Press Releases – 2015

December 30, 2015 City of New Bedford Inaugural Exercises and Celebration on Monday, January 4, 2016
2016 Inauguration Invitation
December 28, 2015 Celebrate New Year’s Eve in New Bedford!
December 23, 2015 Mayor Mitchell Appoints David Lizotte Acting Chief of Police
December 18, 2015 Holiday Tips for New Bedford Residents
December 15, 2015 City Announces Sunday Public Memorial Service at Zeiterion for Police Chief David A. Provencher
Mass, Motorcade, and Burial Planned for Saturday Morning
December 4, 2015 Recreation Center to Offer Activities and Entertainment for Kids While Parents Complete Holiday Preparations
December 3, 2015 Mayor Mitchell Joins Worldwide Compact of Mayors Addressing Climate Change
Wall Street Journal Profile of New Bedford Solar Initiative
December 3, 2015 New Bedford Cultural Council to Meet and Vote on 2015-2016 Grant Proposals
December 2, 2015 New Bedford to Celebrate the Holiday Season with Many Festive Community Events!
November 30, 2015 City Announces 2 Hours of Free Parking During Holiday Season
November 24, 2015 New Bedford Partners with Clinical and Community Partners to Make Free Health Services Available to Local Residents Through SHIFT (Southeastern Health Initiative for Transformation) Program
November 13, 2015 City of New Bedford Joins with Area Municipalities to Save on Energy Costs
November 10, 2015 Independent Consultant Seeking Input on City’s Fire/EMS Study
Fire and Emergency Medical Services Study
November 10, 2015 City of New Bedford Recognized for Achievements in Addressing Childhood Obesity through Let’s Move!  Cities, Towns and Counties
November 6, 2015 2015 New Bedford Veterans Day Parade
November 2, 2015 New Bedford Tourism & Marketing Office Competing for Funding for Live Music Series
October 27, 2015 Mayor Mitchell, City Council and Community to Celebrate the Groundbreaking of “Tom Lopes Park”
October 26, 2015 City Prepares to Enforce Problem Property Ordinance Sends Notices to Nearly Two Dozen Property Owners
Problem Properties Ordinance
October 23, 2015 Destination New Bedford Celebrates Hometown Tourist Weekend!
October 23, 2015 Mass in Motion New Bedford Awarded Healthy Food Fund Grant
October 20, 2015 Mayor Mitchell, City and State Leaders Break Ground on Taylor Elementary School Construction Project
A Blueprint for School Construction and Capital Improvements for New Bedford Public Schools
October 14, 2015 Mayor Mitchell, City Officials Open the Harborwalk Atop the Famous Hurricane Barrier
October 12, 2015 New Bedford Election Commission Reminds Voters of Deadline to Register to Vote in Municipal Election
September 30, 2015 Mayor Mitchell Encourages Residents & Business Owners to Take Preparedness Steps as Hurricane Season Peaks
September 28, 2015 Insurance Rating Group Upgrades City to Highest Level Possible, New Bedford 1 of 6 Communities in New England to Earn Class 1
September 24, 2015 New Bedford Cable Network Receives National, Regional Awards
September 15, 2015 Election Commission Reminds Voters of Deadline to Register to Vote in New Bedford Preliminary Election
September 14, 2015 New Bedford Reaches Communitywide Health and Wellness Goals, Receives White House Recognition as One of 58 Communities
September 11, 2015 City Releases New Parks, Recreation & Beaches Fall/Winter Catalog, Invites Public to Register for Programming at Andrea McCoy Recreation Center
September 10, 2015 New Bedford’s Working Waterfront Festival Named One of North America’s 100 Best Events for 2016
September 9, 2015 New Bedford Free Public Library to Host First Series of Local Author Presentations
September 8, 2015 Proactive Targeted Ground Spraying Planned for New Bedford
September 8, 2015 New Bedford Cultural Council to Host Information Session on 2015-16 Available Grant Funding
September 8, 2015 In First Year of New Service New Bedford Doubles Recycling Rate, Sees Dramatic Reduction in Trash Sent to Landfill
September 1, 2015 Proactive Targeted Ground Spraying Planned for New Bedford
August 27, 2015 Celebrate Summer Under the Stars at Custom House Square Cinema! Enjoy Free Outdoor Movies in the Park!
August 25, 2015 Mayor Mitchell Announces 2015 Community Development Block Grant & Emergency Solutions Grant Recipients at Award Ceremony
August 25, 2015 Proactive Targeted Ground Spraying Planned for New Bedford
August 21, 2015 Baker-Polito Administration Awards Funding to New Bedford to Combat Effects of Climate Change
NB Coastal Zone Management Award
August 18, 2015 Proactive Targeted Ground Spraying Planned for New Bedford
August 14, 2015 All New Bedford Beaches Reopened to Swimming
Water Quality has Returned to a Level Safe for Swimming to Resume
August 13, 2015 Mayor Welcomes High-End Clothing Company Operating in Former Fire House
August 13, 2015 New Bedford Fire Department Awarded Assistance to Firefighters Grant
August 13, 2015 Health Department Reopens Sections of New Bedford Beaches to Swimming
Several Sections Remain Closed to Swimming Until Safe Water Quality Results Are Obtained
August 12, 2015 Independent Panel of Elephant Experts Gives Buttonwood Park Zoo’s Elephant Care Program a Favorable Review
August 11, 2015 Proactive Targeted Ground Spraying Planned for New Bedford
August 11, 2015 New Bedford’s Beaches Closed to Swimming Today and Wednesday
August 11, 2015 New Bedford Cultural Council to Offer Informational Session on Grant Guidelines
August 7, 2015 Mayor Mitchell Proclaims Today ‘Purple Heart Day’ in Honor of US Military Service Members Wounded or Killed in Action
Official Proclamation for Purple Heart Day
August 7, 2015 New Data Shows Streets Getting Safer in New Bedford
August 4, 2015 Proactive Targeted Ground Spraying Planned for New Bedford
July 30, 2015 AG Healey, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell Tour Renovated Abandoned House in New Bedford and Visit Upgraded Harrington Park
July 29, 2015 Mayor Mitchell Announces Progress on Pothole Problem: City Infrastructure Dept. Repaired 10,000 Potholes Since March
July 28, 2015 Proactive Targeted Ground Spraying Planned for New Bedford
July 24, 2015 Zeiterion Block of Purchase Street Temporarily Renamed “Cherry Tree Lane” for Mary Poppins Production
July 22, 2015 Statement on KG Urban Casino Decision
July 21, 2015 Mayor Jon Mitchell’s Green Energy Initiative Reaches New Milestone; Original Goals Exceeded
City of New Bedford Reaches Energy Milestone with Commissioning of 4.1 MW Solar Project in New Bedford Business Park
July 21, 2015 Targeted Ground Spraying for Mosquitoes Planned in New Bedford
July 17 ,2015 Mayor Mitchell Announces Form Based Zoning Initiative to Guide New Community Development in New Bedford
Form Based Zoning Poster in English
Form Based Zoning Poster in Portuguese
Form Based Zoning Poster in Spanish
July 14, 2015 Targeted Ground Spraying Planned for New Bedford
July 10, 2015 New Bedford Council on Aging and Coastline Elderly Services Join National Movement to End Senior Hunger
July 7, 2015 Targeted Ground Spraying Planned for New Bedford
July 6, 2015 Mayor Mitchell Marks Arrival of First Cargo Ship at New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal
July 2, 2015 New Bedford’s Beaches Closed to Swimming Today
July 1, 2015 Mayor Mitchell Announces 4th of July Fireworks
June 30, 2015 Targeted Ground Spraying Planned for New Bedford
June 26, 2015 Play-In-The-Park Summer Food Program Kicks Off July 7
June 25, 2015 New England Revolution Soccer Academy to be offered in New Bedford in July
June 25, 2015 Mayor Announces City Will Again Host Concerts on Pier 3
June 25, 2015 City of New Bedford Going Green; New Fleet of Electric Vehicles Unveiled
June 24, 2015 Targeted Ground Spraying Planned for New Bedford City Parks
June 19, 2015 New Bedford Health Department Kicks Off “Project Sticker Shock” public awareness effort to reduce youth access to alcohol
June 12, 2015 HDC Plans For Port Director Transition
June 11, 2015 Absentee Ballots Available for Tuesday, June 23 Referendum Election
June 10, 2015 Mayor Mitchell Proposes Naming One Washington Square “Tom Lopes Park”
June 9, 2015 Mayor Mitchell Nominates Tierney to Steamship Authority Board
June 8, 2015 New Bedford Beaches Ready for the Season; Parking Passes Available Beginning Today
June 8, 2015 Outdoor Classical Music this Thursday Night in Downtown New Bedford
June 4, 2015 Boston 2024: New Bedford, the ideal host for Olympic and Paralympic sailing
June 2, 2015 Orphaned and Blind, Eight Week-Old Red Fox Finds a Home at Buttonwood Park Zoo
May 29, 2015 June 3 Deadline to Register to Vote in Upcoming Referendum Election
May 21, 2015 Mayor Mitchell Proposes Changing Route 18 name from John F. Kennedy Highway to John F. Kennedy Boulevard
May 20, 2015 Memorial Day Weekend Events in New Bedford
May 19, 2015 Local Partnership Is Helping Older Adults Address Fears of Falling
May 18, 2015 City of New Bedford Offers Summer Programs For All Ages
May 13, 2015 Mayor Mitchell Presents Fiscal Year 2016 Budget for City of New Bedford
May 13, 2015 New Bedford Airport, Experimental Aviation Association to Host Free Flights for Children in New Bedford Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
May 13, 2015 Harbor Development Commissioners and Mayor Agree on Harbormaster
HDC Commissioners letter to Mayor Mitchell
Mayor Mitchell letter to City Council
May 11, 2015 City of New Bedford & Housing Partnership To Host Free Credit Workshop
May 7, 2015 Evenings of Family Fun Returning to Buttonwood Park Zoo This Summer
May 4, 2015 Study Finds Big Jump In Economic Impact and Job-Growth at New Bedford Airport
May 4, 2015 New Bedford Public Schools Celebrate Walk & Bike to School Day
April 28, 2015 New “Energy Smart” Program Offers Assistance to Homeowners and Small Businesses Looking to Reduce Utility Bills
April 23, 2015 New Bedford Veterans’ Advisory Board to Hold Ceremony Honoring U.S. Soldiers, Sailors lost in WWII’s Exercise Tiger
April 15, 2015 Annual April Vacation Day Camp at Andrea McCoy Recreation Center
April 14, 2015 New Bedford Health Department Announces New Pre-Rental Voucher Program for Landlords
April 9, 2015 City of New Bedford Encourages Cycling With Installation of Over 150 Bike Racks at Schools, Parks, and Beaches.
April 6, 2015 City, ASFSCME Union Announce Agreement on Multi-Year Contract
April 1, 2015 Mass Housing Presents Outstanding Partner Award to New Bedford Office of Housing and Community Development
March 27, 2015 First Annual New Bedford Fitness Challenge Closing Ceremony
March 20, 2015 New Bedford Parks Recreation & Beaches Now Accepting Applications for Summer Jobs
March 19, 2015 City reaches Host Community Agreement with KG Urban
March 16, 2015 City of New Bedford to Conduct Street List Census
March 13, 2015 New Bedford Ready Fire Department Awarded two Fire Safety Education Grants Aimed at Youth and Seniors
March 11, 2015 New Bedford Ready to Host 38th Annual Half Marathon
March 6, 2015 New Bedford Health Department Awarded Finding to Establish Regional Coalition to Combat Opioid Abuse
March 5, 2015 Winter Storm Forecast Upgraded, City Announces Closings and Delays
March 5, 2015 Trash Collection Delayed Today in New Bedford
March 2, 2015 Buttonwood Park Zoo’s Harbor Seals Undergo Surgery
February 27, 2015 New Bedford Launches 2015 CitiWorks Mini-Grant Program
February 25, 2015 Mayor Mitchell Announces Steering Committee is Exploring New Bedford as Olympic Sailing Venue
February 18, 2015 “Green Economy” Company Welcomed to New Bedford Business Park
February 16, 2015 Citywide Parking Ban Extended to 6PM Tuesday, City Offices Closed Tuesday, One-Day Delay in Residential Trash Collection
February 13, 2015 Major Winter Storm Forecast, City Announces Parking Ban
February 10, 2015 New Bedford’s Homeless Service Providers Network to Launch 2015 Annual Point-in-Time Count
February 10, 2015 New Bedford Receives $1.2M for Energy Improvement Measures
February 4, 2015 New Bedford Awarded Federal Funding to Combat Homelessness
February 4, 2015 New Bedford Benefits from Favorable Credit
February 3, 2015 City of New Bedford Website Receives Award
February 2, 2015 Citywide Parking Ban Lifted as of 7PM Tonight, Schools and City Offices to Reopen Tuesday, One-Day Delay in Residential Trash Collection
February 1, 2015 Winter Storm Nears, Parking Ban Effective Midnight Tonight, City Announces Closure of Schools and City Offices, One-Day Delay in Trash Collection
January 31, 2015 Winter Storm Expected Late Sunday Night into Monday Evening, City Announces Parking Ban Effective Midnight on Sunday
January 30, 2015 City Partners With New England Revolution Academy to Present Free Youth Soccer Clinic
January 28, 2015 Major Clean-Up Continues in New Bedford, Parking Ban Remains in Effect Until 6 PM on Thursday, New Bedford Public Schools Closed Thursday; City Offices Delayed Opening
January 28, 2015 Major Clean-Up Underway in New Bedford, Parking Ban Extended, State of Emergency Remains in Effect; Decisions on Reopening School and City Offices Expected Later Today
January 26, 2015 Mayor Mitchell Declares State of Emergency in City of New Bedford; Announces Additional Closures and Delays (update as of 3PM) WINTER WEATHER TIPS How to Keep Your Family Safe During Winter Weather
January 26, 2015 City of New Bedford Prepares for Blizzard; Announces Parking Ban, Changes to Trash Collection Schedule, Free Sand Pick-Up Locations
January 23, 2015 New Bedford Police Department Adds Seven New Officers
January 20, 2015 Mayor Jon Mitchell Unveils New City Ambulances
January 14, 2015 New Bedford’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Remembrance Celebration
January 12, 2015 New Bedford’s Citywide Fitness Challenge Kicks Off Saturday With Registration and Health Fair
January 06, 2015 Statement from New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell on the Passing of New Bedford WWII Veteran Normand O. Chartier
January 05, 2015 City Seeks Public Input on Updated Draft Local Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
January 02, 2015 Mass Department of Public Health Identifies Cluster of Salmonella Illnesses