Jack Spillane

Columnist covering all things New Bedford

The Light on radio: Spillane talks Keith Hovan case, City Council inauguration

New Bedford Light columnist Jack Spillane talks with WBSM’s Jim Phillips about the latest hot topics in New Bedford, including Keith Hovan, city councilors riding limos to inauguration, the council presidency, the sheriff’s race, the state of Covid testing in New Bedford and more.

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The Light on radio: Spillane discusses The New Bedford Light’s mission

New Bedford Light columnist Jack Spillane joins Jim Phillips to discuss the nonprofit news organization’s mission, as well as offering up insight on the major local news stories such as the New Bedford municipal election and the charges against Ward 3 Councilor Hugh Dunn.

If COVID doesn’t get us, then COVID stress will

How much longer can we all keep gazing at these COVID numbers? How much longer can we worry about whether this place is safe or that place is not? Do I have the right mask? How can I possibly get more tests?

Ralph Tavares and his brothers always made New Bedford proud

Tavares has always held a deservedly special place in New Bedford’s heart, and the unexpected passing of Ralph Tavares this week — just days before his 80th birthday — reminds us of just how special they were.

Shane Burgo brings powerful new voice to City Council

“I don’t want to be a city councilor just approving a budget … pushing paper. I want to be able to be lifting up my community and showing our youth especially, that we have power in numbers.”


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