From the Corner OfficeIssue No. 004  |  October 31, 2013  |  New Bedford, Massachusetts

City of New Bedford

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Mayor’s Perspective: New Bedford – The World is Taking Notice

Mayor's PerspectiveOver the next few weeks you may see foreign visitors from Germany, Scotland, and  China exploring New Bedford, visiting our attractions, or dining and shopping  downtown. More than one hundred foreign dignitaries and business leaders in all,  they will be in the City because they share a common belief with us: something  special is happening here.

Our foreign guests have taken notice of New  Bedford because of the City’s emerging leadership position in America’s nascent  offshore wind industry. They are here to learn more about us and begin to seek  ways to collaborate and share in the possible benefits of the industry to  come… Read more (PDF)

separatorMayor Announces Plan For Purchase of New Fire Apparatus

Mayor Announces Plan for Purchase of New Fire ApparatusNew Bedford, Massachusetts – On October 17, 2013 Mayor Jon Mitchell announced a plan to purchase two new fire apparatus for the New Bedford Fire Department (NBFD), allowing the NBFD to remove from frontline service two antiquated pumpers that first came into service more than twenty years ago.

With this purchase the Mayor and the City Council will have invested nearly $2.3  million in public safety infrastructure over the past year. The City replaced a number of aging vehicles including police cruisers, ambulances, a fire rescue boat, and command vehicles. The addition of the new pumpers will reduce the  average age of the NBFD fleet by three years…Read more (PDF)


Mayor Mitchell to Promote Child & Family Services’ 2013 Holiday Hope Project

Mayor Mitchell to Promote Child & Family Services' 2013 Holiday Hope ProjectNew Bedford, Massachusetts – At a press conference in City Hall on Friday, October 18, 2013, Mayor Jon Mitchell encouraged community participation and announced his participation in the Child & Family Services’ Annual Holiday Hope Project by sponsoring a local family.

The Holiday Hope Project is a community-wide, volunteer effort that provides food, clothing and gifts for families and individuals receiving services at Child & Family who have fallen on tough times…Read more (PDF)t


Patio Areas and Cobblestones Coming to Lower Union Street

Patio Areas and Cobblestones coming to lower Union StreetNew Bedford, Massachusetts – The City of New Bedford is readying for a streetscape improvement project along the last block of Union Street that will include the installation of wide patio-style sidewalks and the replacement of
the asphalt street surface with cobblestones.

The improvements follow  the recent completion of the Route 18/ JFK Boulevard reconstruction project  which  expanded pedestrian access to the waterfront and enhanced the Front Street area of the Historic District… Read more (PDF)

separatorWeekend Happenings

What's Happpening in New BedfordSoup Bowl Supper
Saturday, November 9th, 5pm – 8pm
Seaport Inn & Marina, 110 Middle St., Fairhaven

Veterans Day Parade
Monday, November 11th, 11am
Buttonwood Park

The Santa Sightings 5k Fun Run
Saturday, December 7th, 11am
Downtown New Bedford

separatorNB Business Buzz: Mother Freedom

Mother FreedomMother Freedom of 630 Belleville Avenue is a great place to find heritage  inspired men’s sportswear.
Mother Freedom has taken their inspiration from  the beautiful and rugged New England landscape and transformed it into a classic  quality men’s clothing brand. They provide “pieces with purpose” and are a great
addition to New Bedford.

You can contact Mother Freedom at 774-202-7323
or by visiting their website


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