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Outdoor Dining Guidelines Available on City Website

06.08.2020   Staff Contribution   Mayor Mitchell announced that New Bedford will follow and implement the second phase of Governor Baker’s reopening plan, which allows for additional sector reopening today.   The plan includes sector-specific guidance for businesses and operations permitted to reopen with guidelines during the second phase. The Governor’s plan may be found here:  https://www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-massachusetts. […]

Prepare to Reopen NB! Stay Informed and Be Safe

05.22.2020     Staff Contribution     Dear Friends,   We hope your Memorial Day weekend offered a nice break and opportunity for family and reflection.   You may have missed it, but on Friday, Secretary Kennealy summarized key steps businesses should take as they look ahead to reopening in Massachusetts. His message is below and outlines […]

Breaking News: Governor Baker Releases Reopening Plan

05.18.2020   Staff Contribution   Dear Friends,   Today, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced the release of Reopening Massachusetts – The Baker-Polito Administration’s comprehensive plan to safely reopen the Massachusetts economy, get people back to work, and ease social restrictions while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19.   Also released today was a comprehensive […]

Update from Secretary Kennealy’s Office

Staff Contribution   May 12, 2020   New Guidance for Fulfillment of Remote Orders By Retail Businesses   Earlier this week, the Administration provided new guidance for retail businesses. Under this guidance, non-essential businesses are allowed to bring in a small number of employees in order to remotely fulfill online or phone orders, provided they […]

New Grant for Small Business

Staff Contribution   May 4, 2020   If you own a small business in Massachusetts, you can benefit from this opportunity.   New Bedford businesses this means you!   The Empowerment Grant for Small Businesses serves as a funding opportunity to support the needs of Massachusetts small businesses amid the COVID-19 outbreak in the spring of […]

Baker-Polito Administration Extends Non-Essential Business Closures to May 18th, Announces Reopening Advisory Board

04.28.2020 Sarah Finlan Press Secretary Governor’s Office Gov.press@state.ma.us     BOSTON — Today, the Baker-Polito Administration extended the essential services emergency order to May 18th and launched a Reopening Advisory Board that will produce a plan to the Governor by May 18th. The Administration also announced that the Department of Public Health’s Stay At Home Advisory remains in […]

Owner of Hatch Street Studios in New Bedford Offers Rent Deferment During COVID-19 Crises

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   NEW BEDFORD, MA – On Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Jeff Glassman, Owner of the multi-story Hatch Street Studios complex at 88 and 90 Hatch Street, New Bedford, MA, offered his artist tenants two months of rent relief.   Glassman, on a Zoom call with the artists on Tuesday, offered two months […]

EforAll SouthCoast June accelerator program attracts participants

By Kiernan Dunlop   Posted Apr 13, 2020 at 5:16 PM NEW BEDFORD — Even though most businesses are facing a tough time right now, local entrepreneurs still want to participate in Entrepreneurship for All’s (EforAll) Business Accelerator Program that starts in June, according to Donna Criscuolo, executive director of EforAll South Coast.     Criscuolo said the nonprofit reached out […]

THE ZEITERION PERFORMANCE ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES OUTCOME OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

For Immediate Release: April 17, 2020 For more information contact: Penny Pimentel, ppimentel@zeiterion.org High resolution images of The Zeiterion available: http://zeiterion.org/press/       THE ZEITERION PERFORMANCE ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES OUTCOME OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS       (New Bedford, MA) In response to the disruption caused by COVID-19 outbreak, The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, and its resident […]