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City’s art museum hires UMD grad as new executive director

By Aimee Chiavaroli achiavaroli@s-t.com Nov 6, 2017 at 9:12 PM Ashley Occhino, a University of Massachusetts Dartmouth graduate, has been named as the new executive director of the New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!, officials announced Monday. “I’ve always found myself coming back to New Bedford again and again. There’s such a rich art community there,” said Occhino, who is in her […]

New Bedford retains title of highest valued port for 17th-straight year

By Michael Bonner mbonner@s-t.com Posted Nov 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM    While Tom Brady and the Patriots work toward two consecutive championships, the Port of New Bedford achieved its 17th straight. No other port in the United States brought in more revenue in 2016 than New Bedford’s $327 million, NOAA announced Wednesday. Dutch Harbor, Alaska, finished second with $198 […]

Bay State Wind opens downtown New Bedford office in wind power bid

By Steve Urbon Nov 3, 2017 at 1:55 PM Bay State Wind officially cut the ribbon on a downtown office Thursday, joining two others in a show of confidence that New Bedford will become the hub of the wind energy business in Massachusetts. Bay State Wind is a partnership with the Danish energy firm Ørsted, formerly Danish Oil and Natural Gas, […]

New Bedford makes its pitch to impress, attract Amazon

Calling New Bedford “a city unlike any other” with its proud past and bright future, officials submitted a 40-page proposal to Amazon, as the e-commerce giant seeks a location to construct a second world headquarters. While the state included New Bedford as one of 26 Massachusetts communities in its formal proposal to Amazon, the city […]

US’ most valuable fishing port seeks $15m grant, wants to get bigger

By Jason Huffman Oct. 16, 2017 16:52 BST Ed Anthes-Washburn wants to make what is already the United States’ most valuable commercial fishing port even larger. For the second consecutive year the director of the Port of New Bedford, Massachusetts, has submitted an application for a grant from the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic […]

New Bedford’s Joseph Abboud perfectly suited for NBA sidelines

By Michael Bonner mbonner@s-t.com Updated Oct 16, 2017 at 10:28 AM When the NBA regular season kicks off Tuesday night, Kyrie Irving will sit in the visitor’s locker room in Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena and lace up his personalized Nike sneakers for his debut with the Celtics. In the home locker room, LeBron James will have an array of footwear […]

Milhench Supply celebrates 85 years in New Bedford

By Steve Urbon Updated Sep 28, 2017 at 8:06 PM President Heike Milhench has told many times the 85-year history of her family’s company, Milhench Supply Co. in the city’s business park. The story is a lesson in remaining adaptable to changes in markets and changes in the economy. And Thursday, the company celebrated with an Oktoberfest on the lawn under […]

Jon Mitchell leads nation’s mayors into future of clean energy

By Michael Bonner / mbonner@s-t.com Updated Sep 15, 2017 at 7:27 PM Mayors from around the nation stood behind Jon Mitchell on Friday as he concluded the two-day summit on smart cities and energy technologies held here. As the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Energy Policy Committee, Mitchell lauded New Bedford’s clean energy achievements as well as those […]

Tech meets fish: Port of New Bedford launches ‘Ocean Cluster’

By Jennette Barnes Updated Sep 21, 2017 at 6:32 PM If every part of a fish were used for high-value products, the New Bedford fishing industry could make more money from fewer fish. That kind of innovation is what’s behind a new effort by New Bedford Harbor Development Commission to serve as a matchmaker for technology companies and the fishing industry. […]

Chronicle WCVB5 abc: New Bedford Renewal

On Thursday, September 7th, 2017 the Chronicle aired a program called New Bedford Renewal. We hope you take a few moments to enjoy the clips. City leaders and their partners have been hard at work on all fronts: Public Safety, Education, Economic Development, Community Development, Alternative Energy, and Quality of Life. We hope you enjoy […]