New Bedford News

City of New Bedford launches NB Alert, a new emergency notification system

Residents may sign up for calls and texts, for both emergency alerts and general updates New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford has launched NB Alert, a new emergency notification system that residents may sign up for to receive calls or texts directly to their phone. NB Alert will […]

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Election Commission reminds voters of deadline to register to vote in municipal election: Deadline is Wednesday, October 16, 2019

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Board of Election Commissioners reminds New Bedford voters that Wednesday, October 16, 2019 is the deadline to register to vote in the November 5, 2019 municipal election, as well as to notify the Board of Election Commissioners of any change in voter name or […]

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Mayor Jon Mitchell to hold October Neighborhood Office Hours at Domino’s Pizza

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours for the month of October on Tuesday, October 8, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Domino’s Pizza, 821 Rockdale Avenue.   Mayor Mitchell announced he would set aside time each month to hold office hours in city neighborhoods so that […]

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Saturday, October 5 is Bike New Bedford Day, celebrating biking in and around New Bedford

Meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot for three facilitated fun rides New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation & Beaches and Department of Planning will host “Bike NB Day” on Saturday, October 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, featuring several facilitated fun rides […]

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Extended time limits for parking downtown beginning October 1, 2019

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Earlier this month, the City of New Bedford released its downtown and waterfront parking study recommendations, based on a study by the consulting firm Stantec that began last year.   Among several recommendations was extending the time limits of metered parking spaces in downtown New Bedford.   […]

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Mayor Jon Mitchell supports New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro

Chief issues statement responding to criticism from police union officials   New Bedford, Massachusetts– Based on reports from members of the New Bedford police union, the union’s leadership convened a meeting yesterday to take a vote in opposition to Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro’s leadership. The union is currently in contract […]

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New Bedford Election Commission reminds voters of polling places

Polling location change: Ward 1, Precinct D will now vote at Vibra Hospital at 4499 Acushnet Avenue     New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Board of Election Commissioners reminds the  public that voters residing in Ward 1, Precinct D, will now vote at Vibra Hospital at 4499 Acushnet Avenue. […]

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Absentee ballots now available for City Preliminary Election

Election Day is Tuesday, October 1   New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford Preliminary Election will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, and the New Bedford Election Commission has announced that absentee ballots for this election are now available through the Election Commission Office at New Bedford […]

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Greater New Bedford Opioid Task Force awarded $1.8 million federal grant to continue to fight opioids

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Greater New Bedford Opioid Task Force has been awarded a federal grant of more than $1.8 million to continue its work to fight opioids in New Bedford, Dartmouth and Fairhaven. The Task Force, co-chaired by Damon Chaplin, the City’s director of public health, and New Bedford […]

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Election Commission reminds voters of deadline to register to vote in city preliminary election: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Board of Election Commissioners reminds New Bedford voters that Wednesday, September 11, 2019 is the deadline to register to vote in the October 1, 2019 preliminary election, as well as to notify the Board of Election Commissioners of any change in voter name or […]

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Formerly distressed property revitalized by WHALE, City of New Bedford sold by lottery to first-time homebuyer

New Bedford, Massachusetts– A formerly vacant and distressed two-family home in New Bedford was sold to a first-time home buyer last week through a lottery process. The once-dilapidated property has been completely revitalized by the non-profit Waterfront Historical Area League (WHALE) through the City’s Neighborhoods First initiative through its Office […]

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Love The Ave & North End Restaurant Week is back

Postcard New Bedford, Massachusetts– All of Greater New Bedford is invited to think global – but eat local – in the city’s diverse North End this September.   The Love The Ave & North End Restaurant Week is a celebration of the culinary culture of New Bedford. Restaurants and bakeries […]

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