Watch The Chat with Ward 3 city council finalists

It’s crunch time for choosing the next Ward 3 councilor in New Bedford.

The voters have spoken and the finalists for the Feb. 28 special election for Ward 3 Councilor are Shawn Oliver and Carmen Amaral.

Oliver is a state corrections officer and Amaral is the academic coordinator for Old Colony Regional Voc-Tech. They have both emphasized improving constituent services and the City Council’s communication with the public in their campaigns.

Amaral and Oliver joined The New Bedford Light’s Jack Spillane for an in-depth discussion of the issues for a special election version of The Chat. As always, The Chat is free, but you must register to attend.


Register for The Chat with Rep. Chris Hendricks

Join Jack Spillane at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 3 as he talks with Rep. Chris Hendricks about work on behalf of the New Bedford’s first minority-majority district.

Watch The Chat with New Bedford High’s LGBTQ+ protesters

Jack Spillane sits down with four of these students, as well as one of their mothers, to talk about LGBTQ+ life at the high school and concerns as to whether the city’s school resource officers will keep these kids safe, given the police union’s endorsement of the newly elected Ward 3 councilor, Shawn Oliver.