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 »

Cocktail Party Fundraiser

There will be a cocktail party fundraiser on Wednesday, September 7, at Howland Place in New Bedford. The address of Howland Place is 651 Orchard Street, New Bedford, MA 02740. The event will be from 6:30 pm. to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $100 per person. Read more »

Kalisz, Lang at odds over public safety building plan

By AARON NICODEMUS, Standard-Times staff writer This article appeared on September 05, 2005 in the Standard Times   NEW BEDFORD — Scott W. Lang, candidate for mayor, is calling on the mayor to stop “playing pre-election political games” with the construction of a new public safety building. Mr. Lang, who attended Mayor Frederick M. Kalisz […] Read more »

The Mayor should not play pre-election political games with the construction of a new central police station.

During the Mayor’s term in office, the Mayor has closed two police stations and relocated the downtown main police station to a former grocery store. Crime is rampant in the City. The Mayor’s plan to stem crime has been a complete failure. Again, crime is up dramatically for the first seven months of this year. […] Read more »