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Lang Mulls Options on Rail

Mayor Renews Idea of Lakeville Route By Jack Spillane, Standard-Times Staff Writer New Bedford Mayor Scott W. Lang has quietly begun exploring the possibility of connecting the long-sought SouthCoast commuter rail line to the Lakeville/Middleboro station. Mayor Lang says the connection might be more economical and have New Bedford-Boston trains running sooner than waiting for […]

Freezer Ship to Unload in City

By Becky W. Evans, Standard-Times Staff Writer The new year will bring a 350-foot freezer ship into the port of New Bedford to unload frozen herring and mackerel caught in offshore waters by a fleet of up to nine trawlers that are too small to carry the fish back to shore safely. James Odlin, president […]

Share Economic Development Ideas with Governor-Elect Patrick’s Job’s Task Force

Please come to a meeting to help Governor-Elect Deval Patrick’s administration set its strategy for business growth and economic development. The Governor-Elect has formed a number of task forces to assist him in developing policy around key issues that impact our state. This Tuesday, December 5th, the Economic Development transition task force will hold a […]

National Development Firms See Value and Opportunity in the City

High-Profile Developers Eye Mill Site Company Renovating Fenway Among Those Showing Interest By Jack Spillane, Standard-Times Staff Writer NEW BEDFORD — From the company renovating Fenway Park to a major builder redeveloping a Maine zoo, the would-be owners of the former Fairhaven Mills are circling the city’s waterfront. Some 28 parties have taken out proposals […]

New Antiques and Architectural Salvage District in City

Antiques Present Classic ‘Opportunity’ for City Showrooms to Open Blocks Apart in South End By Jack Spillane, Standard-Times Staff Writer NEW BEDFORD — Two expansive antiques showrooms will soon be located in the South End, marking what some hope will be the emergence of the city as a regional antiques center. The New Bedford Antiques, […]

New Bedford’s Level of Activity Justifies Hotel

Study Sees a Vacancy Downtown By Aaron Nicodemus, Standard-Times staff writer NEW BEDFORD — A professional marketing study has concluded there is a demand for an 80- to 100-bed hotel in downtown New Bedford. The report, funded by the New Bedford Economic Development Council, concluded the city’s corporations and tourism industry could support an 80-room […]

New Energy Continues to Build Through the South End

Gaining Altitude New dance club in New Bedford takes it to another level By Jennette Barnes, Standard-Times staff writer Photo credit Andrew T. Gallagher/Standard-Times special Date of Publication: November 02, 2006 on Page A11 Iris Colon and Michelle O’Brien, both of New Bedford, and Vicki Lavoie of Carver take to the dance floor on a […]

Canada and The Commonwealth – Strong Economic Partners

Source: Conference Notes, Bridgewater State College, and NBEDC Staff The New Bedford Economic Development Council participated in the “Trade, Tourism, and the Border” conference held at the Shaw’s Center in Brockton, Mass. on October 25, 2006. The event was sponsored by the New England-Canada Business Council, the Canadian Consulate General of Boston and Bridgewater State […]

New York Times Highlights New Bedford…..Again

A Visit to New Bedford, Mass. New York Times By Ann Parson Published: November 10, 2006 Photo Credit: Jodi Hilton Many thanks to Ann Brengle, President of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, and Arthur Motta, Director of Tourism and Marketing, and others for getting New Bedford’s story to the TimesAt noon every Jan. 3, the […]

Ribbon Cut On New Mill Complex

By Aaron Nicodemus, Standard-Times staff writer Date of Publication: November 01, 2006 on Page A05 NEW BEDFORD — A $34 million renovation of one of the city’s largest and most historically significant mills was launched yesterday before an assemblage of business leaders and politicians. Construction is scheduled to last 18 months. The Residences at Wamsutta […]