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’s Youth Council to Host Free Leadership Forum for Middle School Age Youth on Sunday, June 5, 2016
New Bedford, Massachusetts– On Sunday, June 5th, 2016, the City of New Bedford Mayor’s Youth Council will host the 2nd […]Click for more.
New Bedford’s Front Street Plaza to be Named for Former Mayor Jack Markey
5PM on Thursday, May 12, 2016 Front Street Plaza in Downtown New Bedford (at the corner of Front and Union […]Click for more.
New Bedford Veterans’ Advisory Board to Hold Ceremony Honoring U.S. Soldiers, Sailors Lost in WWII’s Exercise Tiger
New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford Veterans’ Advisory Board and the Fort Rodman – Fort Taber Historical Association […]Click for more.
City to Present Concept Plans for New Dog Park at Public Meeting
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 6 pm at Buttonwood Park Community Center New Bedford, Massachusetts –The City of New Bedford […]Click for more.
First Annual New Bedford Fitness Challenge Closing Ceremony
Fitness Challenge Closing Ceremony to be held at the Andrea McCoy Recreation Center April 2, 2016 from 9:30AM-11AM New Bedford, […]Click for more.
City of New Bedford to Host Low-Cost Rabies Clinic at Two Locations
10am-12 Noon on Saturday, April 2, 2016 New Bedford, Massachusetts –The City of New Bedford through its Office of Animal […]Click for more.
Private-Sector Stakeholders, Public Agencies, and Local Officials Applaud Release of Long-Awaited Master Plan for Redevelopment of New Bedford Waterfront
Internationally Renowned Planning Firm Sasaki Sees Central Waterfront As Key To Future New Bedford, MA–The long-awaited Master Plan for the […]Click for more.
New Bedford Ready to Host 39th Annual Half Marathon
Race Begins at 11:00 a.m. Sharp on Sunday, March 20, 2016 New Bedford, Massachusetts– On Sunday, March 20, 2016, […]Click for more.
New Bedford Adds Custom Built Tower Ladder Truck to Fire Department Fleet
New Apparatus is Most Recent Example of City’s Investment in the Infrastructure and Equipment Needs of Public Safety Departments New […]Click for more.
NB Beautiful to Present “Rediscovering the Griffin Street Cemetery”:
an AHA! night presentation on the oldest cemetery in New Bedford, and the effort to rediscover its history and beautify the […]Click for more.