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The House passes the $42 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund replenishment

The House voted yes on a bill Thursday that would fund every operator that originally applied for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The Senate vote is next. The U.S. House of Representatives voted yes on a bill Thursday that would provide $42 billion in relief to foodservice businesses that originally applied for...

New Bedford creative sector selected for Barr Foundation investment

New grants, training program, and messaging will bolster local creative economy,launching with online event Friday, October 15, at 12:00pm NEW BEDFORD, MA  — New Bedford’s sizzling creative sector continues to set a blistering pace of return value to the community with more exciting news this autumn: New Bedford Creative, housed at...

Business sizzling for Latino entrepreneurs in New Bedford

The smells of Central America and the Caribbean wafted through the Riverside Park summer air on Saturday afternoons this July and August.From Carmen Martinez’ pupusas to Estella de la Cruz’s tacos, they were all there.Corrinn Williams and Ken Rapoza of the Community Economic Development Center oversaw a pilot program to...

‘A one-stop shop’: Officials tout New Bedford’s future offshore wind training facility

NEW BEDFORD — As early as next spring, a facility that once manufactured seafood packaging will house classrooms, obstacle courses and a deepwater pool to train workers for the offshore wind industry, which is scheduled to start delivering energy to Massachusetts in 2023. The National Offshore Wind Institute training facility in New Bedford, which has...