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A Pride month to be proud of in New Bedford

Two years ago for the Groundwork blog, in 2017, I wrote a post entitled, “New Bedford gets its Pride back.” It was about the tremendous effort by the South Coast LGBTQ Network, an umbrella organization of non-profit groups led by Traci Welch, to hold a public Pride event in the city again after an absence…

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Member Spotlight: Liam Connor

Liam Connor is a local photographer who spends his days fully submerged in photography – whether it’s a fashion shoot or a sea side wedding – you’ll find him behind the lens. With a lifelong interest and passion for fashion and music, it’s no wonder his artistic vision is so unique. He’s a pleasure to…

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OUTTAKE: Inside the First Baptist Church renovation

By Steven Froias / Groundworker-At-Large Frequently when I’m writing something for this blog, or for State of the Arts in The Standard-Times daily newspaper, or other media outlets, I come across anecdotes that don’t find a home in the final story. Outtakes is a place to share them and I hope you enjoy these “snapshots”…

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OUTTAKE: Let’s get New Bedford’s triple-deckers on the map!

By Steven Froias / Groundworker-At-Large Frequently when I’m writing something for this blog, or for State of the Arts in The Standard-Times daily newspaper, or other media outlets, I come across anecdotes that don’t find a home in the final story. Outtakes is a place to share them and I hope you enjoy these “snapshots”…

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How to Iron Out Your Content Marketing Strategy

Estimated read time: 3.5 minutes. Contains 650 words Ever get excited about a new product or company, eagerly go find ’em online to learn more, start scanning their site or Facebook page, getting more excited about what you read and then — WHAM! — you notice that their latest updates are from more than two years…

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Investing in New Bedford’s North End

Above – Cruz Companies Receives Martin Luther King Jr. Corporate Leadership Award at Roxbury YMCA January 18, 2019. From CruzCompanies.com By Steven Froias – Groundworker-At-Large There’s a somewhat puzzling “backlash” over the future of the former Phillips Avenue School in the north end that’s a head shaker. Though not pervasive in the city, the regressive…

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Food and Human Connection – Say Cheese!

A childhood favorite for many, an occasional comfort food to some, and a complete mystery to others. Grilled cheese. On the eve of Valentine’s day, a busy Wednesday here at Groundwork, we invited our members to step away from their work to enjoy a complimentary grilled cheese in the kitchen. We provided all the fixings,…

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42nd Annual New Bedford Half Marathon

  The 42nd Annual New Bedford Half Marathon is upon us! Maybe you aren’t running the race, but you likely know someone who is, or is somehow associated with it. Between runners, spectators, sponsors, supporters, race organizers and the local business community, it’s nearly impossible not to cross paths with someone touched by this New…

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