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July 26, 2021
The city’s 41% vaccination rate is still tracking well below the state average.
July 23, 2021
Efforts must be authentic, intentional and purposeful, writes SouthCoast Community Foundation and YWCA leader Gail Fortes.
July 22, 2021
People express hopes and fears — for climate, jobs, green space, fishing industry, energy bills.
July 20, 2021
July 14, 2021
New Bedford schools will receive $73M in pandemic relief aid. How do you think the money should be spent?
Councilors tend to avoid making any cuts to the salaries, health care and pension benefits of city employees, lest they incur the wrath of municipal unions.
The number of fully vaccinated Hispanics in New Bedford is just 24%, compared to 40% of whites, 36% of Blacks and 17% of people who identify as multiracial.
The three-member Board of Selectmen has made it clear over the last month that the Pride flag has no place on the property that is the seat of town government in Fairhaven.
As people get ready for a big summer of art and music, the city continues to lag behind most of the state in the number of folks who are vaccinated.
Cisco Brewers is going to draw back the curtain on what lovely city beaches New Bedford has, with vistas every bit as breathtaking as West Island and sparkling ocean as charming as Horseneck.
A month into the 2021 municipal election’s campaign filing period, the William Street political world is abuzz over a Ward 6 race that would normally be a low-key affair.
March 2020 is the month that the arts didn’t die in New Bedford. Instead, the city’s ‘Creative Community’ displayed resilience.
‘Now we’re seeing a return to in-person events, which is so exciting,’ said Margo Saulnier, New Bedford’s creative strategist.
“If the city has the political will, it can make any of this work,” said Robert Terrell, a lecturer at Tufts University.
Residential home prices in New Bedford are surging as supply remains low — and local buyers are finding it hard to compete.
“We’re seeing some folks really having challenging times being able to afford this rental market.”
An analysis of New Bedford death certificates reveals a surprising cluster of deaths among elderly residents who worked for decades when the textile and apparel industry was at its peak.
Work in the mills may have allowed New Bedford residents to make a living, but it was never a good living for most. And it was never an easy life.
Two local families are still coping with lingering ailments and uncertainty months after initial infections.
After suffering three strokes, a heart attack and double pneumonia, the WBSM host tells columnist Jack Spillane he does not know for sure whether he literally died.
In the past year, some social clubs in New Bedford have closed their doors, perhaps even permanently. The Young Cape Verdean Athletic Association and the Elks Lodge have listed their properties for sale.
Kevin Harrington and Megan Tench died alone and unexpectedly. Hank Seaman spent months of his last year in isolation from his friends and loved ones.
“Erected by the city of New Bedford as a tribute of gratitude to her sons who fell defending their country in the struggle with slavery and treason.”
So please, as we face the next pandemic surge which will inevitably come, keep these people and all those you hold dear in mind.
Class of 2021 president Kennedy Johnson reflects on tumultuous year in New Bedford High School graduation speech.
“Some days were really good, maybe even great. We laughed and learned in our backyard classroom. … However, just one month in, things started to crack.”
A Lisbon writer who grew up in New Bedford pens a poem, inspired by The Light, called “For Every Lighthouse There is a Watchman.”
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