New Bedford Must Be Unified to Solve its Educational Issues

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The educational attainment of our citizens impacts every issue in our City.  All quality of life issues are tied to educational attainment. Future neighborhood stability, crime rates, economic development and the very health of our citizens are all dependent upon each of our children having the opportunity to receive an excellent education.  Everyone in New […] Read more »

Mothball the fleet and save the fishing families

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The human crisis in the ground fishing industry is a real crisis. It is not contrived, it is not looming, it is not a threat; it is here. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the New England Fisheries Management Council (NEFMC) have all realized, and admitted, that […] Read more »

Attorney Scott W. Lang of New Bedford to speak at New Bedford Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee meeting on January 11

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Attorney Scott W. Lang, the former Mayor of the City of New Bedford, will be speaking at the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee meeting on Friday, January 11. Lang’s discussion will focus on the South Coast Rail project and other Massachusetts infrastructure projects. The Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee meeting will take […] Read more »

Strong local media is the key to informed citizens

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Engaged citizens require reliable, quality local media institutions. Our area has been fortunate to have a locally oriented newspaper, The Standard-Times. Say what you will about its news coverage, or its Opinion Page, from accolades to criticism, our local newspaper is the life blood of the region’s participatory democracy, and helps establish our region’s agenda. […] Read more »

Scott Lang on the Emily Rooney Show

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The city of Taunton approves a Mashpee Wampanoag tribal casino, Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren continue to debate over debates and Spain gets bailed out to the tune of 120 billion dollars. And speaking of bailouts, President Obama is looking for one after a week of accusations and gaffes. It’s Monday afternoon and that means […] Read more »

MacCormack, Lang honored at Bridgewater commencement

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UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Dr. Jean MacCormack and former New Bedford Mayor Scott W. Lang were honored Saturday as part of commencement exercises at Bridgewater State University. MacCormack, who is retiring next month, received an honorary doctor of public education degree and Lang was awarded BSU’s distinguished service award. You can read the remainder of this […] Read more »

Waterways headed in right direction

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NEW BEDFORD – On the count of three, the rowers hoisted the eight-man shell high above their heads and rumbled down the metal ramp to the dock. A teammate bundled the oars like kindling and ran to catch up. The crew team lowered the boat gingerly into the water and they were on their way, […] Read more »

Fish rules trap boat owners

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Massachusetts fishermen’s earnings sank by 14.2 percent in 2011 — a record drop that some blame on the first full year of new federal catch limits, the Herald has found. “They’re just killing us,” said Plymouth fisherman Jim Keding, who sold his boat and downsized into a smaller home because he couldn’t make ends meet […] Read more »