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‘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 […]

Business Newsmaker: Three New Bedford companies in spotlight at PGA Merchandise Show

Posted Jan 21, 2018 at 3:01 AM When the PGA 2018 Merchandise Show, the industry’s annual “Major of Golf Business,” kicks off in Florida, three New Bedford companies will be prominently featured. Titleist, AHEAD and Moby Dick Brewing Co. all are Orlando-bound for the 65th annual gathering, Jan. 23-26, that welcomes more than 40,000 golf industry professionals from all 50 […]

A new generation of New Bedford artists has opened galleries, living, and work spaces

By Matt Robinson Contributing Writer Posted Jan 6, 2018 at 9:31 PM Almost 20 years ago, the UMass Dartmouth School of Visual and Performing Arts came to downtown New Bedford and with it the Whaling City’s quiet rebirth as a magnet for working artists. That seeding has now borne larger fruit over the past few years as the city has […]

Tony Sapienza proved quality clothing can be made in America

By Michael Bonner mbonner@s-t.com Posted Jan 13, 2018 at 8:46 PM Updated Jan 13, 2018 at 8:47 PM Manufacturing in the United States allowed Joseph Abboud Manufacturing to be nimble in an ever-evolving world of fashion — a strength not held by foreign competitors. Decades ago Tony Sapienza shared some feelings of uncertainty with Matt Morrissey, who at the time was the executive director of […]