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.
Bristol County Sheriff Lowers Hiring Age for Corrections Officers to 18
Bristol County Sheriff Paul Heroux has lowered the hiring age for corrections officers to 18 years old. The hiring age previously was 19 years old.
New Bedford Boys & Girls Club Looks to Expand Positive Community Impact
New Bedford Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors member Jason Lanagan said that the impact of the organization extends well beyond competitive sports.
New Bedford Ward 5 Councilor Scott Lima Will Not Seek Re-Election
New Bedford Ward 5 City Councilor Scott Lima told WBSM's SouthCoast Tonight on Friday that he will not seek re-election this fall.
Massachusetts Auditor DiZoglio Will Audit State Legislature
Massachusetts State Auditor Diana DiZoglio is making good on one of her signature campaign promises: to audit the state legislature on Beacon Hill.
New Bedford City Councilor Burgo Proposes Rent Stabilization Ballot Question
New Bedford City Councilor Shane Burgo is proposing a non-binding ballot question asking residents if the City should enact an ordinance to stabilize rent.
Fairhaven Firefighters Sound the Alarm on Low Staffing Levels
The Fairhaven firefighters union warned residents of a call they believe demonstrated potentially dangerous consequences from inadequate staffing levels.
New Bedford School Committee Members on Student Protest Against Oliver
Members of the New Bedford School Committee addressed the controversial Facebook posts of new Ward 3 Councilor Shawn Oliver and the student protest over them.
New Bedford Councilors: Mitchell Wants It ‘My Way or the Highway’
New Bedford City Councilors Shane Burgo and Ryan Pereira shared their frustrations working with Mayor Jon Mitchell in a recent edition of SouthCoast Tonight.
New Bedford Ward 3 Council Candidates Face Off in Final Debate
The two candidates for the special election in New Bedford's Ward 3 faced off in a final debate on WBSM ahead of the February 28 vote.
Sheriff’s Office Donates Mobile Command Center to New Bedford Police
Bristol County Sheriff Paul Heroux has donated his office's mobile command unit to the New Bedford Police Department.