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The civil rights complaint against Greater New Bedford Regional Voc-Tech and other Massachusetts vocational high schools continues to wind its way through the legal system.

Members of the Vocational Education Justice Coalition joined The Chat to talk about their ongoing concerns that the schools continue to engage in admissions policies that prevent access to vocational education for many students in New Bedford, specifically English language learners, students of color, and students with disabilities.

Jack Spillane spoke with three members of the coalition, including Renee Ledbetter of United Interfaith Action of Southeastern Mass, about what some see as the most pressing educational issue in the city.


New Bedford’s Parks and Rec director comes to Chat

Mary Rapoza, director of the Parks, Recreation and Beaches department since 2013, sits down with Jack Spillane this Thursday at 2 p.m. to talk about a division of city government that is perhaps more visible to the public than any other.

Watch The Chat with new Sheriff Paul Heroux

In the wake of the first big challenge of his tenure as Bristol County sheriff, Paul Heroux will be the special guest of The Chat on Wednesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. As always, The Chat is free to attend, simply register below.