New Bedford, Massachusetts — The City of New Bedford will be starting its annual street sweeping program on April 6, 2023. There will be no parking on both sides of the street, overnight from 11:50 p.m. Thursday night to 6:00 a.m. Friday morning. Failure to follow the posted street sweeping […]

S&P Sustains City’s Bond Rating, Citing “Very Strong Management” and Economic Benefits of Offshore Wind Development

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings cited “very strong management with strong financial management practices” along with the diversification of the city’s economy with the advent of offshore wind energy projects like Vineyard Wind, in the agency’s decision to award the City of New Bedford a AA/Positive […]

New Bedford to Host Annual Half Marathon

Race begins at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 19, 2023   New Bedford, Massachusetts–– On Sunday, thousands of runners will once again participate in the Annual New Bedford Half Marathon.  The race is hosted by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, a New Bedford-based fraternal organization, and the City of New […]

City Announces $3 Million in Investments to Reduce Homelessness and Address Affordable Housing and Housing Instability through HOME-ARP Plan

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell has announced the city has allocated over three million dollars of HOME-American Rescue Plan Program (HOME-ARP) funding to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability in New Bedford. The HOME-ARP Allocation Plan, which will be up for approval by the City Council on Thursday, […]

New Bedford Community Preservation Committee Recommends 23 Projects for FY23 Community Preservation Act Funding

$2 million in total allocations recommended to City Council New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford’s Community Preservation Committee has voted to recommend 23 projects to the New Bedford City Council for a total of $2 million in FY23 funding through the Community Preservation Act (CPA). The recommended CPA […]

Buttonwood Senior Center to Become Adult Social Day Care Center Starting March 6th

Brooklawn Community Center and Rosemary Tierney Community Center to Once Again Become Traditional Senior Centers  Due to increasing demand for adult social daycare slots and declining participation at the Buttonwood Senior Center, the New Bedford Council On Aging has decided to turn the Buttonwood Senior Center into a consolidated Adult […]

City Moves to Build New North End School

The proposed new building would consolidate Ashley and Swift Schools The New Bedford School Committee voted unanimously to submit Statements of Interests (SOI) to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) relative to the Charles S. Ashley and Jireh Swift Elementary Schools during its February 13 school committee meeting. Mayor Jon […]

Mayor, Police Chief Announce $5,000 Signing Bonus for New Police Officers

New Bedford, Massachusetts– New Bedford, Massachusetts–Mayor Jon Mitchell and Police Chief Paul Oliveira have announced the establishment of a $5,000 signing bonus for incoming police officers, as part of an effort to address challenges in recruiting and hiring new officers. “As has been widely reported, police departments across the country […]

City Reminds Voters of Ward 3 Election Next Week and Opportunities for Early Voting

Polls Open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28th New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Board of Election Commissioners is reminding the public of opportunities to vote by absentee ballot as an alternative to voting in-person in next week’s Ward 3 Special Election scheduled for Tuesday, February 28th. Absentee […]

Mayor Appoints Patricia Langis to the Board of the Council on Aging

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell has appointed Patricia Langis to the board of the Council on Aging. Langis is a lifelong resident of New Bedford who previously worked as a COA dispatcher until she retired at the age of 84. She is also a member of the Neighborhood Association. […]

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