Jack Spillane

Columnist covering all things New Bedford.

DA seeks justice in case of Councilor Hugh Dunn

State police say an EMT and paramedic on the scene the night of the accidents described it as “obvious” that he had been drinking and that they smelled alcohol on his breath.

Water, Water everywhere

This year DATMA is up and down Union again, and over on MacArthur Drive, between the State Pier and the Black Whale.

Fairhaven sends a message for Pride month

The three-member Board of Selectmen has made it clear over the last month that the Pride flag has no place on the property that is the seat of town government in Fairhaven.

It’s beach time in New Bedford

Cisco Brewers is going to draw back the curtain on what lovely city beaches New Bedford has, with vistas every bit as breathtaking as West Island and sparkling ocean as charming as Horseneck.

What the heck is happening in the South End?

A month into the 2021 municipal election’s campaign filing period, the William Street political world is abuzz over a Ward 6 race that would normally be a low-key affair.


After graduating from Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School, Michael P. Cassidy enlisted in the Marines and fought in Operation Desert Storm. He died on April 28, 2021, after a long battle with COVID-19.

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