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
Officials Propose New Plan To Improve Condition of City Streets
Additional $1 Million Annually Directed To Road Repairs; Repair Work To Increase by 50% New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Jon Mitchell […]Click for more.
New Bedford’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Remembrance Celebration
Sunday, January 15, 2017 New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Jon Mitchell is pleased to join with the Greater New Bedford […]Click for more.
New Bedford Area Sees Sharpest Drop in Unemployment in the United States
Local Unemployment Rate Now At Lowest Level in Sixteen Years New Bedford, Massachusetts–According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau […]Click for more.
Winter Storm Watch for New Bedford Area Snow Emergency Parking Ban Effective 9AM Saturday
New Bedford, Massachusetts— The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Southeastern Massachusetts including Bristol County and […]Click for more.
City Wins Federal Homeless Assistance Funds
New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today that the City of New Bedford has been awarded $1,739,069 in homeless […]Click for more.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in New Bedford
Bid farewell to 2016 and ring in the New Year in New Bedford FREE programming from 5-8:30pm! Fireworks at 8:30pm! […]Click for more.
City and GNB Refuse Management District Recognizing New Bedford Businesses for All-Star Recycling
New Bedford, Massachusetts – The City of New Bedford and the Greater New Bedford Refuse Management District are working together […]Click for more.
Mayor Jon Mitchell to Hold December Neighborhood Office Hours at Casa da Saudade Library Branch
New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours for the month of December next Thursday, December 15, 2016 […]Click for more.
Mayor Reaches Agreement with Developer for Medical Marijuana Cultivation/Prod. Facility
New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today that the City has successfully negotiated a Host Community Agreement with ARL […]Click for more.