New Bedford mourns the passing of former Mayor Rosemary S. Tierney

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell released the following statement on the passing of former Mayor Rosemary S. Tierney, who served as Mayor from 1992 to 1998: “I was saddened today to learn of the passing of my friend, former New Bedford Mayor Rosemary Tierney. Mayor Tierney’s decades of public service […]

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development awards homelessness assistance funding

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The group tasked with combatting homelessness in the area has been awarded a grant from the federal Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) under its Continuum of Care program. The Homeless Service Providers Network (HSPN), led by the City’s Office of Housing & Community Development, has […]

Chief Paul Coderre issues statement regarding Fire Department ‘blackout’ policy

New Bedford, Massachusetts– New Bedford Fire Chief Paul Coderre, Jr. issued the following statement today regarding the Fire Department’s so-called ‘rolling blackout’ policy: “Beginning in March 2020, the New Bedford Fire Department (NBFD) will end so-called fire company ‘rolling blackouts,’ the practice of taking one of the City’s ten fire […]

Voter registration deadline is February 12; Early voting available the week of February 24

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Election Commission reminds the public that February 12, 2020, will be the last day to register to vote in order to participate in the presidential primary election on March 3, 2020, as well as to notify the Election Commission of any change in voter […]

Absentee ballots now available for presidential primary election

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The presidential primary election in Massachusetts will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, and the New Bedford Election Commission has announced that absentee ballots for this election are now available through the Election Commission Office at New Bedford City Hall. Any registered voter unable to get […]

City files with state its objections to Parallel Products project

Calls project unsafe; cites threats to air and water; and highlights noise, odor and traffic impacts New Bedford, Massachusetts–  On behalf of the City of New Bedford, the Boston-based law firm KP Law strongly opposed the proposal of Parallel Products to establish a glass/solid waste/biosolids processing facility in the New […]

Mayor Jon Mitchell to hold January Neighborhood Office Hours at Rua’s West End Pizzeria

New Bedford, Massachusetts–Mayor Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours for the month of January on Tuesday, January 28, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Rua’s West End Pizzeria, 196 Shawmut Avenue. Mayor Mitchell announced he would set aside time each month to hold office hours in city neighborhoods so that […]

New Bedford’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Remembrance Celebration

The City of New Bedford and Mayor Jon Mitchell are pleased to join with the Greater New Bedford Area Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee in welcoming the public to attend the “Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Remembrance Celebration.” The celebration will be held on Sunday, January […]

New Bedford Community Preservation Act applications to be presented at public meetings

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford’s all interested community members to review the Fiscal Year 2020 Community Preservation Act (CPA) applications before the Community Preservation Committee and offer feedback at three community meetings in January. The application process began in September with Step 1: Eligibility Determination. Eligible applicants […]

Holiday recycling tips for New Bedford residents

After the gifts have been unwrapped, New Bedford residents are encouraged to recycle as much of their holiday waste as possible.  The attached flyer details recyclable items and reminds residents that wrapping paper and string lights are not recyclable. Christmas tree collection and drop-off locations announced – collection is week […]

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