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
Polling location changes for Ward 1 Precinct D, and Ward 2 Precincts B and C
New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Board of Election Commissioners advises residents of Ward 1 Precinct D, and Ward 2 Precincts B […]Click for more.
Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday, August 9, 2018
New Bedford, Massachusetts- The New Bedford Health Department, working closely with the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project and the Massachusetts […]Click for more.
West Nile Virus detected in mosquito sample near Oak Grove Cemetery; targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned
New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has notified the New Bedford Health Department of the finding […]Click for more.
New Bedford Harbor Hotel officially opens its doors
Second downtown hotel to serve visitors to Greater New Bedford New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Jon Mitchell joined City and state […]Click for more.
Local businesses support tourism efforts in New Bedford
New Bedford, Massachusetts – Several local businesses have committed to supporting tourism in New Bedford, sponsoring a campaign for visiting […]Click for more.
Mark Champagne named as Director of Facilities and Fleet Management for City of New Bedford
New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mark Champagne, an experienced manager of facilities and construction projects, has been named the Director of […]Click for more.
Community Preservation Committee will hold meeting to solicit public input for 2019 projects
New Bedford, Massachusetts- The City of New Bedford’s Department of Planning, Housing and Community Development announced that the city’s Community […]Click for more.
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.
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.