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
Memorial Day Weekend events planned to remember New Bedford veterans
New Bedford, Massachusetts—Several events are planned in New Bedford throughout the upcoming Memorial Day weekend to honor the courageous men […]Click for more.
Mayor Jon Mitchell to hold May Neighborhood Office Hours at Casa da Saudade Library Branch
New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours for the month of May next Tuesday, May 30, […]Click for more.
Nomination papers available for 2017 municipal election
New Bedford, Massachusetts- The New Bedford Board of Election Commissioners has announced that nomination papers to run for local municipal […]Click for more.
Officials present concept to convert part of municipal golf course to new business park
New park to help ease tax burden on residents and local businesses; generating up to $2 million in new tax […]Click for more.
New Bedford to join national ‘Safe Routes to Parks’ pilot program
Parks, Recreation & Beaches and Mass in Motion New Bedford aim to improve neighborhood access to Ashley Park New Bedford, […]Click for more.
New Bedford creates historical teaching garden with support from GRO1000 garden and greenspace program
City leaders revitalize public greenspace designed to teach residents about New Bedford’s history with support from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation […]Click for more.
Department of Public Infrastructure to conduct major street sweeping in North End
New Bedford, Massachusetts- The Department of Public Infrastructure will conduct a major street sweeping in the North End of the […]Click for more.
New hotel coming to downtown New Bedford
68-room boutique hotel will support city’s tourism and job creation efforts New Bedford, Massachusetts— City officials and the developer of […]Click for more.
New Bedford public beach parking passes available Monday, May 1, 2017
New Bedford, Massachusetts– Seasonal parking passes for the City of New Bedford’s public beaches will become available on Monday, May […]Click for more.