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
International Flights Coming to New Bedford Airport
U.S. Customs OKs Direct Flights Arriving From Abroad New Bedford, Massachusetts- New Bedford Regional Airport has been approved by the […]Click for more.
Targeted Ground Spraying for Mosquitoes Planned in New Bedford
New Bedford, Massachusetts- The New Bedford Health Department–working closely with the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project and the Massachusetts Department […]Click for more.
“Drought Watch” For Southeastern Massachusetts Prompts New Bedford to Encourage Water Conservation Practices
New Bedford, Massachusetts- In light of the state Executive Office of Energy and Environment’s recent decision to upgrade the drought […]Click for more.
New Bedford Health and Wellness Leaders Launch New Effort to Give Residents a Daily Dose of Exercise, Fruits and Veggies
New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mass in Motion New Bedford and the City’s Parks Recreation & Beaches Department have been working with […]Click for more.
New Master Plan Unveiled for Buttonwood Park Zoo
New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Jon Mitchell, Buttonwood Park Zoo Director Keith Lovett, BPZoological Society members and the community gathered at […]Click for more.
1st Annual East Beach Volleyball Tournament Presented by the City of New Bedford and Mayor Mitchell
New Bedford, Massachusetts- Spike, block, dig and dive your way to victory at the 1st Annual East Beach Volleyball Tournament […]Click for more.
Formerly Distressed Property Revitalized by City of New Bedford and PACE is Sold Through Lottery to First Time Homebuyer
New Bedford, Massachusetts– A formerly vacant and distressed single-family home in New Bedford’s north end neighborhood was sold to a […]Click for more.
New Bedford Kids Have Access to Supervised, Fun Activities & Nutritious Food When School is Not in Session
New Bedford, Massachusetts-Through the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service Summer Food Service Program, the City of […]Click for more.
August 19th Deadline to Register to Vote in State Primary Election
New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Board of Election Commissioners reminds the public that the last day to register to […]Click for more.