New Bedford News

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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New Bedford breaks ground on first new public safety facility in more than 50 years

**Attached are two photos of Mayor Jon Mitchell, City Councillors Linda Morad, Joseph Lopes, and Debora Coelho, along with City officials, at today’s groundbreaking event. Also attached are two renderings of the project from Galante Architecture.**   South End Public Safety Center will allow City to close, repurpose or redevelop […]

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New Bedford parks will continue to close at dusk until first frost of the season

City health officials continue to discourage outdoor activity after dusk   New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford’s parks and other open public spaces will close at dusk until the first frost of the season based on the recommendation of the City’s Health Department.   Parks have closed at […]

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Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Friday, September 13

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Health Department, working closely with the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is again this year conducting an annual monitoring program to track the potential threat from EEE and WNV carrying mosquitoes.  Under the program, mosquito traps are […]

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Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Friday, September 20

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Health Department, working closely with the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is again this year conducting an annual monitoring program to track the potential threat from EEE and WNV carrying mosquitoes.  Under the program, mosquito traps are […]

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