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6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6
Social Impact and Storytelling with Kathi Chase
In these sessions, artist Kathi Chase will discuss the importance of offering sober event options in the area for those struggling or impacted by addiction. Arts can make a positive impact in the mental health industry, specifically used as a therapeutic tool in addiction recovery. Artists can help contribute to mental health services by offering events, workshops, and/or creative spaces that allow people to use the art for self-care and healing. Due to the nature of the topic, this session will be held in person on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at K&A Creations at Kilburn Mill and will not be recorded.
Peer-to-Peer Sessions is a free and accessible (mostly) online series geared to enrich, educate and connect creatives through a series of workshops and training sessions. New Bedford is the home of artists, creatives, change makers, designers, entrepreneurs, and community enthusiasts and the Peer-to-Peer Sessions embrace the pulse that makes New Bedford so unique while expanding our knowledge and connections.
7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6
RYAN’S INN AND CONFERENCE CENTER
New Bedford City Council Meeting
The New Bedford City Council will meet at 7 p.m. in New Bedford City Hall.
On the agenda:
- A amendment to a lease with Nor East Aviation Services, Inc.
- An authorization to enter into a capital lease to purchase a rescue truck for the Fire Department for $260,000.
- The Re-appointment of Peter Cruz to the Planning Board and appointment of Christina E. Cotsoridis to the Airport Commission.
- A loan order for $1,705,504 to purchase and equip two pumper trucks for the Fire Department.
- Loan orders for $150,000 each to pay for the schematic design/feasibility studies for Carter Brooks and Hathaway elementeary schools.
- Host community agreements with Elevation Retail on Phillips Road and Metro Harvest on Church Street.
- Appointment of Josh Amaral as Director of Housing and Community Development.
- A COLA base increase from $12,000 to $14,000 effective July 1, 2023.
- A memo of understanding with Eversource for its Acushnet to New Bedford maintenance project line.
- Approval of three orders related to the annual Consumer Price Index.
9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Dec. 8
Port Hours: New Bedford
Fisheries Liaisons will be available during joint monthly port hours for commercial and recreational fishing inquiries, comments, and feedback for the RI/MA Wind Energy Areas.
Join the informal conversation or contact our Fisheries Liaison Caela Howard to learn more.
5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8
PORT AUTHORITY CONFERENCE ROOM
New Bedford Port Authority
The New Bedford Port Authority will meet at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, in the conference room.
On the agenda:
- Reports from Facilities/Maintenance, Marina, Treasurer, Policy & External affairs, Executive Director
- Updates on Phase V Dredging/North Terminal project, Pier fendering/North Terminal II project and grants.
- Vote on Pope’s Island Marina electricity rates
- Vote on employee handbook and policy updates.
COVID-19 WARNING: While we continue to list opportunities for civic engagement in New Bedford, readers are advised to heed the latest public health recommendations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that both unvaccinated and fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in public in areas of substantial or high transmission, including Bristol County.
Monthly meeting for Buttonwood Park Ward 5 Neighborhood Meeting at Buttonwood Senior Center is held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Buttonwood Senior Center. […]
Meets the second Monday of the month at Carney Academy at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Councilor Derek Baptiste at email@example.com
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