Dear readers, It’s been wonderful writing these Politics New Bedford columns for you these past four months. I’ve been humbled by your support of me in…
More than 12 hours after an April 19 fire badly damaged two multi-unit structures on Acushnet Avenue in the North End of New Bedford, firefighters…
Five years ago, Joe Cordeiro was the consensus choice as a once-in-a-lifetime leader for New Bedford police chief. Charming, smart and charismatic…
Podcast with Acting Fire Chief Scott Kruger on early morning General Alarm fire in New BedfordListen now | Acting Fire Chief Scott Kruger took a few minutes Monday afternoon to talk to me about two multi-unit North End buildings that went to a…
Two die and 40 displaced in rare general alarm fire
We are defensive in New Bedford about our participation in what has haunted our country since its beginning. Mayor Jon Mitchell, police Chief Joe…
Podcast with Acushnet Fire Chief and new Fairhaven Health Board member Kevin GallagherListen now (23 min) | Acushnet Fire Chief Kevin Gallagher holds a sign during his recent campaign to be on the Fairhaven Board of Health [ Facebook…
Kevin Gallagher is not your usual small-town fire chief. A former aide to both state Rep. Joe McIntyre and Congressman Gerry Studds, early on he seemed…
At 12 and 13-years old in New Bedford, some kids have their whole lives before them while others have already begun their downward slide. At 12 and 13…
Podcast with UMass Dartmouth professor Michael Goodman on affordable housing on SouthcoastListen now (24 min) | Dr. Michael Goodman and Jack Spillane talk affordable housing on Southcoast.
The Dartmouth Zoning Board of Appeals greenlighted a 288-unit mixed-income housing development on March 10. But it will not make much difference to the…
The entrance to the Southern Bristol County Registry of Deeds in downtown New Bedford. [ Jack Spillane ] The new register of deeds for Southern Bristol…