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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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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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Frontier Airlines failed me. Here’s what I learned about business:

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In a money-based society, business is who we are. It’s how we show up in the world. It’s the local gift shop where you buy a card to tell someone you love them. It’s the hair stylist who becomes a trusted confidant over the years. It’s the person who builds a website so your passion project can fly. It’s how we shelter ourselves, how we eat, and how we try to have a little fun along the way.

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