Mayor Mitchell announces establishment of restaurant reopening advisory group

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell announced that the City of New Bedford will establish a restaurant reopening advisory group, co-chaired by City Planner Tabitha Harkin and local businessman and restaurateur Stephen Silverstein, owner of The Black Whale and founder of Not Your Average Joe’s. “When restaurants reopen in New […]

Distribution of masks begins with North End residents this weekend, May 30 and 31 at NBHS

Through MaskNB initiative, City of New Bedford offers a free mask to any resident who wants one New Bedford, Massachusetts– MaskNB, an initiative announced by Mayor Jon Mitchell in partnership with the Southeastern Massachuestts chapter of the American Red Cross and Joseph Abboud Manufacturing Corporation, will begin mask distribution this […]

Kennedy Summer Day Program cancelled for summer 2020; beach passes available for New Bedford residents

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and based on federal, state and city guidelines, the New Bedford Department of Parks, Recreation & Beaches Kennedy Summer Day Program will be cancelled for the summer of 2020. Staff from the Department of Parks, Recreation & Beaches will be in […]

Mayor Mitchell announces New Bedford will follow state’s first phase of statewide reopening with adjustments

Mayor Jon Mitchell announced that the City of New Bedford will follow and implement the first phase of Governor Charlie Baker’s reopening plan, with adjustments warranted by the current risk level of disease transmission in the city and region. On Monday, Governor Baker announced his plan to reopen the Commonwealth […]

Mayor Mitchell announces New Bedford will offer free mask to any resident who wants one

  MaskNB initiative, a partnership with American Red Cross and Joseph Abboud, will provide mask to any city resident who wants one New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell announced that the City of New Bedford has launched MaskNB, an initiative in partnership with the Southeastern Massachusetts chapter of the American […]

City of New Bedford, Southcoast to expand testing program for large workplaces, at-risk areas

  New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell and Southcoast Health have announced that, together, they are expanding a program to reach more at-risk areas and essential workers with COVID-19 testing. The program is based on a joint pilot effort undertaken earlier this month to test commercial fishing crews on the New […]

New Bedford suspends city-permitted events of more than 10 people through Labor Day

  New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell has announced that events in New Bedford with more than 10 people in attendance, and which require a City permit, have been cancelled through Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2020, to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. New Bedford’s Independence Day fireworks […]

106th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

New Bedford, Massachusetts— Mayor Jon Mitchell and Club Madeirense S.S. Sacramento together have announced that the 106th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, scheduled for July 30 through August 2, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Club and the Feast Committee will announce further details about cancellation and […]

Mayor Mitchell and Board of Health order strong public health measures to keep workplaces safe

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell and the Board of Health have acted to ensure the safety of large industrial workplaces in New Bedford, both for essential businesses currently in operation, and those not designated as essential that will return to operations in the coming weeks. The Mayor and Board […]

New Bedford Census Help Centers accessible by phone

New Bedford, Massachusetts– While there have been many changes during the COVID-19 state of emergency, the importance of filling out the 2020 Census remains a top priority to ensure New Bedford is counted in the federal census. The New Bedford Census Help Centers have gone virtual, and will now be […]