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
Area native Margo Saulnier to oversee New Bedford’s Cultural Plan
New Bedford, Massachusetts– New Bedford has selected area native Margo Saulnier to serve as the Cultural Coordinator for the city’s […]Click for more.
City officials, family to open Noah’s Place Playground
Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. Marine Park – 102 Popes Island, New Bedford New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon […]Click for more.
2017 New Bedford Veterans Day Parade is Saturday, Nov. 11
Organizers of New Bedford’s Veterans Day Parade today extended an invitation to area residents to attend New Bedford’s 2017 Veterans […]Click for more.
Mayor Mitchell joins 27 Massachusetts mayors in push to change federal drug policy
Letter requests restoration of DEA enforcement authority to pursue unlawful prescription drug distribution New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Jon Mitchell has […]Click for more.
Notice of Intent to Apply for US EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grants
November 2, 2017 The City of New Bedford intends to submit proposals for two US Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Cleanup […]Click for more.
Homeless Service Providers Network presents the Rev. David Lima with its annual Sister Rose Award
New Bedford, Massachusetts- The City’s Homeless Service Providers Network presented The Rev. David Lima, Executive Minister at the InterChurch Council […]Click for more.
AFSCME union reaches agreement with City on multi-year contract
New Bedford, Massachusetts- New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union […]Click for more.
Mayor, City officials unveil new NBFD fire vehicles
New Bedford, Massachusetts- New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, Fire Chief Michael Gomes, and City officials unveiled the New Bedford Fire […]Click for more.
Mayor Jon Mitchell to Hold October Neighborhood Office Hours at Lawler Library
New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours for the month of October on Tuesday, October […]Click for more.