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 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.
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.
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.
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.
City of New Bedford Responds To KG Urban Casino Demand
City objects to KG’s demand to endorse waterfront casino concept and enter host agreement prior to consultant review and impact analysis City says KG’s tactics jeopardize further consideration of KG’s casino concept New Bedford, Massachusetts–The City of New Bedford responded today to statements made earlier in the week by Andrew M. Stern, managing director […]Click for more.
Mayor Mitchell Outlines Five-Year Plan to Address City’s Facilities and Equipment Needs
New Bedford, Massachusetts –At a press briefing earlier today against the backdrop of a scaffold-clad City Hall, Mayor Jon Mitchell and several department heads outlined the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The CIP is a long-term plan for addressing the facility and equipment needs of the City of New Bedford, first introduced in 2013 and […]Click for more.
New Bedford Library Partners With PACE to Fight Hunger
Library Accepting Food Donations in Exchange for Waiver of Overdue Fees New Bedford, Massachusetts –The New Bedford Free Public Library is now accepting donations of nonperishable food items in exchange for forgiveness of fees from overdue library materials until November 28, 2014. The food collected during the “Food for Fines” program will support the PACE […]Click for more.
2014 New Bedford Veterans Day Parade
New Bedford, Massachusetts –Organizers of New Bedford’s Veterans Day Parade today announced that more than one dozen veterans’ organizations and seven different bands, including the award-winning New Bedford High School and Dartmouth High School marching bands, as well as the Portuguese-American Band and the Senhor da Pedra Band, will march in the parade on Tuesday […]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.
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.
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.
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.