New Bedford Election Commission reminds voters of statewide deadline for applications to vote by mail

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Election Commission reminds voters that the statewide deadline for absentee ballots in the state primary election is Wednesday, August 26. Ballots must be received by the Election Commission office by Election Day, Tuesday, September 1, either by mail or drop-off at the Election Commission […]

New Bedford offers Passport Parking app for cashless parking payments

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford has partnered with Passport, the operating system that provides contactless payment options to cities, for parking payment through its mobile app. Passport’s digital application launching in the City, Passport Parking, is a cashless alternative to paying at a meter or pay station […]

New Bedford announces early voting schedule for 2020 state primary election

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Election Commission has announced that Early Voting for the 2020 state primary election will be held at the New Bedford Main Library, 613 Pleasant Street, from Saturday August, 22 through Friday, August 28. Any voter who wishes to cast their ballot in person prior […]

City Hall to reopen three offices for in-person transactions beginning Monday, August 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Masks and social distancing required City Hall open 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday starting August 10 New Bedford, Massachusetts– New Bedford City Hall will reopen on a limited basis beginning Monday, August 10, 2020, in order to provide in-person services at the Treasurer’s Office, City Clerk’s Office, […]

New Bedford to honor life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford will honor the life and legacy of the late Congressman John Lewis, the noted civil rights advocate and longtime member of Congress who died on July 17, having dedicated his life to the fight for equality and justice. The Human Relations Commission […]

Mayor Jon Mitchell to deliver annual State of the City address virtually

New Bedford, Massachusetts– On Thursday, August 6, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., Mayor Jon Mitchell will deliver the annual State of the City address virtually via Facebook Live. The address, hosted by the One Southcoast Chamber, was scheduled for a luncheon event in March at New Bedford High School, but was […]

Mayor Jon Mitchell presents Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal

Mayor Jon Mitchell presented his Fiscal Year 2021 City Budget before the New Bedford City Council on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, via virtual meeting due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In his accompanying letter to the Council presenting the $365 million general fund budget, Mayor Mitchell wrote: “The situation facing […]

Free mask distribution continues with more ward-based drive-through events

‘Pop-up’ neighborhood events also announced New Bedford, Massachusetts–MaskNB, an initiative announced earlier this year by Mayor Jon Mitchell in partnership with the Southeastern Massachusetts chapter of the American Red Cross and Joseph Abboud Manufacturing Corporation, announces additional mask distribution in July and August with more drive-through distribution events at the […]

Reminder: metered parking enforcement resumes Monday, June 29 in New Bedford

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Traffic Commission reminds motorists using metered parking spaces that enforcement of parking meters resumes Monday, June 29. Metered parking enforcement was suspended when restaurants and retail stores closed in-person dining and shopping due to the COVID-19 pandemic, until the reopening of indoor dining in New Bedford. […]

New Bedford parks remind residents of designated grilling areas and social distancing

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Department of Parks, Recreation & Beaches reminds residents that certain areas at city parks are marked as designated grilling areas, and that grilling is not allowed in other sections of the parks. Social distancing is encouraged as New Bedford continues to combat the coronavirus. […]