Multimedia reporter Eleonora Bianchi was curious. Do voters understand the issue? Are we afraid a connection to Boston will change things like housing costs or rent? What are the consequences?
Watch: Mayor Paul Heroux takes his sheriff’s campaign to The Chat
Both candidates were invited to participate in The Chat for a conversation about issues and ideas related to managing Bristol County’s correctional facilities. Heroux accepted our invitation; Hodgson accepted then later declined.
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
Watch The Chat: Should the undocumented immigrants driver’s license law be repealed?
The Chat examines the effort to repeal the law that grants driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.
The Light on Radio: Joining the MBTA, driver’s licenses for the undocumented and a downtown methadone clinic
Watch Jack Spillane discuss the latest news in New Bedford, including whether the city should join the MBTA, the ballot question on whether undocumented immigrants should get driver’s licenses, a […]
New Bedford’s top cop meets with immigrants to build community trust
While introducing two Spanish-speaking officers, Chief Paul Oliveira urged members of the city’s Central American community to trust police. And he expressed support for immigrant driver’s licenses.
Watch The Chat: Breaking down November’s ballot question — should New Bedford join the MBTA?
What if the state spent tens of millions building passenger rail from New Bedford to Boston, and city residents said we don’t want it? That’s what will be decided by way of a referendum question on the city’s November ballot.
The Light on Radio: A mothballed city statue and immigrants on Martha’s Vineyard
The New Bedford Light’s Jack Spillane made his latest appearance on Town Square Sunday. He talked about the upcoming gubernatorial race, the transport of Venezuelan immigrants to the Vineyard, and […]
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
Watch The Chat: New Bedford school district’s money man
New Bedford Light columnist Jack Spillane and Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations Andrew O’Leary talk New Bedford schools.