Press Releases – 2021

September 24, 2021 State COVID-19 Testing Changes Hours at New Bedford Regional Airport
September 21, 2021 Upcoming New Bedford Vaccination Clinics
September 16, 2021 Absentee Ballots Available for City Council Ward 5 Preliminary Election
September 15, 2021 Upcoming New Bedford Vaccination Clinics
September 13, 2021 New Bedford Adds State-of-the-Art Ladder Truck to Fire Department Fleet
September 2, 2021 Voter registration deadline is September 8; early voting will be available
September 2, 2021 Upcoming New Bedford Vaccination Clinics
September 2, 2021 New Bedford beaches closed to swimming
August 31, 2021 City Announces Environmental Workforce Job Training Collaborative with MassHire Career Center
August 26, 2021 Upcoming New Bedford Vaccination Clinics
August 21, 2021 Mayor Mitchell Announces City Closures for Hurricane Henri
August 17, 2021 Bruins Mascot Blades Celebrates Summer Reading at New Bedford Free Public Library
August 6, 2021 City of New Bedford to require municipal employees to be vaccinated
August 5, 2021 First new public safety facility in more than 50 years opens in New Bedford’s South End
August 2, 2021 Vaccines available this week in New Bedford, with no appointment needed
July 30, 2021 New Bedford Health Department recommends following CDC mask guidelines
July 28, 2021 Vaccines available this week in New Bedford, with no appointment needed
July 23, 2021 City of New Bedford launches website, survey for public input on ARPA funding
July 23, 2021 New summer fun at West Beach: Kayak and paddleboard rentals at boathouse
July 14, 2021 City and private partners announce major redevelopment at waterfront power plant site
July 8, 2021 Fort Taber Park and New Bedford beaches closed Friday, July 9 due to tropical storm warning
July 7, 2021 Vaccine clinics planned in New Bedford throughout July, with no appointment needed
July 2, 2021 New Bedford Independence Day fireworks postponed until Monday, July 5 at 9:00 p.m.
July 1, 2021 Vaccines available this weekend in New Bedford, with no appointment needed
July 1, 2021 Justin Poulsen selected as Executive Director of New Bedford Port Authority
June 18, 2021 New Bedford Independence Day fireworks over New Bedford Harbor on July 3
June 16, 2021 Mayor Mitchell announces appointment of Paul Oliveira as Chief of Police
June 16, 2021 Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned on Thursdays in New Bedford through September
June 11, 2021 City, Zeiterion present Summer Sound Series 2021, free outdoor concerts in Custom House Square
June 11, 2021 City offices and facilities closed Friday, June 18 as New Bedford observes Juneteenth
June 9, 2021 Vaccines available this week in New Bedford, with no appointment needed
June 3, 2021 Vaccines available this weekend at Seabra, Madeira Field, and Buttonwood Park, no appointment needed
June 3, 2021 New Bedford city government reopens to the public Tuesday, June 15
May 27, 2021 New Bedford residents of any age will receive $20 Dunkin’ gift card with vaccine starting May 29
May 27, 2021 Waterfront Vaccination Center to end vaccinations, with vaccines distributed to other sites
May 27, 2021 Michael Gagne appointed City of New Bedford Interim Chief Financial Officer
May 14, 2021 New Bedford residents 65 and over will receive $20 Dunkin’ gift card with vaccine
May 14, 2021 Nomination papers available for 2021 municipal election beginning Tuesday, May 18
May 3, 2021 City’s Point-in-Time Count shows decline in homelessness in 2021
April 28, 2021 Appointment-based COVID-19 testing relocates to New Bedford Regional Airport starting May 1
April 15, 2021 Treasurer’s, Clerk’s, Elections and Licensing offices open in-person 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. beginning April 20
April 12, 2021 Waterfront Vaccination Center to offer vaccine appointments on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
April 12, 2021 Deadline announced for prospective recreational marijuana businesses for 2021
April 8, 2021

Chief Joseph Cordeiro announces retirement from New Bedford Police Department

April 1, 2021

New Bedford to begin annual street sweeping program

March 31, 2021

New Bedford establishes waterfront vaccination center for essential seafood industry workers

March 5, 2021

Nursing home, senior living visitation allowed in New Bedford due to vaccination of residents, rescinding earlier restriction on visits

February 11, 2021 City of New Bedford provides update on COVID-19 vaccination efforts; access to vaccine supplies remains a challenge
February 9, 2021 Property revitalized by City, PACE YouthBuild sold to first-time homebuyer through lottery
February 1, 2021 Citywide parking ban lifted as of 5:00 p.m. Monday, February 1
January 31, 2021 Winter Storm Warning in effect for New Bedford beginning Monday, February 1
January 19, 2021 New Bedford regional surge care center for COVID-19 opens
January 11, 2021 New Bedford first responders receive first round of COVID-19 vaccine
January 7, 2021 City and Police Department will adopt recommendations of Commission on Police Use of Force Policies
January 6, 2021 New Bedford launches NB Resilient, city’s climate action and resilience plan
January 4, 2021 Mayor Mitchell announces reopening of regional surge care center for COVID-19