At the start of his second full year as chancellor of UMass Dartmouth, Mark Fuller has some big challenges in front of him. Among his tasks are to turn around declining enrollment and retention numbers.
Podcast: Hear what students have to say on environmental curriculum standards
Listen as New Bedford Light reporter Colin Hogan interviews Sara Karp and Jonathan Lan, two of the many students who wrote the legislation that looks to introduce new learning standards.
Watch The Chat and meet the seven candidates for the Ward 3 city council primary
Join longtime New Bedford political writer Jack Spillane as he interviews the candidates during a special edition of The Chat on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.
Video: Memory lane on Milton Street, a Cape Verdean community that thrived in Dartmouth
The mile-long road was a destination for immigrants moving to the area because of the presence of previously settled Cape Verdean families, who helped them adapt to American culture.
Alma del Mar’s DeLoach: ‘We are a school that serves all kids no matter what’
“I am a woman of color serving a community of children of color and that helps me understand challenges that they might be experiencing. But it also inspires me to see what happens when communities that have been historically underserved get the opportunities and resources to be able to reach their full potential.”
Video: A symbol of ‘courage and exploration’ — Welcome home Ernestina-Morrissey
Multimedia reporter Eleonora Bianchi was on hand for the homecoming celebration held Saturday at State Pier. The schooner returned after seven years of restoration in Maine.
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.’
Watch: New Bedford’s under-appreciated role in the Underground Railroad
Lee Blake and Timothy Dale Walker will join New Bedford Light columnist Jack Spillane for the latest episode of The Chat on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. for a free hour-long discussion via Zoom about New Bedford’s place in the Underground Railroad.
Commentary: Fishing rules are strangling honest, hard-working, blue-collar fishermen
I’m not a fortune teller; I’m just a fisherman. I have no vested interest, other than it’s a job. My job employs thousands, and that keeps those lives turning. When the last fish is landed, it’s all over.
Video: Do you agree that immigrants without legal documents should be allowed to obtain driver’s licenses?
After lawmakers passed an immigrant driver’s license law in June, there’s a proposal to strike it down in the Nov. 8 statewide election.