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‘We’re ready to go’: New Bedford airport gears up for next big thing

By Michael Bonner / mbonner@s-t.com Posted May 21, 2018 at 4:37 PM Updated May 21, 2018 at 6:52 PM After an Elite Airlines flight landed at New Bedford Regional Airport last winter, three administrators walked onto the runway with umbrellas. As passengers exited the plane, Airport Director Scot Servis, Assistant Director Michael Crane and Airport Commission Chairman Paul Barton shielded them from the rain. “We’re […]

Whaling Museum’s big exhibition landing in South End arts space

By Steven Froias / Contributing Writer Posted May 17, 2018 at 3:01 AM Updated May 17, 2018 at 1:29 PM In true “Greatest Showman” style, the imminent exhibition of the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s Grand Panorama of a Whaling Museum ’Round the World is being billed as “A Spectacle in Motion.” It is certainly going to be that — and a whole lot more. The […]

In GroundWork! exhibit Barbosa captures life through a fantastical filter

By Don Wilkinson, Contributing Writer Posted May 17, 2018 at 3:01 AM “Every dream has a name. And names tell a story. This song is your dream.” — Talking Heads “Duende” is the perfect name for the current exhibition of artwork by Tracy Barbosa. The term refers to a moment of unrepeatable excitement that originated in dance and music, but […]

A whale of a heart: Life-size model of a blue whale heart arrives at New Bedford Whaling Museum

By Jennette Barnes Posted May 3, 2018 at 7:47 PM Updated May 3, 2018 at 7:47 PM A life-size model of a blue whale heart arrived at the New Bedford Whaling Museum on Thursday, all the way from New Zealand. Visitors are welcome to crawl inside the heart, which has four chambers and is the size of a Volkswagen Beetle. “It’s pretty spectacular,” Chief Curator Christina […]

Bay State Wind signs agreements to build training center in New Bedford

By The Standard-Times Posted May 7, 2018 at 11:55 AM Updated May 7, 2018 at 1:58 PM Bay State Wind has signed agreements to develop a training center for future offshore wind workers in the city, the company announced Monday. Bay State Wind is a partnership between Ørsted and Eversource for an offshore wind project 25 miles off Massachusetts and 15 miles off the coast […]

William Street Neighborhood Festival is growing

Posted May 17, 2018 at 3:01 AM Spring is here and organizers are planning for this year’s 3rd annual William Street Neighborhood Festival. Set for Sept. 15, the footprint of the festival will expand this year to include Eighth Street from William to Union. Organizers are also expanding festival hours with fun on tap from noon to 6 p.m. The […]

Aquaculture next objective of New Bedford officials

By Steve Urbon Posted May 15, 2018 at 7:49 PM Updated May 15, 2018 at 7:49 PM Mayor Jon Mitchell was taking his daily run atop the hurricane barrier late last year when he had a realization: There are a lot of things one cannot do amid the huge granite blocks on the barrier’s sides. Development is out. Swimming, out. Boating, out. It defied the imagination. […]

$300K coming to Whaling Museum, Zeiterion, The Strand

By The Standard-Times Posted May 11, 2018 at 1:43 PM Updated May 11, 2018 at 1:56 PM Three institutions in the city are getting a $300,000 boost from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, announced state Rep. Antonio F. D. Cabral on Friday. The MassDevelopment’s Board of Directors approved the grants Thursday for three projects planned for the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Zeiterion Performing Arts Center […]

Sound off now on downtown New Bedford parking

SouthCoast Today: Our View Posted Mar 1, 2018 at 8:20 PM Find the survey at newbedford-ma.gov/ParkingSurvey. Everyone has a gripe about parking. There’s not enough of it. The meters run out too quickly and the fines are too high. Parking officers are mean. The garages are too far from my workplace. And on and on and on. If you’ve been aching […]

‘Lighting the Way’: Group sheds light on SouthCoast women

By Lauren Daley Posted Mar 5, 2018 at 2:19 PM When it comes to SouthCoast history, you likely know the names Frederick Douglass, Herman Melville and Paul Cuffe. And while that’s important, a local group hopes you also know the names Marie Equi, Martha Bailey Briggs and Charlotte White. “I hope when teachers in New Bedford are talking about Frederick […]