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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 […]

New Bedford Port Authority to become fisheries rep to offshore wind

By The Standard-Times Posted Nov 20, 2018 at 10:51 AM NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford Port Authority has reached an agreement with all offshore wind developers operating in the Massachusetts/Rhode Island market to serve as the designated Fisheries Representative of the commercial fishing industry to each of the development companies, according to a news release. Under federal guidelines issued […]

Lafrance Hospitality to open Merrill’s on the Waterfront in New Bedford

By The Standard-Times Posted Nov 26, 2018 at 12:45 PM NEW BEDFORD — Merrill’s on the Waterfront is coming in early 2019 to the former Waterfront Grille, which was purchased by Lafrance Hospitality in June 2018. The restaurant is in the works to re-open after renovations as Merrill’s on the Waterfront, located across from Lafrance’s Fairfield Inn & Suites by […]

City officials welcome new fitness studio, the Barre New Bedford

Posted Sep 6, 2018 at 4:53 PM Mayor Jon Mitchell and other elected officials and business leaders recently joined with owners Gigi Yassine and Kayla Gillespie Doyle to officially cut the ribbon at their new fitness studio, The Barre New Bedford, at 50 Union Street (above Moby Dick Brewing Co.). The Barre classes utilizes movements that are inspired by ballet, […]

The Love The Ave dishes up community pride via North End Restaurant Week

Posted Aug 30, 2018 at 3:01 AM Portuguese steaks and hot dogs. Oven-baked bread and pizza. Custard cups and clamboils. Lobster rolls and Cubano sandwiches. Antipasto and chicken Mozambique. Hamburgers and French fries. Egg rolls and conchas. Scrambled eggs and sweet bread. It’s all on the menu at one unique destination in the city: Along Acushnet Avenue and in the […]