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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 Announces Progress on Pothole Problem: City Infrastructure Dept. Repaired 10,000 Potholes Since March

Mayor Mitchell Pledges City’s Commitment to Work at Filling Every Pothole, Asks Public to Continue to Report Potholes to DPI New Bedford, Massachusetts– The winter months of 2014-2015 were particularly harsh in New England as heavy snowfall and frigid temperatures plagued the region. Weather experts called it the third snowiest winter on record for New […]

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Targeted Ground Spraying Planned for New Bedford

New Bedford, Massachusetts- The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will conduct another round of proactive targeted ground spraying early on the morning of Thursday, July 16, 2015. This round of spraying will target areas including Buttonwood Park, Brooklawn Park, Fort Taber, Hazelwood Park, Riverside Park, Clasky Park, Ashley Park and the Poor Farm area. Spraying […]

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MAYOR MITCHELL ANNOUNCES FORM BASED ZONING INITIATIVE TO GUIDE NEW COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN NEW BEDFORD

New Bedford, Massachusetts –Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today the “New Bedford New Design” initiative aimed at developing form-based zoning to guide new community development. This broad effort, coordinated through the Department of Planning, Housing and Community Development centers around a public process called a “charette” July 21st – July 27th that will bring people together […]

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Massachusetts Office of Campaign & Political Finance to Hold Informational Seminar for Municipal Candidates in New Bedford

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM in New Bedford City Hall   New Bedford, Massachusetts – The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) will hold a training seminar on the new depository system for municipal candidates (incumbents and new candidates) on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM in the Charles Ashley […]

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Targeted Ground Spraying for Mosquitoes Planned in New Bedford

New Bedford, Massachusetts- The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will conduct another round of proactive targeted ground spraying early on the morning of Thursday, July 23, 2015. This round of spraying will target areas including Buttonwood Park, Brooklawn Park, Fort Taber, Hazelwood Park, Riverside Park, Clasky Park, Ashley Park and the Poor Farm area. Spraying […]

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Mayor Jon Mitchell’s Green Energy Initiative Reaches New Milestone; Original Goals Exceeded

tenth and final solar project in city’s ambitious plan begins operating in business park more than half of local government’s electricity needs now met with solar power New Bedford, Massachusetts—Mayor Jon Mitchell was joined today by clean energy partners to mark the commissioning of a new 4.1 megawatt (MW) solar power facility, the “Tom Davis […]

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Statement on KG Urban Casino Decision

“KG Urban’s decision to abandon the Cannon Street project is an extreme disappointment and a great shock given that its CEO Barry Gosin had led everyone to believe he would have the necessary funds to build the project. (see May 4 Gosin letter to Gaming Commission: attached) City leadership and the people of New Bedford […]

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City Reaches Energy Milestone with Commissioning of 4.1 MW Solar Project in New Bedford Business Park

A new 4.1 MW solar facility in the New Bedford Business Park now supplies the City of New Bedford and Cape Cod Community College with clean and affordable energy. The “Tom Davis Solar Park” is the third solar project developed by SunEdison and BlueWave in partnership with the City of New Bedford and meets the […]

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Zeiterion Block of Purchase Street Temporarily Renamed “Cherry Tree Lane” for Mary Poppins Production

New Bedford, Massachusetts-Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today that the block of Purchase Street between Spring and School Streets in downtown New Bedford has been temporarily renamed “Cherry Tree Lane” in recognition of New Bedford Festival Theatre’s two-weekend production of Mary Poppins. The opening performance of the exclusive New England engagement of the classic Broadway musical […]

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Proactive Targeted Ground Spraying Planned for New Bedford

New Bedford, Massachusetts- The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will conduct targeted ground spraying early on the morning of Thursday, July 30, 2015. This round of spraying will target areas including Buttonwood Park, Brooklawn Park, Fort Taber, Hazelwood Park, Riverside Park, Clasky Park, Ashley Park, the Poor Farm area and Madeira Avenue. Spraying will take […]

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New Bedford Council on Aging and Coastline Elderly Services Join National Movement to End Senior Hunger

Community organizations come together to help eligible older adults enroll in SNAP New Bedford, Massachusetts –When it comes to maintaining a healthy diet, millions of Americans age 65 and over face significant obstacles: their income is fixed, and their spending on food is consuming an increasingly larger portion of their budget. The New Bedford Council […]

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Targeted Ground Spraying Planned for New Bedford

New Bedford, Massachusetts- The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will conduct targeted ground spraying early on the morning of Thursday, July 2, 2015.  This round of spraying will target areas including Buttonwood Park, Brooklawn Park, Fort Taber, Hazelwood Park, Riverside Park, Clasky Park, Ashley Park and the Poor Farm area.  Spraying will take place between […]

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