From the Corner OfficeIssue No. 007  |  January 28, 2014  |  New Bedford, Massachusetts

City of New Bedford

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Mayor Jonathan F. Mitchell’s Inaugural Address

Stained Glass SealWhen I stood before you here two years ago, New Bedford faced uncertainty on many fronts: the school system was threatened with a state takeover; the fate of the proposed South Terminal project was a big question mark; absentee landlords were running our neighborhoods into the ground; and city government, given the financial pressures of our times, urgently needed to become a more efficient, more effective and better managed organization. These were daunting and complex problems … Read more (PDF)

separatorNew Bedford High School Awarded Mass Life Sciences Grant for Science Supplies and Equipment

Massachusetts Life Sciences CenterNew Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell and Superintendent of New Bedford Public Schools Dr. Pia Durkin announced today that the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) has awarded a $92,000 grant to the district for the purchase of life science training equipment and supplies for biology and bioscience classrooms at New Bedford High School…Read more (PDF)


City Adds 18 New Police cruisers to Public Safety Fleet

City Adds 18 New Police Cruisers to Public Safety FleetNew Bedford, Massachusetts – On January 15, 2014 Mayor Jon Mitchell, Chief Financial Officer Ari Sky, and Police Chief David Provencher, officially announced the addition of 18 new police vehicles to the New Bedford Police Department Fleet….Read more (PDF)


New Bedford Cultural Council Awards More Than $75,000 for New Bedford Arts and Cultural Programs

Massachusetts Cultural CouncilNew Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell and Jill Horton-Simms, Chair of the New Bedford Cultural Council, have announced the award of 50 grants totaling $75,036 to support programs in New Bedford that promote education, diversity, and excellence in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences. The grants were awarded from a pool of funds distributed to the City by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency that supports public programs and educational activities in the arts, sciences and humanities…Read more (PDF)


Weekend Happenings

What's Happpening in New BedfordFrederick Douglas Read-a-thon
Sunday, February 9th, 2pm
First Unitarian Church, 71 Eighth Street

AHA!  Night
Thursday, February 13th, 5pm
Downtown New Bedford

YWCA 11th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show
Thursday, February 27th, 5:30pm
Century House, 107 So. Main Street, Acushnet, MA


Riverbank Lofts

Riverbank LoftsLocated at 200 Riverside Avenue are the beautiful Riverbank Lofts which recently celebrated its grand opening on January 17th. The building retains its original historic charm of being a mill but is now completely renovated and updated with granite kitchen tops, huge windows overlooking the Acushnet River, 18′ ceilings, community garden plots, first floor secure and heated garage and front door video intercom. If you are looking for a new apartment, check out the Riverbank Lofts online or call 508-984-5400 for more information.


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