An Urban Agenda for The Ave

NEW BEDFORD, MA – A fund to help small businesses improve their facades; a coordinator to build the capacity for them to work together collectively; special events to fill the street; and a determination to further activate the economic and cultural renaissance underway on The Ave will all be enabled by an Urban Agenda Grant […]

Don’t let Iowa have all the fun…

All eyes in the nation will be focused on Iowa next week as the Democrats caucus to begin the process of nominating a  candidate to represent them in the 2020 election. This first-in-the-nation status has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years as many feel the state is not very representative of the country as […]

MassINC Loves The Ave

In an annual event that is now in its seventh year, the Boston-based public policy group MassINC recognizes individuals, groups and organizations who are employing innovative strategies to revitalize the state’s Gateway Cities.  This year, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, MassINC acknowledged the work of Love The Ave for its work along the commercial corridor […]

A St. Anthony’s bazaar for the next century

By Steven Froias Community Media Manager for #LoveTheAve The legend of St. Anthony of Padua Church on Acushnet Avenue in New Bedford involves the story of hundreds of parishioners contributing whatever they could –  nickels, dimes, dollars – to erect what is now an iconic urban New England religious landmark. That happened over one hundred […]