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BCC Pitches Expansion Plan for New Bedford Campus

By David Kibbe Standard-Times Staff Writer BOSTON — Bristol Community College is hoping to at least double its student enrollment in New Bedford next year from 1,200 to 2,400 students under a $1.2 million plan for more classroom space that BCC President John J. Sbrega, Mayor Scott W. Lang and legislators pitched to House Speaker […]

Cork Enlivens Downtown

New Wine and Tapas Bar Enlivens New Bedford’s Downtown Cork, a Wine and Tapas Bar, Offers a New Way to Socialize in Downtown New Bedford By Jennette Barnes, Standard-Times Staff Writer Step into Cork, New Bedford’s first wine and tapas bar. Inside, the eye glides smoothly over dark wood and exposed stone walls. Other nightspots […]

New Bedford Makes it to Final Round in National Wind Test Blade Facility Site Selection

Patrick Offers Update on New Bedford sweep State in Final Round for U.S. Turbine Testing Facility Massachusetts and Texas are battling for a federally backed wind blade test facility, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles said he learned today. The two states were among six who applied to Washington, D.C., but Bush administration Secretary […]

A Vision for Short Sea Shipping

New Shipping Method Could Bring $120 Million and Jobs Serving as Freight Transfer Point Could Prove a Boon to New Bedford By Becky W. Evans, Standard-Times Staff Writer Shipments of Florida oranges and New Bedford scallops would soon move from the road to the sea if a new mode of shipping domestic goods takes hold. […]

Another High Tech Success Story for New Bedford

It’s High Tech…And It’s New Bedford By Jack Spillane, Standard-Times Writer New Bedford. They don’t do high tech there, it’s a fishing town. And a murder capital. You know. The Foxy Lady, Puzzles Lounge, that kind of stuff. That may be the view of this great city in the green rooms of Boston’s “all crime, […]

New Bedford Selected to Host Prestigious Yacht Cruise Layover

The International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) of Newport RI announced last week its annual Classic Yacht Cruise schedule–which includes a first–a two night layover in New Bedford Harbor. Imagine up to 40 historic and pedigree classic wooden yachts sailing into our rich port. The cruise will start in Nantucket on Sunday, August 19, in conjunction […]

Learn About Resources Available to Help Grow and Strengthen Your Business

Three agencies have come together to demonstrate the resources available to help grow and strengthen your business. The Greater New Bedford Career Center in partnership with the Massachusetts Office of Business Development, and the New Bedford Economic Development Council will host a Business Resources Presentation to help business owners learn about the many resources that […]

New Bedford Demonstrates Strong Financial Position

Moody’s upgrades city to “A” rating based on significant financial improvements New Bedford – Moody’s Investor Services upgraded the City of New Bedford bond rating to “A3,” marking the first time in 37 years that New Bedford has received an “A” rating. In a report outlining Moody’s opinion, the financial service cited several reasons for […]

City Moves Forward with Fairhaven Mills Redevelopment

City Receives Two Bids for Fairhaven Mills Plans Call for Retail, Residential Developments By Aaron Nicodemus, Standard-Times Staff Writers NEW BEDFORD — The most controversial parcel in the city took a major step toward development yesterday, as bids of $1 million and $200,000 were submitted for the Fairhaven Mills property. Urban Investments Associates, a Roxbury […]

New Bedford Fishing Fleet Number One Again

New City Port Hauls in Top Revenue By Joao Ferreira, Standard-Times Staff Writer NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford is the No. 1 money-making fishing port in the nation for the sixth consecutive year. New Bedford fishermen landed $282.5 million in fish in 2005, an increase of $75 million from 2004, according to the National Oceanic […]