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Letter: Fairness and regional equity are essential for community wellness

Posted Oct 4, 2019 at 12:01 AM. Updated Oct 4, 2019 at 6:40 PM     Southcoast Health has stepped up to the challenge, and now we need insurance providers such as BCBSMA to join them in investing in the health of our city and region. The Standard-Times verifies and reviews all letters to the editor we receive. The letters represent the views of the letter writers, […]

$1 million more directed to boost local arts and culture

Posted Oct 1, 2019 at 1:34 PM. Updated Oct 2, 2019 at 2:30 PM     The arts community in New Bedford and Fall River is on the cusp of receiving another influx of cash. A million-dollar investment to be precise. The Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, which has administered the Creative Commonwealth Initiative grants for the last two years, announced that the Boston-based Barr Foundation is […]

Quinn Fisheries buys six of Carlos Rafael’s scallop boats

Posted Sep 24, 2019 at 7:21 PM     NEW BEDFORD — Quinn Fisheries, a father and son who own six city fishing boats and who are expanding into their other waterfront operations, has purchased six of Carlos Rafael’s 11 scallop vessels. According to Undercurrents, a fishing industry publication, the acquisition was confirmed by Michael Quinn, the operations manager and co-owner […]

MassDevelopment to pilot arts development program in New Bedford; announces TDI grants aimed at the arts

Posted Sep 24, 2019 at 3:40 PM     The Barr Foundation is well-known in the New Bedford arts community thanks to its work in funding the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts’ Creative Commonwealth initiative and partnership with the Karman Family Foundation to give nearly $1 million last year in unrestricted funds to The New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!, New Bedford Symphony […]

Proposed education funding bill could be ‘grand slam’ for New Bedford

Posted Sep 22, 2019 at 4:13 PM     NEW BEDFORD — The future looks promising for students in New Bedford Public Schools and the state after Thursday’s unveiling of an education funding reform bill which will go onto the Senate Ways and Means Committee. “It’s reasonable to predict that New Bedford could see at least a 10% increase in aid, […]

$18M Plumbers’ Supply headquarters opens in New Bedford Business Park

Posted Sep 13, 2019 at 10:15 AM. Updated Sep 13, 2019 at 5:37 PM     NEW BEDFORD — Plumbers’ Supply Company’s $18 million distribution facility and corporate headquarters in the New Bedford Business Park is officially operational. The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their new 175,000 square foot building on Thursday as part of the Greater New Bedford Industrial Foundation’s annual meeting. The building is […]

Demolition of St. Anne’s set as city breaks ground on public safety center

Posted Sep 9, 2019 at 8:11 PM. Updated at 10:19 AM   NEW BEDFORD — A commanding South End corner, once home to St. Anne’s Church, will soon be transformed into a hub for fire, police and ambulance services. Mayor Jon Mitchell, members of the City Council and leaders of the city’s public safety services held a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday for the South […]

Zeiterion one step closer to getting 99-year lease

Posted Aug 30, 2019 at 1:41 PM NEW BEDFORD — The Zeiterion Theater is one step closer to getting the renovations it needs to survive for decades to come. On Thursday, the Massachusetts State Senate approved legislation filed by Senator Mark Montigny that would allow the city of New Bedford to enter into a 99-year lease with Zeiterion Theater Inc. […]

3 offshore wind bids released

Posted Sep 5, 2019 at 6:12 PM. Updated Sep 5, 2019 at 6:43 PM NEW BEDFORD — We have three bidders for Round 2 of offshore wind. The bid evaluation team for Massachusetts’ second offshore wind farm released bids Thursday from three familiar names: Bay State Wind, Mayflower Wind and Vineyard Wind. As expected, their prices and certain other particulars have been redacted. In New Bedford, […]