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.
Pastors Strive to Improve New Bedford Hispanic Community [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Pastor Victor Carrion said a group of Hispanic pastors is working to more effectively serve the Hispanic community in New Bedford.
New Bedford Group Raising Awareness About Overdose Crisis [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
There will be a special program in New Bedford for International Overdose Awareness Day on Tuesday, August 31 to remember those lost to drug abuse.
Black Vendors Market Returns in New Bedford [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
The next Buy Black NB vendors market will take place on Saturday, August 28 at the Rotch Jones Duff House and Gardens on County Street in New Bedford.
UMass Dartmouth Professor Fears for Fate of Afghanistan [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
UMass Dartmouth Professor Brian Glyn Williams said people he met in Afghanistan are calling and e-mailing him asking for help in finding a way out.
Helping New Bedford and Fall River’s Homeless Children [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Horizons for Homeless Children is recruiting volunteers to play with homeless kids for two hours a week in shelters in Fall River and New Bedford.
Fairhaven’s Fitness in the Park to Feature Chair Yoga Day [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Chair yoga allows older and physically challenged people to still get great health benefits from yoga and take part in the fun at Fairhaven's Cushman Park.
Suspect Wanted on Six Warrants Surrenders in Rockland
Taunton Police and Massachusetts Parole Officers converged on a residence in Taunton Friday morning, hoping to take 47-year old Giovanni Acevedo into custody.
New Bedford’s High Point Assists Those Fighting Addiction [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
High Point Outreach Coordinator Tara Pacheco said the clinic on North Front in New Bedford serves all individuals, regardless of their ability to pay.
Share Foundation Reaching Out to the SouthCoast’s Severely Disabled [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
During its 39-year history, the Share Foundation has helped dozens of disabled people improve their ability to communicate through computer technology.
John Oliveira Will Not Seek Re-Election to School Committee
John Oliveira says he's purchased a home in Maine and is moving there once he closes on the property.