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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 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

 

UPCOMING NEW BEDFORD VACCINATION CLINICS: NOV. 18-29

State Offering Special Clinic with Pediatric Vaccines this Saturday at Andrea McCoy Rec Center Free, walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics are offered regularly in New Bedford.  Clinics offer CDC-approved booster shots for eligible adults, in addition to first- and second-dose vaccines and, at some locations, pediatric vaccines. Please bring your vaccination […]

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COVID-19 Testing Locations Adjusting Schedules for Thanksgiving Holiday

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Local COVID-19 testing locations, including Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing at New Bedford Regional Airport, are changing their schedules next week to accommodate the Thanksgiving holiday. Project Beacon, part of the state’s Stop the Spread program and located at 1569 Airport Road, will add Wednesday hours […]

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Upcoming New Bedford Vaccination Clinics

Bring Your Vaccination Card When Getting a Booster Shot; Start Vaccinations Now to Have Safe and Healthy Holidays in December COVID-19 vaccination clinics are planned for the next several days in New Bedford.  No appointment is needed at these walk-up clinics. Available vaccines can change according to supplies. Clinics now […]

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New Bedford to Observe Veterans Day 2021 with a Parade and Ceremony

New Bedford, Massachusetts – New Bedford’s Veterans Advisory Board and the City of New Bedford are proud to present the 2021 New Bedford Veterans Day Parade. The parade will form at the intersection of Rockdale Avenue and Union Street, in Buttonwood Park, beginning at about 10:15 a.m. and stepping off […]

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Pediatric Vaccines Arriving in City; McCoy Rec Center a “One-Stop Shop” for Vaccinations and Boosters; Start Vaccinations Now to Have Safe and Healthy Holidays in December

COVID-19 vaccination clinics are planned for the next several days in New Bedford.  No appointment is needed at these walk-up clinics. Available vaccines can change according to supplies. Clinics now are offering CDC-approved booster shots for eligible recipients, in addition to first- and second-dose vaccines and, at some locations, pediatric […]

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New Bedford City Employees Subject to Vaccine Mandate Beginning November 15

City Seeks to Set Example for Other Employers New Bedford, Massachusetts – The City of New Bedford released details of its new vaccine policy for nearly 900 municipal employees today, following up on an August  announcement. With this step, the City seeks to set an example for public and private […]

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Upcoming New Bedford Vaccination Clinics

In-Home Vaccinations Available by Appointment; Several Local Clinics Now Offering Moderna Boosters COVID-19 vaccination clinics are planned for the next several days in New Bedford.  No appointment is needed at these walk-up clinics. Available vaccines can change according to supplies. Clinics now are offering CDC-approved booster shots for eligible recipients, […]

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Mayor Urges Caution Ahead of Upcoming Storm: Avoid Downed Wires, Report Outages

Storm could bring strong winds, heavy rain into Wednesday New Bedford, Massachusetts – A heavy storm could bring gusting winds and several inches of rain that could lead to power outages and downed trees in the city and across southern Bristol County this evening into Wednesday, New Bedford Emergency Management […]

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Upcoming New Bedford Vaccination Clinics

Clinics Now Offering Approved Booster Shots for Eligible Recipients COVID-19 vaccination clinics are planned for the next several days in New Bedford.  No appointment is needed at these walk-up clinics. Available vaccines can change according to supplies. Clinics now are offering CDC-approved booster shots for eligible recipients, in addition to […]

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Mayor Jon Mitchell to deliver annual State of the City address virtually

Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 1 p.m. Address delivered virtually via Zoom and Facebook Live New Bedford, Massachusetts –  For the second consecutive year, due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, Mayor Jon Mitchell will deliver his annual State of the City address virtually, via Zoom and Facebook Live. The address will […]

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Early Voting for Municipal Election Set for Oct. 23 at Main Public Library Downtown

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Early voting for the city’s municipal election will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at the city’s main public library downtown, the Board of Election Commissioners announced. Registered voters will be able to cast ballots that day, next Saturday, at the main […]

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Weekly Vaccine Clinic Update

New Bedford, Massachusetts – COVID-19 vaccination clinics are planned for the next several days in New Bedford.  No appointment is needed at these walk-up clinics. Available vaccines can change according to supplies. Upcoming New Bedford Vaccination Clinics Friday, October 15: PAACA (360 Coggeshall St.) – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., […]

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