The Places You Find Love

By Steven Froias Contributing Writer During the time I have been privileged to write about the affairs of New Bedford, on the Groundwork blog, for Southcoast Today, and as a member of the Love The Ave team, I have often referred to what I call the Emotional Infrastructure of this city.  That Emotional Infrastructure is […]

An Urban Agenda for The Ave

NEW BEDFORD, MA – A fund to help small businesses improve their facades; a coordinator to build the capacity for them to work together collectively; special events to fill the street; and a determination to further activate the economic and cultural renaissance underway on The Ave. These are the core objectives of an Urban Agenda […]

NEIGHBORHOOD NOTE: Pizza with the Mayor

It’s a simple idea – but an effective one.  Once a month, City of New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell holds neighborhood office hours in a different part of the city at affectionately known “local joints.”  Billed as Neighborhood Office Hours, residents are encouraged to drop in and break bread with the Mayor at their leisure […]