Mayor discusses impact of ransomware attack on New Bedford’s computer system

New Bedford, Massachusetts– In a press conference at City Hall, Mayor Jon Mitchell briefed the public regarding the impact of a cyberattack on the City’s computer system this summer. On Friday, July 5, 2019, the City of New Bedford’s Management Information Systems (MIS) staff identified and disrupted a computer virus […]

State to host training seminar in New Bedford for candidates for municipal office

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) will hold a training seminar on the state’s filing and depository system for municipal candidates (incumbents and new candidates) on Wednesday, September 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the public meeting room on the 3rd floor of the New […]

All New Bedford beaches reopened to swimming

Water quality has returned to a level safe for swimming to resume   New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Health Department has announced all of New Bedford’s beaches have been reopened for swimming today, Friday, August 30, 2019. Testing was conducted and the results of water samples collected from all […]

New Bedford beaches closed to swimming today

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Health Department has announced the city’s beaches have closed to swimming today, Thursday, August 29, as a precautionary measure due to anticipated elevated bacteria levels after heavy overnight rainfall.   The Health Department has closed all of the city’s beaches sections to swimming to […]

Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Friday, August 30 and Tuesday, September 3

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 […]

East Beach in New Bedford reopened to swimming

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Department of Parks, Recreation & Beaches reopened East Beach to swimming today, Wednesday, August 28, 2019. The beach had been closed for a portion of Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday, August 28, due to a reported oil sheen in the area of East Beach. […]

New Bedford’s East Beach closed to swimming today

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Department of Parks, Recreation & Beaches has announced that East Beach has been closed to swimming today, Tuesday, August 27, 2019.   The New Bedford Fire Department along with other municipal and state agencies is currently investigating a potential oil sheen off of East […]

Mayor Jon Mitchell to hold August Neighborhood Office Hours at Cafe Roma

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours for the month of August on Tuesday, August 27, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Cafe Roma, 3371 Acushnet Avenue.   Mayor Mitchell announced he would set aside time each month to hold office hours in city neighborhoods so that […]

Efforts to combat mosquito threats continue in New Bedford

Aerial spraying for mosquitoes planned for city overnight; EEE presence in Buttonwood Park area confirmed New Bedford, Massachusetts– Aerial spraying for mosquitoes that began on Wednesday, August is expected overnight in New Bedford tonight, Friday, August 23 into the early morning of Saturday, August 24. Presence of EEE in Buttonwood […]

Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Friday, August 23 and Tuesday, August 27

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 […]