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New Bedford once lit the world with whale oil. Now it...

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) – New Bedford was once the city that lit the world, exporting vast quantities of whale oil for lamps in...

New Bedford, MBTA reach agreement on new $21M pedestrian bridge

NEW BEDFORD – The city and the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority have reached an agreement on constructing a new $21 million pedestrian bridge as...

Editor’s Choice: Crowne Plaza to host annual Statewide Business After Hours

EDITOR’S CHOICE Crowne Plaza to host annual Statewide Business After Hours THE STATEWIDE BUSINESS After Hours, the annual event in which all of Rhode Island’s...

New Bedford announces plans to build business park at Whaling City...

NEW BEDFORD – The city on Oct. 23 unveiled a plan to build a business park on 100 acres of the 275-acre Whaling City...
NEW BEDFORD'S municipal computer network was the target of a ransomware hack in July. The city is in the process of restoring all of its systems.

New Bedford reveals details of July computer systems hack

NEW BEDFORD – In early July the computer system for New Bedford was identified as being under a ransomware attack. New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell...
MASSACHUSETTS GOV. Charlie Baker and the Executive Office of Housing and Economic development announced a $1.6 million grant for ___ to design and engineer a potential dredging of New Bedford's inner harbor. / COURTESY OFFICE OF CHARLIE BAKER

Mass. awards $1.6M for New Bedford inner harbor dredge design

NEW BEDFORD – A $1.6 million grant has been awarded to New Bedford for design and engineering of its inner port, the Massachusetts Executive...
NEW BEDFORD launched its new bike-share program this week. Above, a screenshot of the bike-share company Zagster's New Bedford program website. / COURTESY ZAGSTER

New Bedford launches bike-share program

NEW BEDFORD – A new bike-share program launched in New Bedford Thursday. Cruiser bikes will be available at stations in Fort Taber Park and State...
THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS would receive $1 million over five years from Deepwater Wind if the company's proposed Massachusetts offshore wind project is approved by Massachusetts public utilities.

Deepwater Wind pledges contingent $1M grant to UMass Dartmouth-led project

DARTMOUTH – Deepwater Wind LLC has pledged a contingent $1 million over five years in seed funding to form a new Blue Economy Initiative...

New Bedford Regional Airport awarded $6M to rehabilitate runway

NEW BEDFORD –A $6,640,055 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will be used to restore the New Bedford Regional Airport’s runway, WJAR-TV NBC...
BRISTOL COUNTY SAVINGS BANK officials and New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell participate in the ceremonial groundbreaking of the bank's third New Bedford branch, offices of which will be located in the Candleworks building (background). Pictured, from left, are: Michael Patacao, vice president/commercial lending; Len Sullivan, first executive vice president and senior loan officer; Pete Selley, senior vice president/commercial lending; Patrick J. Murray Jr., president and CEO; Mitchell; Dennis Kelly, chairman of the board; Nancy Cabral, branch manager; and David Medeiros, vice president, regional banking officer. /COURTESY BRISTOL COUNTY SAVINGS BANK

Bristol County Savings Bank to open 3rd New Bedford office

NEW BEDFORD – Bristol County Savings Bank last week announced plans to open its third office in New Bedford. The new banking space would include...
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