Downtown New Bedford

Cape Verdean Parade, Fireworks Highlight First Big Summer Weekend
Summer is officially here, and it's time for some of the best-loved traditions in New Bedford to kick off July.
The 45th annual Cape Verdean Recognition Parade will be held on Saturday, July 1 at 11:00 a.m. The parade starting point will be Rockdale Avenue and Union Street at Buttonwood Park, an…
[THOMAS] New Meters Start In May [Video]
I gaze in utter amazement. All along the side and back of the New Bedford YMCA. These new parking meters are scheduled to swallow quarters the first week in May. According to the Parking Commission, the slew of two sided meters cost approximately $21,000...
Significant Upgrades Announced for Elm Street Garage
NEW BEDFORD—The City of New Bedford will make significant upgrades to the Elm Street Garage during a renovation project that is part of ongoing improvements to downtown parking.
Security, lighting, improvements to structural performance, and cosmetic changes to the lobby, stairs and elevator ar…
Candleworks Building To Host New Italian Restaurant
The historic Candleworks building in Downtown New Bedford has been sold, and a new restaurant is planned at the North Water Street site.
The former owner, Andrew Rockett has sold the Candleworks property to businessman Albert Santos for $1.7 mi...
50’s Night 2016 [GALLERY]
Before it had even begun organizers of the 25th Annual 50's Night in Downtown New Bedford were declaring success. Thousands squeezed into the downtown area for what has become a much anticipated event each summer. organizers say it was a record crowd for the event...
Welcome To The Hotel New Bedford-Such A Lovely Place
There's plenty of room at the pending Hotel New Bedford. Can you imagine Don Henley singing that? According to plans released by a Boston investment firm they have the green light to spend $10M of their money to refurbish the old home of WBSM into a 68 room, five story hotel...
Top 15 Christmas Gifts from ‘The Landing Gift Shop’
We stopped by The Landing Gift Shop and Chandlery downtown to checkout some of those unique items that would make excellent Christmas gifts for your favorite locals. 95% of their items are made by local artists. Our personal favorite is the "New Bedford" sweater dress that will kee…

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