I am a licensed attorney and real estate broker in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Bridgewater State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Massachusetts School of Law. For the first seven years of my professional career, I operated a solo law practice in New Bedford covering a diverse range of practice areas with a primary focus on criminal defense. Currently, I work in the nonprofit sector helping individuals with special needs get access to critically needed clinical services and opportunities for employment. As a realtor, I hang my broker’s license at Lanagan & Co. Inc., helping homeowners list their properties and prospective buyers find a property that best suits their needs. Politically, I have been active in the campaigns of several Democratic candidates seeking elected office at the municipal, state, and federal level. I also have the honor of serving my hometown of Fairhaven in elected office as a member of Board of Public Works Commissioners, and as the Chairperson of the Fairhaven Commission on Disability. I began my radio career as a weekly contributor to The Chris McCarthy Show in 2018. Chris was looking for a younger and more left perspective to feature on his show. Since then, I have begun to open a dialogue with the WBSM listenership that I now continue on my own program, The Marcus Ferro Show, airing every Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
New Bedford and Fall River Speak Out Against Charter School Proposal
Officials from New Bedford and Fall River spoke out against the Innovation Charter School at hearing held by the Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education.
New Bedford Mayor on ARPA Money, Potential Attorney General Run
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell joined Marcus Ferro to discuss how ARPA funds could be spent in the city, as well as whether he will run for Attorney General.
New Bedford Firefighter Offers Holiday Fire Safety Tips
New Bedford firefighter Anthony Poente joined Marcus Ferro to offer some important fire safety tips heading into Thanksgiving and the holiday season.
Massachusetts Senate Bill a Game Changer for Mental Health Treatment [OPINION]
Sen. Julian Cyr discussed how the effort to normalize and expand access to mental health treatment has taken a huge step forward in Massachusetts.
Auchincloss Says Fall River Wants to Be United, Front and Center [OPINION]
Rep. Jake Auchincloss discussed redistricting and how it will affect Fall River and New Bedford, as well as President Biden's Build Back Better plan.
New Bedford and Fall River Are Stronger Together [OPINION]
U.S. Rep. Bill Keating joined Marcus Ferro discuss Massachusetts redistricting, and why New Bedford and Fall River needs to remain in the same district.
An Historic Moment for SouthCoast and National Labor [OPINION]
After COVID laid bare the comprehensive cruelty working class Americans are subjected to, organized labor in Massachusetts demanded a fair deal from employers.
The MCAS Is Failing Our Students [OPINION]
Rep. Jim Hawkins joined Marcus Ferro to discuss his legislation for a much-needed overhaul of how much Massachusetts depends on MCAS testing.
New New Bedford Charter Proposal Could Drain Critical Student Resources [OPINION]
In New Bedford, an interest group has formed to propose a new charter school, which brings back recent memories of intense public debate.
Hear Chris McCarthy’s Triumphant Return to the WBSM Studio
Chris McCarthy made his first appearance in-studio at WBSM in over six months this past Saturday, taking part in two hours of 'The Marcus Ferro Show.'