Police and Courts

Keith Hovan returns — with a new online persona

Following a November 2021 arrest for alleged domestic assault and battery, the former Southcoast Health president has launched a website, social media pages and a blog branding himself as a “healthcare CEO” and offering opinions on health care issues.

Arbitrator awards retroactive pay raises to New Bedford police

The New Bedford City Council this week approved Mitchell’s appropriation request to transfer the requisite $3.65 million in awarded retroactive pay and other costs from the General Fund Stabilization Fund to the police department.

Southcoast Health trustees name acting CEO Kruger to official role

Dr. Ray Kruger’s “willingness to step in to lead the Southcoast system, the organization he has served faithfully for more than 30 years, has allowed us to move forward with confidence that he will continue to steer us through the challenges ahead,” trustees wrote.


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