Press Releases – 2014

December 31, 2014 New Bedford Cultural Council Awards 2015 Grants to Local Organizations
December 30, 2014 City Celebrates New Year’s Eve!
New Year’s Eve 2014
December 23, 2014 New Bedford Regional Airport to Track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve
December 19, 2014 New Bedford Offers Tips for Residents on How to Recycle Holiday Waste
December 10, 2014 Measure Creating Senior Safety Zones Advances City Council Proposal Signed by Mayor
December 9, 2014 Join The City For An Update On The Planned Improvements To The Route 6/Pleasant Street (Octopus) Intersection
December 4, 2014 New Bedford’s “Sullivan’s Ledge” Solar Project Receives Award from EPA
December 2, 2014 City Issues Update on Cannon Street Casino Developments Challenges KG Urban Claims
Statement on KG Urban and Gaming Act Requirements for Municipal Assistance
November 26, 2014 New Bedford to Celebrate the Holiday Season with Many Festive Community Events
November 25, 2014 Mayor Mitchell Honors New Bedford Police Youth Baseball Team for Undefeated Championship Season
Mayor Mitchell and NB Police Youth Baseball Team – All City Champs
November 25, 2014 Revitalized New Bedford Property Sold to First Time Home Buyer
Ms. Sara Smith Lewis and Family
November 24, 2014 City Announces 2 Hours of Free Parking During Holiday Season
November 21, 2014 City of New Bedford Responds to KG Urban Casino Demand
City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises
November 12, 2014 Mayor Mitchell Outlines Five-Year Plan to Address City’s Facilities and Equipment Needs
City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
November 12, 2014 New Bedford Library Partners With PACE to Fight Hunger
Library Accepting Food Donations In Exchange for Waiver of Overdue Fees
November 7, 2014 2014 New Bedford Veterans Day Parade
November 7, 2014 City Seeks Public Input in Developing Long-Term Plan for Funding Housing and Community Development Priorities
November 4, 2014 New Bedford Senior Centers Host Food Drive to Benefit Seniors in Need
November 3, 2014 New Bedford Posting Signs to Encourage Safe Driving In and Around School Zones
October 30, 2014 Statement from New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell on the Passing of Longtime Boston Mayor Tom Menino
October 29, 2014 New Bedford Declared America’s Top Fishing Port – 2013 Landed Value at $379 Million Ranks City #1 for 14th Year in a Row
October 22, 2014 New Bedford Welcomes Locals to Hometown Tourist Weekend!
October 22, 2014 New Bedford Office of Housing and Community Development Partners With MassHousing to Host “Homebuyer Fair” at the Dartmouth Mall
Homebuyer Fair Flyer
October 17, 2014 City of New Bedford Launches Destination New Bedford App
October 16, 2014 Homework Helpers Television Show Begins New Season
October 14, 2014 New Bedford Cable Network Receives Awards at Regional Video Festival
October 10, 2014 Deadline to Register to Vote in Nov. 4th Election Nears
October 9, 2014 New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell Presents his Vision for a Green Energy Future at “Smart Cities” Conference    “Smart City, Smart Savings” : The New Bedford Approach Speech
October 8, 2014 New Bedford Commission for Citizens with Disabilities to Make Safety Lights Available to Residents with Motorized Wheelchairs or Scooters
October 7, 2014 New Bedford Public Schools to Celebrate International Walk & Bike to School Day
October 6, 2014 Health Department, Mayor’s Office and School Department Unveil New Health Access Kids! Program on Child Health Day
October 1, 2014 City Extends Warning Period for Violations of New Trash & Recycling Program
September 30, 2014  New Bedford High School College and Career Readiness Center to Celebrate October College Month
September 23, 2014 New Bedford Celebrates Official Reopening of Buttonwood Park Basketball Courts
September 23, 2014 EEE Found in Mosquitoes in Area of Washburn & Logan Streets
September 19, 2014 New Bedford Hosts U.S. EPA Head Gina McCarthy at Superfund Site Turned Solar Park
September 15, 2014 New Bedford Police Department Adds Five New Officers
September 11, 2014 New Bedford Health Department Seeks Volunteer Coaches to Help Improve Balance and Reduce Fear of Falling in Older Adults
September 9, 2014 EEE Found in Mosquitoes in Area of Washburn & Logan Streets Targeted Ground Spraying Planned
September 9, 2014 Mayor Mitchell, Fire Chief Unveil Two New Fire Engines
September 5, 2014 New Bedford Modernizing Streetlights
September 3, 2014 EEE Detected in Mosquitoes Found in Northwest Quadrant of New Bedford, Targeted Ground Spraying Planned
August 27, 2014 New Bedford Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals for Community-Oriented Arts, Humanities, and Interpretive Sciences Programming, Announces New 2014-2015 Application Guidelines
August 26, 2014 Mass Department of Public Health Awards Continued Funding to Mass in Motion New Bedford
August 19, 2014 Targeted Ground Spraying Planned for New Bedford Spraying Will Focus on Public Parks and Industrial Park
August 15, 2014 Targeted Ground Spraying Planned in New Bedford After First Animal Case of EEE Detected E. Freetown
August 13, 2014 Mitchell Proposes Charter Change to Modernize Mayoral Term
August 12, 2014 EEE Detected in Mosquitoes Found in E. Freetown, Targeted Ground Spraying Planned in New Bedford
August 12, 2014 City Sees Dramatic Increase in Recycling, Reduction in Trash to Landfill with Implementation of New System
August 7, 2014 Mayor Encourages Residents, Business Owners to Take Preparedness Steps as Hurricane Season Peaks – August is Hurricane Preparedness Month
August 6, 2014 EEE Detected in Mosquitoes Found in New Bedford’s North End, Targeted Ground Spraying Planned in New Bedford
August 5, 2014 EEE Detected in Mosquitoes Found in Freetown, Targeted Ground Spraying Planned in New Bedford
July 28, 2014 Absentee Ballots for State Primary Available at Elections Office
July 18, 2014

All New Bedford Beaches Reopened to Swimming

July 17, 2014

Sections of East and West Beach Closed to Swimming

July 11, 2014

Temporary Closure of New Bedford Regional Airport Runways to Allow for Runway Improvements

July 7, 2014

City to Host Expanded Summer Sound Series on the Waterfront and Around Downtown

July 7, 2014

New Bedford’s Beaches Closed to Swimming Today

July 4, 2014

2014 Youth United Summer Basketball League Sign-ups and Try-outs!

July 1, 2014

New Bedford Mayor Speaks Out on Federal Fisheries Law

July 1, 2014

Targeted Ground Spraying for Mosquitoes Scheduled in New Bedford Early Thursday Morning

June 26, 2014 City’s Redesigned Tourism Website Invites Visitors to Explore, Shop, Dine, and Stay in!
June 26, 2014 New Bedford Health Dept. to Host Community Workshop on Compulsive Clutter
June 20, 2014 New Bedford Residents Will Begin Using New Trash and Recycling Carts on Monday, June 23, 2014
June 20, 2014 New Bedford Recommends November Extension of Casino Deadline
June 18, 2014 City of New Bedford Launches 2014 Learn and Serve Summer Youth Program – Application
June 17, 2014

The Nation’s #1 Fishing Port Addresses Groundfish Crisis with Technology; Issues Recommendations for Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization

June 12, 2014

Mayor Mitchell Honors Top Ten New Bedford High School Graduating Seniors

June 11, 2014

City Welcomes Student Musicians to Downtown Park for Lunchtime Performance

June 10, 2014

Applications Available for New Bedford Parks Recreation & Beaches 2014 Kennedy Summer Day Program

June 6, 2014

New Bedford Beach Parking Passes Available Beginning Monday, June 9, 2014

May 30, 2014

New Bedford High School Students Inducted Into National Honor Society

May 28, 2014

Four New Bedford Cemeteries Added to National Register of Historic Places

May 21, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend Events in New Bedford to Honor Fallen Heroes

May 19, 2014

Mayor Submits Citizen Petition Opposing Post Office Plan To Close Historic Downtown Location – Mayor’s Letter on Citizen Petition regarding Post Office ClosureSenator Warren, Senator Markey and Congressman Keating Letter regarding Post Office Closure

May 15, 2014

Mayor Mitchell Reveals Winning Design Selected for North Front Street Public Mural Project

May 14, 2014

Mayor Mitchell Submits City Budget For Fiscal Year 2015 – Fiscal Year 2015 City Budget Highlights Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Address

May 14, 2014

Mayor, Delegation, Committee Announce Sponsors of the Charles W. Morgan New Bedford Homecoming

May 14, 2014

City to Celebrate First Annual Ricketson’s Day at Brooklawn – FlyerSchedule of Events

May 7, 2014

New Bedford Public Schools Celebrate Walk & Bike to School Day

April 28, 2014

Mayor Appoints Poet Patricia Gomes as the New City of New Bedford Poet Laureate

April 25, 2014

City to Continue Work on Series of Improvements to Brooklawn Park

April 25, 2014

New Bedford Veterans’ Advisory Board to Hold Ceremony Honoring U.S. Soldiers, Sailors Lost in WWII’s Exercise Tiger

April 23, 2014

U.S. Economic Development Administration Invests $200,000 to Aid Development of Critical Plans to Grow the Manufacturing, Commercial Fishing, and Tourism Sectors in New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jonathan F. Mitchell Hails Investment to Improve New Bedford’s Historic Waterfront and Grow the City’s Economy

April 23, 2014

New Bedford Bicycle Committee Hosts First Group Ride to Celebrate the Donation and Installation of Two Cycle Aid Stations

April 23, 2014

Applications Now Available for 2014 Kennedy Summer Day Program

April 22, 2014

Mayor Mitchell, Congressman Keating and Other Local Officials to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

April 14, 2014

Mayor Mitchell Establishes Public Art Committee Announces Public Mural Project – Call to All Greater New Bedford ArtistsNorth Front Street Mural Flyer

April 11, 2014

FEMA and DCR to Host Informational Meeting for New Bedford Area Communities on FEMA’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps

April 9, 2014 New Bedford Awarded $1.8 Million Federal Grant to Combat Homelessness
April 8, 2014 Mayor Testifies Before Legislature in Support of Local Jobs and Offshore Wind Energy Industry – Testimony before the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy
April 2, 2014 City Announces Road Closures at Key Intersections, Construction Underway
April 1, 2014 New Bedford Makes Public Beaches, Parks, Playgrounds and Zoo Smoke Free
March 31, 2014 AZA Grants Accreditation to the Buttonwood Park Zoo
March 28, 2014 New Bedford Economic Development Council Names Derek Santos as Director
March 26, 2014 Mayor Mitchell Criticizes Decision on Riverwalk Funds – Says New Bedford Project Deserves Priority Support and Environmental Justice Concerns Are Being Ignored – Letter
March 26, 2014 New Bedford Animal Control to Host Low-Cost Rabies Clinic – Dog Licenses Also Available – 10am-12 Noon on Saturday, April 5, 2014
March 21, 2014 Mayor Mitchell Joins with Clean Energy Organizations To Encourage New Bedford Homeowners to Consider Solar Energy
March 21, 2014 City’s Cultural Council Releases Application for New Bedford Poet Laureate – Guidelines and Application
March 21, 2014 City to Host Community Meeting on Reuse of Nemasket and Acquired Vacant Lots
March 19, 2014 New Bedford Designated a State Cultural District – Mass Cultural Council Creates New Bedford Seaport Cultural District
March 19, 2014 New Bedford High School to Hold 2014 Spring College Fair
March 18, 2014 New Bedford Responds to State Gaming Commission Request for Comment
March 18, 2014 Mayor Mitchell Announces Release of FY 2014 Draft Action Plan
March 18, 2014 New Bedford Launches CitiWorks Mini-Grant Program
March 14, 2014 Mayor Mitchell and Friendly Sons of St. Patrick to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Flag Raising Ceremony
March 11, 2014 New Bedford Ready to Host 37th Annual Half Marathon Race Begins at 11:00 a.m. Sharp on Sunday, March 16, 2014
March 10, 2014 Headmaster Named to Lead New Bedford High School – Two Principals Appointed to Lead Under New High School Organizational Structure
March 8, 2014 New Bedford Police, Fire Departments Respond to Dartmouth Street House Fire and Rescue Two Adults
March 5, 2014 New Bedford Parks Recreation & Beaches Invites Local Non-Profits to Apply for Waiver of Greens Fees at the Whaling City Golf Course
March 3, 2014 Mayor Announces Spring 2014 Fort Taber Dance Series
February 26, 2014 NBC10 News Announces Plans to Open a News Bureau in Downtown New Bedford – Station aims to expand coverage Greater New Bedford
February 25, 2014 Mayor Presents Proposal to Bring Additional Liquor Licenses
February 24, 2014 Superintendent to Meet with Parents on High School Turnaround Effort
February 18, 2014 New Bedford Parks Recreation & Beaches Now Accepting Applications for Summer Jobs
February 16, 2014 City of New Bedford Snow Emergency Parking Ban to be Lifted as of Noon Today
February 14, 2014 New Bedford Announces Parking Ban Effective 3 P.M. on Saturday, February 15, 2014
February 11, 2014 City, Police Union Announce Agreement on 4-Year Contract
February 10, 2014 Mayor Mitchell Named Vice Chairman for Renewable Energy of U.S. Conference of Mayors Energy Committee
February 5, 2014 City of New Bedford Snow Emergency Parking Ban to be Lifted as of 1:30 P.M. Today
February 5, 2014 New Bedford Parking Ban Remains in Effect, New Bedford Public Schools and City Offices Closed Today
February 4, 2014 New Bedford Announces Parking Ban Effective Midnight Tonight Monitor Local Media for Possible Closures
January 31, 2014 State Awards Health and Wellness Grant to New Bedford Health Department for Regional Initiative
January 28, 2014 New Bedford’s Homeless Service Providers Network to Conduct 2014 Annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count
January 27, 2014 New Bedford Parks Recreation & Beaches Department to Offer Lifeguard Training Program
January 23, 2014 Wall Street Upgrades City of New Bedford – highest bond rating in at least forty years will save City millions in financing costs S&P cites Mitchell Administration’s strong financial team, conservative spending approach, and growth potential of offshore wind
January 22, 2014 City of New Bedford Snow Emergency Parking Ban to be Lifted as of 2:00 P.M. Today
January 21, 2014 City of New Bedford Readies for Snowstorm; Announces Closures, Heavy Snow and Frigid Temps Expected
January 21, 2014 City of New Bedford Prepares for Snowstorm; Announces Parking Ban, Changes to Trash Collection Schedule, Free Sand Pick-Up Locations
January 16, 2014 New Bedford High School Awarded Mass Life Sciences Grant for Science Supplies and Equipment – $92,000 grant to purchase equipment and supplies for biology and bioscience teachers
January 15, 2014 New Bedford’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Remembrance Celebration “Passing the Torch” Sunday, January 19, 2014
January 13, 2014 New Bedford Cable Network’s Educational Access Channel 17 Will Move to Channel 9
January 9, 2014 New Bedford Cultural Council Awards More Than $75,000 for New Bedford Arts and Cultural Programs
January 8, 2014 New Bedford Announces Intent to Apply For Two EPA Brownfield Cleanup Grants, Invites Public Comment on Grant Proposals
January 7, 2014 Mayor Mitchell Encourages Residents to Attend Public Meeting on U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Funding for Fiscal Year 2014
January 4, 2014 City of New Bedford Snow Emergency Parking Ban to be Lifted as of 12 Noon on Saturday
January 2, 2014 New Bedford Upper Harbor District Sees New Job Growth and Investment – Mayor Says Major Reshaping of Upper Harbor Underway 300 Hundred New Jobs Added and $85 Million Invested
January 1, 2014 City of New Bedford Prepares for Snowstorm; Announces Parking Ban, Changes to Trash Collection Schedule, Free Sand Pick-Up Locations