New Bedford continued to see its share of homelessness, drug addiction, and crime in 2019. Reverend David Lima works on these issues every day as the Executive Minister of the Interchurch Council of Greater New Bedford. He and others recently returned from a conference in Washington, where they discussed the progress being made in New Bedford in battling the opioid crisis.

Rev. Lima visits Townsquare Sunday this week to discuss the conference, the ups and downs of 2019, and his hopes for New Bedford in 2020. The interview can be heard here:

Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program heard every Sunday morning on 1420 WBSM. The program highlights individuals and organizations that are working to improve the quality of life on the SouthCoast. Interview segments can also be heard on, the WBSM app, and on YouTube at WBSM-TV.

If you have a public event, festival, or neighborhood activity you want to publicize, submit your information here. You can also send an e-mail to Jim Phillips at

WBSM-AM/AM 1420 logo
Enter your number to get our free mobile app

More From WBSM-AM/AM 1420