Press Releases – 2023

December 15, 2023 New Downtown Theater Opens
December 14, 2023 City Announces Festivities for New Year’s Eve
December 8, 2023 Traveling Memorial Honoring Post-9/11 Service Members Coming to New Bedford Regional Airport Dec. 10-12
December 7, 2023 Construction to Begin on NorthStar Early Education Center in the South End
December 4, 2023 New Bedford Recognized as Climate Action Leader
November 30, 2023 City Kicks Off Holiday Parking Program
November 28, 2023 New Bedford Cable Network Wins 5 Awards in Competition Spanning New England and New York
November 27, 2023 Celebrate the Holidays in New Bedford
November 21, 2023 Health Department Makes Available Seasonal Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines
November 9, 2023 City Moves Forward with Monument to Vets of Post 9/11 Conflicts
November 8, 2023 New Bedford to Observe Veterans Day 2023
November 7, 2023 City Receives National Award for Financial Reporting
November 6, 2023 City Moves Forward With Design of Pulaski Park, Traffic Relief at Braley Road
November 2, 2023 City Receives $11.4 Million to Replace Lead Service Lines, Upgrade Wastewater System
November 1, 2023 Major Improvements for Buttonwood Water Quality
October 31, 2023 New Bedford Welcomes First-of-its-Kind Cannery to the Port
October 18, 2023 Absentee, Mail-In Ballots for Municipal Election Now Available
October 13, 2023 City Acquires New Bedford Armory
October 6, 2023 Mayor Mitchell Submits Congressional Testimony
October 4, 2023 City Launches Leadership Institute
September 21, 2023 City Hosts Event for First-Time Homebuyers
September 19, 2023 City Seeking Feedback on “All Hazard Mitigation Plan” Meetings Being Held in Each Ward
September 18, 2023 Mayor Expands Fire Prevention Effort
September 14, 2023 City Prepares for Hurricane Lee
September 7, 2023 City Reminds Residents of the Adopt-a-Tree Program
August 31, 2023 Absentee/Mail-In Ballots Now Available
August 30, 2023 City Welcomes Replica of Portuguese Explorer’s Tall Ship to Pope’s Island Marina
August 29, 2023 Mayor Mitchell, Representative Cabral to Join Ceremonies in Horta on the Azorean Island of Faial
August 23, 2023 Construction Begins on New Downtown Apartment Building
August 18, 2023 East Beach Reopens to Swimming
August 14, 2023 Mayor Mitchell Issues Statement on UMASS Decision to Vacate Star Store Building in Downtown New Bedford
August 14, 2023 New Bedford Community Preservation Committee Launches Community Preservation Act FY24 Application Round
August 7, 2023 Mayor Mitchell to Hold Office Hours
July 27, 2023 City Takes Steps To Assist Residents During Heat Wave
July 24, 2023 City awarded $1.7M RAISE Grant from U.S.DOT For Blue Lane Working Waterfront Connector Project
July 24, 2023 Deadline for Obtaining Nomination Papers for 2023 Municipal Election is This Friday, July 28th
July 21, 2023 City Plans Crack-Sealing Repairs to Local Roads
July 17, 2023 City Announces New Chief Financial Officer
July 13, 2023 City Enforcement Actions Against Rooming Houses Getting Results
July 12, 2023 City and Police Union Reach Contract Agreement
July 4, 2023 New Bedford Independence Day fireworks postponed until Wednesday, July 5 at 9:00p.m.
June 28, 2023 City Enters New Refuse Contract with Capitol Waste Services
June 23, 2023 City Celebrates Unveiling of Fredrick Douglass Statue and Opening of Abolition Row Park
June 22, 2023 Mayor Mitchell, Board of Health Appoint Stephanie Sloan as Health Department Director
June 20, 2023 Mayor Mitchell Announces July 4th Fireworks Show
June 16, 2023 City Offices and Facilities Closed Monday, June 19 as New Bedford Observes Juneteenth
June 15, 2023 City Moves to Modernize Purchasing Process
June 8, 2023 Weekly Targeted Ground Spraying for Mosquitoes to Begin June 15, Continued Through September
June 7, 2023 Mayor Mitchell Announces the 2023 “Mayor’s List”
June 1, 2023 Mayor Mitchell Announces 2023 Summer Sound Series
May 24, 2023 New Bedford Remembers its Veterans Memorial Day Weekend Events Planned
May 22, 2023 Mayor Proposes Investments in Housing and Neighborhood Playgrounds
May 17, 2023 Mayor Mitchell Presents Fiscal Year 2024 Budget
May 15, 2023 Residents Invited to Public Open House
May 8, 2023 Mayor Mitchell Proposes City Capital Projects With Focus on Roads and Facility Repairs
May 2, 2023 Mayor Mitchell Issues Statement on Healey-Driscoll Administration’s Offshore Wind Energy Proposal
May 1, 2023 Department of Resilience and Environmental Stewardship Announces Public Comment Period for Capitol Theater Cleanup
April 28, 2023 Mayor Mitchell and City Employee Union Reach Agreement
April 27, 2023 Mayor’s Proposal to Establish New Historic Districts Approved by City Council
April 25, 2023 New Bedford Veterans’ Advisory Board to Hold Ceremony Honoring U.S. Soldiers, Sailors Lost in WWII’s Exercise Tiger
April 21, 2023 Court Orders Removal of Collapsing Mill Building
April 19, 2023 City and HUD Officials Tour Community Development Projects to Celebrate National Community Development Week
April 7, 2023 Mayor Mitchell Proposes $1.3 Million for Police Equipment and Fire Facilities
April 4, 2023 City Awarded Federal Homeless Assistance Funds
March 31, 2023 Official fund announced for individuals displaced by rooming house fire
March 31, 2023 City Announces 2023 Election Calendar
March 29, 2023 City Unveils Comprehensive Housing Plan to Stimulate New Development, Reactivate Underutilized Properties, and Relieve Housing Instability and Affordability Concerns.
March 14, 2023 S&P Sustains City’s Bond Rating, Citing “Very Strong Management” and Economic Benefits of Offshore Wind Development
March 13, 2023 New Bedford to Host Annual Half Marathon
March 9, 2023 City Announces $3 Million in Investments to Reduce Homelessness and Address Affordable Housing and Housing Instability through HOME-ARP Plan
March 8, 2023 New Bedford Community Preservation Committee Recommends 23 Projects for FY23 Community Preservation Act Funding
March 1, 2023 Buttonwood Senior Center to Become Adult Social Day Care Center Starting March 6th
February 28, 2023 City Moves to Build New North End School
February 27, 2023 Mayor, Police Chief Announce $5,000 Signing Bonus for New Police Officers
February 23, 2023 City Reminds Voters of Ward 3 Election Next Week and Opportunities for Early Voting
February 23, 2023 Mayor Appoints Patricia Langis to the Board of the Council on Aging
February 21, 2023 Mayor Mitchell asks Council to Repeal “10% Pay Penalty” For Employees Living Outside City
February 10, 2023 Deadlines for Ward 3 Special Election Approaching
February 6, 2023 City to Host First Public Open House for the Citywide Comprehensive Plan
January 31, 2023 New Bedford Residents Invited to Participate in New Survey on the Use of Federal HOME-ARP Funding
January 30, 2023 New Bedford Public Library Launches Online Obituary Index
January 26, 2023 Temporary Street Closures on JFK Blvd./Rt. 18 and MacArthur Drive on Friday morning, January 27th
January 24, 2023 City Reaches Agreement with MBTA For Pedestrian Bridge over J.F.K. Boulevard
January 19, 2023 City Government Receives National Award for Financial Reporting
January 11, 2023 Deadlines for Ward 3 Preliminary Special Election Approaching
January 10, 2023 City announces Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Program
January 5, 2023 New Bedford Selects Artist for the Commission of Temporary Art at the Cove Walk
January 4, 2023 New Bedford Residents Invited to Attend Public Meetings on U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Federal Funding