With a population of approximately 100,000, the City of New Bedford is the world’s most famous whaling era seaport and the number one fishing port in America. This city is a wonderfully diverse, culturally rich community with a proud present, past and future.
Children can obtain a high quality education in the New Bedford Public Schools System. Individuals pursuing a higher education can do so at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth or Bristol Community College, both conveniently offer a downtown New Bedford campus.
New Bedford is dotted with beautifully maintained parks and public beaches. Our neighborhood restaurants, cafés and bistros feature delicious ethnic cuisines. Visit the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park, Whaling Museum, unique shops and galleries in our downtown historic district. New Bedford offers an unbeatable quality of life and is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
Mayor’s Office News
Mayor Jon Mitchell to Hold March Neighborhood Office Hours at Lawler Library Branch
New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours for the month of March on Thursday, March 30, 2017 […]Click for more.
Absentee Voting Available for New Bedford’s Ward 3 Special Election
New Bedford, Massachusetts- A Special Ward 3 Preliminary Election will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 to fill the […]Click for more.
New Bedford Ready to Host 40th Annual Half Marathon
Race Begins at 11:00 a.m. Sharp on Sunday, March 19, 2017 New Bedford, Massachusetts– On Sunday, March 19, 2017, […]Click for more.
Mayor Mitchell Brings Fishing Community Concerns To Congress
New Bedford, Massachusetts – On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., Mayor Jon Mitchell of New Bedford will testify […]Click for more.
Preparations Continue for Major Winter Storm City Announces Closures of City Offices, Senior Centers, Libraries & Zoo
New Bedford, Massachusetts– The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and strong […]Click for more.
Winter Storm Warning for New Bedford Area
Snow Emergency Parking Ban Effective Midnight Monday One-Day Delay in Trash Collection New Bedford, Massachusetts– The National Weather Service […]Click for more.
Mayor Jon Mitchell to Hold February Neighborhood Office Hours at Howland-Green Library Branch
New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours for the month of February next Thursday, February 23, 2017 […]Click for more.
Mayor Mitchell Announces Developments on Medical and Recreational Marijuana
Reaches Host Community Agreement for a Medical Marijuana Dispensary Recommends Temporary Moratorium on Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries New Bedford, Massachusetts-Mayor […]Click for more.
New Bedford Parks Recreation & Beaches Now Accepting Applications for Kennedy Summer Day Program
New Bedford, Massachusetts- Applications are now available for parents to register their children to participate in the New Bedford Parks […]Click for more.