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Can offshore wind revive America’s ports? This town hopes so

Benjamin Storrow, E&E News reporter Climatewire: Monday, June 19, 2017 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — This salt-caked fishing port has been flush with wind prospectors ever since Massachusetts legislators passed a law for massive wind development in the shallow waters south of Martha’s Vineyard. Ed Anthes-Washburn, a local port official, estimates he gives five harbor tours […]

State official calls new business park at Whaling City Golf Course ‘a no-brainer’

By Michael Bonner / mbonner@s-t.com Posted Jun 13, 2017 at 7:03 PM Updated Jun 13, 2017 at 10:18 PM NEW BEDFORD — Jay Ash, the state’s housing and economic development secretary, looked out Tuesday upon the driving range at Whaling City Golf Course. He squinted to see the farthest distance marker at 265 yards. “How many tries to hit it that far?” the imposing secretary […]

Purchase of 107-year-old New Bedford mill could spark investment in South End

By Michael Bonner / mbonner@s-t.com Posted Jun 16, 2017 at 7:04 PM NEW BEDFORD — The Cove Walk in the South End has a new neighbor. Jacinta Murphy bought the 500,000-square-foot mill that houses New Bedford Antiques at the Cove among about 60 businesses in the unit on May 30 for $1.5 million. “We are thrilled to commence much needed […]

New Bedford police start ‘Walk and Talk’ to strengthen community relations

By Wesley Sykes / wsykes@s-t.com Posted Jun 15, 2017 at 7:45 PM NEW BEDFORD — Police Chief Joe Cordeiro made his way down Acushnet Avenue on Thursday afternoon, stopping to talk to people on the streets and store owners. He shook hands. He flashed a smile and struck up small-talk conversations — some in Portuguese, some in Spanish, others in […]

New Bedford a ‘poster child for cultural development’

By Steve Urbon Posted Jun 13, 2017 at 8:19 PM Updated Jun 13, 2017 at 8:19 PM DARTMOUTH — The Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts on Tuesday featured Anita Walker, executive director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, who let the foundation’s annual meeting know that the MCC is willing, even eager, to explore new ways of thinking about the role that arts and culture has […]

New Bedford’s plan for business park include 1,000 jobs, 9-hole golf course

Posted May 18, 2017 at 2:18 PM By Michael Bonner / mbonner@s-t.com NEW BEDFORD — “A lot of work” still needs to be done before the city can transform part of the Whaling City Golf Course into a business park, the mayor said Thursday. “It’s not a done deal,” Mayor Jon Mitchell said at an afternoon news conference. “There’s still […]

Seamen’s Bethel, Mariners’ Home restoration officially complete

Posted May 19, 2017 at 5:30 PM NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford Port Society made some history Friday as it officially opened the like-new Seamen’s Bethel and Mariners’ Home on Johnny Cake Hill. It has taken about $3 million and a few years, but the 1832 Bethel has been brought back from the brink of destruction thanks to heroic […]