Day of Portugal comes to Acushnet Avenue

The forecast says sunny and dry skies for the weekend. You may even think you’re in Lisbon this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 15 through June 17 – if you’re on Acushnet Avenue – or The Ave, as it is affectionately called – for the annual Day of Portugal street festival. It’s one of the […]

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GROW Education in #NBW3

  The planting of the public GROW Education community gardens at Carlos Pacheco Elementary School on Mt. Pleasant Street is becoming a rite of spring in New Bedford’s Ward 3, #NBW3. Last year, I wrote this blog post about the planting for the coworking facility, Groundwork! This year’s planting took place on Thursday, June 7 […]

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Restaurant Week comes to Acushnet Avenue and North End in September

Pull up a chair, grab a fork, and come hungry. The City of New Bedford’s first Restaurant Week launches this September, 2018. It will feature the diverse menus of what some regard as the city’s Restaurant Row. That’s the commercial corridor Acushnet Avenue, the heart of the North End and affectionately called “The Ave” in […]

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Planning for MLK, Jr. Day, 2018 in New Bedford

Fire up your laptop, break out the ballpoint or sharpen your pencils. Plans for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day are being announced – and #NBW3 – The Ward 3 Project’s Bethany Santos-Fauteux has the scoop on the celebration’s student essay contest. Beth sits on the planning committee for MLK, Jr. Day 2018 in New Bedford. […]

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Nine gallons of cocoa later….

Bethany Santos-Fauteux and myself invaded Ward 4 Saturday night – and our reconnaissance is as follows: New Bedford still loves Clasky Common Park at Christmas, and … New Bedford loves cocoa! Especially Cocoa at the Common. It’s the brainchild of Devin Byrnes, owner of downtown’s Destination Soups. But beyond that identifier, Devin is a dedicated […]

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BREAKING NEWS: #NBW3 invades Ward 4!

All right – it’s not an all out invasion. But this Saturday, Dec. 16, this writer – Steven Froias – and Bethany Santos-Fauteux, co-founders of The Ward 3 Project will be in Ward 4 dispensing some community spirit. And, FREE hot chocolate! The two will be handling the hospitality chores at Clasky Common Park from […]

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The Children’s New Bedford Bookfest and more…

(NOTE: The New Bedford Bookfest began life on this website before moving to nbbookfest.com. Though New Bedford Now is now devoted to #NBW3 – The Ward 3 Project, this weekend’s Children’s New Bedford Bookfest at Groundwork! is free and open to the entire city. So, please consider yourself invited. Details below on everything happening at […]

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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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