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New Bedford Parking Revenue is Booming

Have you gotten a parking ticket in New Bedford this year? If you’ve visited downtown New Bedford or other areas with parking meters, chances are you’ve gotten several. According to The Standard Times, the city raised over $1.2 million from parking tickets, and meter and garage fees  during the fiscal …

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Canadian Flag Raising at City Hall (22 June)

In recognition of St. Jean Baptiste Day, Mayor Jon Mitchell, other elected officials and members of the La Ligue des Franco-Americains will participate in several events including a Canadian flag raising ceremony at City Hall and a tribute at the Franco-American Veterans Square.  The Canadian flag raising ceremony at City …

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Working Waterfront Festival Design Contest Winner Announced

Working Waterfront Festival New Bedford Logo 2012

The Working Waterfront Festival is pleased to announce the winner of our 2012 Design Contest – Jon Campbell of Narragansett, Rhode Island. Jon is well known to Festival audiences as a singer/songwriter, poet and all around wordsmith. “The Committee was impressed with Jon’s creative approach to incorporating the 2012 theme …

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Facebook’s Promoted Posts Tool Explained

This month Facebook introduced a new promotional tool called Promoted Posts. This tool allows Facebook Fan Page owners with at least 400 fans (but no more than 100,000 fans) the option to expose their posted content to more of their fans. Why Facebook Promoted Posts? Typically, when page administrators post …

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New Bedford Harbor Projects Receive $6.6 Million

New Bedford Harbor

At a public ceremony on the site of one of six planned restoration projects in the region, $6.6M in funding was awarded with the goal of reclaiming or replacing natural resources damaged from decades of toxic PCB pollution in New Bedford Harbor. The funding is the final installment from penalty …

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Fairhaven Receives $869,833 Community Grant

The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced $869,833 for community improvement projects in Fairhaven. The grant is part of $26.8 million in federal Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) that will support housing rehabilitation, public service projects and local infrastructure statewide. “These grants are critical investments to help communities’ fix-up homes and roadways …

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New Bedford Streets; A Piece of Americana: Ashley Boulevard

Ashley Street New Bedford

In this installment we will delve into the background of Ashley Boulevard, particularly because it was requested by a reader. I’d again like to re-iterate the importance of reader feedback, correction, and contributions. By all means, let us make this an open discussion to keep the “wiki” accurate. To our …

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Prometheus Movie Review

Prometheus is a movie about a space expedition searching for a planet that they believe hosts the aliens that created human beings.  With this philosophical and controversial goal in mind, they take to the stars to arrive at this far distant destination only to find that something went terribly awry. …

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New Bedford Youth Feeding Program Receives $35,000

fight hunger New Bedford

New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has been selected to benefit from a $1.5 million grant received by NRPA from the Walmart Foundation to support summer feeding programs in 28 park and recreation agencies across the U.S.  New Bedford Parks, …

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New Bedford Receives Fire Rescue Boat at No Cost

New Bedford Fire Boat

At a press conference today on the New Bedford waterfront, Mayor Mitchell and Chief Michael Gomes of the New Bedford Fire Department unveiled a 41-foot fire rescue boat which the City received at no cost through a federal excess property program administered through the U.S. Forestry Service and the Massachusetts …

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