Money Watchers: Report problem properties in New Bedford - News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England

Money Watchers: Report problem properties in New Bedford

Posted: Updated:
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. -

There's a new way to report problem properties in New Bedford.

Students designed a web platform to make building owners more accountable, and it all came at a great price – free.

The program is called The Mayor's Neighborhood Task Force and to date, about 200 properties have been reported and corrective actions have been taken.

With the new web-based software, residents can engage directly with their city government and hold property owners accountable.

The website is interactive and built by two students at the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School.

"This website enhances our ability to not only disseminate information about the task force, but also receive it. And that's the key part today. Now residents of the city can take pictures of problem properties. Now, you can take a picture and send it into the city of New Bedford. The task force will receive it and we can address it," Mayor Jon Mitchell said.

The task force posts before and after pictures.

 

  • Money Watchers

  • The NBC 10 Money Watchers are looking out for your bottom line.

    Frank Coletta, Alison Bologna, and Bill Rappleye are constantly making sure that your tax dollars are being used wisely.

    The NBC 10 Money Watchers are also looking for ways that you can save money and they are uncovering local business trends that impact unemployment. If you have a tip for the NBC 10 Money Watchers, email news@wjar.com.

  • Money WatchersMore>>

  • Alison Bologna

    Alison Bologna

    After four years as an anchor and reporter in Boston, Alison Bologna returns to NBC 10 News to anchor its new 7 p.m. show with Dan Jaehnig and to report with Jim Taricani on the I-Team. She also anchors
    After four years as an anchor and reporter in Boston, Alison Bologna returns to NBC 10 News to anchor its new 7 p.m. show with Dan Jaehnig.
  • Frank Coletta

    Frank Coletta

    Frank Coletta anchors NBC 10 News Sunrise and NBC 10 News at Noon, and is also a member of the NBC 10 Money Watchers.
    Frank Coletta anchors NBC 10 News Sunrise and NBC 10 News at Noon.
  • Bill Rappleye

    Bill Rappleye

    Bill gladly returns to Rhode Island airwaves following a 10-year absence. He broke into television news in New Bedford in the early 1980s, working as a photographer/reporter for cable television.
    Bill gladly returns to Rhode Island airwaves following a 10-year absence. He broke into television news in New Bedford in the early 1980s, working as a photographer/reporter for cable television.
Powered by WorldNow

23 Kenney Drive
Cranston, R.I., 02920

Telephone: 401.455.9100
Fax: 401.455.9140
Email: news@wjar.com

Can't find something?

NBC 10 Outerwear Provided by:

NBC 10 Media Relations
Provided by:

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.