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City to unveil new police cruisers Wednesday

On Wednesday, January 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., Mayor Jon Mitchell will join with Police Chief David Provencher to unveil several new police cruisers the City of New Bedford purchased to replace aging vehicles in the department’s fleet. The unveiling will take place at the New Bedford Police Department Headquarters …

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Comcast lineup change for NBCN and Univision

Comcast has announced channel lineup changes that include moving New Bedford Cable Network’s Educational Access Channel 17 to Channel 9 as of January 23, 2014. Comcast recently informed the City of New Bedford of NB Educational Access Channel – We’re Moving its intention to make the change as a result …

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Caribbean Phone Scam Could Cost you $25 Per Minute

An inquiry was received on a voicemail requesting a return call to the (473) area code that is most likely an example of a known pay-per-call telecommunications scam. The “473” scam has many permutations but they all involve a message (either by email, voicemail or pager) that you immediately call …

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City invites public comments on EPA Brownfield Cleanup Grants

The City of New Bedford, through its Environmental Stewardship Department, intends to apply for two EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grants on or about January 22, 2014. These grants will be used to close out two underground oil storage tanks formerly used in the operation of Cliftex Mills, as well as petroleum …

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Working Waterfront Festival Lands $45,000 NEA Grant

2014 Festival to focus on Fishing Families National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced recently that the Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern MA (CEDC) is one of 832 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. CEDC is recommended for a $45,000 grant …

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Mayor Mitchell’s Inaugural Address – January 6th, 2014

INAUGURAL ADDRESS Mayor Jonathan F. Mitchell January 6, 2014 Zeiterion Theater, New Bedford, Massachusetts Honored guests, Judges Leighton and Fernandes, members of the City Council and other government officials, citizens and friends of New Bedford: Like this week’s New Year’s celebrations, inaugurations are an occasion to take stock of where …

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Arrest Made in Connection to Overnight Fall River Homicide

District Attorney Sam Sutter and Fall River Police Chief Daniel Racine announced that a 34-year-old Rhode Island man has been arrested this afternoon in East Providence in connection to an overnight homicide which took place in The City of Fall River. William Tate, 34, of East Providence, RI, was arrested …

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