#NBW3’s Corner Stores

By Steven Froias (NOTE: I originally wrote a version of this for Newbedfordcoworking.com last year. It has been updated to reflect #NBW3 – The Ward 3 project.) Back in the day, New Bedford – like many other cities – enjoyed plenty of corner stores, pharmacies and small grocery markets in its neighborhoods. Places where you could […]

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Keeping the lights on in #NBW3

By Steven Froias I jokingly refer to my section of Ward 3, New Bedford – #NBW3 – as the “Dead Zone.” Located just off Durfee Street by Mt. Pleasant Street, there’s little opportunity to find that “third place” – i.e. “the social surroundings separate from the two usual social environments of home (first place) and […]

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#NBW3 People – Lori Bradley

Just at the edge of Ward 3 on Cottage Street resides one of New Bedford’s most prominent artists and educators – Lori Bradley. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Art Department at Bridgewater State University. She’s also an accomplished artist who has shown at galleries throughout the region (and beyond) and even in Ward […]

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#NBW3 in today’s newspaper!

#NBW3 – The Ward 3 Project is in today’s The Standard-Times! Reporter Michael Bonner got wind of our project and contacted founders Bethany Santos-Fauteux and Steven Froias to get the scoop. “Getting better acquainted with a neighborhood as well as the people in it is exactly what #NBW3: The Ward 3 Project aims to accomplish,” […]

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The #NBW3 Asset Map

To kick off The Ward 3 Project, organizers Beth Santos-Fauteux and Steven Froias are inviting all of #NBW3 – New Bedford’s Ward 3 residents – to contribute to an area Asset Map. What’s an “Asset Map?” It’s everything good in our slice of New Bedford. It’s all that’s useful, necessary, needed and valued in the […]

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What is Ward 3?

Answering the question, “What is Ward 3?” is deceptively simple. Ward 3 is a large swath of the City of New Bedford. Its boundaries stretch from the waterfront to the neighboring Town of Dartmouth. But the real answer strikes at the core of what #NBW3: The Ward 3 Project is all about. Ward 3 is […]

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Where to Vote Nov. 7, 2017 in #NBW3

Not sure where to vote in the upcoming election? Here’s your #NBW3 guide to casting your vote. In Ward 3, Councilor Hugh Dunn is running unopposed to represent the ward on the New Bedford City Council. So, it’s hardly a nail-biter. But…there are important races happening that will affect all of New Bedford and #NBW3 […]

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#NBW3: The Ward 3 Project

Welcome to #NBW3: The Ward 3 Project! #NBW3: The Ward 3 Project is a grassroots initiative designed to ignite meaningful civic engagement, encourage good neighborhood practices and create a sense of place and identity in New Bedford’s Ward 3. The Ward 3 Project is being launched by Beth Santos-Fauteux and Steven Froias. In addition to […]

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