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UMass Dartmouth arts college exiting downtown New Bedford. Who’s to blame? 

THE ABRUPT announcement Monday that the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s College of Visual and Performing Arts would be immediately vacating a downtown New Bedford building, where it’s been housed for 22 years, has sent an unwelcome jolt through the Whaling City and entire South Coast region.  Nearly everyone seems to lament the sudden turn of […]

Posted inArts and Culture

Old North Church grapples with slavery

WINDING THEIR WAY along the red brick and red painted Freedom Trail, Boston tourists eventually find themselves in front of the Old North Church. Their eyes may seek out the bell tower where lanterns famously beamed out – one if by land, and two if by sea – a warning of arriving British troops.  But […]