From the Corner Office

Issue No. 011 | May 30, 2014 | New Bedford, Massachusetts

City of New Bedford

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Mayor Mitchell Submits City Budget For Fiscal Year 2015

Keeps Brake on Spending Across City Government; But Includes Major Boost for Schools; Mayor Cites Cost of State-Mandated Turnaround Plans for High School and Parker

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell presented a $287 million Fiscal Year 2015 City Budget to the City Council on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Mitchell signaled he would continue his no-frills spending approach in this year’s proposal, his third since taking office in January 2012 …Read More (PDF)


Mayor Mitchell Joins Governor Patrick in Announcing $1.19 Million in Funding for Acushnet Avenue Project

New Bedford, Massachusetts – On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Mayor Jon Mitchell and the New Bedford Economic Development Council welcomed Governor Deval Patrick to the City of New Bedford. After observing the progress of the Avenue Improvement Project, Governor Patrick announced a second round of funding totaling $1.19 million will be awarded to New Bedford through the MassWorks Infrastructure Grant Program to help support the next phase of the public infrastructure project … Read More (PDF)

The Wall Street Journal Recognizes the City of New Bedford

From whale oil to renewable energy: New Bedford, Mass., reinvents itself.

On Sunday, May 18, 2014 the Wall Street Journal published an article recognizing New Bedford’s efforts to link its future to renewable energy … Read Article


Mayor Mitchell Reveals Winning Design Selected for North Front Street Public Mural Project

New Bedford, Massachusetts –Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today the design chosen for the new public mural that will be painted on the walls of a North Front Street overpass later this spring. The winning design, entitled “School of Cod”, features a colorful school of cod fish swimming through a sea of Elm trees.

The design was created by New Bedford artist Alex Jardin, a 2007 graduate of New Bedford High School who also earned a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2013 … Read More (PDF)


Weekend Happenings

What's Happpening in New BedfordBuzzards Bay Open Water Rowing Challenge
Saturday, June 7th, 10am
Fort Taber

3rd Annual New Bedford Jazz Fest
Saturday, June 14th, 2pm – 7pm
Pier 3

Operation Clean Sweep, Ward 6
Saturday, June 21st, 8:30 am
Ruth Street, near Loretta Bourque Park


NB Business Buzz: Groundwork

Groundwork is a new small business seeking to bring the coworking revolution to the City of New Bedford. Groundwork’s creators, Sarah Athanas and Dena Haden, are working with the New Bedford Economic Development Council to create a shared office space where local entrepreneurs, freelancers, and remote workers can meet, collaborate, and work in a positive and productive environment. Groundwork members will enjoy ample lighting and comfortable work stations with fast internet, printing and mailing services, and free coffee and snacks. Although Groundwork is building its membership before opening a physical space, they hope to open its doors in late summer or early fall. For more information or to become a member visit Groundwork at or email at


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