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
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 […]Click for more.
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 […]Click for more.
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. […]Click for more.
City of New Bedford Receives Award for Website
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 […]Click for more.
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, […]Click for more.
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 […]Click for more.
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 […]Click for more.
New Bedford’s 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, […]Click for more.
“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 […]Click for more.
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 […]Click for more.
City’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Remembrance Celebration
“Justice For All” Sunday, January 18, 2015 New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Jon Mitchell is pleased to join with the Greater New Bedford Area Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee in welcoming the public to attend the “Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Remembrance Celebration.” The celebration will be held on Sunday, January 18, […]Click for more.
New Bedford’s Citywide Fitness Challenge Kicks Off Saturday With Registration and Health Fair
New Bedford, Massachusetts – Still feeling motivated about your New Year’s resolution to exercise more or lose some weight? A great way to stick to your goal is to find other people who share it! Join the New Bedford Fitness Challenge this January with a friend or co-worker and lose weight while having fun and […]Click for more.