Section of New Bedford’s West Beach closed to swimming today

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Health Department has announced that West Beach south of the beach’s pavilion has been closed to swimming today, Thursday, August 15, 2019, due to elevated bacteria levels.   The water at all New Bedford beaches will be tested daily until acceptable water quality levels […]

Mayor Mitchell continues to prepare for legal challenge to Parallel Products

**Link to Mayor Jon Mitchell’s video statement on Parallel Products, originally posted on his official  Facebook page on August 14, 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy8KAlhtXeI**   New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell is seeking to put in place the funding necessary to challenge the Parallel Products proposal in the New Bedford Business Park. […]

Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Friday, August 9 and Tuesday, August 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 […]

Award-winning authors Chen Chen and Rebecca Makkai to appear at New Bedford Library

New Bedford, Massachusetts– As part of a summer program through the National Book Foundation, New Bedford has been selected to host award winning authors Chen Chen and Rebecca Makkai for a conversation at the New Bedford Free Public Library. The two authors will appear as part of AHA! Night on […]

City of New Bedford seeks public input on cable license through August 31

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford, as issuing authority for a cable television license for the city, continues to seek public input as part of its public hearing on the consideration process for a new cable license. Two public meetings were held on the license, on June 20 […]

All New Bedford beaches reopened to swimming

Water quality has returned to a level safe for swimming to resume New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Health Department has announced all of New Bedford’s beaches have been reopened for swimming today, Thursday, July 25, 2019. Testing was conducted and the results of water samples collected from all municipal […]

EEE detected in latest mosquito samples at New Bedford Business Park

Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Friday, July 26   New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has notified the New Bedford Health Department of the finding of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in samples obtained in the area of the New Bedford Business […]

New Bedford beaches closed to swimming today

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Health Department has announced the city’s beaches have closed to swimming today, Wednesday, July 24, 2019, due to elevated bacteria levels. The Health Department has closed all of the city’s beaches sections to swimming to protect public health, after yesterday’s heavy rainfall and subsequent […]

Mayor Jon Mitchell to hold July Neighborhood Office Hours at Celia’s Restaurant

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours for the month of July on Thursday, July 25, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Celia’s Restaurant, 700 Kempton Street.   Mayor Mitchell announced he would set aside time each month to hold office hours in city neighborhoods so that […]

New Bedford launches NewBedfordCreative.org

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Arts and Culture in New Bedford has a new address. It can be found at NewBedfordCreative.org. Both purveyors of creativity and patrons of the arts are encouraged to log on to NewBedfordCreative.org. It is designed to be active and dynamic – a reflection of the fact that […]