The New Bedford community will be celebrating Juneteenth through an array of events this year, from jazz to jubilee to a Buy Black NB pop-up.
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.
Her son believes she contracted the novel coronavirus at her husband’s funeral in mid-March; she died of COVID-19 on April 5, 2020.
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.
In September of 2020, both Virgilio and his wife, Maria, contracted COVID-19 from a friend. Maria survived, but Virgilio succumbed to the virus after a week-and-a-half at St. Luke’s Hospital.
‘They did everything together. … In their earlier years, they enjoyed going out on the weekends, listening to music and dancing at Cafe Portugal.’
Maria Silva died of complications related to COVID-19 on Nov. 27, 2020. She was 90 years old.
After retirement, she spent her days participating in activities at Melville Towers, where she had lived for many years.
Mother of four, who enjoyed going to the beach, gardening and dancing, died from COVID-19 complications on May 24, 2020.
He was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital, where he tested positive for the novel coronavirus. He died four days later.