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…
The half-staff flag outside Register of Deeds Frederick M. Kalisz Jr.’s office Wednesday [ Jack Spillane ] The flag outside of the New Bedford Registry…
The scene at Greater New Bedford Community Health Center Thursday afternoon, Feb 18, 2021. [ Jack Spillane ] On the first day of vaccine eligibility for…
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…
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…
Emily Dickinson compared hope to a bird that sits in our soul and sings a song “in the chillest land.” New Bedford is no longer in the chillest land but…
The entrance to the Southern Bristol County Registry of Deeds in downtown New Bedford. [ Jack Spillane ] The new register of deeds for Southern Bristol…
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…
We are defensive in New Bedford about our participation in what has haunted our country since its beginning. Mayor Jon Mitchell, police Chief Joe…
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…
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.
A picket by paraprofessionals in the New Bedford school department? And more planned in the future? When have we ever seen that kind of activism among…