John Andrade

City Failing Youth?
City Failing Youth?
Community activist John "Buddy" Andrade says New Bedford as a community is failing the youth. "These kids want things to do. They're not bad," Andrade said. "I've seen these young boys and girls, all colors and all shapes and residents of this city, and the adults in government and the adults in the community are failing them...
Frustrated By Violence
Frustrated By Violence
More shootings in New Bedford on Wednesday, prompting a community activist to speak out. John "Buddy" Andrade is questioning the effectiveness of the city's surveillance camera system, in the wake of an apparent drive-by shooting Wednesday in the South End that hospitalized a 23 year old man with a gunshot wound to the abdomen...
Replica Gun Warning
Replica Gun Warning
A community activist in New Bedford has asked community leaders to consider creating a toy and replica gun buyback program in the city. During a recent interview on WBSM's Brian Thomas Show, John Andrade said many toy guns, starter pistols, and BB guns look like the real thing, and can lead to confrontations with police sometimes with tragic consequences...