Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

New Bedford emergency shelter open until Saturday

The emergency shelter on 634 Purchase Street in New Bedford will be open until Saturday, January 31st, 2015. The shelter is in dire need of supplies and volunteers to continue feeding the most needy of New Bedford. Donations of sandwich meat and cheese, soups, snacks, coffee cups, casseroles, juice, soft …

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Update on City of New Bedford services, parking ban

The City of New Bedford continues to conduct around-the-clock snow removal operations across the city in the wake of the 2015 Blizzard that spanned two days and dumped nearly two feet of snow. Nearly all secondary roadways are now open after many were rendered “unplowable” due to high drifts caused …

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New Bedford trash pick up delayed two days

There will be no residential trash collection on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 or Wednesday, January 28, 2015. ABC Disposal will operate trash collection this week on a two-day delay. If your trash is normally collected on Tuesday it will be collected on Thursday, if normally collected on Wednesday it should …

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New Bedford emergency shelter open until Thursday morning

The emergency shelter at Mercy Meals and More at 634 Purchase St in New Bedford will remain open until  Thursday morning until 5am. They are asking for donations of sandwich meat, cheese, soups, snacks, coffee cups, casseroles, juice, soft drinks and other items. They also need volunteers. Contact Pete Wilde at …

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Mayor Mitchell Declares State of Emergency in New Bedford

Mayor Jon Mitchell declared a State of Emergency in the City of New Bedford as of 1:00PM today, January 26, 2015. Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and ordered a statewide travel ban at midnight tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a …

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Keith Middle School Mass Care Shelter to Open at 7PM

Keith Middle School Mass Care Shelter to Open at 7PM The Keith Middle School (225 Hathaway Boulevard) will serve as the “mass care shelter” for the City of New Bedford.  Both the Keith and Pilgrim Church shelters are equipped with staff, food, and cots. Residents should bring blankets, prescription medication, …

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