Election 2005: 10 Questions

Election 2005: 10 Questions This article appeared in section B of the Standard Times, on Sunday, October 5, 2005 Five candidates are actively campaigning for Mayor of New Bedofrd in advance of Tuesday’s preliminary election that will narrow the feild to two for November’s runoff. In recent weeks, The Standard-Times has profiled the candidates and […] Read more »

Give special attention to Scott Lang

 This article appeared on October 2, 2005 in the Standard Times   The Standard-Times does not usually throw its support to any candidate during a preliminary election. The reason is that we take the job of issuing political endorsements very seriously. We spend a long time getting to know candidates before we ask our readers […] Read more »

Meatloaf Dinner Fundraiser

There will be a meatloaf dinner fundraiser on Saturday, October 1, at the Shawmut Diner in New Bedford. The address of the Shawmut Diner is 943 Shawmut Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02740. The event will be from 5:00 pm. to 8:00 p.m. The cost is $25 per person. Read more »

Scott W. Lang: Positive Change for New Bedford

By Brooke Boucher, southcoast247.com corresponden This article appeared on September 28, 2005 in SouthCoast 247   This is it. This is the last in the series of articles you will read about one of the top five candidates before the mayoral primaries. It’s been a wild ride. While I don’t know just how maybe people […] Read more »

Top candidates sound off on education

By JACK SPILLANE, Standard-Times staff writer This article appeared on September 28, 2005 in the Standard Times   NEW BEDFORD — Education has somewhat taken a back seat to issues such as public safety, union contracts and management style in the early going of the 2005 mayoral election. But concerns about the quality of the […] Read more »

Candidates talk about city’s image issues

By AARON NICODEMUS, Standard-Times staff writer This article appeared on September 27, 2005 in the Standard Times NEW BEDFORD — The city of New Bedford has historically had image problems, both outside the city and among its own residents. A recent UMass Dartmouth survey found that many suburbanites who live near New Bedford are reluctant […] Read more »

Lang criticizes mayor

By AARON NICODEMUS, Standard-Times staff writer This article appeared on September 15, 2005 in the Standard Times NEW BEDFORD — Scott Lang, a candidate for mayor, is criticizing Mayor Frederick M. Kalisz Jr. for allowing the pilings and fender system along the South Terminal waterfront to deteriorate. “Despite repeated requests from the fish houses and […] Read more »