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Faces of New Bedford

Faces of New Bedford is a project by Colton Simmons. Email all inquiries to colton@coltonsimmons.com.


Faces Of New Bedford – #47: Yanire Gomez

Meet Yanire Gomez, 33-year-old president and owner of Trilogy Laboratories. As a lifelong New Bedford resident, Yanire has a fond appreciation for the city. After graduating high school, she attended Northeastern University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She started working at different correctional facilities with inmates, …

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Faces Of New Bedford – #46: Marlene Gomes

Meet Marlene Gomes, a 38-year-old teacher and personal trainer. Born in Lisbon, Portugal she moved to New Bedford in 1978 and has lived here ever since. After time studying hotel, restaurant and travel administration at UMASS Amherst, she opened a cleaning business in the city. Dissatisfied with that career path, …

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Faces Of New Bedford – #45: Bryce Fortes

Meet Bryce Fortes, 26-year-old fire fighter for the New Bedford fire department. He never realized growing up that he would end up working to save peoples lives everyday. He had gone to Greater New Bedford Regional Vocation Technical High School and had graduated from the Carpentry shop. Upon graduation he …

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Faces Of New Bedford – #44: Joel Cordero

Meet Joel Cordero, 31 year-old father of two, Broadcast Editor and all-around artist. Joel has lived most of his life in New Bedford. After graduating from Bristol Community College with a degree in Graphic Design, he started working with an artist, Thomas Deininger, creating found object assemblages that the duo …

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Faces Of New Bedford – #41: Craig Dee

Meet Craig DeMelo, 33-year-old teacher and musician. Craig grew up his entire life and graduated from New Bedford High in 2000. During his time in high school he started singing in a band called Affliction. Having been involved in chorus all throughout his childhood, he had always sang but wanted …

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