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
Mayor Mitchell Announces Developments on Medical and Recreational Marijuana
Reaches Host Community Agreement for a Medical Marijuana Dispensary Recommends Temporary Moratorium on Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries New Bedford, Massachusetts-Mayor […]Click for more.
Mayor Jon Mitchell to Hold February Neighborhood Office Hours at Howland-Green Library Branch
New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours for the month of February next Thursday, February 23, 2017 […]Click for more.
City Offices to Reopen Friday, Parking Ban Will Be Lifted as of Noon and New Bedford Public Schools Will Remain Closed
New Bedford, Massachusetts– A major winter storm brought blizzard conditions and more than a foot of snow to New Bedford […]Click for more.
Preparations Continue for Major Winter Storm City Announces Closures of New Bedford Public Schools, City Offices, Senior Centers, Libraries & Zoo
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Southeastern Massachusetts including Bristol County and New Bedford effective […]Click for more.
Winter Storm Warning for New Bedford Area
Snow Emergency Parking Ban Effective 6AM Thursday One-Day Delay in Trash Collection New Bedford, Massachusetts– The National Weather Service […]Click for more.
Nomination Papers Now Available for Special Election to Fill Ward Three City Council Seat
The Board of Election Commissioners reminds the public that the City of New Bedford has scheduled a special election to […]Click for more.
Parks Recreation & Beaches Department Releases 2017 Application to Waive Greens Fees for the Whaling City Golf Course
New Bedford, Massachusetts—The City of New Bedford Parks Recreation & Beaches has released the 2017 Application to Waive the Green […]Click for more.
Construction of New Public Safety Facility and Repairs to Roads, Schools Among Top Priorities of City’s Capital Improvement Program
New Bedford, Massachusetts –Mayor Jon Mitchell today outlined a series of updates to the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) including […]Click for more.
Project to Build Modern Combined Public Safety Center Advances; City Retains Architect to Lead Study, Design and Construction
New Bedford, Massachusetts –The City has retained an award-winning architectural firm to lead the study, design and construction of a […]Click for more.
Mayor Jon Mitchell to Hold January Neighborhood Office Hours at Wilks Library Branch
New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours for the month of January next Thursday, January 26, 2017 […]Click for more.