From the Corner Office

Issue No. 013 | Aug 6, 2014 | New Bedford, Massachusetts

City of New Bedford

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13-1Mayor Mitchell and Attorney General Coakley Partner to Help Rehabilitate Vacant, Distressed Properties Through Receivership Program

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Blighted properties, abandoned by their owners in residential areas, create safety hazards, attract crime and lower property values.

Through the Receivership Program, the City of New Bedford works in partnership with the Attorney General’s Office to identify delinquent owners of abandoned residential property and encourage them to voluntarily repair their properties and make them secure… read more separator

13-2Mayor Mitchell and New Bedford Art Committee Celebrate Public Art Project

New Bedford Artist’s Original Mural Design Enhances North End Overpass New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Jon Mitchell and the members of the New Bedford Public Art Committee celebrated the installation of a new public mural on a Belleville Avenue overpass on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The mural is the first public art project spearheaded by the New Bedford Public Art Committee, a group of artists and organizations established as an extension of the Mitchell Administration’s graffiti prevention program, Graffiti Free NB… read more separator

13-3Superintendent Durkin convenes Teacher Advisory Groups to amplify teacher voice in district initiatives

New Bedford, MA – Superintendent Pia Durkin has established two new Teacher Advisory Groups (TAG) for the New Bedford Public Schools.

Dozens of teachers, some recommended by principals and others identified by Dr. Durkin herself, will serve on the two groups – one representing elementary and middle schools, and the other representing high schools… read moreseparator

13-4New Bedford Celebrates the 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament

Last weekend the City of New Bedford celebrated the 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament.

Read the Standard Times article detailing this milestone event… read more


Weekend Happenings


What's Happpening in New BedfordSummer Sound Series
Friday, August 8th, 6pm – 8pm
Pier 3
Latino Beach Cultural Festival
Saturday, August 9th & Sunday, August 10th
Hazelwood Park
Operation Clean Sweep
Saturday, August 16th, 8:30am
Veteran’s Transition House (Willis and Purchase St.)


NB Business Buzz: Ming Sushi

13-5Are you craving sushi? Stop by Ming Sushi and enjoy a wide variety of fresh sushi and Japanese cuisine in a friendly atmosphere. Ming Sushi opened their doors are the beginning of July and is a fantastic new addition to the City of New Bedford.

Visit Ming Sushi for lunch or dinner at 774 Purchase Street or call for takeout at (508) 999-1113.




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