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New Bedford Emergency Overflow Shelter Open Tonight (30 Jan, 2017)

Due to the weather conditions, the overflow will be open tonight. Guests can start to arrive at Sister Rose House (71 Division St) at 6:00pm. It is a first come, first serve basis and our capacity is 25 individuals. Guests will be offered a meal, showers and a good night’s rest in a safe environment. Any inquires can be forwarded …

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New Bedford Advances Heart Health Movement With “Love Your Heart Event” On February 12th

Communities across New Bedford will be joining a growing national movement on February 12th, urging all to “Love Your Heart.” The one-day, city-wide event provides an opportunity for residents to “know their numbers” and learn more about their heart health. Originally started by the County of San Diego in California, the event has grown, primarily across the West Coast and …

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Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford Story: Craig Longo

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford is critical to the youth of the Greater New Bedford area, serving 200-300 kids daily with physical and educational activities. Craig Longo, an emergency physician at St. Luke’s Hospital, tells us how the Club impacted his life. Are you a current or former member? Share your story! Want so support the …

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New Bedford residents urged to help fill the bus Saturday to help local children in need

Brighten the season for a local child while boosting your own holiday spirit by participating in the sixth annual Fill the Bus toy drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. During those hours, a Tremblay’s school bus will be parked outside three New Bedford locations: Walgreens, 1103 Kempton St.; Wonder Bowl, 66 Hathaway Road and The Boat …

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NBHS Whaler’s Attic Collecting Clothing, Canned Goods for School Community Members in Need This Holiday Season

Staff volunteers at New Bedford High School will once again collect clothing and canned goods for members of the school community in need during the holiday season. The Whaler’s Attic and Pantry opened in May 2016 as a result of the initiative of staff volunteers – school counselors and Family Engagement Center staff at New Bedford High. The program is …

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FREE Thanksgiving Dinner for needy and homeless families

United New Bedford & Centro Luzo Americano Club Inc., invite you to Thanksgiving Dinner from 12:00pm-4:00pm at 34 Beetle Street, New Bedford on Thursday, November 24, 2016.

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The YWCA offers a number of social and community enrichment programs and services for men, women and children

Did you know that the YWCA is the world’s largest and oldest women’s organization in the United States? Or that they are no longer an exercise facility? That all YWCAs legally changed their name to only the letters YWCA? There are a lot of misconceptions about the services available to the community at the YWCA or what it is exactly …

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RAPPP Program/PRIDE Project through South Coast Hospitals annual yard sale, October 1st

RAPPP Program/PRIDE Project through South Coast Hospitals will be having their annual yard sale at 1208 Ashley Boulevard, New Bedford on October 1, from 8:00am-2:00pm. There will be plenty of great items, furniture, books, clothing, jewelry, odds and ends and more. The RAPPP Program (Responsible Attitudes toward Pregnancy, Parenting & Prevention) is an adolescent pregnancy prevention program designed to be …

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Local group “The Foundation” helps kids who need backpacks, school supplies and winter wear

Two New Bedford natives, Anthony Barros and Jordyn Pina comprise “The Foundation” – a group that gives back to the community by helping kids in need. They donate backpacks and school supplies and so far have helped dozens of kids. Initially done solely with their own personal money, they quickly discovered that the need far exceeded the demand, and that …

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Nominations Sought for the 21st Annual Veteran of the Year Award

The Board of Directors of the Southeastern Massachusetts Veterans Housing Program, Inc. – better known locally as the Veterans Transition House (VTH) – annually selects a veteran from the area who has made an outstanding contribution to veterans, veterans’ issues and the community as a whole. The Board of Directors is currently soliciting nominations for the 2016 Veteran of the …

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