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
Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday, July 20, 2017
New Bedford, Massachusetts- The New Bedford Health Department, working closely with the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project and the Massachusetts […]Click for more.
New Bedford Fire Department recruits graduate from Massachusetts Firefighting Academy
Five firefighters added to the force New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Fire Department announced that three recruits recently […]Click for more.
Mayor Jon Mitchell to Hold July Neighborhood Office Hours at Wilks Library Branch
New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours for the month of July next Tuesday, July 25, […]Click for more.
New Bedford Regional Airport earns new federal certification
FAA allows New Bedford to join 22 airports across New England that support flights to nationwide destinations New Bedford, […]Click for more.
Movies are back in New Bedford
Zeiterion’s new projector expands programming opportunities downtown, bringing movies, film festivals, live streaming and other entertainment to New Bedford […]Click for more.
Mayor Jon Mitchell Announces Fourth of July Fireworks Over New Bedford Harbor
New Bedford, Massachusetts—At a press conference held in City Hall, Mayor Jon Mitchell joined with sponsor Hawthorn Medical Associates to […]Click for more.
Play in the Park and Summer Food Service Program to Offer Free Meals and Activities for Kids
New Bedford, Massachusetts- The New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches Department will continue its annual tradition of the Play in […]Click for more.
Task Force will examine fees for use of city facilities, parks, and related services by outside groups
New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell has established a Task Force on Facilities Fees that will examine the schedule of […]Click for more.
New Bedford officially breaks ground on Captain Jack Peterson Memorial Dog Park
New Bedford, Massachusetts– City officials and community members broke ground on the Captain Jack Peterson Memorial Dog Park on Thursday, […]Click for more.