From the Corner Office

Issue No. 014 | September 18th, 2014 | New Bedford, Massachusetts

City of New Bedford

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14-1City Sees Dramatic Increase in Recycling, Reduction in Trash to Landfill with Implementation of New System

New Bedford, Massachusetts – In the eight weeks since New Bedford first rolled out its new automated curbside collection system for trash and recyclables, the City has attained an unprecedented recycling rate and significantly reduced the amount of waste sent to its landfill.

New Bedford’s new collection program began on June 23, 2014 and was designed and implemented to increase recycling citywide, reduce litter on city streets, and decrease the amount of solid waste sent to the Crapo Hill landfill…read more


14-2Mayor Mitchell Proposes Charter Change to Modernize Mayoral Term

4-Year Term Would Promote Stability in Executive Branch, Increase Focus on Long-term Interests, Reduce Time Diverted to Campaigning and Fundraising

Mayor Mitchell Proposes to Exclude Himself from Eligibility for 4-Year Term

New Bedford, Massachusetts
– With his administration focused on New Bedford’s long-term future, Mayor Jon Mitchell today presented the City Council with a proposal to modernize the term of office for mayor from two to four years. The modification, Mitchell said, would enhance the municipality’s ability to build a stronger future for itself by promoting stability in its executive branch, encouraging its chief executive to focus on the city’s long-term best interests and reducing the time diverted from governmental duties to campaigning and fundraising… read more



Five New Officers Added to New Bedford Police Department

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The New Bedford Police Department added five new police officers to its ranks earlier this month.  Five new officers, who recently graduated from the Police Academy, were sworn-in at a ceremony on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at New Bedford City Hall.

The new officers will raise the department’s complement of officers to 258 members.  With these new officers, a total of seven officers will have taken the oath to serve and protect New Bedford residents this year.  In June of 2014, two highly experienced officers transferred into the New Bedford Police Department from other area departments… read more


New Bedford Modernizing Streetlights

Conversion to brighter, more efficient LEDs will save money and enhance New Bedford neighborhoods 14-4

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell has announced that crews have begun the process of upgrading streetlights citywide to brighter, energy efficient ones.

Municipally-owned “cobrahead” fixtures and all other existing streetlights and traffic signals, are being replaced with new, modern fixtures and light emitting diode (LED) bulbs that will produce brighter, whiter light… read more


Weekend Happenings


Working Waterfront Festival
Saturday, Sept. 27th – Sunday Sept. 28th
City Pier 3

What's Happpening in New Bedford
Wanda Sykes
Saturday, Sept. 27th 8pm
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
New Bedford Open Studios
Saturday, October 4th
Kilburn Mills and Orchard Street Studios


NB Business Buzz: The Black Whale

14-6Are you in the mood for fresh, local seafood? Stop by the newly opened The Black Whale and enjoy fresh seafood and a raw bar right on New Bedford’s working waterfront.

Black Whale is located on City Pier 3 and diners can enjoy the outdoor seating on the deck or comfortable indoor seating.



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