1570 Acushnet Ave: A bridal shop’s long legacy

By Steven Froias Contributing Writer It’s popularly known as the “Bay State TV” building on Acushnet Avenue. It’s a large mixed use retail and residential building that looms over the streetscape between Phillips Avenue and Collette Street. Ghost signage on the building to this day advertises the fact that we once snatched television from the […]

1566-1570 ACUSHNET AVE

What’s popularly known as the Bay State TV building looms large over The Ave – in memory and today on the streetscape. Indeed, signage from the former electronics store still adorns the side of the mixed-use retail and residential structure. Of course, it’s well-known as being the home of Bay State TV – back when […]

Addressing The Ave

A new interactive project that’s part of the Urban Agenda Initiative developed by the Community Economic Development Center (CEDC).  Addressing Acushnet Ave will be a participatory online project and a place-making project along North End’s commercial corridor.  The project will spotlight 10 addresses along The Ave – a mix of vacant storefronts and open small […]

Ave restaurants cited for Covid-19 violations

The New Bedford Health Department has issued fines to six New Bedford-based restaurants and bars for failure to comply with the City’s COVID-19 regulations and protections for residents. Hong Kong Restaurant at 2899 Acushnet Avenue, Mikey B’s Restaurant at 989 Victoria Street, Taqueria La Raza at 1408 Acushnet Avenue, Whiskey Lounge at 1669 Acushnet Avenue, […]

The Ambassador was #OnTheAve!

The former United States ambassador to Portugal, Robert Sherman visited Acushnet Avenue last week – and New Bedford Ward 2 Councilor Maria Giesta and Councilor-At-Large Ian Abreu were his tour guides.  Below is Councilor Giesta’s report on the visit, and all photos are courtesy of her, too. “I want to thank former United States Ambassador […]

‘Dining Parklets’ coming to North End NB

Pictured: Sidewalk dining along Acushnet Avenue outside of Cafe Europa and The Breakfast Klub.  Rep. Antonio D. Cabral has announced via his Facebook page that New Bedford has received funding for “dining parklets” both downtown and in the north end of the city – specifically in the #LoveTheAve International Marketplace district.  He wrote, “We got […]

New Bedford Creative Directory officially launches

by Steven Froias, contributing writer  New Bedford, MA — It’s a daunting task to collect the creativity of a city for online presentation and representation. But, New Bedford Creative has done just that with the formal launch of the Creative Directory on NewBedfordCreative.org. On the website, browsers can now find and see the multitude of […]