Mayor Mitchell Presents Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell presented his Fiscal Year 2023 City Budget to the New Bedford City Council on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Cautious, Conservative Spending Blueprint Mayor Mitchell noted that the new City budget, the third developed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, reflects continuing impacts […]

Upcoming COVID-19 Testing Sites: May 15-26

Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing at New Bedford Regional Airport—part of the state’s Stop the Spread program—is offering testing on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Appointments for free COVID-19 tests can be made at beacontesting.com. Airport officials ask that people reach the site via the airport’s side entrance on Downey Street. […]

Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics: May 14-27

Free, walk-up COVID-19 clinics in New Bedford offer all CDC-approved vaccine doses and boosters, for adults and youth. Bringing your vaccination card when getting your booster shot is helpful, but not required. Clinics provided by Seven Hills Behavioral Health, unless otherwise marked. NOTE: No clinic will be held at the […]

Mayor Mitchell Announces New Grant Opportunities For Local Artists and Arts Groups

Speaking at Hatch Street Studies earlier today, Mayor Jon Mitchell and other leaders announced that $1.2 million in funding is being made available to support local artists and art-related organizations. Earlier this year the City launched a Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) to distributed a portion of the federal grant […]

Mayor Announces Community Development Funding in Draft Action Plan

Proposed Projects Include Renovations to Boys & Girls Club, West Beach Bathhouse New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell announced nearly $6 million in proposed funding allocations detailed in the City’s draft FY 2022 Housing & Community Development Action Plan, which is open for public comment. Proposed allocations include $480,000 […]

Mayor Mitchell Announces Program Supporting Capital Improvements for Privately Owned Cultural Facilities

Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today a funding opportunity for facilities in the City’s Arts & Culture sector that need capital investments and support 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 […]

Mayor Mitchell Announces Expansion of Enhanced Façade Program for Local Businesses

Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today an expansion of a new program supporting the City’s small businesses, opening the door to more applicants and generating even greater commercial revitalization across the City. The City’s Enhanced Façade Improvement Program enables eligible commercial property owners, tenants, and nonprofit organizations to receive a grant […]

Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Free, walk-up COVID-19 clinics in New Bedford offer all CDC-approved vaccine doses and boosters, for adults and youth. Bringing your vaccination card when getting your booster shot is helpful, but not required. Clinics provided by Seven Hills Behavioral Health, unless otherwise marked. Visit vaxnb.com for updated […]

Upcoming COVID-19 Testing Sites: May 1-15

Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing at New Bedford Regional Airport—part of the state’s Stop the Spread program—is offering testing on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, through at least May 15. Appointments for free COVID-19 tests can be made at beacontesting.com. Airport officials ask that people reach the site via the airport’s […]

Mayor Focuses on Growth and Opportunity in Forward-Looking State of the City Address

In a forward-looking State of the City address to a sold-out crowd today, Mayor Jon Mitchell focused on growth and opportunity taking shape as New Bedford emerges from the pandemic. Speaking to more than 500 attendees at New Bedford High School, Mayor Mitchell’s address – delivered in-person for the first […]

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