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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.


Mayor’s Office News


New Bedford Mayor Speaks Out on Federal Fisheries Law

New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Jon Mitchell today spoke out on the topic of fisheries management at a special listening session in Gloucester, Massachusetts hosted by Congressman John Tierney and Congressman Peter DeFazio, the Ranking Member on the House Committee on Natural Resources.  The House Committee on Natural Resources is working on a reauthorization of the […]

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The Nation’s #1 Fishing Port Addresses Groundfish Crisis with Technology

The Nation’s #1 Fishing Port Addresses Groundfish Crisis with Technology; Issues Recommendations for Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Port of New Bedford Releases Six-Pronged Plan to Revive its Historic Groundfishery and Modernize the Port  New Bedford, Massachusetts- The Port of New Bedford, America’s most valuable commercial fishing port, has released a six-pronged plan for the revitalization of the […]

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New Bedford Health Dept to Host Community Workshop on Compulsive Clutter

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 6 to 8PM at the Buttonwood Park Senior Center  New Bedford, Massachusetts— The New Bedford Health Department, in partnership with the Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force, will hold a “Buried in Treasures” workshop and dialogue on Thursday, July 24, 2014, from 6 to 8PM at the Buttonwood Park Senior Center in […]

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Recent Casino Gaming Developments

Yesterday the City of New Bedford advanced its continuing effort on casino gaming with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s decision to extend the Southeastern region deadline for accepting applications for a casino gaming license.

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