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Governor Baker Announces Phase 3 Updates for Restaurants & Bars

09.28.2020   Staff Contribution   Governor Baker has announced that beginning today, Monday, September 28, restaurants will have updated sector-specific safety standards. The new measures allow restaurants to accept parties of 10 diners per table (an increase from the previous number of six diners per table) and allow restaurants to utilize bar seating for dining, […]

AHA! New Bedford announces campaign for A Community Thrives, part of the USA Today Network: Crowdfunding campaign needs to raise $6,000 in local support to be eligible for over $2 million in additional grants by The Gannett Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Candace Lee Heald, Director of AHA! Phone: 508-965-4816 Email: AHACoordinator@southcoastcf.org Website: AHA! New Bedford and A Community Thrives Campaign New Bedford, MA — In 1997, the local newspaper, The Standard Times, convened a planning process to identify the SouthCoast as a regional hub. An Arts and Culture subcommittee had the idea […]

Round 6 LISC Small Business Relief Grants

09.05.2020   Staff Contribution   The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), one of the country’s largest social enterprises supporting projects and programs to revitalize communities and bring greater economic opportunity to residents, is providing grants to small businesses to help them keep functioning and remain vital facets of their local economies at this difficult time. […]

MassDevelopment Brownfields Redevelopment Funding Now Open

08.25.2020   Staff Contribution   MassDevelopment’s Brownfields Redevelopment Fund finances the environmental assessment and remediation of brownfield sites in Economically Distressed Areas (EDAs) of the Commonwealth. The 2016 Economic Development Bill authorized $45 million over ten years from the Commonwealth’s capital budget for the Fund, a portion of which is being made available through this […]

New Bedford Transit-Oriented Development (NBTOD) Study Update

08.24.2020   Staff Contribution   During the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, the NBTOD study has continued to move forward, and the project team is excited to share those results very soon.   As part of that effort, the project team developed a new webpage for the study that includes many of the same features as […]

#safeNB Marketing Materials Available for Businesses

08.18.2020   Staff Contribution   The City’s Department of Tourism & Marketing has developed digital and print pieces to help businesses promote health and safety. If you’re interested in utilizing these tools, please contact Brooke Vinagre, Acting Director of Tourism & Marketing at brooke.vinagre@newbedford-ma.gov or (508) 979-1745. Images may be used either online or in […]

ALERT: Malicious Cyber Actor Spoofing COVID-19 SBA Loan Website via Phishing Emails

08.13.2020   Staff Contribution   Summary The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is currently tracking an unknown malicious cyber actor who is spoofing the Small Business Administration (SBA) COVID-19 loan relief webpage via phishing emails. These emails include a malicious link to the spoofed SBA website that the cyber actor is using for malicious […]

Meeting the moment with innovation in New Bedford

By Steven Froias / Contributing Writer Beginning in 2010, something remarkable began happening in the City of New Bedford. New business start-ups outpaced the state average here and reached a plateau in 2015 that maintained itself for the next five years. On average, 85-100 businesses of all manner and size opened each year in New […]

Governor Baker Announces Phase 3 Updates

08.11.2020   Staff Contribution   Over the weekend, Governor Baker announced that Massachusetts will press pause on the implementation of Step 2 of Phase 3 of his reopening plan, among other initiatives, in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Details of the update can be found outlined in the press release here. Key components […]

Bristol Community College offers Free Skills Development Webinars

Contact: Kevin Spirlet Associate Director of Media Relations 774.357.3361 508.207.8943 (cell) kevin.spirlet@bristolcc.edu   The Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the lives of so many, both personally and professionally. To assist the region, Bristol Community College’s Business Solutions & Partnerships area is offering free, virtual professional development webinars to develop or strengthen in-demand skills.   These innovative webinars […]