Former Mayor Lang Rebukes State Education Commissioner

NEW BEDFORD — Former Mayor Scott W. Lang this week issued a searing rebuke of state Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester, characterizing the commissioner as someone more interested in generating negative headlines than in working with school districts. Lang’s letter comes a week after Chester criticized the city’s school district for its failure to complete an […] Read more »

Letter from Scott W. Lang to Secretary Paul Reville regarding DESE collaboration with local school districts.

Letter from Scott W. Lang to Secretary Paul Reville regarding DESE collaboration with local school districts. Specifically, Scott Lang comments on Commissioner Chester’s proclivity for generating sensational headlines.     February 8, 2012 Secretary Paul Reville Executive Office of Education One Ashburton Place, Suite 1405 Boston, MA 02108 Dear Secretary Reville: I am writing to […] Read more »

Lang announces return to law practice

NEW BEDFORD — Former Mayor Scott W. Lang was back in the newspaper Wednesday — this time with an advertisement for his law practice. “I’ve had an awful lot of people unsure if I was actually going back to practicing,” said Lang, whose last day in office was Jan. 2. “We’ve been pretty busy but […] Read more »

MIKE MORAN: Scott Lang’s proposal may hold the key to South Coast Rail

Whenever a major government-funded project is envisioned for our region, skepticism surfaces almost immediately. I don’t mean the healthy kind that always plays an important part of the debate. I mean that knee-jerk, negative, cynical attitude that weighs too many of us down like excess baggage. “They’ll never build it,” is often the instant response. […] Read more »

New Bedford’s Casino Prospects

New Bedford has long been considered as a potential host site for a destination casino in southeastern Massachusetts. With the passage and signing of the casino bill into law in November, the possibility has become increasingly real. In New Bedford, we have two developers who have secured options on parcels on which a casino could […] Read more »

Time to Build the Commuter Rail

For over thirty years, New Bedford has waited for the train- a commuter rail line that will link the city, along with Fall River, to Boston. Right now, we have a Governor who is a true friend of New Bedford. In fact, Governor Deval Patrick committed in 2007 that commuter rail service would run from […] Read more »