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 1970s and '80s 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.
New Bedford Group Creating a Culture of Safety in Fishing [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
New Bedford's Seaworthy Foundation seeks to improve every aspect of vessel safety for the commercial fishing industry.
New Bedford Park Renamed in Honor of Civil Rights Hero Dr. Jibreel Khazan
New Bedford's Dr. Jibreel Khazan took part in a lunch counter sit-in to protest segregation at a Woolworth's department store in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Raising Awareness About Suicide in New Bedford [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
New Bedford Child & Family’s Emergency Services crisis center operates 24 hours a day, providing care for those in need of emergency mental health evaluations.
Love the Ave Sidewalk Sale Coming to New Bedford [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
The event is sponsored by the New Bedford Community Economic Development Center, an organization that's been part of the North End for many years.
A Tasty Time at 16th Annual Chowderfest in New Bedford
Mike's Restaurant of Fairhaven walked away with three top awards at Saturday's New Bedford Seaport Chowderfest, two Judge's Awards and one People's Choice.
Domestic Violence Awareness in New Bedford [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Women's Center in New Bedford is raising awareness and helping victims of this horrible crime.
New Bedford Agency to Assist Afghan Refugees [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Helena DaSilva Hughes expects three to five families will arrive in New Bedford, at least to start.
SouthCoast Residents Rally in Support of Reproductive Rights
New Bedford was one of more than 600 communities nationwide to host such rallies.
YouthBuild New Bedford Wants You [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
If you know someone in New Bedford without a high school diploma and is between the ages of 16-and-24, then YouthBuild may be for them.
New Bedford’s Oktoberfest Benefits Needy Kids [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
New Bedford Oktoberfest is a fun event that showcases local music, local food and local brews.