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$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 […]

‘Cultural Compact’ signifies collaboration between arts, New Bedford

By Michael Bonner mbonner@s-t.com Posted Mar 1, 2018 at 7:17 PM With each signature scribbled onto the four documents within the Ashley Room at City Hall on Thursday night, the spotlight shining on New Bedford’s cultural scene grew brighter. Mayor Jon Mitchell, Rick Kidder as the co-chair of the Executive Committee of the Seaport Cultural District, Anita Walker of Mass […]

Eversource cleanup on New Bedford waterfront

By Jennette Barnes Posted Feb 8, 2018 at 7:29 PM Eversource plans to begin a $5 million environmental cleanup next week at its former service-center site on MacArthur Drive, adjacent to the former NStar power plant. The property is widely considered one of the most valuable redevelopment opportunities on the New Bedford waterfront. “This is exciting news,” said Derek Santos, executive […]

BCC, CATCH Institute partner on offshore wind training program

Posted Feb 27, 2018 at 12:06 PM While participating in the US-UK Offshore Wind Ports and Supply Chain Delegation in London and Hull, England, Bristol Community College President Laura L. Douglas visited the Center for Assessment of Technical Competency in the Humber (CATCH) Institute, to sign a memorandum of understanding between BCC and the CATCH Institute. The CATCH Institute, in […]

$1M grant ‘a big step into the future’ for New Bedford waterfront

By Michael Bonner mbonner@s-t.com Posted Feb 13, 2018 at 5:30 PM A $1 million grant awarded Tuesday will make life on the waterfront a little easier for New Bedford’s Police and Fire Departments as well as the Harbor Development Commission. The Seaport Economic Council approved the grant, which will help the city build a 2,745-square-foot Central Command Center on City […]

Coastin’ to talk New Bedford arts during AHA! night

By Standard-Times Staff Posted Mar 1, 2018 at 3:01 AM Coastin’ brings the stories of arts and culture in New Bedford and throughout the SouthCoast to homes around the region each week. Next Thursday, as part of AHA! New Bedford, the show is going on the road to the Penler Space at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center. Coastin’ and The […]

Southcoast Health honored among top hospitals for clinical outcomes

Posted Jan 27, 2018 at 3:01 AM Southcoast Health has announced that it has received the 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The distinction places Southcoast Health in the top 5 percent for clinical excellence among nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide. This is the third consecutive year […]

New Bedford’s State of the Arts

By Steven Froias, Contributing Writer Posted Jan 25, 2018 at 3:01 AM Updated Jan 25, 2018 at 11:28 AM Many readers have no doubt read, heard or discovered for themselves that New Bedford is regarded as one of the nation’s most creative small cities and is a destination for the arts and artists. This isn’t exactly something new; the city has long been rich with […]