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
New Bedford’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Remembrance Celebration
Sunday, January 14, 2018 New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon Mitchell is pleased to join with the Greater New Bedford […]Click for more.
City Offices Reopened, Parking Ban Lifted for January 5, 2018
City offices have reopened for Friday, January 5. New Bedford Public Schools will be closed, and school administrative offices will […]Click for more.
New Bedford Residents Invited to Attend Public Meetings on U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Federal Funding for Fiscal Year 2018
New Bedford, Massachusetts – The City of New Bedford Department of Planning, Housing & Community Development will hold two public meetings […]Click for more.
City of New Bedford prepares for blizzard on Thursday, Jan. 4
Emergency parking ban, City offices/facilities and public schools closed, changes to trash collection schedule, free sand pick-up locations New Bedford, […]Click for more.
Mayor Mitchell and Councillors Push To Rein In Employee Health Insurance “Budget Buster”
New Bedford, Massachusetts–Mayor Jon Mitchell, joined by several City Councillors, today again called for the City of New Bedford to […]Click for more.
Mayor Mitchell, Chief Cordeiro, and City officials announce major new investment in public safety
New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Jon Mitchell, Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro, and members of the City Council announced an important new […]Click for more.
New Bedford announces City Celebrates! New Year’s Eve
Sponsored by Bristol County Savings Bank New Bedford, Massachusetts- Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), through its charitable foundation, recently […]Click for more.
Gloria McPherson named New Bedford’s City Planner
New Bedford, Massachusetts– Gloria McPherson, an experienced planner, has been named the City Planner for the City of New Bedford. […]Click for more.
City of New Bedford has renewed its program to continue to cut electricity costs
Program brought in more than $1 million in electric bill savings to New Bedford residents and small businesses New Bedford, […]Click for more.