Jon Faria

School Budget Talks
Technology took the forefront of Monday night's New Bedford school budget discussion.
Out of the $7.7 million expected to be added to the district's budget for 2017, $300,000 will be included for technology replacement.
New Bedford schools' Information Technology Director Rob Tetreault says the additi…
Student Success Centers
School officials say Student Success Centers in New Bedford middle schools are helping get to the root of behavior issues.
On Thursday afternoon, the Ad Hoc Committee on student climate met with New Bedford Public School Wraparound Manager William Dilaney to discuss the disciplinary system...
Anti-LNG
A local group continued their fight against a proposed 6.8 million cubic foot LNG facility in Acushnet.
On Wednesday night, South Coast Neighbors United held a public forum at the Acushnet VFW to inform locals about the proposed Access Northeast Project  located on Peckham Rd, which is lead by e…
Jacobs' Scholars
After their tour of New Bedford High School on Tuesday, Irwin Jacobs and his wife Joan wrapped up their visit to the city with their 16th annual scholarship presentation at the Whaling Museum.
The Jacobs Family rewarded five high school seniors in New Bedford with a $35,000 scholarship to study math,…
Expanding Technology
Could New Bedford High students see tablets in every classroom?
Technology mogul Dr. Irwin Jacobs, and his wife Joan, visited the school Tuesday morning. The Qualcomm founder and New Bedford High alumnus spoke with students and teachers participating in a pilot digital math program...
Oxford Purchase Agreement
Fairhaven residents were critical of the town's purchase agreement for the Oxford School at Wednesday's Board of Selectmen meeting.
Town officials and the Stratford Capital Group had entered negotiations for the details of the purchase and sales agreement to convert the historic Fairhaven s…
MCAS/PARCC Opt Out
While New Bedford students won't be forced to take MCAS or PARCC tests, they also won't be told they can opt out.
At Monday's meeting, the New Bedford School Committee voted to not send parents information about their right to refuse standardized testing for their child...
New Homeless Shelter Opening
Members of the media got a look at the finished Sister Rose House in New Bedford on Thursday.
The dry men's homeless shelter named after Sister Rosellen Gallogly, is run by Catholic Social Services.
Previously, the Sister Rose House was located in the downtown area, but Catholic Social Services C…
'No' To Renovation
Plans for a permanent Dartmouth police station took a step back after Tuesday night's town election.
Voters said 'no' to the ballot question 1116 - 992, which asked to renovate the current police building for $8.4 million, raising resident taxes by about $37...
Election Day Approaches
The Dartmouth Select Board wants residents to know what they'll be voting for on Tuesday, April 5.
At Monday's meeting, the architects behind the police building renovation project gave a final presentation on the design voted for at town meeting this past october...

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