Dear Readers,

As “Giving Tuesday” kicks off, The New Bedford Light is thrilled to announce a new $50,000 matching grant from our generous NBL board members and friends!

That means every dollar you give before the end of the year will automatically DOUBLE! Now is the perfect time to show your support for the cause of local, nonprofit, community journalism.

The Light is just 6 months old, and already we’re making a real impact in New Bedford. Renters facing eviction can now get free legal services in housing court. Pop-up vaccine clinics were reinstated after our reporting. We are breaking important stories like the hospital CEO’s arrest for assault and battery and New Bedford schools’ failure to comply with civil rights requirements.

These kinds of stories make a real difference in real people’s lives. But we can’t do it without you. As an independent, nonprofit local news outlet, we need your donations to keep us going.

Your contributions go directly to funding our newsroom, from reporters’ and editors’ salaries to the cost of notebooks and pens. Every story we publish is a tribute to your generosity.

Please keep The Light shining by making a tax-deductible contribution before the end of the year. HELP US UNLOCK THE $50,000 MATCH. CLICK HERE today and double your donation!

With deep appreciation,

The New Bedford Light

P.S. Do you have a story idea or a topic you’d like us to cover? Drop us a line at And if you have an opinion you’d like to share, please send it our way at Thank you!

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