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Bringing Them Home

On Wednesday, June 22nd, President Obama addressed the nation, unveiling his drawdown plan for U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Although it seemed to be overshadowed in this area by the capture of notorious Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger, this is a big story that has far reaching implications. Not surprisingly, …

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A SAD Winter

Has there ever been a more perfect acronym than the one used to describe Seasonal Affective Disorder?  S.A.D. Three little letters that perfectly describe the overall feeling of malaise many of us have as the calendar slowly tries to shovel itself clear of winter. I must admit to not knowing …

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Spreading Some Goodwill

The great Indian activist and political leader Mohandas Gandhi once said:  “A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” I couldn’t agree more.  I feel that a city can shape its culture for the better through the acts of its citizens. With around 100,000 …

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The State of New Bedford

New Bedford MA

This coming Thursday (March 24), Mayor Scott Lang will give a “State of the City” address.  The State of the City address is much like the annual State of the Union address that Presidents give each year.  Expect Mayor Lang to address important issues like the economy, education, public safety …

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A Call to Action for New Bedford Citizens

There is a famous scene in Braveheart where William Wallace rallies his Scottish troops just before a battle with English forces.  Atop a horse, he gave an amazing speech about taking action at that moment or living with regret.  William Wallace, leading a rag-tag group of untrained soldiers, goes on …

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Surviving “The Stink Eye”

The English language is one of the most complex and difficult languages to learn, due to all the slang and local phrases.  Depending on where you are geographically, words take on different meanings.  Take the word ‘wicked,’ which literally means “morally bad in principle or practice.” In New England when …

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