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Is it time to love Rte. 18?

By Steven Froias Groundworker-At-Large When it was completed in the early 1980s, The Standard-Times immortalized Rte. 18’s terminus at Cove Street with the headline, “Highway to Nowhere?” Partially designed to alleviate the traffic that clogged south end streets at quitting time, many of the mills and manufacturers in this area of New Bedford had shuttered…

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South Coast Leadership: Jennifer Downing

We have so many strong leaders here on the South Coast, we at Groundwork decided to do an ongoing series, featuring some of those individuals making a big impact in the community. The first person we checked in with was Jennifer Downing, Executive Director of Leadership SouthCoast (LSC). A community leadership program, LSC provides leaders…

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Have Yourself a Very Techie Christmas

Need to find some Secret Santa gifts for techies? Looking for the best gifts for geeks? Or maybe you’re trying to figure out what are the best tech gifts for mom, parents or coworkers. Well, look no further! You’ve found the ultimate guide to The Best Tech Gifts 2018: 37 Top Tech Presents for the Geek,…

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Tradition + Funk: A New Bedford Christmas

Fire engine rides with Santa from Custom House Square Park; the annual Christmas concert at St. Anthony of Padua Church on Acushnet Avenue; Deck The Windows downtown. They’re all nice – but what’s even nicer about a New Bedford Christmas these days is the amount of naughty there is around the yuletide. In fact, it’s…

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Member Spotlight: Lesley O’Connell

Lesley O'Connell

“I love the energy at Groundwork. It feels productive and friendly. After working in my home office, it’s a nice way to change up my environment and be around other working adults.”

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