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Working Waterfront Festival Returns

The Working Waterfront Festival returns to the working piers of New Bedford, the nation’s most valuable fishing port, on Saturday, September 23, 2017...

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MassDOT Says $5 Million Earmark Can Be Used For State Pier

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced on Monday that it was giving its approval to use an unspent, $5 million federal earmark from 2005 to pay for repairs at State Pier in New Bedford.

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State Reps Want Earmark Spent On State Pier

New Bedford's five State Representatives sent a letter to state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack arguing that a portion of the more than $10 million in recently discovered unspent federal earmarks should be spent on State Pier.

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Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announces state funding for New Bedford State Pier | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announces state funding for New Bedford State Pier | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

State Pier Needs New Ownership

According to a new report our state pier is crumbling, managed poorly and operating in red ink. Surprise. Surprise! Par for the course with a government operation...

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Applauds Montigny’s Efforts Regarding State Pier

Mayor Jon Mitchell is applauding an effort by State Sen. Mark Montigny to turn control of State Pier from the Department of Conservation and Recreation over to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency so new uses for the pier can be explored.

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savebuzzardsbay, flickr

Montigny Proposes Lease of State Pier in New Bedford

The nearing end of the legislative session could authorize a sort of change in ownership of State Pier in New Bedford.

State Senator Mark Montigny has filed an amendment to Governor Charlie Baker's economic development bill that would allow the Department of Conservation and Recreation to lease the aging State Pier to MassDevelopment for up to 25 years...

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AHA in Fall River via Facebook
AHA in Fall River via Facebook

Block Island Ferry To Set Sail From Fall River Starting June 25

The boat to Block Island is set to sail again!

According to The Herald News, the Block Island Ferry will start its season on June 25, and will set off every morning at 8:30am from the State Pier at 1 Water Street in Fall River. The ferry will continue until September 5.

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media
Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

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...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Mayflower II Leaving New Bedford for Plymouth Today

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - The Mayflower II is sailing back to Plymouth this week.
The replica of the famed ship that carried the Pilgrims to Massachusetts in 1620 has been undergoing an extensive restoration in the run-up to Plymouth's 400th anniversary in 2020...

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Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announces state funding for New Bedford State Pier | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announces state funding for New Bedford State Pier | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

New Bedford State Pier to Receive Funds for Refrigeration System

Some much-needed renovations will soon be underway at New Bedford State Pier after the state announced $3.5 million in funding toward the installation of a refrigeration system. 

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