New Bedford Selects Artist for the Commission of Temporary Art at the Cove Walk

New Bedford, Massachusetts – New Bedford’s Department of City Planning, in collaboration with New Bedford Creative, announces the selection of an artist team to receive a commission to create a temporary public art installation to be located at the entrance of the Cove Walk on Cove Road. A selection committee […]

New Bedford Residents Invited to Attend Public Meetings on U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Federal Funding

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford’s Office of Housing & Community Development will hold two identical public meetings to discuss the best use of federal funding to improve the quality of life for New Bedford residents. The public meetings will be held: January 10th.2023      Tuesday at 6.00pm […]

New Year’s Eve Programming to Move Indoors Due to Rain Forecast

Fireworks still scheduled for 8:30 p.m. New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford is moving to indoor programming on New Year’s Eve due to the rain forecast. Fireworks are still scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Broken Glass Projections 3D mapping will be postponed to a later date. Updated Events: (See […]

New Bedford Debuts Unique Art Form with Local Artist for City Celebrates! New Year’s Eve

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford’s Office of Tourism and Marketing, has partnered with Broken Glass Projections to debut projection mapping digital art during City Celebrates! New Year’s Eve. Projection mapping, made famous throughout Europe, is a form of art that transforms objects into works of art by […]

New Bedford Announces Real Christmas Tree Curbside Pick Up, Holiday Recycling Tips

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Greater New Bedford Regional Refuse Management District has offered recycling tips for New Bedford residents to ensure holiday waste ends up in the correct container. Cardboard: Empty, flattened boxes can be placed in the recycling bin including boxes from online shopping, gift boxes, and empty pizza […]

New Bedford Community Preservation Act Applications to be Presented at Virtual Public Meetings

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The City of New Bedford invites all interested community members to review the Fiscal Year 2023 Community Preservation Act (CPA) applications before the Community Preservation Committee and offer feedback at three virtual community meetings held in January. The FY23 application process began in September with the […]

City Encourages Storm Preparedness

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The City is encouraging residents to use caution in anticipation of high winds and heavy rains starting this evening and into Friday.  New Bedford is currently under a high wind warning from Friday, Dec. 23 until Saturday, Dec. 24, and under a coastal flood watch effective […]

Homeless Service Provider’s Network Presents Darlene Spencer with Annual Sister Rose Award

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The City’s Homeless Service Provider’s Network (HSPN) has presented Darlene Spencer, Program Officer with the Carney Family Foundation, with its 2022 Sister Rose Award. Named in honor of Sister Rosellen Gallogly who served as the Executive Director of Market Ministries in the City for years and […]

Holiday Schedules for COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Locations

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Local COVID-19 vaccine locations, including Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing at New Bedford Regional Airport, are changing their upcoming schedules to accommodate the Christmas and New Year holidays. All local COVID-19 vaccine and testing locations will be closed on Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31, and […]

New Policy for Disposal of Mattresses and Box Springs in effect January 1, 2023

Fee Set Below Other Municipalities; Limits Cost To Residents New Bedford, Massachusetts – As a consequence of a new statewide ban on the disposal of mattresses and box springs established recently by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), effective January 1, 2023, a $10 fee will be required of […]