More than a year after Black Lives Matter protests against police violence, anti-racism activists say change has been minimal.
New daily COVID-19 cases in New Bedford spiked from single numbers during the final week of June to an average of 38 last week. On Aug. 4, the city recorded an alarming 61 new COVID-19 cases.
‘Now we’re seeing a return to in-person events, which is so exciting,’ said Margo Saulnier, New Bedford’s creative strategist.
“We’re seeing some folks really having challenging times being able to afford this rental market.”
Fortes contracted COVID-19 at the beginning of this year. He was hospitalized on Jan. 4, and never returned home.
In the 1970s, she worked with physically disabled people, bringing them to parks, the YMCA and other recreational spots.
Robert John Rose, a New Bedford native who fought with valor in the Korean War, died of COVID-19 on July 17, 2020.
In the last few years of his life, he was in and out of nursing homes, and was admitted to the geriatric psychiatric unit at St. Anne’s Hospital.
She was admitted to St. Luke’s Hospital, where she tested positive for the novel coronavirus. She died June 11, 2020, from COVID-19 complications.
Paul Babineau was hoping to meet his newborn granddaughter, but he never got that chance. He died of COVID-19 on Oct. 30, 2020, just days after being admitted to St. Luke’s Hospital.