-makers on public policy and equitable health outcomes. Air quality sensors have been installed at five locations […]

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City Launches State-of-the-Art Property Mapping Tool

New Geographical Information System Available On City’s Website NEW BEDFORD – A state-of-the-art digital mapping and property information tool is now available on the City’s website. The new application, powered by AxisGIS and CAI Technologies, enhances the traditional parcel lookup system into a graphic interface with more detail, data, and […]

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Mayor Mitchell Presents Fiscal Year 2025 Budget

NEW BEDFORD – Mayor Jon Mitchell presented his Fiscal Year 2025 City Budget to the New Bedford City Council on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. The Fiscal Year 2025 City Budget totals $536.3 million, of which the General Fund is the largest component at $478.7 million. A Careful, Conservative Spending Blueprint […]

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EMT Training Academy Debuts in New Bedford

180-Hour Course Prepares Students for State Certification, Rewarding Career with New Bedford Emergency Medical Services NEW BEDFORD – The next generation of emergency medical technicians are preparing for a career serving the residents of New Bedford. Four cadets are enrolled in the inaugural class of the New Bedford EMT Training […]

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New State-of-the-Art Athletic Field Will Be Home to New Bedford High Field Hockey, Lacrosse Teams

Addition of Turf Field is Latest in Long Line of Improvements to Athletic Facilities NEW BEDFORD – Mayor Jon Mitchell, Supt. Andrew O’Leary, School Committee Members and City Councilors officially opened the new state-of-the-art turf athletic field at New Bedford High School on Tuesday morning. The new field is the […]

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Traditional Senior Center Returning to Buttonwood

Adult Social Day Care Services Shifting Back to Brooklawn and Hazelwood NEW BEDFORD – Buttonwood Park will once again be home to a traditional senior center. The New Bedford Council on Aging is shifting Adult Social Day Care services from Buttonwood Park to the Brooklawn Community Center in the North […]

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City Reminds Residents of Adopt-a-Tree Program

NEW BEDFORD – The City of New Bedford would like to remind residents of its Adopt-a-Tree program. The program, which kicked off in 2014 under Mayor Mitchell’s administration, invites residents to make a $150 contribution to the City of New Bedford which enables the Department of Public Infrastructure (DPI) to […]

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Veterans’ Advisory Board to Host Ceremony Honoring U.S. Soldiers, Sailors Lost in WWII’s Exercise Tiger

Memorial Ceremony is Sunday, April 28, 1 p.m. at Fort Taber; State Secretary of Veterans Services Jon Santiago to Participate NEW BEDFORD – The City Veterans’ Advisory Board will honor the 749 United States sailors and soldiers who lost their lives during the devastating April 28, 1944 attack on the […]

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New Position to Facilitate Innovation and Improvement

‘Chief of Innovation and Policy Development’ Will Drive Technology and Policy Improvements for Better Municipal Services NEW BEDFORD – The City of New Bedford is creating a new position that will drive innovation and reforms across City government. The Chief of Innovation and Policy Development will be a senior-level position […]

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Mayor Mitchell to Hold Office Hours

NEW BEDFORD – Mayor Jon Mitchell will hold office hours on Tuesday, April 23, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Jeffrey’s House of Pizza, located at 4326 Acushnet Ave. City residents are invited to attend and meet with Mayor Mitchell directly and share their concerns and ideas, as well as a bite […]

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Mayor Mitchell Advocates for Scallop Industry

Urges New England Fishery Management Council to Open Northern Edge Scallop Grounds NEW BEDFORD – Mayor Jon Mitchell testified before the New England Fishery Management Council Tuesday in Mystic, Conn., urging the board to open the Northern Edge scallop grounds to New Bedford commercial fishermen. Prior to his public comments […]

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