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Another Film Company Comes to New Bedford

PBS Transforms Downtown New Bedford Into Walt Whitman’s America By Philip Devitt Standard-Times Correspondent NEW BEDFORD — The men appeared dapper, the women, poised, as they strolled down Acushnet Avenue, dressed in Victorian clothing. Several men walked hurriedly down the cobblestone street, perhaps late for a business appointment. A woman in a hoop skirt seemed […]

Sovereign Bank Expands New Bedford Call Center

Sovereign Bank announced recently the expansion of its call center in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The bank will increase the call center’s second shift, which operates in the evening hours until 11 p.m. EST. “With the location of the new call center in Downtown New Bedford and now with the expansion of that operation, Sovereign Bank […]

Classic Yacht Cruise to Arrive in New Bedford Harbor Wednesday, August 22

Wednesday, August 22 A flotilla of some 25 classic sail and powerboats will parade in company through the New Bedford hurricane barrier between 2 and 4 PM on Wednesday, August 22 and will layover in the harbor. Cruise participants will come ashore to enjoy the city and the many activities organizers have planned. Mayor Scott […]

Hopes Grow for Hotel in New Bedford

Natalie Myers Providence Business News After nearly 40 years without a hotel downtown or along the nearby waterfront, it looks as though New Bedford might finally get one. Lafrance Hospitality Co. is in the process of negotiating a purchase and sale agreement for the Finicky Cat Food property at 16 Front St. on the city’s […]

City Economic Development Leaders Pursue Employer Input

Beginning in September, the Lang Administration and the New Bedford Economic Development Council are embarking on an ambitious series of meetings to share ideas and receive feedback from more than 60 of the city’s employers. “As Mayor of the City of New Bedford, I have met with dozens of local employers, and would like to […]

NBEDC Seeks to Broaden its Business Base

The New Bedford Economic Development Council voted unanimously on August 15 to broaden its base of Council members to “at least 75”; to form working groups in focus areas of the City’s economic development agenda including: Emerging job sectors; Existing and small business development; Sales, Marketing and Communications; Workforce Development; and the Creative Economy; and […]

Two New Staff Members Join the NBEDC

Executive Director Matthew A. Morrissey announced the addition of two new staff members to the New Bedford Economic Development Council (NBEDC). Derek Santos has accepted an offer for the position of Director of Planning and Development.  In this new position, Derek will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of a range of economic development […]

August 9th Grand Opening Helps Build Up-Scale Cluster in Downtown New Bedford

A premier clothing boutique with designer labels, for both men and women, found in the most prominent fashion districts of Boston, Los Angeles and New York, celebrates its grand opening on AHA! Night this coming Thursday, August 9th at its Historic Downtown location at 173 Union Street in New Bedford, Mass.. Attia Clothing, offers labels […]

City to Test Waters for Ferry Service

By Steve Urbon Standard-Times Senior Correspondent NEW BEDFORD — Twice-a-day ferry service between State Pier and Woods Hole starts Monday, a four-month trial run for a possible permanent relinking of the two ports after more than four decades. “The market is not yet determined,” said Kristen Decas, executive director of the New Bedford Harbor Development […]

Tapping into the Market: Local Firms Profit by Taking a Risk, Helping Environment

By Becky W. Evans Standard-Times Staff Writer It is said that New Bedford once “lit the world” with whale oil and spermaceti candles procured and produced by the city’s whaling industry, which thrived in the first-half of the 19th century only to collapse in the second half with the discovery of petroleum products. More than […]