Michael Silvia

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

Tire and Car Battery Recycling Day (24 Sept)

New Bedford & Dartmouth Tire and Car Battery Recycling Day will be held on September 24th.  For a small fee, New Bedford and Dartmouth residents can recycle used tires.  Car batteries are accepted at no charge. The event will take place at the Shawmut Avenue Transfer Station (1103 Shawmut Avenue) …

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New Bedford Political Survey System

Who are you voting for in the 2011 New Bedford elections? Not sure? If you already know who you are voting for, how did you come to that conclusion? Are you certain it is the right choice? The biggest problems regarding elections are that too many people do not vote …

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New Bedford Guide’s One Year Anniversary celebrated its first birthday on August 11th, 2011.  To date, we have published over 363 articles and press releases.  We reach about seven thousand local readers and our Facebook page receives about 400,000 monthly post views.  Our articles inform New Bedford and SouthCoast Massachusetts readers on local events, news, …

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WHALE Wine Festival at Custom House Square

Sip.  Savor.  Celebrate.  That is what you’ll be in for if you attend WHALE’s upcoming Annual International Wine Festival and Auction on Friday, September 16 from 5:30-9:00 pm in Custom House Square in New Bedford.  Presented by WHALE and Westport Market, the Wine Festival has long been known as the …

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Free Civil War Trading Cards

Trading cards have been popular for generations, from images of sports figures to movie stars.  Now, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park is offering free trading cards featuring figures of the Civil War who had ties to the city. The ten cards available at New Bedford are part of a …

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Registering to Vote in New Bedford

If you haven’t heard, New Bedford is having local elections in October and November.  Check out our election page for timelines, who is running and other information related to the 2011 New Bedford elections. An important part of the election process is registering to vote.  New Bedford residents have until …

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New Bedford Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

Hurricane Irene

Family Emergency Plan Develop a family emergency plan in case family members are separated during an emergency: Ask an out-of-state relative or friend to serve as the Family Emergency Plan contact person. During and immediately after a disaster occurs, it is often easier to access a long distance telephone number …

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Sharks Come Cruisin Free New Bedford Performance (25 Aug)

Sharks Come Cruisin

On Thursday, August 25, at 6:30 PM, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park will be hosting Mark Lambert of the Sharks Come Cruisin and Friends, presenting original and traditional singalong songs.  They will be the featured artists for this coming Thursday Evening in the Park event.  Each week in July …

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New Bedford Spotlight: Joe Jesus

The New Bedford Crawler Series: New Bedford as seen by the people who live and work there. When Joe Jesus walks into the Shawmut Diner, he is welcomed like a soldier returning home.  As he passes through the front doors he immediately gets a “Hi Joe!” from both of the …

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New Bedford Awarded $2.7 million for Community Development

Mayor Scott W. Lang announced today the recipients of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding of $2,741,178.  Each year, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development allocates critical funding to New Bedford for community development activities.  Funds are used to address community …

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