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
City officials, family to open Noah’s Place Playground
Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. Marine Park – 102 Popes Island, New Bedford New Bedford, Massachusetts– Mayor Jon […]Click for more.
2017 New Bedford Veterans Day Parade is Saturday, Nov. 11
Organizers of New Bedford’s Veterans Day Parade today extended an invitation to area residents to attend New Bedford’s 2017 Veterans […]Click for more.
Eight New Bedford Cable Network Programs Receive Awards for Excellence
New Bedford, Massachusetts- The Northeast Chapter of the Alliance for Community Media recently recognized three outstanding original programs produced and […]Click for more.
Notice of Intent to Apply for US EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grants
November 2, 2017 The City of New Bedford intends to submit proposals for two US Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Cleanup […]Click for more.
Homeless Service Providers Network presents the Rev. David Lima with its annual Sister Rose Award
New Bedford, Massachusetts- The City’s Homeless Service Providers Network presented The Rev. David Lima, Executive Minister at the InterChurch Council […]Click for more.
Mayor Jon Mitchell’s letter to Governor Charlie Baker regarding education and housing issues for families relocating due to Hurricane Maria.
October 31, 2017 Governor Charlie Baker Office of the Governor State House, Boston 02133 Dear Governor Baker, As […]Click for more.
Mayor, City officials unveil new NBFD fire vehicles
New Bedford, Massachusetts- New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, Fire Chief Michael Gomes, and City officials unveiled the New Bedford Fire […]Click for more.
Mayor Jon Mitchell to Hold October Neighborhood Office Hours at Lawler Library
New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours for the month of October on Tuesday, October […]Click for more.
Absentee ballots now available for City Municipal Election
New Bedford, Massachusetts— The City of New Bedford Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, and the […]Click for more.