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13 Years After First WTC Bombing, Only Ground Zero Remains
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OPINION | Barry Richard: Proud Democrat? Really?

Less than 100 yards into my four mile Sunday morning walk I passed an SUV with a window sticker that boasted, "PROUD DEMOCRAT."  Really...

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OPINION| Thomas: Callers Chime Signs Won’t Cure New Bedford’s Panhandler Ills [Video]

When it comes to rectifying a problem, people usually project "something needs to be done." I adamantly retort, "no, the correct thing needs to be done...

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Panhandlers' Placards Show Signs Of Continued Economic Hardship
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OPINION | Barry Richard: NB Needs To Play Hardball To Get Rid Of Panhandlers

Geez, why didn't I think of that?  Post a sign asking  people not to panhandle or give to panhandlers.  Think it will work?  Ideas like that could get me elected to the New Bedford City Council...

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OPINION|Thomas: Mr. President, Let Transgenders Serve

I'm more inclined to wish the President leave office than have his latest directive come to fruition. Commander-in-Chief Tweet Trump used his trustworthy fingers to tell his flock that transgenders will no longer be accepted or allowed to serve in the United States military...

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OPINION | Barry Richard: MA Lawmakers Appear Ready To Overturn Ballot Law On English-Immersion

On election night 2002 New Bedford State Rep. Tony Cabral vowed to me on WBSM that he would work to reverse the results of a ballot question mandating that with limited exceptions "all public school children must be taught English by being taught all subjects in English and being placed in English language classrooms...

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Californians React To Supreme Court Rulings On Prop 8 And DOMA
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OPINION | Barry Richard: Planned Parenthood Offers Guidelines For Teaching Preschoolers About Masturbation And Transgenderism

Planned Parenthood, the same folks who want to teach your 12 year old about Saran Wrap condoms and dental dams also believes you should be teaching your 3 year old about transgenderism and masturbation...

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Immigrants Rally And Hold Boycotts Nationwide
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OPINION | Barry Richard: MA SJC Ruling: Victory For Criminal Illegals

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, in a stunning but not surprising decision has brought the Commonwealth a step closer to sanctuary state status...

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[Thomas] New Bedford’s Public Safety Summit Should Be Public [Poll]

Noting the recent rash of crime and violence, New Bedford City Councilor Brian Gomes has requested a public safety summit. The stakeholders are the council, a representative from the Mayor's office and a slew of law enforcement agency officials...

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OPINION | Barry Richard: Replacing Face To Face Visits For Inmates A Good Idea

Face to face inmate visits at the Bristol County House of Corrections are being phased out and will be replaced by video hookups.  The reason for the change, "safety and security...

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OPINION | Barry Richard: Shopkeepers Not Interested In 50’s Night Business

Thousands of people poured through the streets of Downtown New Bedford on Thursday night to celebrate 50's Night, the popular annual event that features vintage cars, classic tunes and memories of when downtown was a happening place on Thursday night...

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