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.
New Bedford’s Growing Issues and Candidates for Election [OPINION]
It is election season in many Massachusetts cities and towns. The smart candidates have started early because COVID-19 is making retail politics more difficult.
Former New Bedford City Councilor Steve Martins Signals a Run [OPINION]
This is an election year in many Massachusetts cities, including New Bedford. Former Ward 2 City Councilor Steven Martins might be a candidate.
New Bedford’s Continuing ShotSpotter Problem [OPINION]
The continuing failure of the New Bedford Police Department to learn of illegal gunfire from the ShotSpotter system is becoming a scandal.
New Bedford Board of Health and the Residency Rule [OPINION]
The legal and political battle between New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell and Parallel Products is about to take another twist and become more complicated.
SouthCoast Mutual Aid Is Our Local NATO [OPINION]
SouthCoast cities and towns are committed to working together to protect each other. Local firefighters, police officers, and EMTs back each other up.
New Bedford Board of Health in the Political Hot Seat [OPINION]
Step aside COVID-19, New Bedford has a more political health issue to decide. The expansion of Parallel Products in the North End of the city is coming up.
New Bedford’s More Infamous Crimes and Criminals [OPINION]
Like all cities, New Bedford has a great history and some terrible history. The highway serial killer of the 1980s is among the most interesting and unsolved.
New Bedford City Council Challenger Pereira Raises Major Campaign Cash [OPINION]
New Bedford Ward 6 challenger Ryan Pereira is making his first run for office, but he is executing like a veteran campaigner.
New Bedford City Council, Private Investment and Jobs [OPINION]
Mayor Mitchell and the New Bedford City Council have been working to increase capital investment and jobs. Despite COVID-19, they have been successful.
What Is Happening With ShotSpotter in New Bedford? [OPINION]
New Bedford has had numerous gunshots fired in the city recently. The city has a system to detect when guns are fired. Is it working?