Blue Harvest bankruptcy leaves millions in unpaid debt to local businesses

It’s all part of the private equity firm playbook. “They buy a company, they strip it, they declare bankruptcy and they walk away.” As for the small businesses with unpaid invoices? “That money is gone.” — Eileen Appelbaum, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research




570 New Bedford homes stand vacant

City Hall to address the housing crisis by hiring a vacant property development manager. The new hire will work with property owners, developers, banks, courts, and other city departments to bring vacant properties back into use.


Governors say rising costs threaten offshore wind

“Without federal action, offshore wind deployment in the U.S. is at serious risk of stalling because States’ ratepayers may be unable to absorb these significant new costs alone.” — Letter from six governors, including Maura Healey




Early voting begins, plus Licensing Board, City Property committee and more

Early voting begins this week for the New Bedford preliminary city election. Find out when and where you can make your voice heard. Plus the Licensing Board, and two city council committees will meet, with the Committee on City Property possibly deciding the long-term fate of the Zeiterion.


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