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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.

Email: Mayor.Mitchell@newbedford-ma.gov

Mayor’s Office News

 

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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New Bedford Celebrates Official Reopening of Buttonwood Park Basketball Courts

Friends of Buttonwood Park spearheads, fundraises for restoration project   New Bedford, Massachusetts –The community celebrated today the replacement of three heavily used but seriously deteriorated basketball courts in Buttonwood Park with two new state-of the-art high school-size courts and a college-size court. The refurbished basketball courts are the end result of a campaign to […]

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New Bedford High School College and Career Readiness Center to Celebrate October College Month

Activities planned to assist students and families with college exploration, planning and the application process New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford High School College and Career Readiness Family Engagement Center in collaboration with Educational Talent Search, College Access, and GEAR UP are planning a month full of special events to kick-off the college exploration, planning, […]

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City Extends Warning Period for Violations of New Trash & Recycling Program

Will continue to issue tickets for certain infractions but grants additional time for residents to adjust to new system New Bedford, Massachusetts–Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today that the City will provide a one month extension (until the end of October 2014) to the warning period for violations for some of the recently enacted ordinance changes […]

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Health Department, Mayor’s Office and School Department Unveil New Health Access Kids! Program on Child Health Day

New Bedford, Massachusetts – On Monday, October 6, 2014 the New Bedford Health Department, in partnership with New Bedford Public Schools and the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center celebrated Child Health Day and introduced a new health insurance program: Health Access Kids New Bedford at Carney Academy Elementary School Although every child is entitled […]

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Commission for Citizens with Disabilities to Make Safety Lights Available to Residents with Wheelchairs or Scooters

  New Bedford, Massachusetts – The New Bedford Commission for Citizens with Disabilities has announced that it will make safety lights available to city residents with motorized wheelchairs or scooters to help improve safety for operators and motorists. The Commission for Citizens with Disabilities will make the lights available at a cost of $5.00. To […]

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New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell Presents his Vision for a Green Energy Future at “Smart Cities” Conference

Calls New Bedford an epicenter of the green economy, Cites City’s rank as both #1 in solar energy and #1 in offshore wind energy New Bedford, Massachusetts – New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell is a featured speaker today at the “Smart Cities Council” conference in Purchase, New York. The gathering is convened by the Smart […]

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New Bedford Cable Network Receives Awards at Regional Video Festival

New Bedford, Massachusetts- The New Bedford Cable Network was honored with three Alliance for Community Media awards at the Annual Northeast region festival held in Nashua, New Hampshire on Saturday night, October 11th.  The Northeast Region encompasses Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. Programs broadcast by local cable outlets during […]

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Homework Helpers Television Show Begins New Season

New Bedford, Massachusetts- The New Bedford Cable Network has announced the national award-winning “Homework Helpers” live television show hosted by New Bedford Public Schools teachers has begun its third season. Current and retired New Bedford Public Schools teachers host the half-hour call-in show on New Bedford’s Education Channel 9 and provide helpful instruction and advice […]

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City of New Bedford Launches Destination New Bedford App

New Bedford, Massachusetts –The City of New Bedford Office of Tourism & Marketing has launched the City’s first app designed to enhance the visitor experience and offers the opportunity to explore New Bedford with the touch of their phone. The new app is available in both Apple and Android platforms as well as for tablet […]

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