New Bedford Light columnist Jack Spillane joined Townsquare Sunday on Aug. 13 to discuss the upcoming 2023 election with host Jim Phillips. They start by discussing why there’s no challenger in the mayor race. Spillane predicted in his column last week that the city should see its most competitive at-large councilor race in years. With five incumbents up for re-election, and several eager challengers, including two former city councilors, it’s shaping up to be a hotly contested election cycle.


The Light on Radio: Jack Spillane discusses New Bedford Police Sgt. Samuel Ortega’s history of complaints

New Bedford Light columnist Jack Spillane reacted to a 221-page report The Light obtained via public records requests on WBSM’s Townsquare Sunday with Jim Phillips. The report was written by an outside attorney who investigated complaints from three women last fall and concluded Sgt. Samuel Ortega violated the city’s anti-harassment policy on two allegations. They…