Press Releases – 2023

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