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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 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.

Email: Mayor.Mitchell@newbedford-ma.gov

Mayor’s Office News

 

West Nile Virus detected in latest mosquito sample at New Bedford Business Park

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has notified the New Bedford Health Department of the finding of West Nile Virus in a primarily bird-biting mosquito sample obtained in the area of the New Bedford Business (Industrial) Park, located off of Phillips Road in the far north […]

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Mayor Jon Mitchell to hold September Neighborhood Office Hours at Ma Raffa’s

New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours for the Month of September on Monday, September 24 from 5:30 p.m. -7:00 p .m. at Ma Raffa’s Restaurant, 85 Rockdale Avenue.   Mayor Mitchell announced he would set aside time each month to hold office hours in city neighborhoods […]

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City presses ABC Disposal to stop unfairly targeting New Bedford residents

Letter cites ABC’s multiple violations of its contract with City  In a letter today to ABC Disposal, the City of New Bedford put the company on notice that it is in violation of its contract with the City to collect residents’ trash and recycling, and threatened action unless the company […]

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Community Preservation Committee launches Community Preservation Act 2019 application round

Informational workshop is Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.   New Bedford, Massachusetts— The City of New Bedford’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC) will launch the Community Preservation Act application round for Fiscal Year 2019 on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. with an informational “Technical Workshop” at the […]

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Tabitha Harkin named as City Planner

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Tabitha Harkin, an experienced municipal planner, has been named as New Bedford’s City Planner. Ms. Harkin has served in planning and economic development roles at the municipal and state level, most recently as Director of Planning and Economic Development for the Town of Norton. Before that, she […]

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Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday, August 30, 2018

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The New Bedford Health Department, working closely with the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is again this year conducting an annual monitoring program to track the potential threat from EEE and WNV carrying mosquitoes. Under the program, mosquito traps are […]

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Targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes planned in New Bedford for Thursday, September 6, 2018

New Bedford, Massachusetts- The New Bedford Health Department, working closely with the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is again this year conducting an annual monitoring program to track the potential threat from EEE and WNV carrying mosquitoes.  Under the program, mosquito traps are […]

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West Nile Virus detected in latest mosquito sample at New Bedford Business Park

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has notified the New Bedford Health Department of the finding of West Nile Virus in a primarily bird-biting mosquito sample obtained in the area of the New Bedford Business (Industrial) Park, located off of Phillips Road in the far north […]

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West Nile Virus detected in latest mosquito sample at Rural 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 of West Nile Virus in a primarily bird-biting mosquito sample obtained in the area of Rural Cemetery, located at 149 Dartmouth Street in New Bedford. The mosquito is of […]

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West Nile Virus detected in latest mosquito sample near Oak Grove

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has notified the New Bedford Health Department of the finding of West Nile Virus in a primarily bird-biting mosquito sample obtained in the area of Oak Grove Cemetery, located at 185 Parker Street in New Bedford. The mosquito is of the curiex pipiens/restuan […]

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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 and C, that there will be new polling locations beginning with the state primary election on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, and continuing for upcoming elections including the state general election […]

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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 of West Nile Virus in a primarily bird-biting mosquito sample obtained in the area of Oak Grove Cemetery, located at 185 Parker Street in New Bedford. The mosquito is of […]

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