“It was there just as the conflict started. It was sitting safely at the dock. For some reason the Russians thought it was important to shell it and sink it,” said Eric Dawicki, president of the local company contracted by the government of Dominica to register ships that fly the Caribbean nation’s flag.
The terminal is slated to open in March 2023, and will provide storage, laydown yards for equipment and materials, berth facilities for tug and barge operations, host crew transfer vessels and service operation vessel support services.
Following recent renovations to State Pier, a four-year project funded by the Massachusetts Economic Development Council, New Bedford is primed to offload more vessels in the future.
“People should assume that it’s here,” said New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell in reference to the Omicron variant. “It’s all the more reason to mask up, avoid folks that are vulnerable and, most importantly, get vaccinated.”
The Buyers and Sellers Exchange is the largest public fish auction on the Eastern Seaboard, where an estimated 65% of the national, half-billion-dollar scallop trade passes from boats to buyers.
Industry leaders, regulators and scientists stress that the decline doesn’t mean the shellfish are at risk of overfishing, and they say the industry is still very profitable.
“The Southeast Housing Court needs to better connect people with the resources available to them rather than moving to evict … The fact that this does not appear to be the case in our cities needs to be addressed immediately.”
“There is widespread non-compliance in districts all across Massachusetts,” said Leon Smith, executive director of Citizens for Juvenile Justice.
The federal review comes more than a year after community groups urged reforms to the city’s School Resource Officer program, which places armed police officers inside schools.
State and federal education officials require the reporting of this data to monitor potential discrimination against students of color and students with disabilities.