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New Bedford Now: Connecting to Grow

Last Thursday, June 7, GROW Education held its annual Community Garden planting at Carlos Pacheco Elementary School. It was one of many the program has done in recent weeks all around New Bedford. Last week, too, the New Bedford outdoor Farmers Markets opened for the season. You’ll find them on Mondays at Brooklawn Park from…

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On the Menu in New Bedford Now

This week’s New Bedford Now briefing hits close to home – because I’m happy to share the news that myself and Sarah Athanas, working together as Twin Fish, and in partnership with the New Bedford Economic Development Council, are launching the city’s first RESTAURANT WEEK this September, 2018. The Love The Ave & North End…

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New Bedford Now: All Eyes on Hicks-Logan

For some, it’s a convenient means of egress and exit to and from the north end. Some still call it home. In fact, the pioneering The Lofts at Wamsutta are part of a generous interpretation of the area. For others, it’s a place to do business. Service industries, the city’s only LGBTQ bar, two destination…

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New Bedford Now: City designated an “Opportunity Zone”

NEW BEDFORD NOW Weekly Briefing A dive into news from the Groundwork! city desk featuring items of interest, select happenings, coworking member updates, substantiated rumors and good gossip in New Bedford, Massachusetts by Groundworker-At-Large, Steven Froias. New Bedford is an Opportunity Zone Looking for a place to escape paying capital gains taxes? Forget the Cayman…

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The Arts & Culture Planning Project comes to Groundwork!

Some readers may already be aware that the City of New Bedford is in the process of creating what it hopes will be a comprehensive arts plan. In my other life as a Standard-Times columnist, I wrote about it recently for State of the Arts, and you can find those words here. For those of…

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Social Media: A college student’s perspective

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Thank goodness social media, and the way we use it, has been evolving as quickly as we do. Looking back at my old posts, that Facebook and Timehop love to remind me about, I can’t help but get red in the face and ask myself, ‘what the hell was I thinking?’ When Facebook was relatively…

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UMassD Teach-in: Bridging Differences and Creating Change

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As a senior in college with graduation only three months away, not only am I sad to be leaving my UMass community and wondering how to “adult”, I am also terrified of leaving the concrete fortress that has protected me from the outside world for the past four years. Usually you hear about people being…

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Announcing Groundwork’s very own podcast! (and a sneak preview)


We’re super excited to announce that 2017 will bring a new addition to the Groundwork! media empire: the Ground Control podcast. Dena and I are teaming up with everyone’s favorite blogger, Steven Froias, to bring you supreme audio content about all the things that make our community awesome: New Bedford pride, entrepreneurship, creativity, and kick-ass women. Check out the pilot episode here, in which Steven interviews Dena and I on one year of running a coworking space: lessons learned and ideas for the future.

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