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
Measure Creating Senior Safety Zones Advances City Council Proposal Signed by Mayor
New Bedford, Massachusetts –Mayor Jon Mitchell today signed a City Council proposal to establish “Senior Citizen Safety Zones.” At its November 25 meeting, the City Council voted unanimously to send the proposal to Mayor Mitchell based on a similar measure already in place in Quincy, Massachusetts. The measure allows speed limit reductions and other improvements […]Click for more.
City Announces 2 Hours of Free Parking During Holiday Season
Mayor Encourages Gift Shopping Downtown and in North End Business Districts Effective Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014 – Thursday, January 1, 2015 New Bedford, Massachusetts- In an effort to encourage everyone to do their holiday shopping in New Bedford, the City is offering a special Holiday Parking Program. Effective Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014 through […]Click for more.
Revitalized New Bedford Property Sold to First Time Home Buyer
New Bedford Office of Housing and Community Development, Bristol County Savings Bank and MassHousing Announce Sale of Cottage Street Home New Bedford, Massachusetts – City officials announced today that the once abandoned property located at 217 Cottage Street, which was refurbished through a program that targets vacant and abandoned properties and returns them to productive […]Click for more.
Mayor Mitchell Honors New Bedford Police Youth Baseball Team for Undefeated Championship Season
New Bedford, Massachusetts–In a ceremony yesterday at City Hall, Mayor Jon Mitchell and members of the City Council honored the players and coaches of the New Bedford Police Youth Baseball team for their undefeated 2014 championship season. The team went 27-0 on their way to winning both the South End Youth Athletic Association and New […]Click for more.
New Bedford to Celebrate the Holiday Season with Many Festive Community Events
New Bedford to Celebrate the Holiday Season with Many Festive Community Events! New Bedford, Massachusetts- The following community events will take place throughout the City of New Bedford during the month of December in celebration of the holiday season: Cove Street Neighborhood Group Tree Lighting Date and Time: Friday, December 5th at 5:30 p.m. Location: […]Click for more.
City Issues Update on Cannon Street Casino Developments Challenges KG Urban Claims
New Bedford, Massachusetts – A statement [attached] released today by the City of New Bedford rejects recent claims of KG Urban, the New York-based real estate company, that KG is willing, and has been willing, to fund the appropriate review studies to allow the City to assess their waterfront casino proposal under the state’s Expanded […]Click for more.
New Bedford’s “Sullivan’s Ledge” Solar Project Receives Award from EPA
City Turns Environmental Liability Into Environmental Asset New Bedford, Massachusetts – New Bedford has been awarded EPA’s first-ever “Superfund Excellence in Site Re-use” award in New England for the installation of a solar farm at Sullivan’s Ledge, a federally-recognized Superfund site. At 1.8 megawatts, and with more than 5,000 solar panels spread across ten acres, […]Click for more.
JOIN THE CITY FOR AN UPDATE ON THE PLANNED IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ROUTE 6/PLEASANT STREET (OCTOPUS) INTERSECTION
New Bedford, Massachusetts –The New Bedford Department of Public Infrastructure and the Department of Planning, Housing & Community Development, will host a public meeting on the planned improvements to the Route 6/Pleasant Street (Octopus) intersection. Join the City team and CDM Smith Consultants to learn more about the next steps in the redesign of the […]Click for more.
City of New Bedford Responds To KG Urban Casino Demand
City objects to KG’s demand to endorse waterfront casino concept and enter host agreement prior to consultant review and impact analysis City says KG’s tactics jeopardize further consideration of KG’s casino concept New Bedford, Massachusetts–The City of New Bedford responded today to statements made earlier in the week by Andrew M. Stern, managing director […]Click for more.
Mayor Mitchell Outlines Five-Year Plan to Address City’s Facilities and Equipment Needs
New Bedford, Massachusetts –At a press briefing earlier today against the backdrop of a scaffold-clad City Hall, Mayor Jon Mitchell and several department heads outlined the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The CIP is a long-term plan for addressing the facility and equipment needs of the City of New Bedford, first introduced in 2013 and […]Click for more.
New Bedford Library Partners With PACE to Fight Hunger
Library Accepting Food Donations in Exchange for Waiver of Overdue Fees New Bedford, Massachusetts –The New Bedford Free Public Library is now accepting donations of nonperishable food items in exchange for forgiveness of fees from overdue library materials until November 28, 2014. The food collected during the “Food for Fines” program will support the PACE […]Click for more.
2014 New Bedford Veterans Day Parade
New Bedford, Massachusetts –Organizers of New Bedford’s Veterans Day Parade today announced that more than one dozen veterans’ organizations and seven different bands, including the award-winning New Bedford High School and Dartmouth High School marching bands, as well as the Portuguese-American Band and the Senhor da Pedra Band, will march in the parade on Tuesday […]Click for more.