From the Corner Office

Issue No. 006 | December 26, 2013 | New Bedford, Massachusetts

City of New Bedford

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Happy HolidaysHoliday Greetings from Mayor Mitchell

With the Holidays upon us, I extend warm wishes for a happy and healthy Holiday Season to the residents of our great City. As we look to the New Year, let us embrace with hope and energy the opportunities ahead for New Bedford.


City Celebrates! New Year’s Eve 2013

New Year's EveNew Bedford, Massachusetts – On December 31, 2013 the City of New Bedford will help ring in the New Year in style with a number of free, fun, and festive activities for everyone during City Celebrates! New Year’s Eve. The festivities will begin at 4:30pm with an opening welcome from Mayor Jon Mitchell and New Bedford City Councilors and performances by Miss New Bedford, Miss New Bedford Outstanding Teen, the Showstoppers, and the UMass Steel Drum Band…. City Celebrates! New Year’s Eve 2013


6-3Mayor Announces “Graffiti Free NB” Initiative

New Unveils Prevention and Removal Campaign; New Tool to Report on Graffiti, Tree Trimmings and Pot Holes

New Bedford, Massachusetts – On Thursday, December 12, 2013 Mayor Jon Mitchell joined with representatives from the Department of Public Infrastructure, New Bedford Police Department, SeeClickFix, and members of the local artist community to announce, Graffiti Free NB, the City’s new comprehensive approach to graffiti prevention and removal. As part of the announcement, the Mayor unveiled a new free app for smart phones that residents may use to report graffiti, and request tree trimmings and pot hole repairs…. Graffiti Free NBseparator


6-4New Bedford City Hall’s Flag Plaza Dedicated in Memory of WWII Veteran Joseph Theodore

New Bedford, Massachusetts – On Monday, December 16, 2013 Mayor Jon Mitchell gathered with members of the City Council and State Legislative Delegation, city residents and local veterans to dedicate New Bedford City Hall’s Flag Plaza in memory of New Bedford native and World War II Army veteran Joseph Theodore. A plaque in honor of “The Flag Man” was unveiled at the base of the flag pole in front of City Hall and Mr. Theodore was remembered for his patriotism, energy and commitment to honoring his fellow veterans… Joseph Theodore Dedicationseparator

Weekend Happenings

What's HappeningCity Celebrates! New Year’s Eve
Tuesday, December 31st, 4:30pm – 8pm
Downtown New Bedford

Inauguration Monday
January 6th, 7pm
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

Inauguration Celebration
Monday, January 6th, Immediately following Inauguration
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6-5Seafire Grillhouse & Bar

Seafire Grille celebrated its grand opening this December in the newly renovated Candle Works building at 72 N Water Street. Seafire offers fresh seafood, steaks, and homemade pasta, as well as other creative dishes and desserts. For a delicious meal in an elegant atmosphere, please visit Seafire Monday through Thursday between 11:30 am and 9:30 pm, Friday from 11:30 am to 10 pm , Saturday from 5 pm to 10 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 8 pm.separator



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