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Officials walked the newly opened CoveWalk in New Bedford's south end Wednesday. Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Officials walked the newly opened CoveWalk in New Bedford's south end Wednesday. Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Gov. Baker Says MassDevelopment Will Revitalize State Pier

MassDevelopment is now in charge of State Pier in New Bedford, taking it over from the Department of Conservation and Recreation a few weeks ago...

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Marty Jones, second from right, posing with Senator Mark Montigny at the announcement of MassDevelopment's taking over of State Pier in New Bedford./Courtesy of Senator Montigny's Office
Marty Jones, second from right, posing with Senator Mark Montigny at the announcement of MassDevelopment's taking over of State Pier in New Bedford./Courtesy of Senator Montigny's Office

New Head of State Pier Voted Out

Less than a week after MassDevelopment took over management of State Pier in New Bedford, the longtime head of that organization is leaving...

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Marty Jones, second from right, posing with Senator Mark Montigny at the announcement of MassDevelopment's taking over of State Pier in New Bedford./Courtesy of Senator Montigny's Office
Marty Jones, second from right, posing with Senator Mark Montigny at the announcement of MassDevelopment's taking over of State Pier in New Bedford./Courtesy of Senator Montigny's Office

MassDevelopment CEO Visits State Pier

NEW BEDFORD—Senator Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford) hosted MassDevelopment President and CEO Marty Jones at New Bedford State Pier Friday, to offer her a firsthand tour of the facility her organization will soon manage...

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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

Governor Baker Names New Manager for New Bedford State Pier

NEW BEDFORD - Governor Charlie Baker is naming MassDevelopment as the manager of New Bedford's State Pier.

New Bedford State Senator Mark Montigny filed legislation earlier this year authorizing the state Department of Conservation and Recreation to lease the State Pier to MassDevelopment...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

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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