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Tabor Academy puts New Bedford arts, culture and community on the curriculum

By Steven Froias / Contributing Writer Posted at 3:01 AM Tabor Academy sophomore students started the school year off right with a visit to the region’s arts and culture capital, New Bedford, this past Saturday, Sept. 8. Roughly 130 students came to the city to kick off the new school year. Tabor Academy is located in Marion, […]

State sends $75K for First Baptist Church’s steeple

By Aimee Chiavaroli / achiavaroli@s-t.com Posted Sep 10, 2018 at 5:46 PM WHALE’s First Baptist Church project was awarded an emergency grant for $75,000 by William Galvin, secretary of state. Teri Bernert, executive director of the Waterfront Historic Area LeaguE (WHALE), said the organization applied for emergency funding a few weeks ago when it found out more work was needed […]

‘College-going culture’ heads to Bristol

By Deborah Allard / The Herald News Posted Sep 7, 2018 at 3:01 AM “Just Bristol” is the way to the future for Bristol Community College. With a smart new logo and an updated brand identity, Bristol has reinforced its dedication to better represent its “college-going culture” in the region. For the first time in the college’s history, the new […]

New state effort will unify workforce development programs

By Jo C. Goode / Herald News Posted Aug 30, 2018 at 9:43 AM MassHire, the state’s new branding initiative that will unify the state’s workforce development systems, was rolled out Wednesday by Gov. Charlie Baker and Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta at the now former Fall River Career Center. With more people looking for workers than […]

Acorn, Inc. wins 2018 APEX Small Business Award

Posted Sep 6, 2018 at 4:46 PM The SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce has awarded Acorn, Inc. as the 2018 APEX Small Business of the Year, citing the company’s success in “turning unused but historically significant structures into bustling centers of residential life” in New Bedford. The award committee noted that the Acorn had the vision to recognize New Bedford’s potential, […]

DeMello, Lesley deal will bring ed degrees, teachers to city in innovative partnership

By Aimee Chiavaroli / achiavaroli@s-t.com Posted Aug 14, 2018 at 9:27 PM Cambridge-based Lesley University and the DeMello International Center have sealed their deal to offer bachelors and masters programs at the Union Street building in downtown New Bedford. As one part of the arrangement, current New Bedford school district teachers who obtain a masters in education will be required […]

Southcoast Health named one of ‘best hospitals’ in region

By Michael Bonner / mbonner@s-t.com Posted Aug 16, 2018 at 7:41 PM SouthCoast residents have access to one of the “best hospitals” in the region, at least according to U.S. News & World Report. Southcoast Health announced its place in the magazines annual “best hospitals” rankings on Thursday. Southcoast Health, which consists of St. Luke’s Hospital, Charlton Memorial Hospital in […]

Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation awards grants to non-profits

Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), through its charitable foundation, awarded grants totaling $122,200 to 19 non-profits in SouthCoast Massachusetts at a recent ceremony at the Holiday Inn Taunton. All total, the bank presented $271,313 in grants to 40 non-profit organizations in the New Bedford-Dartmouth/Fall River regions, as well as the Taunton/Attleboro and Pawtucket, Rhode Island […]

A ‘buzz’ surrounds New Bedford as Harbor Hotel officially opens

By Michael Bonner / mbonner@s-t.com Posted Aug 1, 2018 at 6:18 PM Lauren Liss felt a buzz emitting from the city as she sat at the bar at the Harbor Hotel on Tuesday night. The CEO of MassDevelopment spent the night at the hotel to prepare for its grand opening Wednesday morning. The fresh paint, new furniture and maritime accents […]

The city that lit the world

New Bedford in BBC travel! New Bedford, Massachusetts, is a place few have heard of. But the mark it has left on the world is profound. By Mike MacEacheran 20 July 2018 On the south-eastern underbelly of the Massachusetts shoreline, overshadowed by the hook-shaped peninsula of beautiful Cape Cod and the harbour islands of Nantucket […]