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 »

City should fight crime, not its police force

 This article appeared on September 15, 2005 in the Standard Times   The city has very serious problems – a violent crime epidemic, streets in disrepair, blighted neighborhoods, an unacceptable dropout rate and taxes that go up while services decline. Even more troubling, the mayor has created collective bargaining chaos. Recently, the mayor and his […] Read more »

Mayoral Debate

There will be a mayoral debate at the Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford, on Thursday, September 8. The address of the Zeiterion Theatre is 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740. The debate will be from 7:00 pm. to 9:00 p.m. The debate is sponsored by: The New Bedford Educators Association. Local 841 (International Association […] Read more »