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
Group to develop Strategic Plan to guide New Bedford Regional Airport
New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell, and members of a Working Group he tasked with developing a Strategic Plan […]Click for more.
Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday, June 21, 2018
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 designated an Age-Friendly Community
Fourth City in Massachusetts to receive prestigious designation from the World Health Organization and AARP, New Bedford begins implementing its […]Click for more.
2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season is June through November
June marks the beginning of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs through November 2018. New Bedford Emergency Management has issued […]Click for more.
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Port Authority to present free seafood cooking demonstrations and classes
New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and New Bedford Port Authority are teaming up to present a […]Click for more.
Mayor Jon Mitchell to hold May Neighborhood Office Hours at Mi Antojo
New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours for the Month of May on Tuesday, May 29 from […]Click for more.
Memorial Day weekend events planned to remember New Bedford veterans
New Bedford, Massachusetts— Several events are planned in New Bedford throughout the upcoming Memorial Day weekend to honor the courageous […]Click for more.
Hundreds of Roosevelt Middle School students to participate in South End volunteer cleanup Wednesday
New Bedford, Massachusetts- Nearly all students and staff at Roosevelt Middle School will parcticipate in a volunteer clean up, picking […]Click for more.
New Bedford Community Preservation Committee selects projects for funding
Projects in all six wards of the City selected New Bedford, Massachusetts- The City of New Bedford’s Community Preservation Committee […]Click for more.