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New Bedford Sees Energy Initiative As a Key to Its Future

At a press conference yesterday Mayor Jon Mitchell, flanked by local, state, and federal officials, and energy company representatives, reported significant progress in attaining the City’s ambitious renewable energy goals. The City’s unique approach and recent achievements in implementing a comprehensive green energy strategy have cemented its place as a …

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Three New Bedford Beaches Closed Until Thursday

The New Bedford Health Department has announced that East Beach located along East Rodney French Boulevard and West Beach located along West Rodney French Boulevard, as well as the beach inside Fort Taber Park have been closed to swimming today and tomorrow, Wednesday, August 28, 2013. Significant rainfall over the last 24 hours …

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Myth vs. Fact: Medical Marijuana

Whether you are in support of medical marijuana or opposed to it, the voters of Massachusetts spoke in November 2012 and decided that patients should have safe access to medicinal cannabis. Since the referendum was passed the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has been working on developing laws and …

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Award of Excellence given to the Port of New Bedford for Website

The Port of New Bedford won the Award of Excellence (the highest level) for its website in a competition among the leading port authorities in the Western Hemisphere. The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the industry’s trade association, runs the contest and enlists 36 public relations professionals to judge …

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Safety Tips for Women

There have been a rash of sexual assaults and purse snatching in New Bedford this summer. The following safety tips were provided by Downtown Community Police Officer Gary Sarmento. – BE ON THE ALERT. Be aware of your surroundings. – LOOK CONFIDENT. Walk with confidence and with your head up. – …

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2013 Massachusetts Tax Free Weekend

Massachusetts Tax Free Weekend 2013

Each year, during one weekend in August, Massachusetts hosts a tax free weekend to help boost retail sales in our state. This allows shoppers to save 6.25% on most purchases. Last year the tax free weekend was between  13-14 August. The 2013 Massachusetts tax free weekend will take place from August …

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City Libraries, Senior Centers Offer Relief from the Heat

The local forecast for the New Bedford area over the next several days calls for daytime temperatures above 90 degrees.  Although Southern Bristol County was not included in today’s National Weather Service Heat Advisory, daytime temperatures are expected to remain in the 90s today through Friday. The following is a …

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