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.
The state’s Lawyer for a Day program may be ‘too little too late’ for many tenants, after more than 600 eviction executions.
In the pandemic’s third wave, nurses in New Bedford are not just exhausted — they are frustrated by the low vaccination rate and the knowledge that serious illnesses and deaths are now preventable.
Investigators concluded the officers did not ask Councilor Dunn if he had consumed alcohol and they did not go to the hospital, where Dunn was transported after the accident.
Councilor Dunn was mostly dismissive of the charges filed against him. He cited it as “all politics,” and a “hit job.” He said the DA was “coming after me” and “trying to prove something.”
After repeated public information requests, the School Department this week acknowledged that it had recorded 76 arrests of students and parents between 2017 and 2020.
In an email to The New Bedford Light, a spokesman acknowledged the schools have recorded a total of 76 arrests of students and parents between 2017 and 2020.
With vaccination rates low, health officials struggle to contain the virus and worry about “rough” times this fall.
The School Committee’s decision was made amid a spike in COVID-19 cases across New Bedford and Bristol County during the last two weeks.