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How did our politics become so polarized? Dr. Shannon Jenkins, longtime political scientist at UMass Dartmouth and a member of the Dartmouth School Committee, joins New Bedford Light columnist Jack Spillane to talk about the deep cultural rifts that shape today’s politics — from local communities to our divided nation.
The Supreme Court has not yet issued its ruling in the case challenging the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationally, but the draft opinion obtained by Politico shows a majority vote to strike it down.
In no small measure, Donald Trump contributed to the crisis in Ukraine by his actions and inactions during and after his presidency. By enabling Vladimir Putin to pursue his personal […]
I fully support the Common Start legislation currently making its way through the Massachusetts State House. That legislation will provide livable wages to the childcare workers who do such important […]
Once again, Jack Spillane of the New Bedford Light, has written an important article that sheds light on the travesty of justice that just took place in our neighboring town of […]
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.
Versions of the license access bill have been filed on Beacon Hill for almost 20 years. It’s been the subject of a fierce advocacy push, including a hunger strike by activists at one point in 2020.
The mayor also cited the “beehive of economic activity” coming to the city’s working waterfront. “Our goal, simply stated, is to establish New Bedford as the top blue economy on the East Coast.”
Parochial interests rose to the top, back-bench politicians lost their nerve, and a key local lawmaker kept his mouth closed until the deal was done.