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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

 

New Bedford Veterans’ Advisory Board to Hold Ceremony Honoring U.S. Solders, 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 will honor the 749 United States sailors and soldiers who lost their lives during the devastating April 28, 1944 attack on the United States military training operation, Exercise Tiger. Exercise Tiger was a D-Day dry […]

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Health Department Awarded Funding to Establish Regional Coalition to Combat Opioid Abuse

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The New Bedford Health Department, in collaboration with the towns of Dartmouth, Marion, Rochester, and Wareham, was awarded a $550,000 grant by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to establish the Opioid Prevention Coalition – South Coast, a regional collaboration aimed at making policy, systems, and environmental changes that will reduce […]

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New Bedford Ready to Host 38th Annual Half Marathon

Race Begins at 11:00 a.m. Sharp on Sunday, March 15, 2015  New Bedford, Massachusetts- On Sunday, March 15, 2015, thousands of runners will participate in the 38th Annual New Bedford Half Marathon.  The race is hosted by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, a New Bedford based fraternal organization, and the City of New Bedford.  […]

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Fire Department Awarded Two Fire Safety Education Grants Aimed at Youth and Seniors

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The Massachusetts Department of Fire has awarded two fire safety education grants to the New Bedford Fire Department. The Student Awareness Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) program grant was awarded to New Bedford to help educate kindergarten and third grade students attending New Bedford Public Schools.  Since the S.A.F.E. program was implemented statewide […]

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City of New Bedford to Conduct Street List Census

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The 2015 Street List Census is underway in New Bedford and city officials urge residents to be on the lookout for the white envelope with the official Elections logo which contains the census forms. Census forms must be completed and returned to the New Bedford Election Commission Office. Mayor Jon Mitchell […]

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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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New Bedford Parks Recreation & Beaches Now Accepting Applications for Summer Jobs

New Bedford, Massachusetts- The City of New Bedford Department of Parks Recreation & Beaches has announced that applications for seasonal summer jobs are now available. More than seventy positions will be offered through Parks Recreation & Beaches for city residents seeking a summer opportunity or job related experience. New Bedford residents are invited to apply […]

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Mayor Jon Mitchell Delivers 2015 State of the City Address

New Bedford Making Steady Progress; Overall Crime Rate Down and High School Graduation Rate Up • Remarks as Prepared Attached • Highlights of the Address Attached

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First Annual New Bedford Fitness Challenge Closing Ceremony

Ceremony to be held at the Southcoast YMCA March 28th, 2015 from 9AM-12PM.New Bedford, Massachusetts – Calling all Fitness Challenge members! On Saturday, March 28th, members and sponsors of the First Annual New Bedford Fitness Challenge will gather at the group exercise studio of the Southcoast YMCA in New Bedford from 9AM-noon for a final […]

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Annual April Vacation Day Camp at Andrea McCoy Recreation Center

Andrea McCoy Recreation Center offering Day Camp for Children grades K-5 during April Vacation Week: Monday, April 20th – Friday, April 24th. New Bedford, Massachusetts – New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches has announced it will offer “April Vacation Day Camp” during April Vacation Week: April 20th to April 24th, 2015. Parents and guardians may […]

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Health Department Announces New Pre-Rental Voucher Program for City Landlords

New Bedford, Massachusetts – New Bedford Health Department announced today that it will offer a new Pre-Rental Voucher Program, on a pilot basis, for all landlords who own rental properties in the City of New Bedford. The goal of the program is to encourage landlords to proactively have their apartments inspected and certified to lessen […]

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City of New Bedford Encourages Cycling With Installation of Over 150 Bike Racks at Schools, Parks, and Beaches

New Bedford – In partnership with Mass in Motion and the New Bedford Bicycle Committee, the City of New Bedford Department of Public Infrastructure (DPI) recently completed the installation of 163 new bike racks throughout New Bedford.  The project is designed to give cyclists increased security and encourage increased cycling as a means of transportation. […]

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