New Bedford, Massachusetts

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New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, sometimes called the Whaling City. The population of New Bedford in 2000 was 93,768, making it the seventh largest city in Massachusetts.

The city is considered one of the two major cities along the area of Massachusetts known as the South Coast (along with Fall River).


New Bedford is governed by a Mayor-Council form of government. The mayor is currently Attorney Scott Lang, a Democrat, who was elected over incumbent Frederick Kalisz in 2006.


Main article: Massachusetts government sector lobbying

New Bedford lobbied the federal government.[1]

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