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News to Me…

Here’s the news you don’t get in mainstream media. Remember, you heard it here first. In conjunction with and protest of the 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, a group called Vegetables Are Food! will hold its 1st Annual Madeira Fast this coming August. In an online, low carbon footprint …

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The Citizens of New Bedford Deserve Better

By David Grogan With the recent financial crisis in the New Bedford Public Schools that forced the layoffs of dozens of teachers, I’m reminded of George Santayana’s quote, “those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The history of financial mismanagement in the school department has …

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Teach to the Truth

By Catherine McLaughlin Let me get this straight: New Bedford High School (NBHS) has been assessed as an under-performing school. And the state’s and Superintendent Pia Durkin’s chosen “solution” is to fire 50% of the faculty. Have I fallen through the rabbit hole? Do I see Cheshire cat-like grins in …

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Myth vs. Fact: Medical Marijuana

Whether you are in support of medical marijuana or opposed to it, the voters of Massachusetts spoke in November 2012 and decided that patients should have safe access to medicinal cannabis. Since the referendum was passed the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has been working on developing laws and …

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