Press Releases – 2019

September 13, 2019 New Bedford parks will continue to close at dusk until first frost of the season
September 11, 2019 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Friday, September 13
September 10, 2019 Formerly distressed property revitalized by WHALE, City of New Bedford sold by lottery to first-time homebuyer
September 10, 2019 Election Commission reminds voters of deadline to register to vote in city preliminary election: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
September 09, 2019 New Bedford breaks ground on first new public safety facility in more than 50 years
 September 06, 2019 Mayor Jon Mitchell and members of Friends of Buttonwood Park officially open new tennis courts
September 05, 2019 City releases parking study recommendations; new parking zones to take effect October 1, 2019

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September 5, 2019 New Bedford reaches Host Community Agreements with three recreational marijuana dispensary applicants
September 4, 2019 Mayor discusses impact of ransomware attack on New Bedford’s computer system
August 30, 2019 State to host training seminar in New Bedford for candidates for municipal office
August 30, 2019 All New Bedford beaches reopened to swimming
August 29, 2019 New Bedford beaches closed to swimming today
August 29, 2019 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Friday, August 30 and Tuesday, September 3
August 28, 2019 East Beach in New Bedford reopened to swimming
August 27, 2019 New Bedford’s East Beach closed to swimming today
August 26, 2019 Mayor Jon Mitchell to hold August Neighborhood Office Hours at Cafe Roma
August 23, 2019 Efforts to combat mosquito threats continue in New Bedford
August 23, 2019 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Friday, August 23 and Tuesday, August 27
August 21,2019 West Nile Virus detected in latest mosquito sample in Oak Grove area of New Bedford
August 16, 2019 New Bedford parks to close at dusk due to risk of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)
August 16, 2019 West Beach in New Bedford reopened to swimming
August 15, 2019 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Friday, August 16 and Tuesday, August 20
August 15, 2019 Section of New Bedford’s West Beach closed to swimming today
August 14, 2019 Mayor Mitchell continues to prepare for legal challenge to Parallel Products
August 7, 2019 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Friday, August 9 and Tuesday, August 13
August 5, 2019 Award-winning authors Chen Chen and Rebecca Makkai to appear at New Bedford Library
August 2, 2019 Port of New Bedford welcomes New York Yacht Club
August 1, 2019 City of New Bedford seeks public input on cable license through August 31
July 31, 2019 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Friday, August 2
July 25, 2019 City of New Bedford to hold second public hearing on consideration of new cable license
July 25, 2019 All New Bedford beaches reopened to swimming
July 25, 2019 EEE detected in latest mosquito samples at New Bedford Business Park
July 24, 2019 New Bedford beaches closed to swimming today
July 23, 2019 Mayor Jon Mitchell to hold July Neighborhood Office Hours at Celia’s Restaurant
July 18, 2019 New Bedford launches NewBedfordCreative.org
July 16, 2019 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday, July 18
July 16, 2019 Wicked Cool Places grant applications available for creative placemaking
July 09, 2019 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday, July 11
July 05, 2019 Play in the Park and Summer Food Service Program offer free meals and activities for kids
July 03, 2019 City of New Bedford announces free live concerts on City Pier 3 for Summer Sound Series 2019
July 03, 2019 47th Annual Cape Verdean Recognition Parade is Saturday, July 6, 2019 starting at 11:00 a.m.
July 02, 2019 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Friday, July 5
July 02, 2019 New Bedford announces Fourth of July Fireworks over New Bedford Harbor
June 24, 2019 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday, June 27
June 24, 2019 Altitude H2O plans to make a splash at New Bedford’s East Beach
June 19, 2019 More flights available from New Bedford Regional Airport for Summer 2019
June 19, 2019 NASA Astronaut Stephen G. Bowen to speak in New Bedford
June 18, 2019 City of New Bedford to hold public hearing on consideration of new cable license
June 18, 2019 New Bedford begins preparations for 2020 Census
June 18, 2019 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday, June 20
June 14, 2019 Friends of Hazelwood Park accepting donations for bowling greens
 June 13, 2019 NB Resilient Community Day at Magnett Park
June 12, 2019 City of New Bedford retains outside counsel to oppose Parallel Products proposal in Business Park

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June 12, 2019 City officials unveil major upgrades to downtown parking garage
June 11, 2019 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday, June 13
June 11, 2019 City of New Bedford joins lawsuit to hold pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors responsible for creating opioid epidemic
June 06, 2019 2019 Seaport Art Walk: ‘Whirlwind of Art’ in New Bedford
June 03, 2019 New Bedford High School seniors recognized with Mayor’s List Award
May 31, 2019 Destination New Bedford launches digital guide for Summer 2019
May 28, 2019 Mayor Jon Mitchell to hold May Neighborhood Office Hours at Brigham Corner Seafood and Pizza
May 28, 2019 Join the fun at NB Resilient Community Day on Saturday, June 15
May 28, 2019 New Bedford Regional Airport to host emergency drill on Thursday, May 30
May 21, 2019 Memorial Day weekend events planned to remember New Bedford veterans
May 21, 2019 Mayor and City officials announce significant investments in New Bedford Police Department
May 17, 2019 Nomination papers available for 2019 municipal election
May 14. 2019 City of New Bedford launches online dashboard, NBCompass
May 09, 2019 Massachusetts Department of Public Health brings Positive Tracks program to New Bedford youth
May 09, 2019 Mayor Jon Mitchell presents Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal
May 06, 2019 Local workforce board responds to nursing home facility closings in Greater New Bedford
May 03, 2019 Rainwater collection barrels available at discounted rate for New Bedford residents
May 01, 2019 City of New Bedford maintains favorable bond rating
April 26, 2019 New Bedford celebrates Community Development Week
April 25, 2019 Upgraded Buttonwood Senior Center officially reopened
April 23, 2019 Mayor Jon Mitchell to hold April Neighborhood Office Hours at Adriana’s
April 23, 2019 New Bedford Veterans’ Advisory Board to hold ceremony honoring U.S. soldiers, sailors lost in WWII’s Exercise Tiger
April 18, 2019 New Bedford Community Preservation Committee selects projects for recommended funding
April 12, 2019 New Bedford is ready for ArtWeek 2019
April 10, 2019 New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches and New Bedford Science Cafe to offer free hands-on science family event during April School Vacation
April 5, 2019 Ongoing work at High Hill Reservoir may cause temporarily discolored water for some residents
April 4, 2019 Deadline announced for prospective recreational marijuana businesses
April 4, 2019 New Bedford receives national budget award for third consecutive year
April 1, 2019 New Bedford to begin annual street sweeping program
March 29, 2019 City officials honor life of longtime public servant and former City Solicitor Arthur J. Caron Jr.
March 29, 2019 Port of New Bedford generates $11.1 billion in economic value

Economic Impact Study of the New Bedford / Fairhaven Harbor

March 22, 2019 Mayors: Schools failing to meet constitutional requirement to provide adequate education opportunities
March 12, 2019 New Bedford Health Department prepares for Public Health Accreditation
March 12, 2019 New Bedford ready to host 42nd annual Half Marathon
Half Marathon Route 2019
March 01, 2019 City of New Bedford prepares for winter storm
February 05, 2019 New Bedford awarded federal homeless assistance funds
February 05, 2019 New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches now enrolling students for annual February and April Staycation Fun Weeks
February 04, 2019 Kruger appointed acting Deputy Fire Chief
January 28, 2019 City to conduct annual Point-in-Time Count for 2019
January 25, 2019 Mayor Jon Mitchell to hold January Neighborhood Office Hours at Me & Ed’s
January 18, 2019 Final Personnel Department Report on Beams Intended for Ernestina
January 04, 2019 New Bedford residents invited to attend public meetings on U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development federal funding for Fiscal Year 2019
January 14, 2019 New Bedford’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Remembrance Celebration
January 16, 2019 New and renewal applications available for 2019 for Captain Jack Peterson Dog Park