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 Department of Planning, Housing and Community Development Partners With MassHousing to Host “Homebuyer Fair” at the Dartmouth Mall
New Bedford, Massachusetts- The City of New Bedford Department of Planning, Housing and Community Development, MassHousing and the Fall River/New […]Click for more.
Mayor Jon Mitchell to Hold October Neighborhood Office Hours at Hazelwood Park Senior Center
New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours for the month of October next Tuesday, October 18, 2016 […]Click for more.
New Bedford Allowing Residents to Vote Early for the First Time
Early voting is similar to absentee voting, but you don’t need a reason or excuse to vote early New Bedford, […]Click for more.
New Bedford Fire Department to Host Fire Safety & Prevention Open House
S.A.F.E. Program Designed Teach Families Fire Safety and Prevention Skills New Bedford, Massachusetts—The New Bedford Fire Department invites local families […]Click for more.
City to Dedicate Public Park, Memorial Sculpture in Honor of Tom Lopes
Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the City-owned lot formerly known as One Washington Square (where County and […]Click for more.
New Bedford Library Embarks on Strategic Planning Process
Public Forum– Saturday, October 1st 9:30AM—11:30AM at the Main Library New Bedford, Massachusetts- The Director and Trustees of the […]Click for more.
Mayor Jon Mitchell Announces Neighborhood Office Hours
New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today that he will add monthly neighborhood office hours to his schedule to […]Click for more.
City of New Bedford Readies for 15th Anniversary of 9/11
New Bedford, Massachusetts- This Sunday will mark fifteen years since the terrorist attacks on the morning of September 11, 2001 […]Click for more.
Progress on New Bedford Harbor Water Quality City Completes Coggeshall Street Project
New Bedford, Massachusetts- Today, City and state officials, and local environmental leaders marked the completion of the Coggeshall Street Sewer […]Click for more.