Harbor Walk, Cove Walk, Fort Taber to Close Tuesday Due to Expected High Winds

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a high wind warning beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9th, through 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10th for Southern Bristol County including New Bedford.  The NWS forecast calls for sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph with […]

Holy Family Revitalized into New Housing Development

NEW BEDFORD – Mayor Jon Mitchell, elected officials, The Office of Housing and Community Development, BayCoast Bank, and CMK Development Partners gathered on Friday to cut the ribbon on the newly developed ‘121 North’ apartment building, the site of the former Holy Family High School. The building includes fifteen apartments, […]

City Launches Process to Build Melville Statue

NEW BEDFORD – In late December of 1840, a 21-year-old man signed onto the crew of the whaleship Acushnet, a 359-ton square-rigged ship that departed New Bedford for the Pacific Ocean on Jan. 3, 1841. That man spent 18 months at sea experiencing a whaling journey, and a decade later, […]

Mayor Jon Mitchell Delivers Inaugural Address

Mayor Sworn In For Sixth Term by Governor Maura Healey City Council, Board of Assessors, and School Committee Members Also Sworn In At Inauguration Ceremony at Keith Middle School NEW BEDFORD – On Monday evening at Keith Middle School, the City of New Bedford held an Inauguration Ceremony for municipal […]

New Downtown Theater Opens

After 11-year revitalization effort, historic First Baptist Church transformed into The Steeple Playhouse NEW BEDFORD – The story of an 11-year-long effort to transform a crumbling, historic church into a modern performing arts venue began, literally, on a dark and stormy night. It was April 2012, and heavy wind was […]

City Announces Festivities for New Year’s Eve

New Bedford to debut its first-ever LED drone light show New Bedford, MA – The City of New Bedford will host their annual City Celebrates New Year’s Eve event with family-friendly programming throughout the downtown area. Activities will take place both indoors at several locations and outdoors at Custom House […]

Traveling Memorial Honoring Post-9/11 Service Members Coming to New Bedford Regional Airport Dec. 10-12

Ceremony to honor LCpl. Matthew Rodriguez, Greater New Bedford Marine Killed in Action 10 Years Ago, Scheduled for Monday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. NEW BEDFORD – A traveling memorial honoring American servicemen and women lost in the Global War on Terror will be on display at the New Bedford […]

Construction to Begin on NorthStar Early Education Center in the South End

NEW BEDFORD – A new early education center is coming to the Goulart Square neighborhood. Mayor Jon Mitchell joined city and state officials Thursday afternoon at a groundbreaking ceremony for NorthStar Learning Centers’ Early Learning Academy at the corner of Rivet and Hyacinth streets. The City awarded $2.5 million in […]

New Bedford Recognized as Climate Action Leader

New Bedford, MA – The City has been recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) as one of the 119 cities across the globe that is taking bold leadership on environmental action and transparency by receiving an “A” score on the 2023 CDP Cities A-List. Founded in 2000, CDP is […]

City Kicks Off Holiday Parking Program

2 hours of free parking in downtown garages and at North End meters along Acushnet Avenue during December New Bedford, MA – The City’s Holiday Parking Program is back in full swing this year, offering two hours of free parking at both the Elm Street Garage and the Zeiterion Garage […]