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Gov. Baker offers 7-year, $1 billion education plan

By Katie Lannan / STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE Posted Jan 23, 2019 at 3:11 PM BOSTON — A seven-year education funding reform plan Gov. Charlie Baker is filing Wednesday would increase K-12 school funding by more than $1 billion, phasing in new money to address special education, employee health care, and the costs of educating low-income students and English language […]

‘Collaboration is the answer’: Alma’s expansion plans approved

By Aimee Chiavaroli / achiavaroli@s-t.com Posted Jan 22, 2019 at 8:37 AM MALDEN — Alma del Mar leader Will Gardner and New Bedford Superintendent Thomas Anderson sat side by side before the Board of the Elementary and Secondary Education Tuesday morning, awaiting a vote on their new collaboration revealed last week. “Seeing the two school leaders sitting next to each […]

Opinion – Your View: Excellence in all schools requires reforms to funding and approach

By Gerry Kavanaugh / and Anthony Sapienza Posted Jan 22, 2019 at 7:27 PM In the not too distant future, nearly every kind of work that we do will be affected, in some cases dramatically, by technology and automation. While we will need new ways to think about higher education and workforce training as critical tools to meet this challenge, […]

SouthCoast Business Persons of the Year: New Bedford artists are serious about the business of art

By Steven Froias / Contributing Writer Posted Jan 5, 2019 at 9:39 PM On Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell announced the release of the city’s first comprehensive Arts and Culture Plan. “This is a big deal,” he said in opening remarks in City Hall’s Ashley Room during a press conference. He noted that the plan builds […]

Plumbers’ Supply is building one of the largest facilities in the New Bedford Business Park

By Michael Bonner Posted Dec 20, 2018 at 8:05 PM NEW BEDFORD — Plumbers’ Supply’s footprint in the city is growing. Motorists entering New Bedford from the north at night undoubtedly spot the neon glare of water spouting out of the faucet on the front of the Plumbers’ Supply store. Further south on Water Street, the 19th Century version of Plumbers’ […]

New Bedford plan to ‘make the city a more vibrant place to live’

By Michael Bonner / mbonner@s-t.com Posted Dec 18, 2018 at 5:16 PM NEW BEDFORD — Laughter and head nods followed each descriptive noun used to describe those assembled within the walls of the Ashley Room at City Hall on Tuesday. The group nearly spilled out into the hallways as dozens listened to Mayor Jon Mitchell announce the city’s new Arts […]

MassDevelopment issues $132M bond for UMD project

By The Standard-Times Posted Dec 18, 2018 at 11:24 AM Updated Dec 18, 2018 at 11:25 AM MassDevelopment has issued a $132,185,000 tax-exempt bond to help build, furnish and equip a five-story, 306,900-square-foot residence hall at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The new facility, which will house approximately 1,210, mostly first-year students, will include a dining hall and space for student activities and academic support. […]

Community Foundation awards nearly $700K in grants

By The Standard-Times Posted Dec 17, 2018 at 2:09 PM Updated Dec 17, 2018 at 5:58 PM NEW BEDFORD — The Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts announced Monday that 15 of its funds granted a total of $691,000 to dozens of local nonprofit organizations and public schools in a flurry of year-end awards. Among the […]

BCC, UMD launch program to streamline path to bachelor’s degree

By The Standard-Times Posted at 12:39 PM Bristol Community College and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth have signed a memorandum of understanding to launch the Plus Program: Bristol + UMassD. The program will provide students with access to associate and bachelor’s degree opportunities, and it will begin enrolling students in September 2019, according to a news release. […]

Grant money will have ‘transformative’ effect on Port of New Bedford

By Michael Bonner / mbonner@s-t.com Posted Dec 7, 2018 at 8:02 PM Ed Anthes-Washburn can’t remember a larger grant awarded to the Port of New Bedford than the $15.4 million announced Thursday night. The funding, which will be used to extend the port’s bulkhead and remove contaminated materials, represents the largest project by the city on the water since the […]