New Bedford News

Mayor Jon Mitchell to hold January Neighborhood Office Hours at Rua’s West End Pizzeria

New Bedford, Massachusetts–Mayor Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours for the month of January on Tuesday, January 28, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Rua’s West End Pizzeria, 196 Shawmut Avenue. Mayor Mitchell announced he would set aside time each month to hold office hours in city neighborhoods so that […]

Click for more.

New Bedford Health Department provides information on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Health Department has posted helpful information on its website regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The page is available on the City’s home page, www.newbedford-ma.gov, or on the Health Department’s page on the City website, under ‘News.’ The page will continue to be […]

Click for more.

New Bedford mourns the passing of former Mayor Rosemary S. Tierney

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell released the following statement on the passing of former Mayor Rosemary S. Tierney, who served as Mayor from 1992 to 1998: “I was saddened today to learn of the passing of my friend, former New Bedford Mayor Rosemary Tierney. Mayor Tierney’s decades of public service […]

Click for more.

Statement on Gracia settlement

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford has reached a settlement agreement with the family of Malcolm Gracia. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, there is no admission of wrongdoing by the City or any police officers, and funds available through the City’s insurance policy will be used […]

Click for more.

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development awards homelessness assistance funding

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The group tasked with combatting homelessness in the area has been awarded a grant from the federal Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) under its Continuum of Care program. The Homeless Service Providers Network (HSPN), led by the City’s Office of Housing & Community Development, has […]

Click for more.

Voter registration deadline is February 12; Early voting available the week of February 24

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Election Commission reminds the public that February 12, 2020, will be the last day to register to vote in order to participate in the presidential primary election on March 3, 2020, as well as to notify the Election Commission of any change in voter […]

Click for more.

Holiday recycling tips for New Bedford residents

After the gifts have been unwrapped, New Bedford residents are encouraged to recycle as much of their holiday waste as possible.  The attached flyer details recyclable items and reminds residents that wrapping paper and string lights are not recyclable. Christmas tree collection and drop-off locations announced – collection is week […]

Click for more.

New Bedford Community Preservation Act applications to be presented at public meetings

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford’s all interested community members to review the Fiscal Year 2020 Community Preservation Act (CPA) applications before the Community Preservation Committee and offer feedback at three community meetings in January. The application process began in September with Step 1: Eligibility Determination. Eligible applicants […]

Click for more.

New Bedford’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Remembrance Celebration

The City of New Bedford and Mayor Jon Mitchell are pleased to join with the Greater New Bedford Area Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee in welcoming the public to attend the “Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Remembrance Celebration.” The celebration will be held on Sunday, January […]

Click for more.

For 10th year in a row, Bristol County Savings Bank awards $20,000 grant as sponsor of Holiday Happenings and City Celebrates! New Year’s Eve

**Photo attached. L-R: BCSB VP Jeff Bradley, BCSB Branch Manager Nancy Cabral, BCSB SVP Jeff Pagliuca, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, BCSB Executive VP Michele Roberts, New Bedford Director of Tourism & Marketing Dagny Ashley, New Bedford Tourism & Marketing Manager Brooke Vinagre, BCSB VP Dave Medeiros pictured at today’s […]

Click for more.

Mayor Jon Mitchell to hold December Neighborhood Office Hours at Vasco da Gama

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours for the month of December on Tuesday, December 10, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Vasco da Gama Restaurant, 85 Dartmouth Street. Mayor Mitchell announced he would set aside time each month to hold office hours in city neighborhoods so […]

Click for more.

Two hours of free parking available at North End’s Acushnet Avenue business district for the holidays

Effective through Wednesday, January 1 In effort to encourage holiday shopping in New Bedford, the City will again offer a special Holiday Parking Program in the North End’s Acushnet Avenue business district during the holiday season. Two hours of FREE parking will be available at metered spaces on Acushnet Avenue […]

Click for more.