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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

 

New Bedford awarded federal homeless assistance funds

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford has been awarded $1,758,917 in homeless assistance funding by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of a competitive grant process under the HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Program.   The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development […]

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New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches now enrolling students for annual February and April Staycation Fun Weeks

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Department of Parks, Recreation & Beaches is now enrolling students for their annual February and April Staycation Fun Weeks at the Andrew McCoy Recreation Center. The Staycation Fun Week runs Monday through Friday during both school breaks, February 18- 22, and April 15-19, 2019. For the […]

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Kruger appointed acting Deputy Fire Chief

New Bedford, Massachusetts– District Chief Scott Kruger has been appointed acting Deputy Fire Chief for the City of New Bedford.  A selection committee comprised of current acting Chief Paul N. Coderre, Jr., Fairhaven Fire Chief Timothy Francis, and Personnel Department staff recommended Kruger for the position following a competitive selection […]

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City to conduct annual Point-in-Time Count for 2019

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford will be conduct its 2019 annual Point-in-Time Count of persons experiencing homelessness on Wednesday, January 30 from 2:00 p.m. until Thursday, January 31 at  2:00 p.m. (24-hour count).  The Point-in-Time Count is required by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development […]

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Holiday recycling tips for New Bedford residents

New Bedford, Massachusetts– After the gifts have been unwrapped, New Bedford residents are encouraged to recycle as much of their holiday waste as possible. “Residents may have questions about which items can be recycled curbside or at the transfer station as well as what to do with their Christmas trees […]

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New Bedford announces publication of first-ever strategic Arts & Culture Plan, “New Bedford Creative: Our Art, Our Culture, Our Future”

$50,000 to 12 fall 2018 grantees also announced   New Bedford, Massachusetts–  New Bedford’s first-ever strategic Arts & Culture Plan is complete. The 200-page plan entitled New Bedford Creative: our Art, our Culture, our Future, has a vision for the city as follows: “In New Bedford, the creative community is […]

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New Bedford residents invited to attend public meetings on U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development federal funding for Fiscal Year 2019

  New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford Department of Planning, Housing & Community Development will hold two public meetings to discuss the best use of federal funding to improve the quality of life for New Bedford residents. The public meetings will be held: – Tuesday, January 8 at […]

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Bristol County Savings Bank awards $20,000 grant as sponsor of New Bedford’s Holiday Happenings & City Celebrates! New Year’s Eve

Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), through its charitable foundation, awarded a $20,000 grant today to the City of New Bedford as part of the Bank’s role as overall sponsor of the current Holiday Happenings and City Celebrates! New Year’s Eve! festivities. The community has enjoyed a couple weekends of exciting […]

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