Civic Life

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NONPROFITS

Noon Wednesday, Dec. 8
VIRTUAL

Arts and Culture Partners of New Bedford

This quarterly virtual meeting is for those who oversee arts and culture public and educational programming in the New Bedford community. It’s cohosted by AHA! New Bedford, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, Seaport Cultural District and New Bedford Creative. 

The featured guest speaker for this final quarterly meeting of 2021 is Deirdre Healy (she/her/hers), director of community service and partnerships, Leduc Center for Civic Engagement at UMass Dartmouth. She will give a presentation about Corsair Engage, a new platform for engaging UMass Dartmouth students, faculty and staff. Corsair Engage allows community-based organizations to list events and volunteer opportunities in one single database and to easily manage registrants and impacts.


GOVERNMENT

7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8
NEW BEDFORD CITY HALL

Committee on Appointments and Briefings

Two city residents will speak about COVID-19 vaccine mandates during the citizens input time, plus a re-precincting plan is on the agenda for the New Bedford Committee on Appointments and Briefings meeting Wednesday in City Council Chambers.


GOVERNMENT

9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9
181 HILLMAN STREET BUILDING No. 9

New Bedford Council on Aging

A regular meeting of the New Bedford Council on Aging.

They will discuss Social Day, Senior Center Re-Opening, MCOA Grants and Transportation.

Click below to read the full agenda.


SCHOOLS

6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9
PAUL RODRIGUES ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

New Bedford Schools Finance Committee

A new proposed charter school and an existing one, Alma del Mar, as well as the funding of Bristol Aggie’s recent renovation and the Special Education Stabilization Fund, are on the agenda for the monthly meeting of the New Bedford School Committee’s Finance sub-committee in Room 224 of the Paul Rodrigues Administration Building.

Click below to read the agenda.


GOVERNMENT

7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9
NEW BEDFORD CITY HALL

City Council Meeting

In its final meeting of the year, the City Council will honor outgoing councilors Joe Lopes and Deb Coelho and take up the re-appointment of members of the Traffic Commission, Council on Aging and Human Relations Commission before taking on new business.

Click below to read a breakdown of the agenda.

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.
SUBMIT YOUR EVENT

Committee on Appointments and Briefings

New Bedford City Hall 133 William St., New Bedford, MA

Two residents have been invited to speak on COVID-19 vaccine mandates and a re-precinting plan is on the agenda for the New Bedford Committee on Appointments and Briefings meeting on […]

New Bedford Council on Aging

Council on Aging Administrative Office 181 Hillman St. Building #9, New Bedford, MA

A regular meeting of the New Bedford Council on Aging. They will discuss Social Day, Senior Center Re-Opening, MCOA Grants and Transportation. Read the agenda here. If any accommodations are […]

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Parsons Reserve work party

Parsons Reserve 50 Horseneck Road, Dartmouth, MA

Come help clean-up the Daffodil Field at Parsons Reserve. Please wear appropriate clothing and protective footwear. Tools, snacks, and coffee will be available.

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Olympia Towers Residents Meeting

Olympia Towers 671 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA

 Meets second Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. For more information, contact John Lobo at John.lobo@newbedford-ma.gov

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Port of New Bedford

New Bedford Port Authority 123 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA

Meeting to be held entirely in person at New Bedford Port Authority conference room. Read the agenda here. 

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New Bedford Schools Finance Committee

Paul Rodrigues Adminisration Building 455 County St, New Bedford

A new charter school and an existing one, as well as Bristol Aggie and the Special Education Stabilization Fund, are on the agenda for the monthly meeting of the New […]

Commission for Citizens with Disabilities Meeting

Buttonwood Senior Center 1 Oneida Street, New Bedford, MA

A regular meeting of the Commission for Citizens with Disabilities Meeting at the Buttonwood Senior Center at 6 p.m. on Dec. 9. Read the agenda here.  

New Bedford City Council Meeting

New Bedford City Hall 133 William St., New Bedford, MA

In its final meeting of the year the City Council will honor outgoing councilors Joe Lopes and Deb Coelho, take up the re-appointment of members of the Traffic Commission, Council […]

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Lawler Branch Technically Good Information

Lawler Library 745 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford, MA

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly Lawler Library staff. For more information contact Denise Plaskon at 508-991-6216 or dplaskon@sailsinc.org

Lafayette-Durfee House Tour

Lafayette-Durfee House 94 Cherry Street, Fall River, MA

The Lafayette-Durfee home will be open on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 12-3 to Tour the House as part of the Fall River Community Preservation Committee tour. Come by to see […]

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West End Neighborhood Association

Temple Landing 370 Middle Street, New Bedford, MA

Meets the second Monday of the month at Temple Landing Community Room at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Kenneth Houtman.

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Community Preservation Committee meeting

New Bedford Downtown Library 613 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA

Regular meeting of the Community Preservation Committee. Agenda will be linked here when available. The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) oversees the implementation of the CPA in New Bedford. It is responsible for […]

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New Bedford School Committee

Keith Middle School 225 Hathaway Blvd, New Bedford

Regular meeting of the New Bedford School Committee. The agenda will be linked here when available. Please send public comments to PublicComments@newbedfordschools.org. Anonymous emails will not be accepted and all emails must […]

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Taber Mills Resident Council

Taber Mills 217 Dean Street, New Bedford

Meets at the Coffin Ave entrance. For more information contact Bill Jennings at wjennings1943@gmail.com.

Proposed New Bedford/Fall River Charter School Public Hearing

Kilburn Mill 127 West Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

Innovators Charter School is proposed for New Bedford and Fall River. A public hearing will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at the Kilburn Event Center at […]

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Clark’s Point Neighborhood Association

Wastewater Treatment Plant 1000S S Rodney French Blvd, new bedford

Meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Waste Water Treatment Center. For more information, contact: Celine Saraiva at Celeine1@comcast.net

Helfand Farm Work Party

Helfand Farm 318 Chase Road, Dartmouth, MA

Help remove invasive plants at the DNRT office on Helfand Farm. Please wear appropriate clothing and protective footwear. Tools, snacks, and coffee will be available. For more information call 508-991-2289.

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King Village Residents Association

King Village Community Room 276 Cottage St., New Bedford, MA

The King Village Residents Association meets the third Thursday of each month in the community room at 11 a.m. Contact: John Lobo

New Bedford Schools Transportation Sub-Committee

Paul Rodrigues Adminisration Building 455 County St, New Bedford

A regular meeting of the New Bedford Schools Transportation Sub-Committee. The agenda will be linked here when available.

Young Professionals Group Holiday Party

Eagle Event Center 35 North Main Street, Fall River, MA

Join the Young Professionals Group of Southeastern New England for a Holiday Party to celebrate the end of 2021 with great food, drinks and music. This is a semi-formal event […]

$10
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Lawler Branch Technically Good Information

Lawler Library 745 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford, MA

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly Lawler Library staff. For more information contact Denise Plaskon at 508-991-6216 or dplaskon@sailsinc.org

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Library Board of Trustees Meeting

New Bedford Downtown Library 613 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA

Trustees: Mayor Jon Mitchell - Trustee Chair Ann O'Leary Carl J. Cruz Diana Henry Elsie R. Fraga Helen Rogers Kimberly Ferreira Lee Blake

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Lawler Branch Technically Good Information

Lawler Library 745 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford, MA

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly Lawler Library staff. For more information contact Denise Plaskon at 508-991-6216 or dplaskon@sailsinc.org

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