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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#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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