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Member Spotlight: Will Gardner

By Sarah | March 20, 2019
Will Gardner with student

Meet Will Gardner, executive director and founder of Alma del Mar Charter school. Will joins us at Groundwork once a week to get his deep work done and drink plenty of coffee. Lear more about how Will stays productive…

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Food and Human Connection – Say Cheese!

By Caitlin Joseph | March 18, 2019

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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Irish Soda Bread: A Novice vs. Professional Approach

By Caitlin Joseph | March 16, 2019

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, we reached out to Brandon Roderick of The Baker for his thoughts on Irish Soda bread and cultural recipes that stay in the family.

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EforAll Spotlight: New Faces

By Daniel Moriarty | March 14, 2019

Get to know EforAll SouthCoast’s two newest cohort leaders! Danny sat down for an interview with Samia Walker and Donna Criscuolo to learn more about them and why they’re excited to participate in the EforAll program.

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OUTTAKES: WHALE’s saucy sailors and Mark Wahlberg’s butt leave their mark on New Bedford

By Steven Froias | March 13, 2019

By Steven Froias Contributing Writer 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. Yet these little vignettes can be interesting, fascinating –  and also say something about…

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42nd Annual New Bedford Half Marathon

By Caitlin Joseph | March 12, 2019

  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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South Coast Leadership: Amanda McMullen

By Caitlin Joseph | March 8, 2019
Amanda McMullen

In this interview, Amanda McMullen of the Whaling Museum talks about what inspires her and shares her best piece of leadership advice.

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Is property ownership in New Bedford about to get easier?

By Steven Froias | February 28, 2019

By Steven Froias Contributing Writer It’s unusual that a policy wonk makes like Batman, but MassINC’s Ben Forman swung into Gotham City – um, New Bedford – this week like a superhero with a wham, bam, boffo public policy plan that could be a game-changer for Gateway Cities* in Massachusetts. Forman is actually part of…

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New Bedford’s Transition to a Smart City: Resilient independence, or technocratic feudalism?

By Daniel Moriarty | February 27, 2019

How can New Bedford capitalize on technological innovation and the need to prepare for climate change in a way that stimulates homegrown economic development and resilience?

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How women can win big in career negotiation: Interview with Ashley Paré

By Sarah | February 22, 2019

In the landscape of career negotiation and asking for a raise, women and minorities face more obstacles. Ashley Pare, coach and speaker, shares why this happens and how we can overcome it.

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