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Free Parking for the Holiday Season in New Bedford
In an effort to encourage patronage of locally owned businesses, the City of New Bedford is waiving parking fees at metered spaces for up to two hours this holiday season.
Mayor Jon Mitchell's Office says from Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24) through New Year's Day (Jan...
New Bedford Airport Director Stepping Down By Month’s End
New Bedford Regional Airport's Director is stepping down at the end of the month. Erick D'Leon says he has accepted a position in Georgia with a Florida-based airport management firm where he was previously employed.
D'Leon has been with the New Bedford Regional Airport for nearly thre…
Buttonwood Park Zoo Unveils $22M Master Plan
The City has updated the master plan for the Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford.
The fifteen year, $22 million plan calls for a host of changes, including more exhibits featuring endangered and exotic species such as tigers, snow leopards, red pandas, and much more...
Mitchell Taps Zeb Arruda to Head Up New Bedford DPI
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell has announced his appointment to replace the City's outgoing DPI Commissioner.
Mitchell says he has chosen Deputy Commissioner Euzebio "Zeb" Arruda to step into the chief position of the Department of Public Infrastructure to replace Ron Labelle, …
Mitchell Has Laundry List of Priorities Before Southcoast Rail
With Southcoast Rail's future still cloudy, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell says the State could focus on other housekeeping items in the interim.
Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mitchell says the replacement of the more-than-a-century-old New Bedford/Fairhaven Bridge is at the top of his w…
Lang Encouraged by Potential Southcoast Rail Route Change
A Southcoast Rail Task Force meeting is being set aside until after a MassDOT Board of Directors meeting on Monday. That's when several sources tell WBSM News the Board will abandon plans for the $2+ billion Stoughton route and turn their focus to the much more affordable Lakeville/Middleboro a…

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