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
Port of New Bedford joins global marine research network
New Bedford, Massachusetts— Mayor Jon Mitchell, Port Director Edward Anthes-Washburn, and ImpactLABS Managing Director Chris Rezendes signed a memorandum of […]Click for more.
New Bedford residents can donate to Maria, Irma relief efforts
New Bedford, Massachusetts- New Bedford residents interested in contributing to hurricane relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which […]Click for more.
Absentee ballots now available for City Preliminary Election
New Bedford, Massachusetts— The City of New Bedford Preliminary Election will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, and the […]Click for more.
New Bedford to host national mayors’ summit on smart cities and energy technologies
New Bedford, Massachusetts— New Bedford will host a national mayors’ summit on smart cities and energy technologies September 14 – […]Click for more.
Election Commission reminds voters of deadline to register to vote in city preliminary election – Wednesday, September 13, 2017
New Bedford, Massachusetts— The New Bedford Board of Election Commissioners reminds New Bedford voters that Wednesday, September 13, 2017 is […]Click for more.
City of New Bedford to Remember 9/11 Attacks Monday, September 11 at 10 a.m. New Bedford Fire Department – 868 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, Massachusetts – Monday will mark sixteen years since the terrorist attacks on the morning of September 11, 2001 […]Click for more.
New Bedford Department of Community Services Fresh Start Program to host support and self-help group for persons struggling with clutter
The City of New Bedford’s Department of Community Services and Council on Aging’s Fresh Start Program will host a peer […]Click for more.
New Bedford Residents can Donate to Harvey Relief Efforts
New Bedford, Massachusetts- New Bedford residents interested in contributing to hurricane relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey can […]Click for more.
Mayor Jon Mitchell to Hold August Neighborhood Office Hours at Howland-Green Library Branch
New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours for the month of August on Thursday, August 31, […]Click for more.