Top stories this week Cape Verde history, a gull named Glenn, ORR tension

As we head into the weekend, let’s take a look at the news from this past week.

The SouthCoast community has stepped up for 7-year-old Porter Guillemette — a second grader at Acushnet Elementary School — who was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, after doctors discovered an aggressive brain tumor. Billy Sylvia, president of the New Bedford firefighters union Local 841, started a GoFundMe page which has raised over $60,000 from many community members.

There’s a herring gull named Glen flying around the Whaling City, and he’s about to make his big debut in an upcoming children’s book. The children’s book is all about following around the feathered downtown resident hoping to catch him causing a nuisance in the city. Instead, he is embraced by the community and makes people laugh with his wit and charm.

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