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. Candidate Dehner seems to agree with me, it may be time to get rid of the city's antiquated residency law.

Editor’s Note:   Brian Thomas is the host of Brian’s Beat on 1420 WBSM New Bedford.  He can be heard weekdays from 10am-Noon and Saturdays from 6am-9am.  The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.