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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

 

City Reaches Host Community Agreement with KG Urban

KG Urban, Foxwoods to Pursue License to Build New Bedford Casino New Bedford, Massachusetts – At a press conference in New Bedford City Hall today, Mayor Jon Mitchell announced that he has successfully negotiated and executed Host Community Agreement with casino developer KG Urban Enterprises that will allow KG and its operator, Foxwoods Resorts, to […]

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Mayor Mitchell Proposes Changing Route 18 name from John F. Kennedy Highway to John F. Kennedy Boulevard

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Today, Mayor Jon Mitchell submitted a letter to the New Bedford City Council requesting that they officially change the name of the section of Massachusetts Route 18 from Elm Street to Cove Street from John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway to John F. Kennedy Boulevard. In a letter addressed to Council President […]

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New Bedford Airport, Experimental Aviation Association To Host Free Flights for Children

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Airport community members, partnering with the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA), will provide free flights for children ages 8 through 17, on Saturday, May 16 from 9:00 a.m. to  2:00 p.m. on the Colonial Air ramp at New Bedford Regional Airport, 1605 Airport Road.  The price of admission is simply an interest […]

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City of New Bedford Offers Summer Programs For All Ages

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Beginning the week of June 29, 2015, the City of New Bedford’s Andrea McCoy Recreation Center will offer a number of new programs for youth, adults, and seniors.  The Center’s programs are aimed at those interested in the arts, as well as those looking to stay active this summer, with offerings […]

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Local Partnership Is Helping Older Adults Address Fears of Falling

ten seniors will be latest to complete special course New Bedford—At a 2:30 pm graduation ceremony at Tripp Towers (12 Ruth Street) in the City’s South End scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, 2015, the latest group of seniors to complete the A Matter of Balance program will receive their diplomas. The program helps seniors who […]

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Memorial Day Weekend Events in New Bedford

New Bedford, Massachusetts — Several events are planned in New Bedford throughout the upcoming Memorial Day weekend to honor the courageous men and women who lost their lives serving the nation. Saturday, May 23rd 9:00 AM at Rural Cemetery The Greater New Bedford Civil War Round Table will conduct a memorial exercise at the Union […]

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Harbor Development Commissioners and Mayor Agree on Harbormaster

commissioners unanimously call seasoned merchant mariner with experience in Yarmouth and steamship authority “extremely well suited” New Bedford, Massachusetts–The Port of New Bedford has moved closer to bringing on board a new Harbormaster, as the Port’s governing body, the Harbor Development Commission, and Mayor Jon Mitchell have agreed on David Condon as a candidate to […]

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New “Energy Smart” Program Offers Assistance to Homeowners and Small Businesses Looking to Reduce Utility Bills

Program to be a one-stop resource for energy solutions New Bedford, Massachusetts–The City of New Bedford is partnering with Next Step Living, TNT Energy, and Good Energy to offer a new “Energy Smart” program to help homeowners and small businesses lower their utility bills and shrink their carbon footprint. The new “Energy Smart Homes and […]

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New Bedford Public Schools Celebrate Walk & Bike to School Day

New Bedford, Massachusetts— Wednesday, May 6th students and teachers from throughout New Bedford will participate in the 5th Annual Massachusetts Walk/Bike to School Day. This year’s highlighted school is Casimir Pulaski Elementary in the City’s North End, where the Principal, along with other supporters, and city officials will gather in front of the school at […]

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Study Finds Big Jump In Economic Impact and Job-Growth at New Bedford Airport

Economic Impact Up 23%, and 60 New Jobs in Past Four Years “Evening at the Airport” Event on Wednesday, May 6 Will Showcase Study’s Findings New Bedford, Massachusetts–According to the most recent update of an economic impact study prepared by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Aeronautics Division, the New Bedford Regional Airport is posting […]

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Evenings of Family Fun Returning To Buttonwood Park Zoo This Summer

First “Zoo Night” of the season kicks off on Friday, May 8 New Bedford, Massachusetts – Family fun has never been so wild!  Swing by the Zoo and spend the evening with your Zoo friends at the third annual Zoo Nights. Zoo Nights at the Buttonwood Park Zoo take place from 5:30-8:00pm on the second […]

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City of New Bedford & Housing Partnership To Host Free Credit Workshop

New Bedford, Massachusetts–The City of New Bedford Office of Housing and Community Development and the Fall River/New Bedford Housing Partnership will host a no-cost, “Credit 101 Workshop” this week. The Workshop will provide valuable tips for setting goals and financial planning. It will offer guidance on a variety of topics, including: the meaning of a […]

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