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 offers free parking on Union Street, surrounding streets while road improvement work continues
New Bedford, Massachusetts- The City of New Bedford is offering free two-hour parking on some sections of Union Street downtown, […]Click for more.
New Bedford to hold tourism summit on Tuesday, May 22
New Bedford, Massachusetts– New Bedford will host a day-long summit on tourism for industry professionals on Tuesday, May 22. Tourism […]Click for more.
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposal
Mandated costs including healthcare, pensions, and charter schools, are major budget drivers New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Jon Mitchell presented his […]Click for more.
New Bedford’s Captain Jack Peterson Memorial Dog Park opens
New Bedford, Massachusetts— Mayor Jon Mitchell, City officials, dogs, dog owners, and community members formally opened the Captain Jack Peterson […]Click for more.
New Bedford plans street sweeping program for May and June; August and September
New Bedford, Massachusetts— The Department of Public Infrastructure will conduct a major street sweeping program in the city and will […]Click for more.
New Bedford Seaport Cultural District debuts free events for statewide ArtWeek – April 27 through May 6 in New Bedford
New Bedford, Massachusetts— The New Bedford Seaport Cultural District is proud to be an ArtWeek partner and collaborator, promoting the […]Click for more.
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.