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New Crime Data

Crime Falling in Virtually Every Category

Parent Survey of NB Schools

.Nearly Three-Quarters of Families Say Schools Moving in Right Direction

First Freighter Arrives At New Marine Terminal

Mayor Welcomes Cargo Ship Delivering Wind Turbines From Overseas

Automated Trash Collection Leads to Huge Recycling Gain

Landfill Costs Better Managed As Lifespan Extends

New Bedford News

Mayor Mitchell Encourages Residents & Business Owners to Take Preparedness Steps as Hurricane Season Peaks

Know the Risk, Be Prepared, Stay Informed New Bedford, Massachusetts– As the just-upgraded Hurricane Joaquin churns over the central Atlantic, Mayor Jon Mitchell reminds New Bedford residents and business owners that taking basic preparedness steps well before a storm approaches is the key to protecting lives and property. There is still much uncertainty in Hurricane […]

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New Bedford Free Public Library to Host First in Series of Local Author Presentations

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The New Bedford Free Public Library will host a program with Dave Kane, WBSM radio personality and author of 41 Signs of Hope, on Tuesday, September 15th at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Library in the 3rd floor meeting room. Mr. Kane is the father of Nicholas O’Neill, the youngest victim […]

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New Bedford’s Working Waterfront Festival Named One of North America’s 100 Best Events for 2016

Festival makes American Bus Association’s list of events that offer excellent entertainment value to tour groups and individual travelers from around the world   New Bedford, Massachusetts –New Bedford’s Working Waterfront Festival has been named one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2016 by the American Bus Association (ABA). The ABA’s list […]

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City Releases New Parks, Recreation & Beaches Fall/Winter Catalog

Invites Public to Register for Programming at Andrea McCoy Recreation Center New Bedford, Massachusetts –Parks Recreation & Beaches has released its 2015 Fall Winter Catalog of programming and invites the public to explore and enroll in new programming at the Andrea McCoy Recreation Center. The City will bring back many popular programs including Zumba, Zumba […]

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New Bedford Reaches Communitywide Health and Wellness Goals, Received White House Recognition as One of 58 Communities

Awarded 5 Gold Medals for Promoting Physical Activity and Healthy Eating    New Bedford, Massachusetts –The City of New Bedford will be recognized during a ceremony at the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama for reaching five key health and wellness goals as part of the nationwide Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) […]

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Election Commission Reminds Voters of Deadline to Register to Vote in New Bedford Preliminary Election

New Bedford, Massachusetts — The New Bedford Board of Election Commissioners reminds New Bedford residents that Wednesday, September 16, 2015 is the deadline to register to vote in the October 6th Preliminary Election as well as to notify the Board of Elections of any change in voter name or address. The City of New Bedford […]

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New Bedford Cable Network Receives National, Regional Awards

New Bedford, Massachusetts – New Bedford Cable Network has received both national and regional recognition for its coverage of city events and government activities in 2014. “New Bedford Cable Network has established a reputation in New Bedford and beyond for providing high-quality, original programming that is both engaging and informative.  NBCN’s coverage of government activities […]

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Insurance Rating Group Upgrades City to Highest Level Possible, New Bedford 1 of 6 Communities in New England to Earn Class 1

In MA Only Boston & Cambridge Have Same Rating; Lower Insurance Premiums Expected   New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell and New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes announced today that the City of New Bedford has been evaluated by the insurance industry’s ratings firm and the City’s fire protection level has been upgraded to […]

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In First Year of New Service New Bedford Doubles Recycling Rate, Sees Dramatic Reduction in Trash Sent to Landfill

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Results are in from the first year of New Bedford’s new automated curbside collection system for trash and recyclables: The City doubled its recycling rate and reduced the amount of waste sent to the Crapo Hill Landfill by 30%. New Bedford’s new collection program began in late June of 2014 and […]

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New Bedford Cultural Council to Host Information Session on 2015-16 Available Grant Funding

New Bedford, Massachusetts –The New Bedford Cultural Council (NBCC) will host an “Information Session and Slide Slam” on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the New Bedford Art Museum (608 Pleasant Street).  NBCC members will be on hand to answer questions about the upcoming 2015-16-grant cycle and 2014-15 NBCC grant rrecipients will […]

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Proactive Targeted Ground Spraying Planned for New Bedford

New Bedford, Massachusetts- The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will conduct targeted ground spraying early on the morning of Thursday, September 10, 2015. This round of spraying will target areas including Buttonwood Park, Brooklawn Park, Fort Taber, Hazelwood Park, Riverside Park, Clasky Park, Ashley Park and the Poor Farm area. Spraying will take place between […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Funding to New Bedford to Combat Effects of Climate Change

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today that the Baker-Polito Administration has awarded at $255,000 grant to the City of New Bedford to help protect the city’s infrastructure and people from the risks associated with coastal storms, flooding, erosion and sea level rise. New Bedford was one of just fifteen communities in the […]

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