West Nile Virus detected in latest mosquito sample in oak grove area of New Bedford

New Bedford, Massachusetts–– The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has notified the New Bedford Health Department of the finding of West Nile Virus in a primarily bird-biting mosquito sample obtained in the vicinity of Oak Grove Cemetery in New Bedford. The mosquito is of the Culex pipiens/restuans complex species and is […]

New Bedford parks to close at dusk due to risk of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford’s parks and other open public spaces will close at dusk beginning today, Friday, August 16, in response to the risk of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Multiple positive tests of mosquitoes with EEE in New Bedford and surrounding municipalities have led the state’s […]

West Beach in New Bedford reopened to swimming

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Health Department has announced that sections of West Beach closed yesterday have been reopened for swimming today, Friday, August 16, 2019. Testing was conducted and the results of water samples collected from all municipal beaches indicate that water quality has returned to a level […]

Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Friday, August 16 and Tuesday, August 20

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Health Department, working closely with the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is again this year conducting an annual monitoring program to track the potential threat from EEE and WNV carrying mosquitoes.  Under the program, mosquito traps are […]

Section of New Bedford’s West Beach closed to swimming today

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Health Department has announced that West Beach south of the beach’s pavilion has been closed to swimming today, Thursday, August 15, 2019, due to elevated bacteria levels.   The water at all New Bedford beaches will be tested daily until acceptable water quality levels […]

Mayor Mitchell continues to prepare for legal challenge to Parallel Products

**Link to Mayor Jon Mitchell’s video statement on Parallel Products, originally posted on his official  Facebook page on August 14, 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy8KAlhtXeI**   New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell is seeking to put in place the funding necessary to challenge the Parallel Products proposal in the New Bedford Business Park. […]

Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Friday, August 9 and Tuesday, August 13

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Health Department, working closely with the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is again this year conducting an annual monitoring program to track the potential threat from EEE and WNV carrying mosquitoes. Under the program, mosquito traps are […]

Award-winning authors Chen Chen and Rebecca Makkai to appear at New Bedford Library

New Bedford, Massachusetts– As part of a summer program through the National Book Foundation, New Bedford has been selected to host award winning authors Chen Chen and Rebecca Makkai for a conversation at the New Bedford Free Public Library. The two authors will appear as part of AHA! Night on […]

Port of New Bedford welcomes New York Yacht Club

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Port of New Bedford will welcome the New York Yacht Club August 5-6 at Pope’s Island Marina. Several members of the club will begin to arrive Monday, August 5 around 1:00 p.m. as they race from Cuttyhunk.   “This is a historic year for the New […]

City of New Bedford seeks public input on cable license through August 31

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford, as issuing authority for a cable television license for the city, continues to seek public input as part of its public hearing on the consideration process for a new cable license. Two public meetings were held on the license, on June 20 […]