Mayor Veto of Council’s Change to City Charter regarding hiring authority and duties of legislative counsel

June 25, 2007 City Council President Leo R. PimentalHonorable Members of the City Council133 William StreetNew Bedford, MA  02740 Dear Council President Pimental and Members of the City Council: I am vetoing the ordinances you presented to me, amending Section 2-61 of Chapter 2 and Section 2-47 of Chapter 2 as I have the following […] Read more »

New Bedford High School Commencement Speech – Remarks of Mayor Scott W. Lang

REMARKS OF MAYOR SCOTT W. LANG New Bedford High School Commencement Speech June 14, 2007 Thank you, Meghan Leal, for the National Anthem. Before I begin my commencement address, I want to acknowledge Superintendent Mike Longo, Headmaster Donald Vasconcelles, the teachers and staff at the high school, all of the members of the School Committee, […] Read more »

Mayor Scott W. Lang’s Address at Our Lady of the Assumption Church – Bernadette “Bunny” DePina

Mayor Scott W. Lang’s Address at Our Lady of the Assumption Church – Bernadette “Bunny” DePina May 25, 2007 New Bedford, Massachusetts Thank you Father Stan Kolasa, parishioners, friends and family of Bernadette.  I want to acknowledge District Attorney Sam Sutter, City Councilors Brian Gomes and Viola Pina, School Committee member Ramona Silva, Judge John […] Read more »

Mayor Scott Lang – New Bedford – Budget Speech – Fiscal Year 2007

May 31, 2006 The Honorable David Alves, City Council President Councilors Morad, Lawrence, DeMedeiros, Saunders, Pina, Gomes, Pimental, Gonsalves, Koczera, and Coelho 133 William Street New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740 Dear Council President Alves and Members of the City Council: This evening, I respectfully submit to you the proposed budget for the City of New Bedford […] Read more »

State of the City Address – March 1, 2007 – Mayor Scott W. Lang

Good afternoon honorable citizens of New Bedford; Roy Nascimento, President of the New Bedford Chamber of Commerce, and officers and members of the New Bedford Chamber of Commerce; the New Bedford Economic Development Council; Leo Pimental, President of the City Council, and the members of the City Council, members of our School Committee, members of […] Read more »

State of the City Address – March 2, 2006 – Mayor Scott W. Lang

Good afternoon citizens of New Bedford, Jim Mathes, Maureen Armstrong, members of the New Bedford Chamber of Commerce, David Alves, President, and members of the City Council, members of our Board of Assessors, members of our School Committee, Senator Montigny, our Massachusetts State Representatives, (Rep. Cabral, Rep. Koczera, Req. Quinn, Rep. Canessa) Governor’s Councilor Carol […] Read more »

Vote Scott

My name is Scott Lang. I am an attorney in the City of New Bedford. I have lived and practiced law here for 27 years (one-half of my life). For 12 of those years, I served as an Assistant District Attorney. I have been involved in various community activities for all of these 27 years. […] Read more »