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 WINTER WEATHER TIPS – How to Keep Your Family Safe During Winter Weather

A winter storm in New England can range from a moderate snowfall over a few hours to a
Nor’easter, bringing blizzard conditions with blinding wind-driven snow that lasts several days. People
can become stranded in their automobiles or trapped at home, with out utilities or other services… Read More

 

 City Winter Storm Guide

New Bedford Fire Hydrant Map

Take a moment to dig out your fire hydrant!

New Bedford News

New Bedford Launches 2015 CitiWorks Mini-Grant Program

NEW BEDFORD, MA – On Wednesday, March 4 at 5:00pm, the City of New Bedford, through the Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD), will launch the 2015 CitiWorks Mini-Grant Program. The program will be further described in an informational workshop at the OHCD, 608 Pleasant Street, 2nd Floor conference room at 5:00PM. Now in […]

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Mayor Mitchell Announces Steering Committee is Exploring New Bedford as Olympic Sailing Venue

Buzzards Bay Offers Prime Sailing Conditions Near to Boston New Bedford, Massachusetts – New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today that he has established a steering committee charged with exploring New Bedford’s potential to serve as the venue for sailing should Boston host the Summer Olympics in 2024. During a press conference held in City […]

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“Green Economy” Company Welcomed To Business Park

Local Manufacturer of Solar Thermal Panels and other Renewable Heating Products Moving Headquarters into City Mayor says move is more evidence of New Bedford’s emerging role as an epicenter of the Green Economy New Bedford, Massachusetts – Officials announced today that HTP, Inc., a Freetown-based designer and manufacturer of green, renewable, and high efficiency products […]

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Homeless Service Providers Network to Launch 2015 Annual Point-in-Time Count

New Bedford, Massachusetts- The City of New Bedford will conduct the annual Point-in-Time Count of homeless persons on Wednesday, February 11th from 2:00pm until Thursday, February 12th at 2:00pm.  As a sign of solidarity and support for the Point-in-Time Count, teams of volunteers will gather with Mayor Jon Mitchell to kick-off the census on Wednesday, […]

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City Receives $1.2M for Energy Improvement Measures

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The City of New Bedford announced that it has received $1,160,441 in utility incentives for the first two phases of its streetlight conversion project. In September, the City announced a partnership with Siemens to replace nearly 10,000 City-owned streetlights, traffic and crossing signals and other exterior lights with LED fixtures. The […]

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City Benefits from Favorable Credit

  New Bedford, Massachusetts-Standard & Poor’s Rating Service (S&P) has reaffirmed New Bedford’s AA- bond rating, and the City benefited from the rating with a very successful bond sale last week. The AA- rating, first awarded to New Bedford in January 2014, is the highest bond rating for the City in at least forty years, […]

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City Awarded Federal Funding to Combat Homelessness

  New Bedford, Massachusetts –Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the City of New Bedford $1,968,954 in homeless assistance funding as part of a competitive grant competition under the HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. The New Bedford Continuum of Care is administered locally […]

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City of New Bedford Website Receives Award

www.newbedford-ma.gov New Bedford, Massachusetts –The Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) has presented the City of New Bedford with the 2015 Municipal Website Award. The award was announced at the MMA annual meeting on Saturday, January 24, 2015. The MMA provides the annual award to recognize localities that have developed websites which display excellence in customer service, […]

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City Seeks Public Input on Updated Draft Local Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

New Bedford, Massachusetts –The City of New Bedford with assistance from its consultant, CDM Smith, has developed an updated “Local Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.” This plan is intended to serve as an all encompassing guide to identifying and understanding the types of natural hazards New Bedford is vulnerable to as well as to outline community plans […]

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Statement from Mayor Jon Mitchell on the Passing of New Bedford WWII Veteran Normand O. Chartier

“I was saddened today to learn of the passing of Normand Chartier, a lifelong New Bedford resident and World War II Army Veteran who landed on Utah Beach on D-Day and fought at the Battle of the Bulge.  Mr. Chartier was a true American hero, and we are profoundly grateful for his gallant service to […]

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Mayor Jon Mitchell Unveils New City Ambulances

New Vehicles and New Replacement Plan Modernize Emergency Medical Services Fleet New Bedford, Massachusetts- New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell underscored the significance of modernizing the City’s ambulance fleet at a press conference earlier today and announced that New Bedford has acquired two new, state-of the-art ambulances that will enhance the department’s ability to respond to […]

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Police Department Adds Seven New Officers

New Bedford, Massachusetts- The New Bedford Police Department recently added seven new police officers to its ranks. The new officers raise the department’s complement of officers to 263 members. With these new officers, a total of fourteen officers will have taken the oath to serve and protect New Bedford residents this since January of 2014. […]

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