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 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.
Statement of New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell before the NEFMC
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell provided the following statement to the New England Fishery Management Council today, April 18, 2018: […]Click for more.
Rainwater collection barrels available at discounted rate for New Bedford residents
New Bedford, Massachusetts— This spring, rainwater collection barrels offered by The Great American Rain Barrel Company will be available for […]Click for more.
Christina Connelly named as Chief Operating Officer
New Bedford, Massachusetts—Mayor Jon Mitchell has appointed Assistant Chief of Staff Christina R. Connelly as the City’s first Chief Operating […]Click for more.
New Bedford launches bike share program
New Bedford, Massachusetts— The City of New Bedford and Zagster, Inc. today launched a new bike-share program that will provide […]Click for more.
New Bedford Recreation Center now enrolling students in April Staycation Fun week
Students grades K-5 are invited to participate in activities during April vacation week at the Andrea McCoy Recreation Center New […]Click for more.
New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches now accepting applications for summer jobs
New Bedford, Massachusetts- Applications for seasonal summer employment opportunities with the City of New Bedford Department of Parks, Recreation & […]Click for more.
New Bedford ready to host 41st Annual Half Marathon
Race begins at 11:00 a.m. sharp on Sunday, March 18, 2018 New Bedford, Massachusetts— On Sunday, March 18, 2018, thousands of […]Click for more.
New Bedford seeks community input for parking study of downtown and waterfront areas
New Bedford, Massachusetts – The City of New Bedford is kicking off a parking and transportation study of the Downtown […]Click for more.