Monthly Archives: March 2011

Upcoming City Council meeting: “Lois Lane” and other motions

Some highlights from the upcoming Worcester City Council agenda:

  • 8f: Ken Carson & Paul Howley of That’s Entertainment request to change the name of the private road called “Marmon Place” to “Lois Lane”.
  • 11a: Request City Manager request the Department of Public Health work with the Worcester Fire Department to explore the possibility of obtaining a waiver from the State Office of Emergency Medical Services that would allow fire department personnel to administer nasal Narcan for opioid overdoses.(O’Brien)
  • 11b: Request City Manager update the City Council how the city administration is working with Tufts University and Spay Worcester to address the issue of stray cats in the city. (O’Brien, Haller)

Also: the sign and dog ordinances.

Some puppies returned, story still confusing

I still don’t understand why someone stole injured puppies from a Sterling shelter, or even how they are being recovered.

The T&G explains what they know:

Seven out of nine puppies stolen from the Animal Shelter Inc. of Sterling have been recovered, and a 22-year-old woman was arraigned in Central District Court this morning in connection with the thefts.

[…]

Another puppy was returned to the shelter by someone who said he found it while walking on railroad tracks in Worcester.

Amy Goodman at Clark, March 30

Amy “Democracy Now!” Goodman will be speaking at Clark University’s Tilton Hall, 950 Main Street, Worcester, on March 30 at 4:00pm. The talk is free and open to the public. More at Facebook.

Her talk will open the “Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers” conference.

Democracy Now! is a daily, grassroots, global, radio/TV news hour.

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Above: People gathered outside Worcester’s WCCA TV-13 on April 6, 2006, to celebrate Democracy Now! coming to the station. Mike Benedetti photo.
Continue reading Amy Goodman at Clark, March 30

9 injured puppies stolen from Sterling shelter

Strange news via WCCA-TV13:

Wednesday March

16th the Animal Shelter Inc. of Sterling, MA at 17 Laurelwood Rd in Sterling MA was broken into . The kennel door was kicked open and a total of 9 PUPPIES all recovering from surgery and on much

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Preservation Worcester

1) Preservation Worcester has a tumblr blog.

2) They have a Facebook group to save the Worcester State Hospital Clock Tower. Read this for a bit more on the cause(s) for concern.

3) On a separate note, the Crown Hill neighborhood has a pretty interesting

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Worcester Slow Art Day – April 16

Michelle May is coordinating a Slow Art Day at Worcester Art Museum on April 16.

What is Slow Art Day?

Slow Art Day was started to invite novices – and experts – to experience the art of looking at art slowly.

It’s a very simple process. Volunteer hosts (not necessarily experts) invite people to come to a

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The result? Participants say they get “inspired not tired” and plan to return to that museum or gallery again and again (note: our not-so-secret agenda is to help more people experience the excitement of art and become regular patrons of their local museums).

You can register for Slow Art Day here.

(Image: Ojos, a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 image from GraBaluz’ photostream.)

Brown Bag Concerts at Mechanics Hall

Brown Bag Concerts at Mechanics Hall will be starting once again tomorrow, March 16, for four weeks:

Wednesday, March 16 Brown Bag Concert, United States Navy Band, Noon, Free Admission [more information]

Wednesday, March 23 Brown Bag Concert, Victor Mendoza, Latin Jazz Noon, Free Admission [more information]

Wednesday, March 30 Brown Bag Concert, The David Wax Museum, diverse folk, Americana, Noon, Free Admission [more information]

Wednesday, April 6 Brown Bag Concert, Giacomo Gates, Jazz Vocalist Noon, Free Admission [more information]

Brown Bag Concerts are produced by Mechanics Hall and WICN public radio in partnership with Bank of America. Free admission. Every concert begins at noon and is one hour long.

Union organizer gets local nonunion workers paid

Fascinating column from Clive McFarlane:

Recently, for example, a number of workers, most of them undocumented, asked for his help in getting their money from snow removal jobs they had performed for Robert Brunell, who operates a company called R U Plastered in Millbury.

Mr. Brunell had used the workers to clear snow from roofs at The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley, the Charles River Labs and locations in Millbury and Shrewsbury between Feb. 2 and 12.

The workers, about 50 of them, claimed Mr. Brunell had promised to pay them at the end of each work week, but kept putting them off.

Worcester man gets up in someone’s grill

The Springfield Republican is reporting that a Worcester man, Robert Ester, was arrested in Springfield tonight and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and armed robbery. He is alleged to have struck a man with a gun and to have robbed the man of a watch and “a set of ornamental gold teeth.”

(Image: Smile for the Camera, a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0

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