ARTS AND CULTURE

The Light introduces ‘Street Style’

Andrew Kepinski is documenting the individuals who define New Bedford’s eclectic sense of style in all walks of city life. Look through his lens at artist Luis Villanueva, with this first in a series of photo shoots that highlight members of our community.

January 19, 2022


JACK SPILLANE COLUMN


COMMUNITY VOICES

ARTS AND CULTURE

CIVIC LIFE

PANDEMIC WATCH

COVID cases more than double in New Bedford this week

The number of COVID-19 cases more than doubled in the city during the past week, with the state Department of Public Health reporting 3,343 new cases in New Bedford from Jan. 6-12, compared to 1,424 new cases from Dec. 30 to Jan. 5.



HOSPITAL PRESIDENT’S AMMUNITION CHARGE

SJC justice denies The Light’s appeal to open Keith Hovan hearing

A justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Friday denied The New Bedford Light’s petition to open the show cause hearing for Southcoast Health CEO Keith A. Hovan on a potential felony charge for illegal firearm magazines. 

JACK SPILLANE COLUMN
FISHING

New offshore wind leasing areas address some scallop concerns

One of the wind energy lease areas in the New York Bight accounted for nearly $100 million in scallop landings from 2012 to 2016, with an “overwhelming share” landing in New Bedford, according to a letter from Mayor Mitchell.

FISHING

Daily Catch

The New Bedford Light brings you “The Daily Catch” — a listing of the latest seafood prices from the Buyers and Sellers Exchange.



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EXPAND OUR CULTURE CALENDAR

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COVID-19

Collage of New Bedford people who died in COVID pandemic featured in memorial.

COVID-19 virtual memorial

As the city emerges from the long siege of COVID-19, we pause to take stock of what – and who – we’ve lost.

Please help build this community memorial by adding a tribute to your loved one.



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