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EPA Awards New Bedford $600K in Brownfield Grants
The City of New Bedford can now begin assessment of some key investment properties that contain levels of contamination. The City has been awarded $600,000 dollars in two separate grants from the EPA to take a closer look at the former Payne Cutlery and Elco Dress site, as well as several lots along…
EPA to Award More Funding for New Bedford Brownfield Site
Another round of funding for brownfield clean-up initiatives is being announced in New Bedford.
Mayor Jon Mitchell, Congressman William Keating, and EPA Administrator Curt Spalding will announce a $400,000 grant being awarded to the City by the EPA, to put towards clean-up efforts at the former Payne…
Company Unveils New Bedford River Walk Design
New Bedford residents are one step closer to enjoying a long walk along the Acushnet River.
Shadley Associates, the company designing the 2.2 mile walkway in the north end, held a community meeting Tuesday afternoon at the Victoria Riverside Town Houses...
Charles River Gets High Marks for Water Quality
The Charles River is getting cleaner.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday gave the river an ``A-'' for water quality, its highest grade since a cleanup program started nearly two decades ago.
The EPA said in its report card that the river in 2013 was safe for swimming 70 percent…
City Receiving Grant To Clean Up Brownfields
Nearly half-a-million dollars is being handed to New Bedford to go towards cleaning up brownfield sites.
The $400,000 comes from the Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Grants, and will be used to clean up sites associated with the former Cliftex Mill property...
Buzzards Bay Coalition Will Not Appeal AVX Settlement
The Buzzards Bay Coalition will not appeal the $366-million settlement offered by the AVX Corporation to clean New Bedford Harbor. 
The Coalition initially said the settlement wasn't enough to fully complete the job.  However, the Coalition issued a statement on Tuesday, saying after l…

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