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Joe Silvia

When Joe isn't writing, he's coaching people to punch each other in the face. He enjoys ancient cultures, dead and living languages, cooking, benching 999#s, and saving the elderly, babies and puppies from burning buildings. While he enjoys long walks on the beach, he will not be your alarm clock, because he's no ding-a-ling.

Lil’ Monkeys Kid’s Wrestling & Grappling Program

New Bedford Kids Wrestling Grappling

The Lil’ Monkeys Kid’s Wrestling & Grappling Club is the latest offering from the New Bedford Fitness and Martial Arts Center. The classes will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. The program which is a combination of wrestling and submission grappling (no striking) is for children that …

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New Bedford Streets; A Piece of Americana: Middle Street

Welcome to our fourth installment of New Bedford Streets; A Piece of Americana. I invite you to read up on the history behind William Street, Kempton Street and Ashley Boulevard. As usual, I’d like to re-iterate the importance of reader feedback, correction, and contributions. In the process of exploring these streets, …

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UFC 147 Preview and Results: Silva vs. Franklin II

  Main Card (Pay-per-view): 190 lbs.: Wanderlei Silva (34-11-1 1NC) vs. Rich Franklin (28-6 1NC) wins by Unanimous Decision! 185 lbs.: Cezar Ferreira (5-2) vs. Sergio Moraes (6-2) wins by Unanimous Decision! 145 lbs.: Rony Bezerra (11-3) vs. Godofredo Pepey (9-0) wins by Unanimous Decision! 265 lbs.: Mike Russow (15-1 …

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New Bedford Streets; A Piece of Americana: Ashley Boulevard

Ashley Street New Bedford

In this installment we will delve into the background of Ashley Boulevard, particularly because it was requested by a reader. I’d again like to re-iterate the importance of reader feedback, correction, and contributions. By all means, let us make this an open discussion to keep the “wiki” accurate. To our …

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Whaling City Festival Seeks Sponsors, Volunteers

New Bedford Whaling City Festival

This year is the 44th Annual Whaling City Festival, an event with fun filled family oriented activities, live music, Finelli Amusements, professional wrestling, car and bike show, great food and more. The organization’s new president Allen Richard, is looking to take the festival into a new direction, adding new events, …

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Lobster in Local History & Culture

The “bug” of the sea, the favorite of many a “seafoodie” and the crustacean that evokes drooling at its mention, is our friend the lobster. The word lobster comes from the Old English loppestre, which interestingly enough is related to the O.E. word for “spider”, loppe. It is also related …

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