Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

Three car accident on the West Island causeway on Sunday

The Fairhaven Police Department responded to a three car accident on the West Island causeway just after 12:00 Sunday afternoon.  The crash involved three vehicles and occurred between the causeway bridge and West Island, east of Sconticut Neck. A witness reported seeing a vehicle suddenly accelerate and jump onto the …

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Two city residents are recognized for their role in education

On Tuesday June 17, the New Bedford Educators Association presented its first annual Friends of Education Awards to two city residents. Carol Strupczewki and Eddie Johnson were recognized for their efforts on behalf of New Bedford’s students and teachers. Carol Strupczewki taught at New Bedford High School for thirty-one years …

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New Bedford Recommends November Extension of Casino Deadline

In a response to a recent request for public comment by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the City of New Bedford has recommended a November 2014 extension of the Region C deadline by which casino operators seeking to locate in Southeastern Massachusetts may apply for a gaming license. In a letter …

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New enrichment academy aims to prepare local English Language Learners for college and career success

New Bedford Public Schools has launched a new enrichment academy designed to help English Language Learners establish and achieve college and career goals. The ELL Alternative and Accelerated Language Development Program began this spring through a $135,000 Gateway Cities grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education. Approximately 30 middle …

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Oceanarium: World Cup Data on Science on a Sphere®

The spectacular Science on a Sphere® is the perfect device to illustrate a collection of soccer ball designs and data, developed by the Advanced Visualization Lab at Indiana University. Since 1933, World Cup soccer ball designs have incorporated the latest in research and technology, and each image slide includes interesting …

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School on Wheels Massachusetts seeks 3 academic coaches for pilot program

Commonwealth Corps Service Position Description School on Wheels of Massachusetts Tutoring Program Commonwealth Corps Academic Coaches The mission of the Commonwealth Corps is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages and backgrounds in service to strengthen communities, address unmet community needs, and increase volunteerism. Commonwealth Corps members with School on …

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