Using Public/Private Partnerships to Reduce our Carbon Footprint

By Scott W. Lang Mayor of New Bedford, Mass. Energy efficiency is becoming an increasingly popular way for political leaders and local governments to find innovative solutions to deal with the impacts of global warming, rising energy costs and dwindling resources. But localities cannot do this on their own. Teaming up with partners in the […] Read more »

Out of reach ~ 3,000 denied diplomas because of MCAS

June 8, 2010 (Published in The Boston Globe) PUBLIC HIGH school students across the state continue to suffer the collateral damage from MCAS. Almost 3,000 seniors will not graduate this month because they did not pass the science section of the test, a new hurdle imposed this year that students must pass, in addition to […] Read more »

State of the City Address – March 2010

Thank you for the introduction Mr. Toomey. Thank you to Kaylee Cotter, a New Bedford High School Senior, for a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. 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; President […] Read more »

City of New Bedford Inaugural Address – Jan 4., 2010

Introductions Welcome, citizens of New Bedford, members of the clergy, our honored veterans of the United States Military, New Bedford City Councilors, New Bedford School Committee members, New Bedford Assessors, members of our local delegation to the Massachusetts General Court, District Attorney Sam Sutter, members of the Judiciary, and our gracious hosts here at Greater […] Read more »

New Year’s Eve Reflections 2009

Good early evening, my fellow citizens of New Bedford. Tonight is the last night of the first decade of the 21st century. New Year’s Day is everyone’s annual birthday. It may not be your actual day of birth, but it is the beginning of the next calendar year, and we all begin to focus on […] Read more »

Scott Lang – Northeastern University – The 21st Century City: Urban Opportunities & Challenges in a Global Context.

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The 21st Century City: Urban Opportunities & Challenges in a Global Context. Topic for 11/19/2009: Working with Public Employee Unions The Open Classroom Policy Series is a graduate-level public policy seminar that is open to the public. Each semester, the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs selects a critical and relevant topic as the […] Read more »