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New Union Street building introduces hub for creative minds

By Michael Bonner mbonner@s-t.com Posted Dec 28, 2017 at 7:49 PM Updated Dec 29, 2017 at 1:11 PM Tracy Silva Barbosa never tires of the feeling after she introduces friends to her home. They visit, look at her glass art, perhaps dine at a restaurant downtown and always leave with the same reaction. “I never knew it was so beautiful and all of this wonderful […]

Behind the Counter: Furniture maker combines art and design in function

By Catherine Carter, Contributing Writer Posted Dec 30, 2017 at 9:22 PM For all of woodworker Michael Pietragalla’s careful measuring and precise cutting, it’s what can’t be controlled that intrigues him most about the creative process. “As you work into the wood, more and more patterns and details come out of it,” he says. “It’s not planned.” This combination of […]

30 years later, Joseph Abboud looks back at his brand in New Bedford

By Michael Bonner mbonner@s-t.com Posted Dec 29, 2017 at 4:57 PM Updated Dec 29, 2017 at 5:38 PM Joseph Abboud celebrated his 30th anniversary of clothing manufacturing in the city in 2017. Abboud told stories of many smiles and some tears during the three decades. The clothing designer shared some of those moments as well as his favorite designs recently with the Standard-Times. How has […]

Bay State Wind pledges $1 million to BCC if it wins contract

By Jennette Barnes Posted Dec 20, 2017 at 7:38 PM Bay State Wind has committed $1 million to Bristol Community College for wind-energy training in New Bedford, contingent upon Bay State Wind winning a contract for an offshore wind farm. The money would support a faculty member in wind energy, BCC’s first-ever endowed faculty position in any field, BCC President Laura […]

Amazon bid shows new perspective on New Bedford

By Beverly Ford / Contributing writer Posted Dec 16, 2017 at 8:31 PM Don’t count us out. That’s the message New Bedford’s civic leaders are sending as internet sales giant Amazon mulls over a proposal to site its second headquarters on a municipal golf course in this port city. “Nobody should be under the illusion we’re the odds-on favorite,” Mayor […]

Officials seeking public’s ideas for underused New Bedford port areas

By Michael Bonner mbonner@s-t.com Posted Dec 8, 2017 at 7:18 PM Even with New Bedford already ranked by NOAA as the most valuable port in the United States, generating more than $325 million in revenue last year, there’s still room to grow. That’s the word from Derek Santos, executive director of the Economic Development Council, and Ed Anthes-Washburn, executive director […]

Area native Margo Saulnier to oversee New Bedford’s Cultural Plan

By Jonathan Carvalho, APR Office of the Mayor jcarvalho@newbedford-ma.gov New Bedford has selected area native Margo Saulnier to serve as the Cultural Coordinator for the city’s arts and culture community, overseeing the development and implementation of New Bedford’s Cultural Plan. In recent years, New Bedford’s reputation has grown as the center for arts in the […]

New Bedford Regional Airport adds commercial flights to Florida

By Michael Bonner mbonner@s-t.com Posted Nov 21, 2017 at 7:24 PM For the first time in nearly three decades, New Bedford Regional Airport will host a larger volume commercial airline. Elite Airways announced Tuesday that nonstop jet service from New Bedford to Vero Beach, Florida, would begin Dec. 16 for the holiday season. Seven flights are scheduled with tickets available […]

Polito hopes dredging can begin “in the near future”

By Michael Bonner mbonner@s-t.com Posted Nov 20, 2017 at 3:01 AM Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito left SouthCoast last week with the notion that the region has the ability to become a juggernaut within the “blue economy.” The city’s port recently ranked as the most valuable in the country for the 17th consecutive year. But there’s more room to grow. “Dredging […]

Karyn Polito: State, SouthCoast working to ‘unleash’ region’s potential

By Michael Bonner / mbonner@s-t.com Nov 16, 2017 at 6:12 PM For about eight hours Thursday, the SouthCoast replaced Boston as the state’s hub for Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration.Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito led the administration’s cabinet to the region beginning with an 8 a.m. stop at the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting in Westport and ending with a ribbon […]