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 Veterans’ Advisory Board to Hold Ceremony Honoring U.S. Soldiers, Sailors Lost in WWII’s Exercise Tiger
New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford Veterans’ Advisory Board and the Fort Rodman – Fort Taber Historical Association […]Click for more.
New Hotel Project Announced in Downtown New Bedford
Local economic momentum seen as helping foster demand for more hotel rooms New Bedford, Massachusetts—A real estate developer with […]Click for more.
USDA Proposal to Increase Access to Healthy Foods Already in Practice in New Bedford
Mass in Motion’s Healthy Markets Program is Working with New Bedford Shops to Stock More Healthy Food Items New […]Click for more.
New Bedford Receives Federal Funding to Support Ongoing Efforts to Address Homelessness
New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Jon Mitchell has announced that the City of New Bedford has been awarded $1,575,909 in homeless […]Click for more.
New Bedford Ready to Host 39th Annual Half Marathon
Race Begins at 11:00 a.m. Sharp on Sunday, March 20, 2016 New Bedford, Massachusetts– On Sunday, March 20, 2016, […]Click for more.
Private-Sector Stakeholders, Public Agencies, and Local Officials Applaud Release of Long-Awaited Master Plan for Redevelopment of New Bedford Waterfront
Internationally Renowned Planning Firm Sasaki Sees Central Waterfront As Key To Future New Bedford, MA–The long-awaited Master Plan for the […]Click for more.
First Annual New Bedford Fitness Challenge Closing Ceremony
Fitness Challenge Closing Ceremony to be held at the Andrea McCoy Recreation Center April 2, 2016 from 9:30AM-11AM New Bedford, […]Click for more.
City to Present Concept Plans for New Dog Park at Public Meeting
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 6 pm at Buttonwood Park Community Center New Bedford, Massachusetts –The City of New Bedford […]Click for more.
New Bedford Secures Funding for Clark’s Cove Section of Hurricane Barrier Pathway
MassDOT grant award will extend recreational pathway atop the Clark’s Cove section of the hurricane barrier New Bedford, Massachusetts […]Click for more.