Mayor Mitchell and Board of Health order strong public health measures at senior living facilities, nursing homes and lodging houses

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell and the Board of Health have acted to protect residents including seniors in New Bedford, announcing stringent measures on wellness checks, quarantining, and isolation requirements for senior living facilities and nursing homes, as well as lodging houses, in New Bedford. Mayor Mitchell’s proposal was […]

New Bedford to begin annual street sweeping program

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Department of Public Infrastructure will conduct a major street sweeping program in the city, including a parking ban on designated sides of the street beginning Thursday nights, as listed below. The program will run from April 1 through November 1. The street sweeping will operate on […]

New Bedford will continue to serve residents while City facilities remain closed to public access

Personal care businesses including salons must close Monday, March 23 New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell has announced that the City of New Bedford will continue to serve the residents of the city and provide essential services remotely while City facilities remain closed to public access as part of the […]

City facilities will close to public access from Tuesday, March 17 through at least Sunday, March 22

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell has announced that City facilities will be closed to public access, beginning Tuesday, March 17, through at least Sunday, March 22. With the growing threat posed by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), City government has begun to shift to a mode of service delivery that […]

Mayor Jon Mitchell updates the public on New Bedford’s response to COVID-19

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell joined City officials on Friday to update the public on the City’s response to COVID-19. In accordance his legal authority, Mayor Mitchell has declared that a state of emergency now exists in New Bedford. This allows for the suspension of certain rules to expedite […]

New Bedford Counts: City launches 2020 Census effort

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell and members of the New Bedford Complete Count Committee officially launched New Bedford Counts, the City’s 2020 Census efforts as the count gets underway starting today, March 12, 2020. Last year at Mayor Mitchell’s direction, the City of New Bedford, in a comprehensive effort […]

Statement regarding the New Bedford Half Marathon

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford and the New Bedford Half Marathon Committee together are announcing that the 2020 New Bedford Half Marathon, scheduled for Sunday, March 15, has been cancelled to ensure the health and safety of residents and runners. The risk level in Greater New Bedford […]

New Bedford Health Department provides information on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Health Department has posted helpful information on its website regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The page is available on the City’s home page, www.newbedford-ma.gov, or on the Health Department’s page on the City website, under ‘News.’ The page will continue to be […]

Applications for youth program, summer jobs available

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Department of Parks, Recreation and Beaches has applications for its 2020 Kennedy Summer Day program for children, as well as for summer jobs, now available. Applications now available for 2020 Kennedy Summer Day Program Applications are available for parents to register their children to […]

Free hands-on astronomy family event at Low Tide Yacht Club

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Department of Parks, Recreation and Beaches and New Bedford Science Cafe will offer an evening of stargazing – a free, hands-on astronomy event to be hosted at the Low Tide Yacht Club at Fort Taber Park. The event will be held Friday, February 28 […]

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