Friday, December 3rd
6 PM – 9 PM
The Woo Church, 911 Main Street
The Energy Barnraisers have been working in the Worcester community on collaborative home energy efficiency projects for just over a year! We’ve had several successful barnraising events in the community, but we need tools and repair materials to sustain our mission of promoting economic and social justice through grassroots community action! Please join us at this fun event!
There will be:
FOOD: a home-cooked pasta dinner…yum!
MUSIC: local music acts!
RAFFLES: with great prizes like ballroom dancing lessons, a massage at Amethyst Point, a home weatherization kit, and more!
Fundraiser admission is ONE TOOL from our wish list or a suggested donation of $5-20. All proceeds from the event will go towards purchasing materials for future barnraisings! All tool donations are accepted! Find more info at www.energybarnraising.org.
All are welcome!
To RSVP, or for more information about the event or our organization, please visit our website at www.energybarnraising.org or contact Heather MacKenzie 978.729.2149
Worcester Police Detectives are currently investigating the city’s 6th homicide as police responded to Crompton Park at 9:05 yesterday morning for a report of a male found deceased. At this time Detectives have positively identified the victim as Kevin J. Shavies, 21 years old of Worcester as the male found deceased.
Curious to hear Worcester’s up-and-coming punk/metal/rock bands? They’ll be emerging from the city’s basements this Saturday, December 4, to play an 11-hour, $15 festival at the Palladium called Next Big Thing.
I was alerted to this show by some young friends-of-the-blog whose screamo band “Friends of Foes” is on the lineup. This is one of those concerts where the bands are supposed to sell tickets to their friends, so if you need one you can buy one from these young men: Matt Costa, Jonathan Gateley, Joe Hart, Gabe Cane, Aiden Duffy (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Asa Needle.
The Snow Ghost and I look forward to seeing you there.
“I’m going to continue to work hard to be the best that I can be, and be a positive role model for the kids at the Boys and Girls Club and in our community” said Rodriguez to a pack[ed] house who all came to see the former amateur standout and current rising star in the super middleweight division. Rodriguez, who attempted to deflect the attention from himself was obviously not comfortable being celebrated, however he handled himself with the type of class that you’d expect from someone who has lived beyond his years. Giving deference to his wife Stephanie and crediting her for helping through what has been the most difficult year of his professional life Rodriguez accepted the accolades from the crowd with humility.
Today’s Crusader has a long article about the reaction of the Holy Cross administration and students to the city manager’s public criticism of rowdy parties in general and Father McFarland in particular.
[Paul] Irish [Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Student Conduct & Community Standards] urged students to put themselves in the College’s neighbors’ perspective. “It’s an ongoing responsibility that the college has, students have, and neighbors have to try to work together to improve the relationship,” he said. “Increasingly, Student Government has been very engaged, as has the president’s office,” he added. “It’s important to let people know it’s ongoing and despite set backs we’re committed to work on this and be good neighbors. And we’re open to new ideas and strategies that can help us.”
Senior Meghan Doherty expressed her frustration with the judgments made by city officials. “I think that’s absolutely ridiculous. [Father McFarland]’s done so many great things for the College,” she said. “He really tries to get to know students. I see him walking around campus on the weekends during the day. He’s getting a lot of blame for this and he doesn’t deserve it.”