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[Thomas] A Plan To Save Convenience Stores

New Bedford statistical data reveal crime is down. The numbers have been released by the police department and echoed during Mayor Jon Mitchell's State of the City address...

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[RICHARD] Baker Chooses Sides In Ward 3 Primary – Why?

Now, here's something you don't see very often, a sitting Governor endorsing a primary candidate in a local ward city council race.

Republican Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is choosing sides...

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[RICHARD] The Nickeling and Diming Of America

Chalk this one up to experience and as confirmation of my theory that Americans are being nickeled and dimed to death.

Last Friday I was running late to meet some folks in Downtown New Bedford for a little St...

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[THOMAS] Candidate Fauteux OK With Illegals In New Bedford

She's a candidate looking for more local involvement in city issues. Ward 3 New Bedford City Council candidate Bethany Fauteux staunchly supports the residency law...

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[THOMAS] Candidate Zajac Misses The Mark When it Comes to Crime Rate

The numbers reveal a promising story that crime is down in New Bedford. However, the shell casings, bullet holes in buildings contrast those real numbers into a terrifying nightmare...

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[RICHARD] Happy Saint Patrick’s Day To All

Saint Patrick's day is upon us.  The tons of corned beef and cabbage and green beer that will be consumed this weekend are the stuff that legends are made of...

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[THOMAS] Ussach Says The City Needs The Money

Funny how folks belly-ache over high property taxes, yet cherish their pet projects. Case in point, New Bedford Ward 3 City Council candidate Jill Marie Ussach who chimes her property taxes are exorbitant...

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[THOMAS] Candidate Dehner is Right, Chuck The Residency Law

Waiver, after waiver after waiver. That's what the Mayor requests and the New Bedford City Council usually says yes. Former Ward 3 councilor Kathy Dehner is all to familiar with acquiescing to residency waivers...

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[RICHARD] The Time Is Now To Weigh In On NB School Budget

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Pia Durkin is doing what all good Superintendents are supposed to do, asking for a lot in order to get some of what the system badly needs to best serve our student population in the next fiscal year...

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[RICHARD] Kicking The Habit Is Not Easy But It Is Worth It

Congratulations to everyone participating in "National Kick Butts Day."  I hope that by the time you read this you will still be tobacco free...

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