Temporary drive-up COVID-19 testing for New Bedford residents reopens at airport on Saturday, December 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford’s temporary drive-up COVID-19  testing site for New Bedford residents at the New Bedford Regional Airport reopens on Saturday, December 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tests are free and no appointment is required. Testing is expected to run daily for 5-10 […]

City of New Bedford to offer temporary drive-up, no-appointment-necessary COVID-19 testing

Move will increase local testing capacity as regional, state-run site converts to appointment-only; City testing site at airport limited to New Bedford residents   New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford will offer – for a limited time – drive-up COVID-19 testing for New Bedford residents at the New […]

Nursing home, senior living visitation to be prohibited to protect vulnerable residents from the spread of COVID-19

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell and the Board of Health have issued strong new guidelines to protect the residents of nursing homes, long-term care and senior living facilities from the spread of COVID-19. As the New England region, including New Bedford, enters its second surge, the percent positivity of […]

State’s COVID-19 Stop the Spread testing site at Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot in New Bedford becomes appointment-only on Monday, December 14

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has informed the New Bedford Health Department that its Stop the Spread testing site located at the Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot, which serves the Seastreak Ferry, becomes appointment-only on Monday, December 14. Beginning Monday, the testing site will be run by […]

NBEDC announces New Bedford SourceLink network and resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses

New Bedford, Massachusetts–Mayor Jon Mitchell and the New Bedford Economic Development Council (NBEDC) announce the launch of New Bedford SourceLink, a supportive platform that connects maritime, arts and culture, and main street entrepreneurs to a network of local, regional, and national resource partners to foster innovation, growth, and prosperity. Beginning […]

New Bedford will implement state COVID-19 guidelines at houses of worship

New Bedford, Massachusetts– New Bedford will implement the statewide COVID-19 guidelines for houses of worship in the city, the Health Department announced to faith leaders this week. New Bedford had implemented an additional cap, 40% or 100 people, whichever was lower, in the spring. Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court […]

New Bedford Health Department orders The Bar on Dartmouth Street closed due to repeated COVID-19 violations

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Health Department has issued a cease and desist order to The Bar at 266 Dartmouth Street for its third violation of the state’s regulations to protect residents from the spread of COVID-19. The Bar has been fined $2,900 and is ordered closed effective immediately, […]

FY 2021 Property Values

  The City of New Bedford has completed the state-required five-year revaluation of all real and personal property located within the bounds of the City. The FY2021 values were the result of sales activity during the calendar year 2019 and show ownership as of January 1, 2020. As part of […]

Relief fund established for families displaced by Thanksgiving Day fire on Washburn Street

Donations can be made online or at any branch of  First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union New Bedford, Massachusetts–The City of New Bedford along with community partners including the Inter-Church Council of Greater New Bedford have established a relief fund for the families displaced by a fire that destroyed three homes […]

Six New Bedford bars fined for violating COVID-19 orders to protect residents

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Health Department has issued fines to six New Bedford businesses for failure to comply with the City’s COVID-19 regulations and protections for residents. Whiskey Lounge at 1669 Acushnet Avenue, and Sebastian’s at 110 Country Street, were each fined $300 for failure to comply with […]

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