Latest’s “news” category allows readers to enjoy free articles written about news, sports, entertainment, business and fashion in the New Bedford and South Coast, MA area


Website Launched to Help Home Buyers, Owners

The City of New Bedford Office of Housing and Community Development and the Fall River and New Bedford Housing Partnership, launched a new website designed to provide both prospective homebuyers and homeowners with a full range of information. At, homebuyers can access information including upcoming homebuyer education classes, down payment …

Read More »

Mustache March—A Storied Tradition

Every spring (with a few exceptions), I travel from Massachusetts to Colorado to visit friends and to hit the slopes in the magnificent Rocky Mountains.  About five years ago on a trip to Breckenridge, I noticed a trend that I really hadn’t seen much of since the 80’s when my …

Read More »

The Maya Calendar, 2012 and Pop Culture

2012 Myan Prophecy Facts

The Maya calendar comes to an end on December 21, 2012 and according to the ancient Maya the world is supposed to come to a cataclysmic end, right? Wrong. There isn’t a single document, script, writ, sculpture or mention by a single ancient Maya that states this. This is a …

Read More »

Sister 2 Sister Conference (March 17th)

Registration is now open for the Sister 2 Sister Conference to be held at UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, March 17th for 75 girls ages 10 – 14. The Sister 2 Sister Conference will offer a series of workshops on topics relevant to girls today including: body image, bullying, career choices, …

Read More »

Mayor, City Council Oppose Insurance Increase

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell today released a letter to the Massachusetts Insurance Commission expressing his strong opposition to the proposed rate changes under the FAIR Plan.  The Mayor was joined in signing the letter by the entire New Bedford City Council.  The brunt of the proposed rate hike would …

Read More »

A New Bedford Newbie

New Bedford MA Harbor

For almost six years, I called the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts my home.  More specifically, I lived in and around the Amherst/Northampton region while attending school.  During my time there, I came to embrace the whimsical nature of the mishmash of places and personalities that came together to create …

Read More »

New Bedford Department of Veterans’ Services Relocates

The City of New Bedford Department of Veterans’ Services & Benefits has begun serving New Bedford veterans and their families from office space located at 181 Hillman Street, Building #3.  The office is in the same complex of government buildings as the recently opened Andrea McCoy Recreation Center. The new …

Read More »

Pier 37 Bar Review

Dimmed relaxed lighting with cool blue fluorescence, shiny high top tables, and a large, lit fish tank adorned with liquor bottles greet you as you walk into the bar. Classic blues tunes by such greats as Stevie Ray Vaughn, John Lee Hooker, and BB King fill your ears as you …

Read More »
Translate »