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Issue No. 008  |  February 19, 2014  |  New Bedford, Massachusetts

City of New Bedford

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Wall Street Upgrades City of New Bedford

7_1Highest bond rating in at least forty years will save City millions in financing costs  S&P cites Mitchell Administration’s strong financial team, conservative spending approach, and growth potential of offshore wind New Bedford, Massachusetts – Standard & Poor’s Rating Services (S&P) has assigned the City of New Bedford a AA- rating, the highest bond rating for the City in at least forty years. The rating moves New Bedford well into the top half of all issuers of municipal debt in the Commonwealth… … Read more (PDF)


City Prepares for New Automated Trash and Recycling Collection System

8-2New Bedford, Massachusetts – Beginning June 23, 2014 the City of New Bedford in partnership with ABC Disposal will implement a new automated curbside collection system for trash and recyclables. The new collection program, which is designed to increase citywide recycling, reduce litter, and decrease the amount of trash sent to the Crapo Hill landfill, will lengthen the life of our landfill, increase recycling and result in cleaner city streets …Read more (PDF)


Mayor Mitchell Named Vice Chairman for Renewable Energy of U.S. Conference of Mayors Energy Committee

8-3New Bedford, Massachusetts – At the 82nd Winter Meeting of The United States Conference of Mayors, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell was named Vice Chairman for Renewable Energy of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Energy Committee. The Energy Standing Committee is one of eleven Standing Committees that formulate the Conference of Mayors’ positions on important topics and is focused on bringing energy efficiency to America’s cities and energy independence to the United States …Read more (PDF)


State Awards Health and Wellness Grant to New Bedford Health Department for Regional Initiative

8-4New Bedford, Massachusetts – A community-based partnership led by the City of New Bedford Health Department, in collaboration with the City of Fall River, has been selected by the Patrick Administration to receive grant funding and participate in a community-based innovative health and wellness initiative.

The partnership, called the Southeastern Health Initiative for Transformation (SHIFT) program, was announced by the Administration as one of nine grants totaling more than $40 million that will be shared across the state to help fight chronic illness and improve health outcomes on the community level
while reducing health care costs …Read more (PDF)


Weekend Happenings

What's Happpening in New Bedford“A Time For Justice” Screening –An award-winning short film on the Civil Rights Movement
Thursday, February 20th, 7pm – 8:30pm
Gallery X, 169 William Street

Team Owen Fundraiser
Saturday, March 1st, 9am
CrossFit New Bedford, 140 Rogers Street

37th Annual New Bedford Half Marathon
Sunday, March 16th, 11am
Downtown New Bedford


NB Business Buzz: Painting with a Splash

8-5Do you have a desire to have fun? You should visit Painting with a Splash at 772 Purchase Street where you will receive step-by-step instructions to create your very own masterpiece painting in a very entertaining, relaxing, and fun atmosphere.

Uncork your artistic abilities and bring home your unique artistry on canvas that day or evening. No experience is necessary. For more information visit their website at


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