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New Bedford’s plan for business park include 1,000 jobs, 9-hole golf course

Posted May 18, 2017 at 2:18 PM By Michael Bonner / mbonner@s-t.com NEW BEDFORD — “A lot of work” still needs to be done before the city can transform part of the Whaling City Golf Course into a business park, the mayor said Thursday. “It’s not a done deal,” Mayor Jon Mitchell said at an afternoon news conference. “There’s still […]

Seamen’s Bethel, Mariners’ Home restoration officially complete

Posted May 19, 2017 at 5:30 PM NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford Port Society made some history Friday as it officially opened the like-new Seamen’s Bethel and Mariners’ Home on Johnny Cake Hill. It has taken about $3 million and a few years, but the 1832 Bethel has been brought back from the brink of destruction thanks to heroic […]

SouthCoast Today – Our View: Dredge the Port of New Bedford to 30 feet

Fairhaven selectmen this week added their voices to the growing chorus looking for New Bedford Harbor to be dredged to its authorized depth. Dredging to the authorized depth of 30 feet would open the port to more vessels and activity, and would allow the construction of more maritime infrastructure. It would bring millions of dollars […]

Sales pitch contest a big night for aspiring local entrepreneurs

Posted Apr 22, 2017 at 9:24 PM Updated Apr 22, 2017 at 9:48 PM By Steve Urbon NEW BEDFORD — It was semi-chaos Thursday evening in the basement cafeteria of the Global Learning Charter Public School as about two dozen budding entrepreneurs and their families and supporters joined in a “pitch contest” sponsored by EforAll, a Lowell-based organization whose goal is to nurture entrepreneurs in […]

Educators, legislators urge larger share of state aid for education

Posted Apr 21, 2017 at 2:01 AM By Katie Lannan, State House News Service BOSTON — Educators, parents and lawmakers are urging support for a bill that would update the state’s school funding formula to send more money to districts, highlighting the bill’s backing from a variety of different groups from across the state. “This is the largest, most diverse […]

CoveWalk officially opens on New Bedford’s South End

Posted Apr 19, 2017 at 5:46 PM Updated Apr 19, 2017 at 5:46 PM By Michael Bonner / mbonner@s-t.com NEW BEDFORD — Mayor Jon Mitchell welcomed back state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack about a year and a half after their first discussion of the CoveWalk. Pollack returned Wednesday to New Bedford with Gov. Charlie Baker to witness the fruits of the state’s $5 million investment […]

Refurbished Seamen’s Bethel and Mariners’ Home opens in New Bedford

Posted Apr 21, 2017 at 6:08 PM Updated Apr 21, 2017 at 7:01 PM By Steve Urbon NEW BEDFORD — Visitors to the Whaling Museum had a pleasant surprise waiting for them when they bought their tickets Friday: Tickets may have gone up a dollar to $17, but that extra dollar bought them admission to the “soft” opening day of the refurbished Seamen’s Bethel and […]