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 contributor to The Chris McCarthy Show in 2018 when Chris was looking for a perspective from the left to feature on his program. Then I became the host of my own weekly program The Marcus Ferro Show that aired on Saturday afternoons. Now, Chris and I are thrilled to be working together again to usher-in the return of evening local talk radio as cohosts of SouthCoast Tonight airing weeknights 7-10pm.
Healey-Driscoll Ticket Visits New Bedford Waterfront, Earns Mitchell Endorsement
New Bedford hosted Maura Healey and Kim Driscoll on Thursday, as Mayor Jon Mitchell endorsed them in their respective bids for Governor and Lt. Governor of Massachusetts.
New Bedford Mayor Urges City Council to Pass $11 Million Capital Improvement Plan
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell appeared on WBSM's SouthCoast Tonight and pushed for the city council to pass the $11 million Capital Improvement Plan.
Statewide Candidates Flock to New Bedford Feast
New Bedford's first Feast of the Blessed Sacrament celebration since 2019 was well attended by political candidates in the Commonwealth this past weekend.
Healey Serves Up Sandwiches and High Praise for New Bedford at the Feast
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, the frontrunner to be the Commonwealth’s next governor, made a stop at the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Saturday.
How Madeira Wine Helped to Found America
Everyone on the SouthCoast is familiar with Madeira wine, but surprisingly few know how central of a role it played in the American Revolution.
New Bedford Has Official Feast Parking Available This Weekend
Parking for New Bedford's Feast of the Blessed Sacrament is notoriously difficult, but there's an official paid lot that benefits local organizations.
Marcus Ferro’s 10 Greatest Boston Celtics of All Time
Following the passing of Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell, Marcus Ferro ranks his top 10 all-time Boston Celtics.
New Bedford Petition Awarding Benefits to Sgt. Cassidy’s Family Headed to Beacon Hill
A Home Rule Petition that would award the family of New Bedford Police Sgt. Mike Cassidy, who died of COVID-19, his full pension is moving on to Beacon Hill.
Biden Highlights New Bedford Success at Somerset’s Brayton Point
When President Joe Biden took the podium at Somerset's Brayton Point on Wednesday, it was to highlight the transformational potential of offshore wind.
The Last Time the SouthCoast Was Visited By a Sitting President
As President Joe Biden prepares to visit Somerset, Marcus Ferro remembers the last time a sitting president visited the SouthCoast.