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 On the website, browsers can now find and see the multitude of […]

Love The Ave – Mapped!

NOTE: Before the Covid-19 crisis reared its head, the Love The Ave team had a variety of plans on the drawing board for 2020.  Out of necessity, some have been postponed. Yet we feel it’s important to carry on where and when we can because our core mission is strengthening our Acushnet Avenue and North […]

Outdoor dining guidelines available on city website

New Bedford, Massachusetts–Mayor Jon Mitchell announced Saturday, June 6 that the City of New Bedford will follow and implement the second phase of Governor Charlie Baker’s reopening plan, which allows for additional sector reopening on Monday, June 8.  The plan includes sector-specific guidance for businesses and operations permitted to reopen with guidelines during the second […]

The Creative Wealth of New Bedford — mapped!

Written by Steven Froias // contributing writer New Bedford, MA — Reimagining urban spaces is second nature to New Bedford artists. Throughout the city, you’ll find public areas that have been either activated or redefined thanks to the creative impulses of artists in this authentic seaport destination on the South Coast of Massachusetts. This coming […]