The Chat tackles the Star Store issue. Former Mayor Lang: “These are world renowned artists and we have shut the door on them by allowing an unstable university system with intransigent leaders coming into our area and telling us what’s good for us. I am tired of people treating us like a colony.”
Both sides of the controversial nip ban in New Bedford have been heard. Which side do you agree with?
Chatting with host Jack Spillane, the city councilor at-large discussed his dedication to constituent services, his moderate positions on most issues and whether he would consider running for mayor.
Mary Rapoza, director of the Parks, Recreation and Beaches department since 2013, sat down with Jack Spillane to talk about a division of city government that is perhaps more visible to the public than any other.
In the wake of the first big challenge of his tenure as Bristol County sheriff, Paul Heroux will be the special guest of The Chat on Wednesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. As always, The Chat is free to attend, simply register below.
Members of the Vocational Education Justice Coalition talk about their concerns that school admissions policies still prevent access to vocational education for many students in New Bedford.
Josh Amaral, the new director of New Bedford’s Housing and Community Development Office, joined Jack Spillane to talk about the city’s just released comprehensive housing program for spurring development.
The state representative spent time with host Jack Spillane discussing his priorities as he represents some of the lowest-income neighborhoods in the central part of the city.
Jack Spillane sits down with four of these students, as well as one of their mothers, to talk about LGBTQ+ life at the high school and concerns as to whether the city’s school resource officers will keep these kids safe, given the police union’s endorsement of the newly elected Ward 3 councilor, Shawn Oliver.
Ward 3 Councilor special election finalists Shawn Oliver and Carmen Amaral sat down with Jack Spillane to talk about constituent services and communication with the public.