Congress must listen to the voices that for nearly 30 years have consistently sounded the alarm about management schemes that privatize fishing rights, industrialize the ocean, and undermine our public commons.
Perhaps the areas where the Mayor Mitchell’s accomplishments best live up to his rhetoric is in the scope of the economic development that is taking place on the waterfront, and the upgrades to the city’s parks, streets and sidewalks.
In the end, the School Committee narrowly followed the Defend Dartmouth demand to keep the logo, giving the nod by just a 3-1-1 vote with Shannon Jenkins the only member with the courage to stand up against the recall threat.
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These government incentive-grants have enabled the preservation and reuse development of historic structures across the city for what New Bedford greatly needs right now — a larger and better-quality affordable housing stock.
Both local and national talk radio, along with powerful national cable television shows, pump out a constant stream of conspiracy stories about the vaccines and masks.
“People have a right to know how our government is operating, particularly within the judicial system.”
There is nothing quite so discouraging to the hopes for the future of New Bedford as this never-ending, always acrimonious debate over each new charter school as they open or expand.
So the careless grocery shoppers are determining how dangerous the trip to the supermarket will be for everybody else. The folks who just won’t mask up decide how much more stress the poor, overburdened nurses and doctors’ families from St. Luke’s will have to suffer through.
People who live here would want to know why Keith Hovan has chosen to accumulate all these guns and ammunition in a town that is more and more like a suburb than a rural community.