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[RICHARD] Is New Bedford On The Verge Of A Major Renaissance?
Anyone who has been around for a while has seen profound changes in New Bedford.  Some of those changes have been for the good and some for the not so good. But, is New Bedford on the verge of a rebound?
Back before the interstate system sliced and diced the city into pieces and Route …
New Bedford Needs THIS
When you imagine a museum, you think of whaling, art, historical, scientific and cultural exhibits, right? Well, here's an idea that will create another local destination: CHOCOLATE MUSEUM. This would not only tell the delicious story of cocoa beans first coming ashore here, but it would tell N…
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.  This free, family friendly event celebrates the history and culture of New England's commercial fishing industry in a way …
Senator Montigny Honors AHA Director
Senator Mark Montigny surprised AHA! New Bedford director Lee Heald on Friday with an official Senate citation.
The citation was to honor Heald for her instrumental role in securing New Bedford's position as the "Most Creative Community" from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.…
Food Truck Festival Coming to New Bedford
NEW BEDFORD - Coming this summer: the first ever New Bedford Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival.
The City's Tourism Department confirmed that about 25 restaurants on wheels will descend upon New Bedford in July, with craft beer vendors serving up their frosty beverages, as well...
Tourism Up In New Bedford In 2016
It was a banner year for tourism in New Bedford in 2016. That's from Tourism Director Dagny Ashley.
Based on preliminary figures so far, she estimates tourism in 2016 rose 13% over the previous year, with most of the visitors coming from Massachusetts and other northeast states...
Keep The Chamber About New Bedford – Barry Richard
(Photo by Barry Richard)
As one might expect, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell is not exactly thrilled that the Greater New Bedford Area Chamber Of Commerce is considering a name change.  As we first reported on Monday the Chamber is looking to rebrand and could change it's name to The SouthCoast Chamb…

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