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  1. Chelsea, Lawrence sue Trump over immigration funding threatRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 |

    The cities of Lawrence and Chelsea are suing President Donald Trump over an executive order that would stop cities from receiving federal funds if they do not comply with federal immigration law.  The suit is at least the second Massachusetts-based legal challenge so far to an executive order issued by the new president and comes as state lawmakers are determining their own response to the Trump administration and its immigration policies.  The complaint, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts, describes the order as "a major affront to the basic principles of federalism and the separation of powers."


  2. Your View: New Bedford's human rights legacy and the current crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 4 |

    Several weeks ago, The Standard-Times reported that City Councilors Debra Coelho and Dana Rebeiro had introduced a motion to make New Bedford a sanctuary city, but their colleagues voted it down. Have the nay-saying city councilors forgotten that when slavery was legal in the South, New Bedford was, in effect, a “sanctuary city” for enslaved persons who escaped to freedom in the North? In the mid-1830s, “black” and “white” residents of New Bedford formed antislavery societies and turned their town into a safe haven for the men, women and children of African descent who had managed to escape from hellish slave plantations in the South, the greatest of whom was Frederick Douglass.


  3. Local students names to Dean's ListRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 25 |

    To qualify for the Dean's List, students must earn a 3.30 GPA, have no incompletes, and have no grade lower than a "C" for the semester. Full-time students must carry 12 or more graded credits for the semester.


  4. Your View: Tom Birmingham - Catholic education is a system worth suportingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2016 |

    I grew up in Chelsea. My education was shaped by nine years in the Chelsea Public Schools and high school at Austin Prep, a Catholic school in the suburbs.


  5. Baker would work to safeguard sanctuary city funding from Trump actionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2016 |

    As communities that offer sanctuary to illegal immigrants brace for a Donald Trump presidency, Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday said he will fight to make sure those Massachusetts towns don't lose federal funding under the new president. "I've said all along that I think decisions about how communities want to manage their public safety issues and their community issues belong to them and they should make whatever decisions they make," Baker said of communities that chose to defy federal immigration law.


  6. New workforce program focuses on retailRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2016 |

    Employers and labor officials are hopeful a new $400,000 grant program will boost workforce development in the retail sector and help retail employees find pathways to career advancement. “Too often we tend to overlook or take for granted the opportunities, the jobs and the career ladders in the retail sector,” said Jon B. Hurst, president of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts.


  7. New Bedford City Council sends environmental justice law to mayor, but only for reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2016 |

    Want to follow the process? Buckle up. It's going to be a bumpy - and political - ride.


  8. Barbara M. Piva, 86Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2016 |

    Barbara M. Piva, age 86, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 29, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Donald Piva.


  9. 'Maverick' on road to recovery, adoptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 |

    The horrific circumstances faced by a two-year-old male German shepherd from Middleboro who goes by the name of “Maverick” have evoked reactions of outrage and heartbreak since the story broke earlier this week. Now, experts say they are optimistic for the dog's recovery but the path to get there will require some help from the public.


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