He calls a quote from Abraham Lincoln “words to live by”: “I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”
Author Archives: Joanna McQuillan Weeks
A peek inside the Z’s $31 million remake
“It’s going to be a state-of-the-art, world-class performing arts center with all the amenities and all the conveniences that people should be able to enjoy when they’re at a concert or a show, or any other program there.” — David Prentiss, president and CEO of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
Specialty architectural firm designed Zeiterion plan
An award-winning architecture and interior design studio with 25 years of expertise in architecture for arts and entertainment venues created the Zeiterion renovation plan.
Historic downtown theater could have become a parking lot
Built by the Zeitz family and opened in 1923, the Zeiterion was intended as a vaudeville showcase, but shortly changed its focus to screening silent movies and its name to the State Theatre. Its construction and lavish décor cost the equivalent of $12 million today.
Rev. Donnie Anderson sees Pilgrim UCC, and New Bedford, as ‘special place’
What I’m emphasizing here … is the fact that they have called a transgender pastor. And part of that is to say: ‘Hey, this is a safe place for folks in the LGBTQ+ community, so safe that this congregation not only says you can come and sit in the pews, but we’ll even call you as pastor.’
Going beyond the West Wing with Dartmouth native Pete Souza
There aren’t many people who can say the president of the United States has described them as “a friend, a confidant, and a brother,” as he wrote of Souza in the foreword to Obama: An Intimate Portrait.
The ‘1850s ladies’ bring New Bedford’s rich history to life
Judy Roderiques and Lucy Bly have been time-traveling back to the 19th century for 15 years, portraying Abby Almy and Ruth Bly at the Whaling National Historical Park.
Election commissioner DeBrito mentoring youth as a way to spark voter turnout
“I think that there’s an opportunity for them to just come in and make a change in society and the way that we’re headed. I think the future is obviously in their hands and we’re going to need them to step up.” — Manuel DeBrito
Tufts biology major turned baker, Brandon Roderick followed his heart
“I was raised by my great grandmother, who was an avid baker. I can remember her putting out her pie mat for Thanksgiving and rolling out her pie dough. … So I do feel very blessed to have those experiences.” — Brandon Roderick
PAACA’s Carl Alves: ‘I’m focused on lives touched’
“It’s about living in gratitude, and I think that’s the No. 1 thing that I’ve learned in my experience here, is to live in gratitude, even during the dark times.”