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Ze-gen, Inc. Hosts Ribbon Cutting at Demonstration Facility in New Bedford

Facility will Pilot Company’s Innovative Waste Gasification and Renewable Energy Generation Technology BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ze-gen, Inc., a clean energy company providing advanced gasification technology to convert waste streams into synthetic natural gas and low emissions electrical energy, is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony today to mark the opening of its newly constructed demonstration facility in New […]

Betting on the Arts to Revitalize the City

By Natalie Myers, Providence Business News Staff Writer Lori Bradley recognizes the impact the creative economy is making in New Bedford. As a ceramics/mixed-media artist and as part owner of a six-artist cooperative gallery downtown – MOSAIC Gallery, which opened two weeks ago – Bradley is also part of the creative economy that has spurred […]

New Bedford Holds Onto Title as Richest Fishing Port

By Becky Evans Standard-Times Staff Writer New Bedford fishermen hauled in $281.2 million worth of seafood in 2006 to capture the title of the nation’s most valuable port for the seventh year in a row, according to a report released Thursday by NOAA Fisheries. The city maintained its No. 1 ranking despite restrictive groundfish regulations […]

New Task Force Studies Alternative Energy

By Becky Evans Standard-Times Staff Writer NEW BEDFORD — Mayor Scott W. Lang has launched a new task force to advise him in making the city more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. The group is charged with identifying “things that New Bedford can do to immediately cut costs and increase conservation,” Mayor Lang said. Recommendations and […]

Mayor Names New Director of Tourism & Marketing

Mayor Scott W. Lang has appointed Ms. Ann Marie Lopes as the new director of the New Bedford Office of Tourism and Marketing. After reviewing a pool of 18 different applicants, the City Tourism and Marketing Director Search Committee unanimously recommended Ann Marie Lopes for the position. Ms. Lopes has a Master of Arts Degree […]

City Engages Prominent State Agency on Economic Development and Planning

Prominent State Agency to Assist New Bedford on Waterfront By Jack Spillane Standard-Times Staff Writer NEW BEDFORD — A state planning and finance agency that specializes in spurring economic development in difficult environments has agreed to assist in the development of the city’s long-struggling waterfront. Mass Development, a quasi-public agency created in 1994, will design […]

New Bedford is Open for Business: Mayor Announces Permitting Overhaul

New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Scott W. Lang announced on June 28th a two-stage initiative to streamline the City permitting process to make it easily understandable and accessible for citizens as well as to facilitate business expansion and recruitment. Mayor Lang is working with the New Bedford Economic Development Council and numerous city departments on this […]

Scallop Stocks in Good Shape; Good News for New Bedford

By Becky W. Evans Standard-Times Staff Writer Northeast sea scallop stocks have been rebuilt to sustainable levels and taken off a list of fish species regulators are legally required to manage back to healthy populations, according to a new report released by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The 2006 report on the status of U.S. […]

City Continues to Work on Job Retention

Revere Rejects 3rd Offer by Cleveland Metals Company By Jack Spillane Standard-Times Staff Writer NEW BEDFORD — For the third time in as many weeks, Revere Copper and Brass has rejected the offer of an Ohio company to purchase part of its copper plating business. Mayor Scott W. Lang, however, insisted Monday that if the […]

Wamsutta Mills Owner Seeks Economic Potential in Redeveloping Former Cliftex Mill

By Brian Fraga Standard-Times Staff Writer NEW BEDFORD — In a move that may save a historic mill, the developer of the Wamsutta Mills is interested in buying the Cliftex Mill from owner Edward Fitzsimmons for more than $1 million. Quincy developer Steve Riccardi, who is reconfiguring the Wamsutta Mills into condominiums and apartments, said […]