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George Kirby Jr. Paint Co.: The color that crosses New Bedford centuries

By Steven Froias / Contributing Writer Posted Jul 13, 2019 at 7:17 PM Updated Jul 13, 2019 at 8:49 PM There aren’t many businesses that can say they have been family-owned and operated for over 150 years. George Kirby Jr. Paint Company, at 163 Mount Vernon St. — just steps from Shawmut Avenue — can proudly proclaim that fact, however. Awnings over the office windows […]

St. Luke’s Hospital starts construction on new $14M intensive care unit

By Susan Pawlak-Seaman Posted Jul 17, 2019 at 7:37 PM Construction is underway at St. Luke’s Hospital on a new $14 million intensive care unit that will more than double the size of the current ICU, Southcoast Health officials announced. The state-of-the-art unit also aligns with Southcoast’s pursuit of establishing a Level II trauma center at St. Luke’s Hospital in 2020, […]

WGBH Open Studio with Jared Bowen: DATMA Puts Wind On Display In New Bedford

This week wind, science, technology art and culture are on full view as Design Art Technology Massachusetts, (DATMA) and their Summer Winds 2019 event begins. Watch the 5 minute video below! https://www.wgbh.org/arts/2019/07/17/open-studio-with-jared-bowen-datma-puts-wind-on-display-in-new-bedford    

After nearly 30 years, a South Coast Rail groundbreaking

By Peter Jasinski / Herald News Posted Jul 2, 2019 at 5:53 PM Updated Jul 2, 2019 at 6:18 PM In a lot of ways, it was a groundbreaking on already broken ground. Tuesday marked the highly celebrated beginning of the South Coast Rail project’s southern expansion, bringing MBTA Commuter Rail Service from Boston south to the cities of Fall River and New Bedford. The […]

Wicked Cool Grant Applications available for Creative Placemaking

City of New Bedford Official Website Beginning this week, anyone with an idea to make a public place in New Bedford ‘wicked cool’ can apply to the city’s Wicked Cool Places (WCP) grant to help turn their vision into reality. Application here. WCP is the City of New Bedford’s grant program for creative placemaking. It […]

Montigny Secures over $114K to Local employer for Training

1420 WBSM New Bedford’s News & Talk Station A New Bedford-based employer will receive over $114,000 to provide training to over 100 workers and establish new positions by 2021. Senator Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford) announced Wednesday that Ahead USA, of New Bedford, will receive over $114,000 in workforce training funds from the Executive Office of […]

$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 […]