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 Police Department Adds Seven New Officers
New Bedford, Massachusetts- The New Bedford Police Department recently added seven new police officers to its ranks. The new officers raise the department’s complement of officers to 263 members. With these new officers, a total of fourteen officers will have taken the oath to serve and protect New Bedford residents this since January of 2014. […]Click for more.
City Seeks Public Input on Updated Draft Local Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
New Bedford, Massachusetts –The City of New Bedford with assistance from its consultant, CDM Smith, has developed an updated “Local Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.” This plan is intended to serve as an all encompassing guide to identifying and understanding the types of natural hazards New Bedford is vulnerable to as well as to outline community plans […]Click for more.
Statement from New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell on the Passing of New Bedford WWII Veteran Normand O. Chartier
“I was saddened today to learn of the passing of Normand Chartier, a lifelong New Bedford resident and World War II Army Veteran who landed on Utah Beach on D-Day and fought at the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Chartier was a true American hero, and we are profoundly grateful for his gallant service to […]Click for more.
New Bedford’s Citywide Fitness Challenge Kicks Off Saturday With Registration and Health Fair
New Bedford, Massachusetts – Still feeling motivated about your New Year’s resolution to exercise more or lose some weight? A great way to stick to your goal is to find other people who share it! Join the New Bedford Fitness Challenge this January with a friend or co-worker and lose weight while having fun and […]Click for more.
New Bedford’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Remembrance Celebration
“Justice For All” Sunday, January 18, 2015 New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Jon Mitchell is pleased to join with the Greater New Bedford Area Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee in welcoming the public to attend the “Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Remembrance Celebration.” The celebration will be held on Sunday, January 18, […]Click for more.
Mayor Jon Mitchell Unveils New City Ambulances
New Vehicles and New Replacement Plan Modernize Emergency Medical Services Fleet New Bedford, Massachusetts- New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell underscored the significance of modernizing the City’s ambulance fleet at a press conference earlier today and announced that New Bedford has acquired two new, state-of the-art ambulances that will enhance the department’s ability to respond to […]Click for more.
City Announces 2 Hours of Free Parking During Holiday Season
Mayor Encourages Gift Shopping Downtown and in North End Business Districts Effective Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014 – Thursday, January 1, 2015 New Bedford, Massachusetts- In an effort to encourage everyone to do their holiday shopping in New Bedford, the City is offering a special Holiday Parking Program. Effective Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014 through […]Click for more.
Revitalized New Bedford Property Sold to First Time Home Buyer
New Bedford Office of Housing and Community Development, Bristol County Savings Bank and MassHousing Announce Sale of Cottage Street Home New Bedford, Massachusetts – City officials announced today that the once abandoned property located at 217 Cottage Street, which was refurbished through a program that targets vacant and abandoned properties and returns them to productive […]Click for more.
Mayor Mitchell Honors New Bedford Police Youth Baseball Team for Undefeated Championship Season
New Bedford, Massachusetts–In a ceremony yesterday at City Hall, Mayor Jon Mitchell and members of the City Council honored the players and coaches of the New Bedford Police Youth Baseball team for their undefeated 2014 championship season. The team went 27-0 on their way to winning both the South End Youth Athletic Association and New […]Click for more.
New Bedford to Celebrate the Holiday Season with Many Festive Community Events
New Bedford to Celebrate the Holiday Season with Many Festive Community Events! New Bedford, Massachusetts- The following community events will take place throughout the City of New Bedford during the month of December in celebration of the holiday season: Cove Street Neighborhood Group Tree Lighting Date and Time: Friday, December 5th at 5:30 p.m. Location: […]Click for more.
City Issues Update on Cannon Street Casino Developments Challenges KG Urban Claims
New Bedford, Massachusetts – A statement [attached] released today by the City of New Bedford rejects recent claims of KG Urban, the New York-based real estate company, that KG is willing, and has been willing, to fund the appropriate review studies to allow the City to assess their waterfront casino proposal under the state’s Expanded […]Click for more.
New Bedford’s “Sullivan’s Ledge” Solar Project Receives Award from EPA
City Turns Environmental Liability Into Environmental Asset New Bedford, Massachusetts – New Bedford has been awarded EPA’s first-ever “Superfund Excellence in Site Re-use” award in New England for the installation of a solar farm at Sullivan’s Ledge, a federally-recognized Superfund site. At 1.8 megawatts, and with more than 5,000 solar panels spread across ten acres, […]Click for more.