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
City Prepares for Mosquito Season
New Bedford, Massachusetts- As the weather gets warmer it is important for residents to take sensible steps to protect themselves […]Click for more.
Play in the Park and Summer Food Service Program to Offer Free Meals and Activities for Kids
New Bedford, Mass. – The New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches Department will continue its annual tradition of the Play […]Click for more.
Mayor Jon Mitchell Wins National Award for Climate Protection at US Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting
Indianapolis, Indiana— Earlier today at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell received the […]Click for more.
New Bedford Residents Invited to Attend Presentation on Hazelwood Park Concept Plan
public encouraged to offer input on proposed improvements New Bedford, Massachusetts– New Bedford residents are invited to attend a public […]Click for more.
New Bedford Police Department Welcomes Public to Meet New Commander of Downtown Station
New Bedford, Massachusetts– New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro has announced that Captain Derek Belong has been assigned to the […]Click for more.
Final Design for New Dog Park to be Presented at Public Meeting
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 6 pm at Buttonwood Park Community Center New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford […]Click for more.
America — Historic Replica of the Ship That Launched The America’s Cup Tradition Will Sail Into New Bedford Next Week
New Bedford, Massachusetts-The 139-foot yacht America, a historic replica of the original America which started the America’s Cup tradition […]Click for more.
City of New Bedford to Host Low-Cost Rabies Clinic at Two Locations
10am-12 Noon on Saturday, April 2, 2016 New Bedford, Massachusetts –The City of New Bedford through its Office of Animal […]Click for more.
City Parks, Recreation and Beaches Dept. Readies for 2016 Summer Season at Municipal Beaches on Clark’s Point
2016 Summer Season Beach Parking Passes Now Available for Purchase New Bedford, Massachusetts– The municipal beaches on scenic Clark’s Point […]Click for more.