I am a New Bedford native who's been covering local news in the region since 1973. I worked at WBSM for 11 years in the 1970's and 80's before joining "Local Cable News," Channel 13 in Fall River. I served as News Director there for 22 years, covering crime, politics and human interest stories. When the program ended in 2006, I happily accepted an offer to rejoin WBSM. My family and I live in North Dartmouth.
A New Exhibit About New Bedford and Fishing [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
The exhibit attempts to explain the culture of New Bedford and its connection to one of the world's most dangerous professions.
Former New Bedford Man Sentenced for Sex Crimes Against Children
John Rodrigues lived in South Carolina for 17 years before he was located in 2017 and apprehended.
Fall River Man Sent to Prison After Violent 2019 Break-In
Prosecutors say Felix Cortes has a long record of violent crimes.
Dartmouth Voters Keep Town Clerk’s Job an Elected Position
There were contested races for Town Clerk, Board of Health, and Planning Board.
Lasagna Love Spreads Joy During the Pandemic [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
There are 70 volunteers on the SouthCoast ready to make lasagna meals for those who need help.
State Awards Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant to New Bedford
The competitive grant program will help departments purchase a variety of safety gear, including thermal imaging cameras, radios, and rescue equipment.
New Bedford Group Raises Funds for Animal Oxygen Masks [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
New Bedford Credit Union stepped to the front of the line recently, making a $1,000 donation to the cause.
New Bedford to Open Vaccination Center for Seafood Workers
New Bedford's waterfront vaccination center will be operated as a partnership between the City and the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center.
Manomet Place Expansion Project Underway in New Bedford
Of the 71 new apartments, 56 will be available to seniors earning below 60% of the area median income.
New Bedford Detectives Arrest Six on Drug Charges
According to New Bedford Police, the 116 County Street property has been the subject of numerous complaints regarding drug activity.