Press Releases – 2022

November 22, 2022 Mayor Jon Mitchell Reaches Agreement with Acushnet to Improve Recreational Facilities in Lake Street Area
November 18, 2022 Hathaway Elementary School to see Window and Door Upgrades Under Mayor Mitchell’s Funding Proposal
November 17, 2022 Residents Encouraged to Stock up on Free COVID-19 Test Kits as Holiday Season Begins
November 17, 2022 Mayor Mitchell Files Measure for Dedicated Public Improvement Fund for North End Neighborhoods
November 16, 2022 Residents Encouraged to Take Advantage of COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Ahead of Holiday Season
November 10, 2022 Mayor Jon Mitchell Accelerates Purchase of Fire Trucks to Lock in Lower Prices
November 8, 2022 Mayor Jon Mitchell Pitches New Bedford at UK Offshore Wind Conference
November 7, 2022 Mayor Jon Mitchell makes appointments to local boards
November 7, 2022 New Bedford to Observe Veterans Day 2022 with a Parade and Ceremony
November 4, 2022 Mayor Mitchell Appoints Joshua Amaral as Director of the Office of Housing and Community Development
November 1, 2022 City of New Bedford Upgrades Ambulance Fleet
October 21, 2022 New Bedford Health Department to Host Forum on Health Disparities in the Region
October 17, 2022 New Airport Terminal Gets Green Light
October 12, 2022 Shift In Strategy For Advanced Manufacturing Campus
October 7, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
October 6, 2022 City of New Bedford Issues Call for Artists for Cove Walk Artwork
October 6, 2022 Early Voting for State Election Begins Saturday, Oct. 22nd at Main Library Downtown
October 5, 2022 Deadline to Register to Vote in State Election October 29
October 3, 2022 Mayor Mitchell to Hold Office Hours at Pub 6T5
September 27, 2022 City Extends Deadline of Program To Revive Vacant Properties
September 26, 2022 City and State Take Action Against Tire Recycling Facilities
September 2, 2022 City Announces Third Round of Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution
September 2, 2022 Mayor Mitchell Appoints Director of Facilities and Fleet Management
September 1, 2022 Tax Lien Case Against City Dismissed by Court
August 25, 2022 Gordon Carr Selected as Executive Director of the New Bedford Port Authority
August 19, 2022 City Accepting Applications for Program Supporting Privately Owned Cultural Facilities
August 4, 2022 City Takes Steps To Assist Residents During Heat Wave
August 2, 2022 Election Officials Announce New Polling Locations Ahead of Sept. 6 Primary
August 1, 2022 Mayor Mitchell Nominates GNB Voc-Tech Hall of Famer to the High School’s District Committee
July 25, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Testing Sites July 24 – Aug 7
July 25, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics July 23 – Aug 5
July 8, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Testing Sites July 10 – 24
July 8, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics July 9 – 22
July 7, 2022 New Tourism & Marketing Director Hits Ground Running Amid Busy Summer Season
July 5, 2022 Mayor Mitchell Announces Program to Revive Significant Vacant Properties
June 24, 2022 New Bedford to hold Independence Day Fireworks Over New Bedford Harbor on July 4
June 23, 2022 Mayor Mitchell Announces $11.2 Million for New Housing Developments
June 10, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Testing Sites: June 14 – 26
June 10, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics: June 14 – 26
June 9, 2022 City Announces 2022 Summer Sound Series
June 2, 2022 City Announces 2022 Point-in-Time Data
May 27, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Testing Sites
May 27, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
May 27, 2022 Mayor Mitchell Announces New Grant Opportunities For Local Businesses and Entrepreneurs
May 27, 2022 Mayor Mitchell Announces Long-Term Lease for PACE at Greene School
May 18, 2022 Mayor Mitchell Presents Fiscal Year 2023 Budget
May 13, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Testing Sites: May 15-26
May 13, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics: May 14-27
May 13, 2022 Mayor Mitchell Announces New Grant Opportunities For Local Artists and Arts Groups
May 12, 2022 Mayor Announces Community Development Funding in Draft Action Plan
May 10, 2022 Mayor Mitchell Announces Program Supporting Capital Improvements for Privately Owned Cultural Facilities
May 9, 2022 Mayor Mitchell Announces Expansion of Enhanced Façade Program for Local Businesses
April 29, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
April 29, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Testing Sites
April 27, 2022 Mayor Focuses on Growth and Opportunity in Forward-Looking State of the City Address
April 25, 2022 Advanced Manufacturing Campus Moves Forward
April 22, 2022 City Requesting Responses for Small Business Assistance Program
April 15, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Testing Sites
April 15, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
April 15, 2022 Mayor Mitchell Announces Construction Funds for Nonprofit Childcare Facilities
April 11, 2022 City Announces Second Round of Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution
April 5, 2022 City Suspends Enforcement of Paid Parking at Pope’s Island
April 1, 2022 Mayor Mitchell Announces ARPA-Funded Housing Expansion Initiative
March 31, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Testing Sites: March 31 – April 14
March 31, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics: April 1 – April 15
March 29, 2022 Mayor Mitchell Announces First ARPA Investments
March 18, 2022 New Bedford ready to host the 2022 annual Half Marathon
March 16, 2022 City Wins Federal Homeless Assistance Funds
March 14, 2022 Mayor Mitchell Files Bill to Reform the Selection Process for Fire Department Leadership
March 11, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Testing Sites
March 11, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
March 2, 2022 New Bedford Community Preservation Committee recommends 16 projects for FY22 Community Preservation Act funding
February 28, 2022 City Suspends COVID Vaccination/Testing Policy For Municipal Employees
February 25, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Test Sites
February 25, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
February 25, 2022 Michael Thomas Appointed EMS Director
February 25, 2022 John Costa Appointed Director of Management Information Systems (MIS)
February 11, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Testing Sites
February 11, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
February 9, 2022 New Bedford receives national budget award for sixth consecutive year
February 8, 2022 Mayor Jon Mitchell Statement Following Withdrawal of Innovators Charter School Proposal
February 4, 2022 Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
February 4, 2022 Eric Jaikes Appointed City Solicitor
January 30, 2022 New Bedford Cleans Up After Blizzard
January 28, 2022 COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Canceled Jan. 29-30 Due to Storm; Could Resume Monday, Pending Conditions
January 25, 2022 New Bedford Prepares for Blizzard
January 25, 2022 Mayor Mitchell Takes Action Against Former Acting Fire Chief Coderre
January 21, 2022 Local COVID-19 Testing Sites Resume Regular Schedules After Winter Storms, Holiday
January 21, 2022 Boosters Vital as City Sees More Than 360 COVID-19 Cases per Day, Test Positivity Near 30 Percent
January 19, 2022 Fire Department Awarded $50,000 State Grant for Water Rescue Suits, Equipment
January 13, 2022 Health Dept: Never too Late to Get COVID-19 Vaccines, Boosters Crucial
January 13, 2022 COVID-19 Testing on Monday Holiday: Airport Open, South End Fire Station Closed
January 13, 2022 Nation’s Leading Fishing Port Reacts To Federal Announcement of Offshore Wind Leasing In New York Waters
January 12, 2022 City’s FY 2020 Financial Report Awarded for Excellence
January 11, 2022 Public Forums to Focus on Local Housing, Annual Action Plan for Federal Funding
January 10, 2022 State Cancels COVID-19 Testing on Tuesday, Jan. 11, Due to Frigid Forecast
January 6, 2022 New Bedford Prepares for Winter Storm
January 6, 2022 Kruger Appointed New Bedford Fire Chief
January 6, 2022 COVID-19 Testing at South End Fire Station Canceled Friday, Jan. 7, Due to Storm