To the pleasure of some, and discontent of others, smoking will be banned in all New Bedford Public Housing buildings, over the next year.Is it within the governments rights to be able to ban a choice such as this? Of course, if you are living in public housing you need to follow rules, and since the government put you up, should they make the rules?

I will take your phone calls Wednesday from 3-6 pm at 508-996-0500, as we discuss this issue plus whether or not Innovation Schools are a good idea or not for New Bedford's future! In the meanwhile, please vote below whether you support this edict or not.