Veterans Day Speech

Welcome all Veterans and family members, good evening Veteran of the Year, Priscilla Fonseca. It is a great privilege for me to speak at the “Veteran of the Year” dinner. I want to thank you for your sacrifices made in service to our Country. Our liberty and freedom has been protected and secured by your […] Read more »

Scott Lang Launches Sharp Criticisms of PARCC and Commissioner Chester

Transcript of video: This issue is the most important issue I believe that the legislature is going to take up this year: the unintended consequences of education reform. I served as head of the School Committee as mayor of New Bedford from 2006 until beginning of 2012. Before then, I was heavily involved in the school department […] Read more »

Flounder findings rooted in agenda drive “science”

On June 21, a letter I drafted about the Transboundary Resource Assessment Committee’s (“TRAC”) scientific process was published in the Gloucester Times. This letter is a follow-up to the TRAC meeting held on June 23-26 and the resulting George’s Bank Yellowtail Flounder Catch Advice. The TRAC is an international agreement between the United States and […] Read more »

Feds Cannot Ignore Other Fisheries Data

On the morning of June 5th, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) hosted a Pre-TRAC meeting at the New Bedford Public Library. The TRAC is an international agreement between the United States and Canada under which yearly catch limits for George’s Bank yellowtail, cod, and haddock are determined and allocated appropriately to each Nation. Attendees […] Read more »

New Bedford Must Be Unified to Solve its Educational Issues

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 »

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

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 »