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 Declared America’s Top Fishing Port
2013 Landed Value at $379 Million Ranks City #1 for 14th Year in a Row New Bedford, Massachusetts – In its annual report, Fisheries of the United States, NOAA announced today the latest data on U.S. recreational catch and commercial fish landings and value. For the fourteenth consecutive year, the Port of New Bedford is […]Click for more.
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 […]Click for more.
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 […]Click for more.
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 […]Click for more.
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 […]Click for more.
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 […]Click for more.
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 […]Click for more.
New Bedford Office of Housing and Community Development Partners With MassHousing to Host “Homebuyer Fair”
Homebuyer Fair presented by MassHousing and the City of New Bedford in conjunction with the Fall River/ New Bedford Housing Partnership. New Bedford, Massachusetts –The City of New Bedford Office of Housing and Community Development, MassHousing and the Fall River/ New Bedford Housing Partnership will host a Homebuyer Fair at the Dartmouth Mall on Saturday, […]Click for more.
New Bedford Welcomes Locals to Hometown Tourist Weekend!
New Bedford, Massachusetts –The City of New Bedford Office of Tourism & Marketing has partnered with the Connecting for Change Conference to offer “Hometown Tourist Weekend” on Saturday, October 25, and Sunday, October 26, encouraging New Bedford residents to explore their city and visitors to discover everything New Bedford has to offer with special deals. […]Click for more.
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 […]Click for more.
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, […]Click for more.
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 […]Click for more.