City Extends Deadline of Program To Revive Vacant Properties

Applicants Will Now Have Until December 30, 2022 To Submit Proposals New Bedford, Massachusetts – The City of New Bedford is extending the application deadline for the Vacant or Abandoned Property Rehabilitation Program from September 30, 2022 to December 30, 2022. Launched in July 2022, the program’s goal is to […]

City and State Take Action Against Tire Recycling Facilities

MassDEP Joins City In Enforcement in the Wake of Bob’s Tire Fire New Bedford, Massachusetts – The City of New Bedford has intensified its efforts to hold tire recycling facilities across the city accountable for their impacts on surrounding neighborhoods. On July 8, one such tire recycling facility, Bob’s Tire, […]

City Announces Third Round of Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution

Free tests available at public libraries as new school year begins Sept. 2, 2022 — City health and emergency management officials are coordinating with the city’s public libraries to distribute free, at-home COVID-19 test kits, available until supplies last. The free distribution coincides with the start of the school year […]

Mayor Mitchell Appoints Director of Facilities and Fleet Management

Sept. 2, 2022 — Mayor Jon Mitchell has appointed Jennifer Vieira as the City’s Director of the Department of Facilities and Fleet Management (DFFM). Vieira has served as the department’s acting director since December 2021. She has worked for the City since 2011, in roles of increasing complexity and responsibility […]

Tax Lien Case Against City Dismissed by Court

Plaintiff Settles Separately with Private Defendant Tax lien-related litigation in which the City was a co-defendant has been settled and the case against the city was dismissed this month in U.S. District Court. The court made its Aug. 12 dismissal “with prejudice,” meaning the ruling is final and the plaintiff […]

Gordon Carr Selected as Executive Director of the New Bedford Port Authority

Gordon Carr, current Deputy Director of Real Estate Strategy and Policy at the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), has been selected as the next Executive Director of the New Bedford Port Authority (NBPA). Carr has more than 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors in the areas of […]

City Accepting Applications for Program Supporting Privately Owned Cultural Facilities

The City is accepting applications from privately owned, nonprofit cultural facilities that are seeking support for capital investments to revitalize their buildings, equipment, and outdoor spaces. Arts & Culture is a vital segment of New Bedford’s economy and community that has huge impacts on quality of life and job creation, […]

City Takes Steps To Assist Residents During Heat Wave

Residents Encouraged to Use Cooling Centers At Libraries Lifeguard Coverage At City Beaches Is Extended New Bedford, Massachusetts – The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for all of Southern New England, including New Bedford, from 11:00 am, Thursday, August 4, through 8:00 pm, Friday, August 5.  Heat […]

Election Officials Announce New Polling Locations Ahead of Sept. 6 Primary

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The City’s Board of Election Commissioners has announced new and changed polling locations ahead of the primary election Sept. 6. The new locations for voters are the result of redistricting following the 2020 U.S. Census and changes to state legislation last fall. The changes and additions […]

Mayor Mitchell Nominates GNB Voc-Tech Hall of Famer to the High School’s District Committee

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell has nominated a Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School alumna and Hall of Famer to the high school’s district committee. Carol Pimentel, in addition to her induction into GNB Voc-Tech’s Athletic Hall of Fame, also has been honored with the high […]

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