City of New Bedford to hold public hearing on consideration of new cable license

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford, as issuing authority for a cable television license for the city, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Keith Middle School, 225 Hathaway Boulevard, as part of the consideration process for […]

New Bedford begins preparations for 2020 Census

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell joined community leaders and key City departments to officially kick off preparations for the 2020 Census. The City of New Bedford, in a comprehensive effort to ensure the entire population of the City is accurately counted in the 2020 Census, has taken new steps […]

Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday, June 20

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Health Department, working closely with the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is again this year conducting an annual monitoring program to track the potential threat from EEE and WNV carrying mosquitoes. Under the program, mosquito traps are […]

Friends of Hazelwood Park accepting donations for bowling greens

Anonymous donor will match up to $50,000   New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Friends of Hazelwood Park, partnering with the Department of Parks, Recreation & Beaches, are excited to announce that an anonymous donor interested in the renovation of the park’s bowling greens will match up to $50,000 received in donations […]

NB Resilient Community Day at Magnett Park

Saturday, June 15 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Magnett Park – 370 Middle Street   New Bedford, Massachusetts– Come learn about New Bedford’s plan for climate action and resilience while enjoying activities, food trucks, music, games and more.   New Bedford launched NB Resilient, a plan to strengthen the […]

City of New Bedford retains outside counsel to oppose Parallel Products proposal in Business Park

Click here for Mayor Jon Mitchell’s May 10, 2019 letter to MEPA  New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford has retained the Boston-based municipal law firm of KP Law, P.C. (formerly known as Kopelman & Paige) to oppose the proposal of Parallel Products to establish a glass/solid waste/biosolids processing […]

City officials unveil major upgrades to downtown parking garage

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell and City officials announced significant upgrades to the Elm Street Garage, officially reopening the garage after renovations began in 2017.   The new renovation includes improvements to structural performance, security, lighting, and cosmetic changes to the lobby, stairs and elevator areas. New signage including […]

Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday, June 13

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Health Department, working closely with the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is again this year conducting an annual monitoring program to track the potential threat from EEE and WNV carrying mosquitoes.  Under the program, mosquito traps are […]

City of New Bedford joins lawsuit to hold pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors responsible for creating opioid epidemic

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford announced that it has filed suit against the nation’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors for their role in creating a widespread diversion of prescription opiates for nonmedical purposes.  The case was filed on June 6, 2019 in federal district court in the […]

2019 Seaport Art Walk: ‘Whirlwind of Art’ in New Bedford

  New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford’s annual Seaport Art Walk arrives with a theme written on the wind. For 2019, the outdoor collection of sculpture on the waterfront is part of the city-wide “Summer Winds” collaborative program series organized by DATMA (Design Art & Technology Massachusetts).   […]