Dear Friends,

We usually use this space to tell you how we are working toward fulfilling our mission as a free, independent news outlet that makes a positive difference in New Bedford. But today, we want to let someone else talk for us: CommonWealth Magazine.

We are sending it directly to you because we want to be certain that you – the people whose generosity we rely on, and greatly appreciate – know your support is having a big impact on the greater New Bedford area and beyond. 

Click here to read Michael Jonas’s story in CommonWealth, and thank you again for partnering with us as we push forward in this critical public service effort. 

With much gratitude,

The New Bedford Light

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