Help Wanted: Staff Planner – Community Development & Planning

CITY OF NEW BEDFORD
STAFF PLANNER $44,991 – $54,880
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & PLANNING

Manages, initiates and coordinates the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and the permitting process for the City.

Responsible for the review and analysis of applications submitted to the Planning Board and ZBA for completeness and conformance with the City Code requirements. Includes the review and analysis of land development applications and building permits, and the related follow-up required to process and approve submittals. May prepare written and verbal presentations of findings related to land development applications to the Planning Board and ZBA as required. Primary responsibility is providing front counter customer service assistance, and processing of basic land development applications and building permit related requests. This position will have a great deal of public contact including answering questions in person, over the telephone and through e-mail.

The Staff Planner may also be required to perform a variety of general planning duties associated with other planning projects, including special projects, zoning and ordinance revisions and updates, and the development of City plans.

B.S. or B.A. in Planning, Geography, Landscape Architecture or related discipline plus two years’ relevant experience, or a combination of related experience and education equivalent to completion of a four-year degree in planning or a related field, which demonstrates significant knowledge of the principles of municipal planning and general office procedures; experience in municipal planning in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Working knowledge of GIS and Microsoft Office is required. Excellent writing, communication, research and decision making skills are required. Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO




20 Things to do this Weekend (Oct. 17-Oct. 19)

Finally a weekend without rain! Friday and Saturday could not be more pleasant days conducive to hitting the road and partaking of the many fun, family-oriented activities in the region. It’ll average 70 degrees on these two days and evenings will be cool, especially overnight Saturday. Sunday will change dramatically, but still not bad. 53 degrees, mostly sunny – however, a low of 32 degrees!! Sunday will call for turtlenecks…sorry, wrong decade. Sunday will call for thermals, sweatshirt or a warm “hoodie”!

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As always, click on the title for more or detailed information on the event. Most of the events were pulled from our event calendar where you can find hundreds of local area events each month. The event calendar is FREE, so if you are a local business, and not taking advantage of FREE publicity, shame on you! Are you a local business and want to sponsor this high traffic, weekend guide? Contact info@newbedfordguide.com for more details. Have an event to add? Check out our tutorial. For more info, you can click on each title. Know of another event this weekend? Post a reply!


Friday, October 17th

Edaville’s Pumpkins Aglow Festival (4:00pm-9:00pm)
Pumpkins, and Costumes, and Fun. Oh My! Pumpkin Aglow is back at Edaville Pumpkins AGLOW festival returns! Back by popular demand, come see the garden of endless jackolanterns. Dress in your Halloween costume and join the costume parades. You can trick or treat at your favorite ride, and go for a ride on our all new Haunted Train. THIS WEEKEND : $4 Off admission FOR KIDS ONLY when you bring in a carved or painted pumpkin. It’s slightly scary fun for all ages! Boo at the Zoo admission is $9/adult and $6/child for zoo members. Non-members’ admission for Boo at the Zoo is $14/adult and $11/child.

Boo at the Zoo @ Buttonwood Park Zoo (6:00-9:00pm)
There’s enough thrills and chills for everyone at Boo at the Zoo! Join us at Boo at the Zoo for an evening of Halloween fun! Rides are included in the Boo admission. Climb aboard for a spoooooky train ride or take a bewitching carousel ride!

All weekend long: the Pumpkins Aglow Festival at Edaville USA!

Haunted Barn & Hayride at YMCA (Dartmouth) (6:00pm-9:00pm)
Join us for a friendly Halloween adventure that includes crafts, storytelling, pumpkin decorating, and a fun trick or treat trail. This haunted tour is perfect for those with a ghoulish spirit. Join us as we transform the Dartmouth YMCA and our fields into a haunted surprise. Recommended for children over the age of 5. Adults: $8.00. Children: $5.00.

Painting with a Splash: Happy Halloween & Covered Bridge (7:00pm)
Welcome to Painting with a Splash Where you are the artist! Painting with a Splash is the newest addition to Historic Whaling City Downtown New Bedford. Bringing you an experience of art as entertainment. Add a little wine (BYOB) that will surely tap into your creative side. With step by step instruction and a little music, you and your friends will create the evenings featured painting with a splash of your own uniqueness. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Just a desire to have fun.


Saturday, October 18th

Silverbrook ACUSHNET Harvest Festival!! (10:00am-4:00pm)
Silverbrook Farm heralds the arrival of autumn with two packed months of fall-themed family attractions included with admission. Parents and progeny crunch leaves underfoot as they hone their ability to navigate through carbs in the corn maze or head toward horse-powered transit for a hayride.

Family Farm Day to benefit the Dartmouth Dog Park (11:00am-3:00pm)
Delicious food, pony rides, face painting, Chinese auction, potato sack races, dog fetching contest, dog Halloween costume parade and more! Well behaved dogs are welcome, but must be leashed. FREE admission. Hixville Livery at 1153 North Hixville Road, Dartmouth. For more info contact Diane at dartmouthdogpark@yahoo.com.

Westport Lions 10th Annual Arts and Crafts Show (10:00 am-4:00pm)
This juried show will have many returning and new crafters. Our participants have varied products.Door prize, raffle and food are also available. Free admission and parking. Westport High School Cafeteria 19 Main Road Westport, Mass. 02790.

Buttonwood Park Basketball Courts Grand Opening (12-3pm)
Join the Friends of Buttonwood Park as they officially open the new basketball courts. There will be food, beverages and live music.

Halloween specials at Painting w/ a Splash!

Painting with a Splash: Kid’s Halloween (8+), Garden Flowers (15+), & Fall Tree Scape (12:30pm, 3:00pm & 7:00pm)
Welcome to Painting with a Splash Where you are the artist! Painting with a Splash is the newest addition to Historic Whaling City Downtown New Bedford. Bringing you an experience of art as entertainment. Add a little wine (BYOB) that will surely tap into your creative side. With step by step instruction and a little music, you and your friends will create the evenings featured painting with a splash of your own uniqueness. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Just a desire to have fun.

Pony rides and proximity to resident farm animals enchant kids, as does Mother Goose story time, visits with Charlie T. Chicken, and the NEW Corn Caper Barrel Ride. Pumpkin-painting and face-painting booths doll up human and gourd counterparts in matching makeup, and one takeaway sugar pumpkin per guest extends the fall festivities.

Ocean Explorium Explorer Days (12:00pm-1:00pm)
Ocean Explorium presents their Explorer Days program at Buttonwood Park Zoo. Geology will be explored. Themed activities held throughout the day. For more information on move visit www.oceanexplorium.org or call (508) 994-5400. Buttonwood Park Zoo.

Edaville’s Pumpkins Aglow Festival (4:00pm-9:00pm)
Pumpkins, and Costumes, and Fun. Oh My! Pumpkin Aglow is back at Edaville Pumpkins AGLOW festival returns! Back by popular demand, come see the garden of endless jackolanterns. Dress in your Halloween costume and join the costume parades.

Bring the family for a boo-tiful time at Buttonwood Park Zoo!

You can trick or treat at your favorite ride, and go for a ride on our all new Haunted Train. THIS WEEKEND : $4 Off admission FOR KIDS ONLY when you bring in a carved or painted pumpkin.

Psychic Faire (Middleboro) (12:00pm-4:30pm)
Featuring 15 readers, five Cape cod Psychics, spiritual healers and more. Cover charge is $2 and 15 minute readings $20. Event is a fundraiser for Theatre One Productions. Phone: (774) 213-5193. VFW Hall, Station St.

Boo at the Zoo @ Buttonwood Park Zoo (6:00-9:00pm)
There’s enough thrills and chills for everyone at Boo at the Zoo! Join us at Boo at the Zoo for an evening of Halloween fun! Rides are included in the Boo admission. Climb aboard for a spoooooky train ride or take a bewitching carousel ride! It’s slightly scary fun for all ages! Boo at the Zoo admission is $9/adult and $6/child for zoo members. Non-members’ admission for Boo at the Zoo is $14/adult and $11/child.

Spinner Publications Celebrates 33 Years – Public Auction (6-10pm) 
A Live Auction moderated by auctioneer, Dennis Broadbent and featuring art from some of the area’s most celebrated names will be the primary attraction at the Spinner Celebrates! 33rd Anniversary Fundraising Gala. Also included in the auction are pottery by Peruvian artisans from Colo Colo Gallery. The event is to be held at Fort Taber Community Center located at Fort Taber Park in New Bedford on Saturday evening, October 18, 2014 from 6pm to 10pm.

Gipsy Kings 25th Anniversary Tour comes to the Zeiterion (7:30pm)
The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center is proud to host the 25th Anniversary celebration of the ever-popular, Grammy Award winning Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo on Saturday, October 18 at 8PM. Beloved the world over, the Gipsy Kings captivate fans with their unique and irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms. Tickets are $49-$79 and are available on-line at www.zeiterion.org or by calling The Z Box Office at 508-994-2900.

A fantastic opportunity to see the Gipsy Kings right here in New Bedford!


Sunday, October 19th

Our Lady of Fatima Parish Harvest Fair (8:30am-5:00pm)
Homemade food, crafters and vendors, basket, cash and quilt raffles and more! 4256 Acushnet Ave. New Bedford, Mass. (corner of Tobey St.).

Silverbrook ACUSHNET’S Harvest Festival! (10:00am-4:00pm)
Silverbrook Farm heralds the arrival of autumn with two packed months of fall-themed family attractions included with admission. Parents and progeny crunch leaves underfoot as they hone their ability to navigate through carbs in the corn maze or head toward horse-powered transit for a hayride.

Pony rides and proximity to resident farm animals enchant kids, as does Mother Goose story time, visits with Charlie T. Chicken, and the NEW Corn Caper Barrel Ride. Pumpkin-painting and face-painting booths doll up human and gourd counterparts in matching makeup, and one takeaway sugar pumpkin per guest extends the fall festivities.

2nd Annual New Bedford Hoedown featuring Phil Paleologos and the Jim Libby Band (1:00pm-5:00pm)
Please Come enjoy an afternoon filled with great country music. Also we ask that you bring a canned good or a pair of socks for our homeless/needy friends. Featuring the Jim Libby Band. Some of the guest singers include Juliett Dane, Joey Grieve, Jordan Nute and back by popular demand is Mr.& Missus. Special appearance by Rory Scott. MC for the event will be Philip Paleologos of WBSM. VFW Poirier Post located at 281 Appleton Street corner of Ashley Blvd. See poster below or click on event title for more info.

Don’t miss the hoedown this Sunday!

Painting with a Splash: Fall Lighthouse (1:30pm)
Welcome to Painting with a Splash Where you are the artist! Painting with a Splash is the newest addition to Historic Whaling City Downtown New Bedford. Bringing you an experience of art as entertainment. Add a little wine (BYOB) that will surely tap into your creative side. With step by step instruction and a little music, you and your friends will create the evenings featured painting with a splash of your own uniqueness. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Just a desire to have fun.

Edaville’s Pumpkins Aglow Festival (4:00pm-9:00pm)
Pumpkins, and Costumes, and Fun. Oh My! Pumpkin Aglow is back at Edaville Pumpkins AGLOW festival returns! Back by popular demand, come see the garden of endless jackolanterns. Dress in your Halloween costume and join the costume parades. You can trick or treat at your favorite ride, and go for a ride on our all new Haunted Train. THIS WEEKEND : $4 Off admission FOR KIDS ONLY when you bring in a carved or painted pumpkin.

Boo at the Zoo @ Buttonwood Park Zoo (6:00-9:00pm)
There’s enough thrills and chills for everyone at Boo at the Zoo! Join us at Boo at the Zoo for an evening of Halloween fun! Rides are included in the Boo admission. Climb aboard for a spoooooky train ride or take a bewitching carousel ride! It’s slightly scary fun for all ages! Boo at the Zoo admission is $9/adult and $6/child for zoo members. Non-members’ admission for Boo at the Zoo is $14/adult and $11/child.

Want to sponsor this weekend guide? Contact info@newbedfordguide.com for more details.





Halloween Spooktacular at The Zeiterion – Do something unique!

Filmed in 1975 as a spoof on 1950’s B-level science fiction movies, “Rocky Horror” brings viewers some adult themes, outlandish behavior and an unparalleled element of audience participation.

Do something unique this Halloween.

If Hollywood slashers aren’t doing anything for the hair on the back of your neck and tricks and treats are becoming commonplace, the Zeiterion Theatre is giving you some rare opportunities to enjoy Halloween on the silver screen.

On Friday night, October 31’st, the Zeiterion will be transformed into a movie house, showing fear fans the silent black-and-white classic, “The Phantom of the Opera” and the cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” the ultimate experience in audience participation.

The Phantom” will be shown at 7 p.m. and tickets are $7. “Rocky Horror” will be shown at 9:30 p.m. and tickets will be $15. They can be purchased at the Zeiterion box office or by calling (508)-997-5664.

“Rocky Horror” is an 18-plus event.

Filmed in 1975 as a spoof on 1950’s B-level science fiction movies, “Rocky Horror” brings viewers some adult themes, outlandish behavior and an unparalleled element of audience participation.

The movie has inspired a following of loyal fans from all walks of life. Approximately 70 percent of an audience will be repeat viewers. “Virgins,” as first-time audience members are called, cannot accurately prepare for the “Rocky Horror” experience, but it promises to be unforgettable.

And there’s another element that makes the evening even more unique – a cast of 11 actors who perform their own interpretation of the movie while it unfolds on the screen. They call it “shadowcasting,” and it is staged between the screen and the front row, occasionally stretching out into the aisles. While it mirrors the movie, at no time does it distract the audience from enjoying what’s on the screen. It merely contributes to the experience.

“Phantom of The Opera” will be accompanied by the Zeiterion’s Wurlitzer organ which was first installed in the theatre in 1923.

The troupe refers to themselves as the RKO Army, named after a theatre in the actual movie. They are based in Rhode Island and do approximately 40 shows a year throughout southern New England. They were founded by No. Providence resident Roy Rossi in 1981. Rossi, an Information Technology Professional, is 56.

But before the movie begins the RKO Army will do their “pre-show” routine where they perform to the musical backgrounds of Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell,” the current hit “Bang! Bang!” and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

“’Rocky Horror’ is pure escape,” Rossi says. “It takes you to another universe. You’re stepping through the door of another world. It’s got shocking elements and it’s out of the norm.”

But the enjoyment will come not only from what the audience sees, but what it hears.

“Phantom of The Opera” will be accompanied by the Zeiterion’s Wurlitzer organ which was first installed in the theatre in 1923, providing a musical experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the region. The organ will be played by Bernie Anderson, a New Jersey resident whose part-time profession is playing organ for silent movies. He has been playing for silent movies for 30 years and has played “Phantom” nearly 50 times. He is considered a scholar of silent movies.

“The Zeiterion organ will give audiences an idea of what the original showings of the movies were like,” Anderson says. “The sound is powerful, melodic and orchestral. It can manipulate how an audience is affected by the movie.

“This kind of organ is rare.”

Organs like the Zeiterion’s were first installed to replace orchestras doing stage performances. The organ has 163 keys and hundreds of pipes. It can duplicate the sound of a multitude of instruments, including clarinet, tuba, trumpet, flute, piccolo, violin, cello, and more.

But “Rocky Horror” has a built-in soundtrack that will be coming from the theatre’s sound system. Rossi describes the songs as “fun, catchy, and upbeat, adding to the entertainment of the movie.

Tim Weisberg is the host of “Spooky Southcoast” which airs Saturday nights from 10 to midnight on WBSM radio in Fairhaven. The show is devoted to paranormal and horror topics and has been on the air since 2006.

“I think people like being scared because they like the adrenaline rush it provides, but they also like having it in a safe, controlled environment. Watching “The Phantom of the Opera” in the comfort of the Zeiterion is a lot easier to handle than being in an opera house with a masked madman running loose. You get the same endorphin release of fight-or-flight response without having to actually do either.”

Rossi claims that there is a communal element and a sense of release with “Rocky Horror”.

“There is definitely a like-minded community that fans feel comfortable with. They especially espouse freedom of expression, speech and dress. It’s a non-drug escape from the areas of life that might drain people. If you’re friendly and respectful of others, you will be welcomed.

Whether you’re looking for an old school thriller or a counter-culture shocker, the Zeiterion can provide it this Halloween.





The South Coast Hot Jobs List – 15 October 2014

Michael Silvia
by Michael Silvia

The Greater New Bedford unemployment rate is much higher than the rest of Massachusetts, but believe it or not there really are a lot of jobs available for qualified applicants. Sometimes the barrier to a new job can be the lack of information on available job openings.

To solve this, each week New Bedford Guide will be working with the New Directions Southcoast (also known as the Greater New Bedford Career Center) and pulling jobs from our jobs database to inform job seekers about the hottest jobs in the area.

We will define “Hot Jobs” as those jobs that need to be filled by the employer immediately. For those looking to search some large job databases, checkout my Best Job Search Resources for New Bedford Residents article. Unless noted otherwise, those interested in these positions or want more information should go to the Greater New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue.


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Here are the Hot Jobs from the Greater New Bedford Career Center as of October 15th, 2014:

1. Drivers #4858260
7D Drivers needed to fill positions for travel in Wareham and New Bedford. Must have 7D license, must pass CORI & Drug test. Employer will train qualified applicant. Hours are split shift: 6:00am to 9:30am and 1:45pm to 5:45pm.

2. Program Manger #4853586
The Town Administrator’s Office on behalf of the Community and Economic Development Authority is accepting applications for the full-time position of Senior Program Manager. Working under the direction of the Director of the Wareham Community and Economic Development Authority, the Senior Program Manager will assist in the planning, preparation and program delivery of the Community Development Mini-Entitlement Block grant application.

3. Assistant Project Manager #4858268
Conducts compliance checks using under-age youth to purchase tobacco. Issues citations to individuals and businesses, which violate State and/or local tobacco regulations/ordinances/by-laws. Performs assessments and analysis of health data and information for the purpose of identifying priorities, planning, and developing education and outreach materials for a range of possible venues including public meetings, retail establishments, training sessions, Board of Health meetings, websites, brochures and reports. Provides education and outreach to permitted establishments regarding City and State regulations on alcohol.

4. Art Department General Help #4866637
Part Time Art Department General help processing customer art, email, reviewing proofs, backup and backup retrieval. Hours Flexible between 8-5:30. Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop skills, good spelling required. If you are looking for after school hours or mother’s hours, this is a great opportunity. Hours range from 18 – 25 per week.

5. Welder #4866713
Use MIG & TIG welding to seam/join blanks. Operate a welding torch. Lift up to 50 lbs. of product 1st shift Mon-Thurs 6am to 4pm

6. Auto Body Technician #4866769
Immediate opening for Auto Body Technician. 5 years of experience preferred but not required. Work in a newly-renovated, family owned and operated dealership. Benefits include vacation, health insurance, 401k and more. Salary based on experience

7. Automotive Technician #4866775
Immediate opening for TWO Automotive Technicians to grow our expanding service business for an established Ford family dealership. Will pay $1,000 SIGNING BONUS for qualified, experienced “A” and “B” level technicians. Top pay and great benefits including 401k, vacations, health insurance and more. Special consideration for qualified diesel and transmission technicians. Confidential application process.


Here are the Hot Jobs in the New Bedford area from the NewBedfordGuide.com jobs database, as of October 15th, 2014:

1. Production worker – Microtech Staffing Group
Full details and application process here.

2.Security Supervisor – Guardsmark (Marion)
Full details and application process here.

3. 2nd shift- Order Picker – Microtech Staffing Group
Full details and application process here.

4. Transportation Driver – Centerline Drivers
Full details and application process here.

5. Technician – Superior Group (Marion)
Full details and application process here.

6. Operations Team Leader – Randstad Engineering
Full details and application process here.

7. Auto Body Technician / Painter – Ashley Ford
Full details and application process here.


Be sure to also check out our Job Portal to find jobs by location on a map: newbedfordguide.com/map-page#pm_jobs_tab. Want to get e-mail notifications for new jobs? Checkout our e-mail subscription service.





Purse snatching at EJ’s Brooklynne Deli in Fairhaven

Robbery Suspect

Fairhaven Police responded to a purse snatching that occurred at EJ’s Brooklynne Deli, located at 111 Huttleston Avenue. The robbery was committed on October 13th at approximately 8pm. Police were told that a female patron was robbed of her purse by an unknown assailant as she was exiting the restaurant.

The victim stated that a white male snatched her purse as she was walking to her vehicle. She described the suspect as being a skinny white male, approximately 6 feet in height with sunken cheeks. He was last seen running east on Huttleston Avenue toward Santander Bank and was wearing a hooded navy blue sweatshirt. If anyone can identify the suspect or has information about the robbery, they are encouraged to contact Fairhaven Police Detectives at 508-997-7421. Callers can remain anonymous.




Eric Fernandes Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund seeks community help to benefit youth pursuing higher education

The Eric Fernandes Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund is an independent non-profit organization that is committed to supporting our young adults in their journey of seeking higher education.

The Eric Fernandes Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund is a New Bedford based scholarship that benefits the sons and daughters of firefighters here in New Bedford. So far we’ve given out approximately $40,000 in money that goes directly towards children getting their education. Here is the story of firefighter Eric Fernandes.

Eric Fernandes was born on April 30th, 1981 and was raised in New Bedford, MA. He belonged to the Immaculate Conception Church Parish and played Little and Pony League Baseball, making the all-star team one year. He attended New Bedford High School and then went on to earn his bachelor’s degree at The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in Sociology/Criminal Justice, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Eric came from a very close knit family and always stayed very close to them over the years.

In 2006 Eric became a New Bedford firefighter and served with great passion and integrity. He would often be heard telling his friends about some of the exciting and dangerous situations he found himself in. You could tell by listening to him that he truly enjoyed his work.

Eric passed away suddenly on June 16th, 2011 at the age of 30, leaving many family and close friends behind. For those who knew him well, this was truly a situation of too young. He had just began his career as a firefighter, and had recently purchased his first home. Eric is survived by his parents, grandmother, sister, and several cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Eric’s magnetic personality, big heart, and quick wit will never be forgotten by those who knew him. If you were a close friend of Eric’s you could always expect a call or a visit from him, especially if it had been a while since he had heard from you. One look at his Facebook wall will show you how many of those out there were positively affected by Eric and who will forever miss him dearly.

The Eric Fernandes Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund is an independent non-profit organization that is committed to supporting our young adults in their journey of seeking higher education.

Each year The Eric Fernandes Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund will award scholarships for selected children of New Bedford firefighters who are seeking higher education. Your support will help us accomplish this goal.

Along with offering tee shirts, buttons, and other fundraising material, we will be holding two major fundraising events each year: A poker tournament (Eric’s favorite past time), and a fundraiser celebration event complete with food, music, Chinese-style auction, and live artwork.

If you would like to make a cash donation or donate an item of value to be auctioned off, please click on the “Donate” link on the website.

Scholarship applications will be accepted in January and the application will be available on our website or at all of the NBFD station houses.

 





Help Wanted: Assistant Project Manager

CITY OF NEW BEDFORD
HEALTH DEPARTMENT
ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER $32,350 – $40,680

Conducts inspections and enforcement activities; performs work pertaining to assessment, analysis, outreach and education to promote public health and compliance with health regulations including Tobacco Control Laws and Regulations to limit youth access to tobacco products and to reduce involuntary exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS). Conducts alcohol education/ awareness campaigns and classes. Serves as an alcohol, tobacco and other drugs prevention specialist within the community.

Enforces Board of Health and City regulations/ordinances/by-laws by conducting regular inspections of municipal buildings and vehicles, schools and daycares, dwellings, tobacco retailers, food service and retail food establishments

Conducts compliance checks using under-age youth to purchase tobacco. Issues citations to individuals and businesses, which violate State and/or local tobacco regulations/ordinances/by-laws.

Performs assessments and analysis of health data and information for the purpose of identifying priorities, planning, and developing education and outreach materials for a range of possible venues including public meetings, retail establishments, training sessions, Board of Health meetings, websites, brochures and reports. Provides education and outreach to permitted establishments regarding City and State regulations on alcohol.

May be required to collect samples in the field for inspection/analysis to monitor health issues and ensure compliance.

Attends meetings as needed. All other duties as determined by the Supervisor.

High school graduate or GED equivalent, two years of college. Associate’s degree preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess good oral and written communication skills, and be capable of speaking at a variety of public venues. Ability to read, interpret and apply public health-related laws, regulations and ordinances. Mandatory Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check. Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license with good driving record.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO




Four gunshots detected near Boa Vista towers

This morning at approximately 4am a ShotSpotter activation registered 4 shots being fired in the area of the Boa Vista towers located at 134 South Second St.

Upon arrival officers observed 4 shell casings in the area and a window at the towers had been struck by the gunfire. It appears at this time that several males may have been fighting outside the building when the shots rang out.

This case is currently under investigation by Det. Paul Fonseca. Anyone with information can reach him at 508-991-6300 ext. 135




20 Things To Do This Weekend (Oct 10-Oct 12)

In terms of temperature, we will have quite the pleasant weekend ahead. The only mar on the weekend is Saturday where it will be a bit breezy and rain. It will also dip to 37 degrees overnight. Otherwise, the weekend will be sunny with a mix of clouds and hover around 61 degrees. Perfect for partaking in the many events that folks are squeezing in before it gets too cold!

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As always, click on the title for more or detailed information on the event. Most of the events were pulled from our event calendar where you can find hundreds of local area events each month. The event calendar is FREE, so if you are a local business, and not taking advantage of FREE publicity, shame on you! Are you a local business and want to sponsor this high traffic, weekend guide? Contact info@newbedfordguide.com for more details. Have an event to add? Check out our tutorial. For more info, you can click on each title. Know of another event this weekend? Post a reply!


Friday, October 10th

Edaville’s Pumpkins Aglow Festival (4:00pm-9:00pm)
Pumpkins AGLOW festival returns! Back by popular demand, come see the garden of endless jackolanterns. Dress in your Halloween costume and join the costume parades. You can trick or treat at your favorite ride, and go for a ride on our all new Haunted Train.

Boo at the Zoo @ Buttonwood Park Zoo (6:00-9:00pm)
There’s enough thrills and chills for everyone at Boo at the Zoo! Join us at Boo at the Zoo for an evening of Halloween fun! Rides are included in the Boo admission. Climb aboard for a spoooooky train ride or take a bewitching carousel ride!

Last chance this year to catch the soothing sounds of Rebecca Correia!

It’s slightly scary fun for all ages! Boo at the Zoo admission is $9/adult and $6/child for zoo members. Non-members’ admission for Boo at the Zoo is $14/adult and $11/child.

Painting with a Splash: Watching the Sunset & Autumn Cat (7:00pm)
Welcome to Painting with a Splash Where you are the artist! Painting with a Splash is the newest addition to Historic Whaling City Downtown New Bedford. Bringing you an experience of art as entertainment. Add a little wine (BYOB) that will surely tap into your creative side. With step by step instruction and a little music, you and your friends will create the evenings featured painting with a splash of your own uniqueness. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Just a desire to have fun.

Rebecca Correia at Seafire Grillehouse & Bar (7:00pm-10:00pm)
Rebecca is heading south for the winter, like the rest of the smart birds. The last chance for you to see her until she returns is at one of New Bedford’s finest restaurants, theSeafire Grillhouse & Bar.


Saturday, October 11th

Silverbrook ACUSHNET Harvest Festival!! (10:00am-4:00pm)
Silverbrook Farm heralds the arrival of autumn with two packed months of fall-themed family attractions included with admission. Parents and progeny crunch leaves underfoot as they hone their ability to navigate through carbs in the corn maze or head toward horse-powered transit for a hayride.

Partners Village Store Fall Festival (Westport) (10:00am-4:00pm)
Music by Toph and Tom, Golden Touch Farm, book signings from Andy Tomolonis, Jim Shannon, Brian Michaud and Jackie Leduc and more. FREE!! 865 Main Road, Westport.

Buttonwood Park Basketball Courts Grand Opening (12-3pm)
Join the Friends of Buttonwood Park for the grand opening of the Buttonwood Park basketball courts. There will be food, beverages, live music and a T-shirt giveaway.

Paint Autumn Cat at Painting w/ a Splash!

Painting with a Splash: Four events for kids, teens, and adults (12:30pm, 3:00pm & 7:00pm)
Welcome to Painting with a Splash Where you are the artist! Painting with a Splash is the newest addition to Historic Whaling City Downtown New Bedford. Bringing you an experience of art as entertainment. Add a little wine (BYOB) that will surely tap into your creative side. With step by step instruction and a little music, you and your friends will create the evenings featured painting with a splash of your own uniqueness. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Just a desire to have fun.

Pony rides and proximity to resident farm animals enchant kids, as does Mother Goose story time, visits with Charlie T. Chicken, and the NEW Corn Caper Barrel Ride. Pumpkin-painting and face-painting booths doll up human and gourd counterparts in matching makeup, and one takeaway sugar pumpkin per guest extends the fall festivities.

Pro Wrestling Fundraiser for Whaler’s Cheerleaders and Football (3:00pm)
Love wrestling? Come watch a show and help out NBHS kids! 7 big bouts featuring Franky Vain, Craig Costa, Redemption, Sean Burke, “Brutal” Bob Evans, Wildman Kongo and many more! Advanced tickets available at No Problemo and West End Grill. $10 General Admission, $15 Front Row (Limited). For tickets and info call 978.771.1774 or 508.525.1866. or click event title.

Edaville’s Pumpkins Aglow Festival (4:00pm-9:00pm)
Pumpkins AGLOW festival returns! Back by popular demand, come see the garden of endless jackolanterns.

SEVEN BIG BOUTS!

Dress in your Halloween costume and join the costume parades. You can trick or treat at your favorite ride, and go for a ride on our all new Haunted Train.

Elvis Presley Night Dance (Freetown) (5:30pm)
Freetown VFW. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. DJ Johnny Angel 6-8 p.m. Elvis 8-9 p.m. and Johnny Angel 9-11 p.m. Great music from the 50s, 60s and 70s by the King himself. $15 per person. 89 Middleboro Road, Freetown.

Boo at the Zoo @ Buttonwood Park Zoo (6:00-9:00pm)
There’s enough thrills and chills for everyone at Boo at the Zoo! Join us at Boo at the Zoo for an evening of Halloween fun! Rides are included in the Boo admission. Climb aboard for a spoooooky train ride or take a bewitching carousel ride! It’s slightly scary fun for all ages! Boo at the Zoo admission is $9/adult and $6/child for zoo members. Non-members’ admission for Boo at the Zoo is $14/adult and $11/child.

The Occasion Singers at MAC (Marion) (7:30pm)
The Marion Art Center Presents The Occasion Singers’ “Classic Doo Wop Hits from the 50’s and 60’s. “Tickets $12.50 for members, $15 for non-members. For tickets call (508) 748-1266 or email marionartcenter@verizon.net. 890 Pleasant St. Marion, MA.

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Comedy Night at Buddy’s (10pm)
Mike McCarthy , the Comedy Barbarian, seen on Showtime and Comedy Central Andrea Henry seen on Comedy Central and Nickelodeon’s Funniest Mom Beecher Winner of 2012 Connecticut Comedy Fest and your host as usual, Christopher Swanson. Contact Bud Mastrangelo for tickets and info (508) 930 0391. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/537462336387405/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming


Sunday, October 12th

Silverbrook ACUSHNET’S Harvest Festival! (10:00am-4:00pm)
Silverbrook Farm heralds the arrival of autumn with two packed months of fall-themed family attractions included with admission. Parents and progeny crunch leaves underfoot as they hone their ability to navigate through carbs in the corn maze or head toward horse-powered transit for a hayride.

Pony rides and proximity to resident farm animals enchant kids, as does Mother Goose story time, visits with Charlie T. Chicken, and the NEW Corn Caper Barrel Ride. Pumpkin-painting and face-painting booths doll up human and gourd counterparts in matching makeup, and one takeaway sugar pumpkin per guest extends the fall festivities.

Diamond in the RUFF Grand Opening w/ Fun Events!! (11:00am-4:00pm)
Diamond in the RUFF has relocated to 111 Middle Road in Acushnet and is having a family oriented, fun filled grand opening celebration. Mickey and Minnie Mouse will be making a special appearance! There will be bouncy houses, a dog Halloween costume contest, face painting, raffles and more! For more information visit their Facebook page by clicking on the event title!

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2nd Annual Great Pumpkin Beard Fest (12:00pm-6:00pm)
Beer, beards, bands, raffle prizes and more. A beard and mustache competition in Wings Court. Music provided by The Viennagram, Really Bad Religion, The O’Tooles and Weld Square. Portion of proceeds from registration fee will benefit Mercy Meals and More. Region: New Bedford. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Wings Court.

Battleship Brewfest 2014 (Fall River) (12:30pm-4:30pm)
A craft beer tasting event featuring over 40 breweries paired with food offerings from local restaurants and live music. Enjoy some of the best regional and national craft beers. $35.00 in advance, $40.00 at the gate. Ticket price includes admission to the ships. 21+ event. Phone: 508-678-1100. Email: epereira@colonialbeverage.com. Battleship Cove 5 Water Street Fall River, Mass. 02721.

miss-z-gran-openingMiss Z Photography’s Grand Opening (1-3pm)
Miss Z Photography is having their grand opening downtown on 227 Union Street. Bring the kids and get a complementary photo with The Winter Princess! There will also be a door raffle, refreshments, coupons and more.

Edaville’s Pumpkins Aglow Festival (4:00pm-9:00pm)
Pumpkins AGLOW festival returns! Back by popular demand, come see the garden of endless jackolanterns. Dress in your Halloween costume and join the costume parades. You can trick or treat at your favorite ride, and go for a ride on our all new Haunted Train.

Boo at the Zoo @ Buttonwood Park Zoo (6:00-9:00pm)
There’s enough thrills and chills for everyone at Boo at the Zoo! Join us at Boo at the Zoo for an evening of Halloween fun! Rides are included in the Boo admission. Climb aboard for a spoooooky train ride or take a bewitching carousel ride! It’s slightly scary fun for all ages! Boo at the Zoo admission is $9/adult and $6/child for zoo members. Non-members’ admission for Boo at the Zoo is $14/adult and $11/child.

Don’t miss the fun filled grand opening this Sunday!

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Attempted armed robbery in north end

Last night at approximately 11pm there was an attempted armed robbery in the area of County St. and Penniman St. The 25 year old male victim was cut on the bicep and later received treatment at St. Luke’s hospital.

The victim was walking home when he was confronted by a male with a knife who demanded his money. The victim refused and punched the suspect in the face. He was cut on his left bicep in the process. The victim went home and obtained a ride to the hospital from a friend. He has since been released.

Description:
Dark skinned male with braids
5-10 medium build
Wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt
Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 508-991-6300 ext. 320