As we head into the weekend, let’s take a look at the news from the past week.
After Hurricane Ian’s destruction, New Bedford goaltender Anthony Lessa Jr. traveled to Florida to help with the aftermath. Longtime Red Cross volunteer Lessa has helped manage the logistics of the FEMA camp, which serves as a base of operations to, among other things, collect, organize and get truckloads of supplies to where they are. sorely needed.
New Bedford women’s volleyball had a lot to celebrate on senior night as they snapped their 10-game losing streak with a win over rival Brockton. They held on for a 25-22 victory. New Bedford honored its 11 seniors before and after the game, honoring their teamwork and dedication.
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If you ask Tony Danza “how are you”, he will answer that it is going too well for him because he likes to travel around the United States to present his one-man show.
“Tony Danza: Standard and Stories” will now hit the Zeiterion Theater on November 11, and Danza can’t wait to experience the whaling town.
Danza, alongside his four-piece band, will tell stories, tap dance and play ukulele, while performing some of his favorite Great American Songbook standards.
Zeiterion:“Whatever happens, happens”: Tony Danza is delighted to visit New Bedford on November 11. Here’s why.
In January 2022, the old Hibernia Irish Pub building became available and April Moses jumped at the chance.
Renovating the space alongside her father, it took them about five months to transform the space into AprilEvans Beauty Lounge, which will open in June 2022.
There are four lounge chairs and a small team of stylists that Moses works with. They also offer an eyelash and hair extension area. She transformed Hibernia’s bar into a coffee bar offering iced coffees and teas. The rest of the shop is packed with products from local SouthCoast entrepreneurs, including a range of BBQ sauces, clothing, chocolates and pet treats.
April Evans:“I had to … think outside the box”: the new beauty salon offers more than hairdressing
Filming begins for AMC’s “Invitation to a Bonfire” around the whaling town as the area transforms in the mid-1920s.
According to IMDb.com, all six episodes of the upcoming drama series will be filmed in the New Bedford area as well as surrounding towns.
“Invitation to a Bonfire” is based on the book of the same name by Adrienne Celt. Set in a New Jersey girls’ boarding school in the 1920s, the story follows a young Soviet refugee Zoya, who is an outcast at school.
The first season is scheduled to air on AMC in the summer of 2023.
Hollywood:AMC begins filming a series in New Bedford. Here’s everything you need to know this week.
The housing market for seniors is at an all-time low, with demand outstripping supply and rising rents, but there are organizations doing what they can to help.
The New Bedford-based private nonprofit community action agency People Acting in Community Endeavors, or PACE, and its Housing Opportunity Center offer programs and resources to help people keep their apartment or home and provide personalized advice.
A significant number of seniors in New Bedford only receive Social Security, and even if they find an apartment, paying for it can cost 80% of their income, leaving not a lot of money to cover the rest of their costs.
Lodging:‘It’s really starting to wear on people like me’: Seniors struggle to find accommodation
Abdourahmane Doumbouya, 33, is familiar with the legal setbacks of the Deferred Action Program for Childhood Arrivals.
With a recent Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals court ruling on the DACA program, he said he now worries about his future in New Bedford, and not just his own.
Doumbouya said New Bedford is Exhibit A for the continuation of the DACA program, particularly its fishing port, the most profitable commercial fishing port in the country.
As of March 2021, more than 825,000 people have taken advantage of DACA protections since the program’s inception, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Doumbouya:‘We’re trying to build communities’: New Bedford resident wary of DACA decision
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