Colin Hogan / Reporter

Colin joined The Light in June 2022, where he covers education, child care, city government and more.

Before The Light, Colin worked as a public school teacher in the Mississippi Delta and Brooklyn. Colin has a bachelor’s degree in English from Williams College, a master’s degree in education from Johns Hopkins University, and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. Originally from New York, Colin now lives in New Bedford and enjoys bicycling along the waterfront.

Stories by Colin Hogan

City school projects waiting for action as state pauses program

The Massachusetts School Building Authority’s decision to pause its Accelerated Repair Program, coupled with its dwindling selection of core projects, has posed a significant challenge to cities across Massachusetts, and New Bedford in particular.

Long hours, hard work, special training … and low pay

More than 300 paraprofessionals in New Bedford are currently working in their sixth month without an updated contract, after December negotiations failed to make inroads. An arbitration session is set for Jan. 4.

Homeless students are the unseen victims of New Bedford’s housing crisis

“The housing crisis is very real. I think there’s kind of this esoteric idea of what the housing crisis looks like, and all of us in the school department see it every day. We see it every day with students who don’t have a reliable place to stay at night.” — Margaret Silva, housing specialist…


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