I'm a Freetown native, a product of public schools and a graduate of UMass Amherst. I also graduated from the U.S. Army's Military Police school, and was honorably discharged from the Massachusetts National Guard. I was later the founder of a weekly newspaper, and worked as a journalist for several other publications. I served as Freetown selectman, and as a delegate to the Republican state convention. I worked in the world of business and sales for a number of years. I started in radio with Boston Herald Radio, and now I'm here on WBSM, combining my experience in the military, politics and the business world to bring you discussion and debate every weekday morning from 10 a.m. to noon.
Police Officers Provide Social Justice for the Poor [OPINION]
New Bedford recently had the home of a police officer shot up, and an attack on him was also an attack on his neighbors.
Massachusetts Has a War on Police Officers [OPINION]
Massachusetts has seen multiple instances of police officers targeted for violence, and in some cases, killed. There is a war on the police in the Bay State.
No Outrage Over Police Home Shooting in New Bedford? [OPINION]
A New Bedford police officer's apartment was shot up last week. The suspect fired at least eight bullets into the home. The reaction has been mostly crickets.
New Bedford’s Hathaway Road: A Tale of Two Cities [OPINION]
Hathaway Road connects Dartmouth and New Bedford and it has been the focus of much discussion recently. The road also connects two different worlds in the city.
Shooting a Police Officer’s Home Is Terrorism [OPINION]
New Bedford was the scene of terrorist violence last week. A police officer's apartment was shot up; thankfully, nobody was injured.
Momentum Building for Naming a School for Fred Kalisz [OPINION]
The sudden death of Fred Kalisz has galvanized the city of New Bedford and beyond. Everyone is in agreement that his name and legacy must live on in some form.
New Bedford Should Properly Honor the Late Fred Kalisz [OPINION]
New Bedford lost a homegrown statesman too soon with the passing of Fred Kalisz. Now, the city needs to come up with a proper way to honor his legacy.
Mayor, Most of the Council Moves New Bedford Forward [OPINION]
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell's plan for an Advanced Manufacturing Campus moved forward Tuesday night, as it should have.
New Bedford’s Police, Fire and Economic Development [OPINION]
New Bedford, like many older cities in the northeast, has to constantly figure out how to fund services that keep the public safe. Mayor Mitchell has a plan.
Mitchell Should Put On a Campaign for Golf Course Plan [OPINION]
The New Bedford mayor's plan to build an advanced manufacturing campus has serious opposition from some city councilors and some in the public.