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Why isn’t Massachusetts taking Fentanyl more seriously?

Massachusetts has twice the drug overdoses than the national average. A new report states that Fentanyl is now responsible for 75% of the overdose deaths in Massachusetts. In a state where we ban assault riffles because of their firepower, why is Fentanyl treated as a less dangerous drug than heroin? According to the New Bedford police department, heroin is considered a class …

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Fairhaven man arrested for trafficking Fentanyl in Dartmouth

As part of a joint investigation, on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at approximately 5:05 p.m., members of the Dartmouth Police Department, Barnstable Police Department, and Bristol County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant on Room #127 at the Capri Motel in Dartmouth, MA. As a result, Dartmouth Police arrested Jose Sanches of Fairhaven  on a previous arrest warrant for trafficking …

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55-year-old New Bedford woman dies in single-vehicle crash in Bourne

Today at about 2:30 p.m., State Police from the Bourne Barracks responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 25 West at Exit 3 in Bourne which resulted in one fatality. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Jonathan O’Loughlin indicates that a 2004 Pontiac Aztek was traveling onto Route 25 westbound from exit 3 when, for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle went …

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Man who killed mother of his young child added to MA State Police Most Wanted List

The Massachusetts State Police today added to their Most Wanted list a Lawrence man accused of the strangulation homicide of the mother of his child last September in Methuen. The State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section added EMILIO DeLAROSA, 32, to their list of Most Wanted fugitives and, along with the State Police Detective Unit for Essex County and Methuen …

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New Bedford Public Schools announce attendance campaign, ‘Every Day Counts’

New Bedford Public Schools launched its attendance campaign, Every Day Counts, at Sgt. William H. Carney Academy today, focused on improving attendance for students throughout the city. New Bedford’s attendance rate is 92.8%, while the state’s average is 94.9%; the district aims to match the state average by partnering with local organizations and businesses to reinforce this important message to …

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The New Bedford Police Association sponsoring telephone fund-raising campaign

The New Bedford Police Association is sponsoring a telephone fund-raising drive. This drive will help support the families of officers killed in the line of duty and offset funeral expenses for retired officers and their spouses. Anyone who donates will receive a free ticket to a magic show scheduled May 17 at Keith Middle School. The fund-raiser is being hosted …

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Perry’s Variety in New Bedford robbed by man with a knife

Perry’s Variety on 274 Cedar Street in New Bedford was robbed at 6:50PM on Tuesday by a male armed with a knife and a mask. A small amount of cash taken. No injuries were reported.

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32-year-old Taunton woman robbed on Coggeshall Street

Police are investigating after a 32-year-old Taunton woman was robbed in a parking lot on Coggeshall Street and Belleville Avenue Monday. She had parked her car and was headed across the street to a nearby restaurant when she was approached by two males, one of whom was standing behind her vehicle. She described one of the men as a white …

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Four men charged in connection with New Bedford home invasion

Four men were charged in connection with a home invasion Monday on Allen Street. Police are searching for a fifth man in connection with the incident. The men pushed their way into the victim’s home and prevented the victim from leaving while they searched the home for money. One of the defendants displayed a firearm. A small amount of cash …

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Elizabeth Warren posts 115 times to Facebook in 2017; 101 about Trump – none about heroin

As of this writing, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has made 115 posts to Facebook in 2017; 101 of them directed at Donald Trump (or one of his nominees), but not a single one dedicated to the heroin epidemic ravaging Massachusetts.  In Massachusetts we have real issues to deal with; a heroin epidemic, increasing homelessness, high property taxes, legislators getting 50% pay …

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