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
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.
Three New Bedford Cable Network Programs Receive Awards for Excellence
New Bedford, Massachusetts- The Northeast Chapter of the Alliance for Community Media recently recognized three outstanding original programs produced and […]Click for more.
New Plan in Place for New Bedford’s Extreme Weather Shelter
New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford’s Homeless Service Provider Network (HSPN), in partnership with Catholic Social Services (CSS) […]Click for more.
New Bedford Farmers Market Continuing Throughout Winter!
New Bedford, Massachusetts- The City of New Bedford is pleased to announce the grand opening of the New Bedford […]Click for more.
New Bedford to Celebrate the Holiday Season with Many Festive Community Events!
New Bedford, Massachusetts– The following community events will take place in the city of New Bedford during the month of […]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 Mitchell Announces 2 Hours of Free Parking in New Bedford Business Districts During Holiday Season
Mayor Encourages Gift Shopping in Downtown, North End Business Districts Effective Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016 – Sunday, January 1, […]Click for more.
Mayor Mitchell, Members of the City Council and Police Chief Announce New Ordinance to Address Dangerous Use of Recreational Vehicles on City Streets
New Law to Allow New Bedford Police to Impose Fines, Confiscate Vehicles New Bedford, Massachusetts- In an effort to create […]Click for more.
Port of New Bedford Recognized as Top Fishing Destination by Luxury Travel Guide
Luxury Travel Guide calls New Bedford “the seafood hub of New England” New Bedford, Massachusetts- The New Bedford Office of […]Click for more.