Entries by admin

$15M-plus building slated for Union Street in downtown New Bedford

Downtown is well on its way to getting a noticeable addition. A proposal to build a five-story, $15 million to $17 million mixed commercial and residential building at the corner of Union and North Second Streets has received the necessary permits from the Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Historical Commission, according […]

Proposal to turn New Bedford Armory into apartments

By Kiernan Dunlop The city’s own castle, the New Bedford Armory, may have a chance at a new life after sitting unused for nearly two decades. Winter Real Estate Investors has submitted a proposal with the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to turn the state-owned buildings into apartments and storage units, while maintaining their […]

Gone to the dogs: Pet store owner branches out in New Bedford with Union Street location

By Catherine Carter / Contributing Writer Does your dog dream? If so, you can guess what fills his slumber — tasty snacks, fun toys, a snazzy bandana and a comfortable harness. Now there’s a downtown location that fulfills all of these desires. Woof Woof Pet Boutique and Biscuit Bar, located on Union Street in New […]

Destination: NBAM – A plan to expand the New Bedford Art Museum is taking it step by step – to the second floor

By Steven Froias / Contributing Writer Buried in a huge list of funding awards released two weeks ago as part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Cultural Facilities Fund program is a relatively small entry of $30,000 to the New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks. Compared to the $120,000 awarded the Whaling Museum, and the $180,000 for the […]

It’s time for ‘Summer Winds,’ the new art exhibition soaring into New Bedford

By Steven Froias / Contributing Writer “The summer wind came blowin’ in from across the sea It lingered there, to touch your hair and walk with me All summer long we sang a song and then we strolled that golden sand Two sweethearts and the summer wind” – as sung by Frank Sinatra Okay — […]

New Bedford launches online dashboard, NBCompass

Posted May 14, 2019 at 2:22 PM The city has launched an online dashboard, NBCompass, to track and report annual data on the workload and efficiency of city departments, according to a news release. The dashboard measures three major categories: Permits and Licensing, Economic Indicators, and Roadways and Public Spaces, allowing residents to view the number of various licenses pulled, […]

New Bedford maintains favorable bond rating

Posted May 1, 2019 at 3:16 PM Updated May 1, 2019 at 3:16 PM Standard & Poor’s Rating Service has reaffirmed New Bedford’s AA- bond rating, and the city has maintained the highest bond rating it has achieved in at least the past 40 years, according to a news release.The AA- rating was first awarded to New Bedford in January 2014, and the reaffirmation of […]

BCC receives $200K for offshore wind training

By Kiernan Dunlop Posted May 10, 2019 at 3:12 PM Updated May 10, 2019 at 6:12 PM Offshore wind training programs just got a boost in the SouthCoast. Vineyard Wind and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, on behalf of the Baker-Polito administration, announced six recipients of offshore wind workplace training grants at a news conference on Friday. Recipients of the over $720,0000 in grants included Bristol […]

Council approves $1.5 million for 17 Community Preservation Act projects

By Kiernan Dunlop Posted May 12, 2019 at 5:10 PM Updated at 9:39 AM City Council voted to fund 17 Community Preservation Act projects last week, totaling $1.5 million. The funding included $75,000 for the Sgt. Sean Gannon Memorial Playground at Campbell Elementary and $350,000 for the Capitol Theater restoration, which would help transform the 1920 theater into affordable artist-based housing with a community […]