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. […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading