The Herald News has found their new home.
According to Executive Vice President of the Bristol County Economic Development Consultants Ken Fiola, the Herald News will be moving into the Cherry & Webb building under a lease. The timeline and terms of the lease are currently confidential.
Formerly known as FROED, Bristol County Economic Development Consultants has occupied the Cherry and Webb building since 2017 after being removed from the 6th floor of Government Center by former Mayor Jasiel Correia.
In early January, The Herald News moved from their location at 207 Pocasset Street in Fall River into the Standard-Times building on Elm Street in New Bedford. Herald News leadership stated that the move was temporary and they would be moving back to Fall River at some point. Both The Herald News and Standard-Times are owned by Gannett, the media giant that owns USA Today and 100’s of other daily and weekly newspapers. Gannett has gone under a series of layoffs across the country to streamline its media operations to include laying off several long time Herald News personnel.
Of note, former Democratic Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg set up a campaign location in the old Herald News building there in February.