New Bedford’s “No Problemo” re-opens with limited hours

During the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve all had to make changes to our lives and in many cases that means not being able to enjoy our favorite eateries.

On March 22, No Problemo decided it was in their best interest to close their doors:

Ok y’all I’m calling it….. In a effort to do our part in keeping people home we are gonna shut down for two weeks. I felt it was the right thing to do and right time to do it. Thanks to everyone who has always supported us and know we will be back better then ever….. or at least just as Good as we are now…….❤️?”

For those of you who had foodie withdrawal symptoms, you’ll be ecstatic to find out that they are back open!

We are open today for call-ins only!

Call the order in (508-984-1081) and come on by. Wait by the table in the front. We’re doing Wednesday-Saturday from 11:00am-8:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm-5:00pm.

Still cash only…




Lantz Law Offers Free Healthcare Documents to Massachusetts Families

On their website last week, Lantz Law, Inc. announced that they would be providing complimentary healthcare documents to those that need them. The message reads as follows:

To Our Valued Clients, Prospects, Friends, and Family;

With all that is happening in the world today, many of us have had time to think about what is most important to us: the health of our family, friends and loved ones. We realize that there are many risks during this time. At Lantz Law, Inc., we want to be sure that everyone has access to several important and basic documents that might be needed and we would like to offer them as a gift from our firm to you. These documents include the Health Care Power of Attorney, HIPAA Authorization and Living Will and will be provided free to you now through April 30, 2020.

If you would like to take advantage of this gift to help you or a loved one, please:

1) Download this Client Information Form, CLICK HERE
2) Save the fillable form to your computer then complete it and;
3) Email it back to us at info@lantzlawinc.com

IMPORTANT: Please be sure to download the fillable form before filling out your information– then save and email it back to us.

Once we receive it, either Attorney Tenney Lantz or Attorney Michael Coleman will contact you to help you better understand these documents and assist in making needed decisions. Once the documents are ready to sign, we will help you determine the best method for execution.

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY DONE THESE DOCUMENTS WITH LANTZ LAW, INC., IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO REDO THEM.

Please feel free to share this gift with your friends and family and please follow us on Facebook for important announcements. We hope you all stay safe and well as we navigate through this difficult time.

Best Regards,

LANTZ LAW, INC.

Atty. F. Tenney Lantz
Atty. Michael P. Coleman

Website: lantzlawinc.com/
Facebook: facebook.com/LantzLaw




New Bedford’s Churrascaria Novo Mundo re-opens for take-out and curbside delivery

COVID-19 has deprived many of us of a normal life and that means many of our favorite eating spots have closed or offered limited service in the form of take-out or curbside delivery. Patrons are asked to call ahead with your order at 991-8661.

After a brief closing, Churrascaria Novo Mundo, has announced that they are back in business offering everyone’s favorite spot to get everything from Little Necks Portuguese Style, Shrimp Mozambique, Azorean Style Sirloin Steak, Cacoila plates and sandwiches, their legendary 1/2 Barbeque Chicken with sides and everything else under the sun that is mouth-watering, delicious and Portuguese.

In addition, they are offering beer and wine to go with your meal since Massachusetts Governor Baker signed a bill that allows restaurants that have an alcohol license to sell beer and wine for takeout and delivery services.

So, foodies rejoice and give Carla and company a call today and get your Portuguese cuisine fix from one of the best, if not the best, Portuguese restaurants on planet earth!

Churrascaria Novo Mundo

98 County St
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Call (508) 991-8661
Website: churrascarianovomundo.com/
Facebook: facebook.com/Churrascaria-Novo-Mundo




Brodeur & Sons Announces New Fuel Delivery Options for Those on a Budget

During the covid-19 crisis BRODEUR & SONS will deliver fuel oil in short deliveries of 50-75 gallons with NO DELIVERY FEES. With cold and chilly weather in the forecast its important that you keep your homes warm and stay healthy! By allowing their customers to purchase in smaller quantities, this will let folks stretch their budgets. Home Heating Oil prices are at seasonal low and the lowest in several years, take advantage of an opportunity to top off your tank or get you through the spring!

A complimentary tank inspection is required for new clients, payment will be cash or credit card only. We are all in this together. Please call 508-995-5151 to schedule your delivery or emergency service, gas or oil. Please share so that anyone who needs to fill their tank knows that these budgeting options are available to them.

Brodeur & Sons has been reliably delivering home heating oil for 91 years, since 1929! They offer competitive prices for on-demand and automatic delivery schedules.
If you are a first time oil delivery customer, please call our office to arrange your delivery, we will provide you with a complimentary tank inspection (required by our insurance company) insuring that your oil storage system is safe and up to Massachusetts Code.

https://brodeurandsons.com/
508-995-5151




Fairhaven’s “Gene’s Seafood” closes in light of COVID-19

Many restaurants during the Coronavirus pandemic have either restricted their hours or closed altogether. To the ire of foodies on the SouthCoast, many of their favorite destinations have become casualties.

One of the region’s favorite places to get some of the best fried seafood around is Gene’s Famous Seafoods on Huttleston Avenue, Fairhaven. Delighting countless seafood lovers for decades, the Fairhaven landmark has decided to close its doors effective immediately.

The restaurant announced on its website the closure and on their voicemail expects to re-open when things calm down. Their voicemail says they will notify people that they are back open on their website: https://www.genesfamousseafood.com




Dartmouth’s Mirasol’s Cafe to close for two weeks

From Mirasol’s Cafe’s IG:

“After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to close the cafe this Sunday at noon for two weeks.

We have taken the consideration of our staff, our families and the recent regulations to heart and felt that this was the best decision for us and for the community. We have made the cafe a beacon of sanity from the world’s ailments and we will continue to be that when we re-open… in the meantime we will ramp up CHiPPi production for your caffeine needs, we will have coffee beans ready for you and if you want some guacamole to take home…yeah, we got that.

Much love, please be safe everyone ♥️

Saturday Hours: 7am-3pm
Sunday Hours: 7am-12noon”




GotChew food delivery service has you covered during the dine-in restriction

As Massachusetts officials enforce a State of Emergency due to the coronavirus, restaurants are being impacted in a significant way, being forced to serve food through delivery and pick-up orders. Luckily, New Bedford and much of the Southcoast area is being serviced by locally owned and operated GotChew food delivery company.

Currently, many GotChew partners are offering free and discounted delivery during the dine-in ban: Freestone’s, Not Your Average Joe’s, Sweet Ginger, Café Bon, Faneeks, Scottie’s Pub, Barrett’s Alehouse & Waterfront, People’s Pressed, Buster’s Sports Pub, Fay’s Restaurant, Valley Top Tavern, Adriana’s Mexican Restaurant, Mari Pizzeria, Nuno’s Restaurant, Bayside Fairhaven, Cyd’s Creative Kitchen, Tropical Smoothie Café, Juice’d Cafe, Spicy Lime, and Café Arpeggio.

GotChew adheres to CDC guidelines for sanitation and precautions and offers a ‘contact-free delivery’ service. Customers can request ‘Contact-Free’ delivery using their Special Instructions Box at check-out screen. Provide drivers with instructions on how you best want your order delivered.

Are you a restaurant that needs to add online ordering and delivery? GotChew can have you set up within two days. There is no sign-up fee. Head over to www.gotchew.co/partner and fill out the application.

Are you looking for work? GotChew is hiring drivers! Click here to apply: https://www.gotchew.co/driver




New Bedford’s “Slainte Irish Pub” to change hands and re-open as an arcade and eatery

Did you grow up in the 1980s or 1990s and have fond memories of spending a day at places like “The Dream Machine” playing games like Dig-Dug, Robotron, Centipede, Pac-Man, and others? Well, you’ll soon be able to take a stroll down memory lane and bring out that little kid inside.

Fairhaven residents Lauren and Adam Katz will be taking over downtown New Bedford’s Slainte Irish Pub and re-open the location as a coin and token operated 80-90s arcade with a kitchen, bar, function rooms, sidewalk seating, as well as the rooftop seating the Irish Pub was known for.

The husband and wife duo will feature dozens of stand-up arcade machines, skeeball, a bar offering among other things dozens of craft beers on tap, as well as a yet to be determined menu. Have a birthday, anniversary, work party or other special events to celebrate? You can utilize one or both function rooms which seat up to 50 people.

While the idea of an arcade will, of course, attract a younger crowd, anyone 18 or under will have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian up to 8:00pm, at which time it’s “Sorry kids! Game over.”

The Katzes are gunning for a Memorial Day opening pending approval by the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission and transfer of the liquor license.




Todd Baptista’s Doo Wop XVIII: The Hitmakers Returns to the Zeiterion on March 28th!

by Sean McCarthy

Todd Baptista knows what goes into an enjoyable evening of doo wop music. As the producer of dozens of doo wop concerts and the author of five books devoted to the musical genre, Baptista will once again enliven the stage of the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center with the sounds that gave birth to rock-and-roll, sounds that resonate with both the young and those who will enjoy revisiting their youth. There is a timelessness to doo wop music. The sounds that were embraced by the youth of the 1950’s and early 1960’s continue to be enjoyed by people of all ages, bolstered by the devoted fans of the genre as well as those who created it and continue to enjoy performing it. Grab your tickets HERE

Baptista will once again bring the sounds of some of doo wop’s most classic artists with “Doo Wop XVIII: The Hitmakers,” a concert that will feature the Flamingos, The Original Chantels, The Majors, and Kid Kyle – a two-and-a-half hour performance dedicated to the classic sounds of doo wop. The show will take to the stage of the Zeiterion on Saturday, March 28th with a 7:30 p.m. start. Tickets are $45, $49, and $59, and can be purchased at zeiterion.org, by calling (508) 994-2900, or at the Zeiterion box office at 684 Purchase St. in downtown New Bedford.

But Baptista also knows that these evenings can include something special that goes beyond the performance – after the show the artists will be available in the lobby to meet with audience members, having conversations and signing autographs, an opportunity for fans to be up-close and personal with the people who have provided them with so many memories.

“This music was special to a lot of people when they were young, and it will always be special to them,” Baptista says. “Popularity may change and they may not be on the top of the charts anymore, but for the people who grew up listening to it that music is always in their heart. To relive that with the original artists and get a chance to meet them and see them face-to-face is unique and special. The artists enjoy it as much as the audience members.”

And the acts that will be performing at the upcoming concert are some of doo wop’s most prized performers. The headlining act, the Flamingos, are members of the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame, and they are also the subject of Baptista’s most recent book, “The Flamingos: A Complete History of the Doo Wop Legends,” which will be available at the show. The star of the Flamingos’ performance will be Terry Johnson, who arranged and sang on the iconic 1959 hit “I Only Have Eyes For You,” as well as writing and singing on the classic “Lovers Never Say Goodbye.” His romantic tenor voice was also featured on hits such as “Mio Amore,” and “Love Walked In,” along with memorable ballads including “Golden Teardrops,” and “I’ll Be Home.”

The Original Chantels will feature three original members and are known for favorites such as “Maybe” and “Look In My Eyes.” The group scored 10 nationally-charting hit records beginning with “He’s Gone” in 1957. The Majors, an act out of Philadelphia, will feature original bass vocalist Ron Gathers on hits such as “A Wonderful Dream,” “She’s A Troublemaker,” and “Tra La La.”

The evening will also include a high-energy performance by Kid Kyle, a 25-year old crooner who recently released his fifth album, “Can’t Help Falling In Love.” Kyle has spent more than half of his life on the concert stage and breathes new life into some of the classic hits of the early rock-and-roll era.

At the age of 52, Baptista is a New Bedford native who resides in Westport. He has produced 36 doo wop concerts beginning in 1998. He has been hosting shows at the Zeiterion since 2006.

“These shows are about giving flowers to the living, it’s about honoring the pioneers while they’re here to perform it,” Baptista says. “You can enjoy what they offer today. Sometimes I think about my dad during a performance. He’s the one who introduced the music to me and kindled my passion. He’s been gone for 15 years, but I still think about him enjoying the show and how he would react.” “Life in our era was a lot simpler than it is today,” says Louis Harris Powell of the Original Chantels.

“The music was something that could create memories and it was something you could definitely dance to. It made you feel happy. We didn’t have electronics and we didn’t have flashing lights, we’d just get up there and sing to our audience.” “Music was a different animal in the 50s and 60s,” Johnson says. “Music helped people fall in love, there was more communication. We didn’t have cell phones and things like that, the words meant a lot, they were meaningful.”

“I’m a lifelong fan of the music and the men and women who made it,” Baptista says. “I build the show, produce the show, and host the show from the perspective of a devout fan. As a fan, I select and suggest songs for the sets and other parts of the presentation all from that perspective. When the audience really responds to an artist and that artist really takes it in and enjoys it, it’s a mutual love affair and that feeling never gets old. It’s magical.”

“It always feels good to be on stage playing my music,” Johnson says. “It feels the same way it did when I was 17. At the time I was just doing what I loved but eventually, songs were being used in movies and on television. Doo-wop has stayed alive decade after decade.”
“What’s interesting to me is that there are so many teenagers who know the music and sing it,” Harris Powell says. “I can go online and punch in the name of a song and there will be high school kids singing the songs that we were singing back in the 50s. People are bringing their grandchildren and great-grandchildren to the shows and the kids know all the words to the songs.”

“The fans are what’s most important, they keep us entertainers alive,” Johnson says. “They make us feel like we have a purpose. I always love the chance to meet with the fans.”

“For all of us musicians it’s unimaginable that we’re still singing after all these years,” Harris Powell says. “We get the audience’s energy – it makes us feel good. The fans help us to do what we do. It’s a beautiful thing to sing these songs that meant so much to people.”

“Quality lasts and great music will endure,” Baptista says. “People enjoy the simplicity of the songs, the message of love as opposed to hate and controversy and the beauty of the harmonies. Doo wop represents a simpler time, a more innocent time, one that people – not just the folks who lived through it – would like to experience again.”
Get tickets here: https://zeiterion.org/doo-wop-hitmakers/




New Bedford’s “People’s Pressed” juice bar to open second location in Padanaram Village

Fans of the downtown New Bedford juice bar, People’s Pressed, will be delighted to know that the popular destination will be expanding into a second location.

Unfamiliar with People’s Pressed? Dartmouth native Amanda Desrosiers opened her doors in March of 2018 based on the many juice bars she encountered while traveling to participate in one of her favorite hobbies, rock climbing – something that requires you to pay special attention to how you fuel your body for the physicality that characterizes the activity.

The New Bedford location at 141 Union Street offers fresh-pressed juice, as well as a variety of juice cleanses, energy potions, smoothies, wellness shots, teas, Kombucha, and coffee. If you have an appetite, you will find a number of fruit bowls and in the “Slices” section saliva-inducing treats like Avocado Bacon Coconut (gluten-free toast topped with creamy avocado, greens, bacon coconut, drizzled with cashew, tomato-vinaigrette, pink salt, and pepper), Avocado and Hemp Seed toast, Avocado, tomato, and balsamic toast, and Almond Butter, Banana, and Strawberry toast.

You can check out the on the menu here.

The new location will be at the former Village Harbor Sweets on Elm Street, next-door to the popular Sail Loft eatery. The new menu will be almost identical to the old one, with the possibility of a few new ideas. You’ll just have to check them out during their grand opening to find out!

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