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 Mayor Speaks Out on Federal Fisheries Law
New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Jon Mitchell today spoke out on the topic of fisheries management at a special listening session in Gloucester, Massachusetts hosted by Congressman John Tierney and Congressman Peter DeFazio, the Ranking Member on the House Committee on Natural Resources. The House Committee on Natural Resources is working on a reauthorization of the […]Click for more.
The Nation’s #1 Fishing Port Addresses Groundfish Crisis with Technology
The Nation’s #1 Fishing Port Addresses Groundfish Crisis with Technology; Issues Recommendations for Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Port of New Bedford Releases Six-Pronged Plan to Revive its Historic Groundfishery and Modernize the Port New Bedford, Massachusetts- The Port of New Bedford, America’s most valuable commercial fishing port, has released a six-pronged plan for the revitalization of the […]Click for more.
New Bedford Health Dept to Host Community Workshop on Compulsive Clutter
Thursday, July 24, 2014, 6 to 8PM at the Buttonwood Park Senior Center New Bedford, Massachusetts— The New Bedford Health Department, in partnership with the Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force, will hold a “Buried in Treasures” workshop and dialogue on Thursday, July 24, 2014, from 6 to 8PM at the Buttonwood Park Senior Center in […]Click for more.
Charles W. Morgan New Bedford Homecoming
New Bedford, MA—At an event at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Mayor Jon Mitchell, Senator Mark C.W. Montigny, and the Charles W. Morgan Homecoming Committee today announced the sponsors and donors for the nine days of activities in celebration of the Morgan Homecoming, taking place between June 28 and July 6, 2014 in and around […]Click for more.
City to Continue Work on Series of Improvements to Brooklawn Park
New Bedford Parks Recreation & Beaches and the Department of Public Infrastructure have announced that over the next two weeks, the City will continue work on a series of improvements to Brooklawn Park, one of the largest recreational spaces in the city.Click for more.
The New Bedford Way
As public servants, we pride ourselves on earning and maintaining the public’s trust and we ensure that our actions reflect the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.Click for more.
City Designated State Cultural District
At a board meeting of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) held at the Worcester Art Museum yesterday, New Bedford received approval of its application to establish a state designated cultural district in its downtown. The New Bedford Seaport Cultural District is the only cultural district in Southeastern Massachusetts recognized by the state.Click for more.
FY 2014 Draft Action Plan
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell has released the Fiscal Year 2014 Draft Action Plan outlining how the City plans to use its share of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding totaling $2,785,250 and $219,846 in Emergency Solutions Grant Program funding.Click for more.
City’s Redesigned Tourism Website Invites Visitors to Explore, Shop, Dine, and Stay in DestinationNewBedford.org
Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today the design chosen for the new public mural that will be painted on the walls of a North Front Street overpass later this spring. The winning design, entitled “School of Cod”, features a colorful school of cod fish swimming through a sea of Elm trees.Click for more.