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 Recycling Efforts Receive Recognition, Funding
New Bedford’s Recycling Rate Continues to Increase New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford will receive the largest […]Click for more.
West Nile Virus Detected in Mosquito Sample, Two Rounds of Targeted Ground Spraying Planned
New Bedford, Massachusetts-The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has notified the New Bedford Health Department of the finding of […]Click for more.
Progress on New Bedford Harbor Water Quality City Completes Coggeshall Street Project
New Bedford, Massachusetts- Today, City and state officials, and local environmental leaders marked the completion of the Coggeshall Street Sewer […]Click for more.
Mayor Jon Mitchell Announces Neighborhood Office Hours
New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today that he will add monthly neighborhood office hours to his schedule to […]Click for more.
New Bedford Moves Forward With School Building Plans, Breaks Ground on New South End School Project
New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell, members of the New Bedford City Council and School Committee, the Executive Director of […]Click for more.
New Bedford Cultural Council Seeks Community-Oriented Arts, Humanities, and Science-Based Program Proposals
Program proposals due by October 17, 2016 New Bedford, Massachusetts- The New Bedford Cultural Council will soon begin accepting […]Click for more.
1st Annual East Beach Volleyball Tournament Presented by the City of New Bedford and Mayor Mitchell
New Bedford, Massachusetts- Spike, block, dig and dive your way to victory at the 1st Annual East Beach Volleyball Tournament […]Click for more.
August 19th Deadline to Register to Vote in State Primary Election
New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Board of Election Commissioners reminds the public that the last day to register to […]Click for more.
Buttonwood Park Zoo Elephant Ruth Receiving Medical Care for Health Complications
A Statement from Buttonwood Park Zoo Director, Keith Lovett “A team of veterinarians is monitoring and treating one of the […]Click for more.