Monthly Archives: January 2012

Natalie Jacobson to be senior editor at GoLocalWorcester

As Noah noted a few days ago, the folks behind GoLocalProvidence are starting a similar site for Worcester/Central Mass.

The Globe is now reporting that Natalie Jacobson “will join the site as a senior editor, working on investigative journalism projects with a small group of reporters, and occasionally appearing in front of the camera to conduct interviews.”

I don’t have much to add, but it’s worth noting that GoLocalProv has daily weather reports from my favorite weatherman ever, John Ghiorse. I don’t know how much that big name has contributed to GoLocalProv’s success, but it can’t have hurt.

KKK attacks on Franco-American Catholics in New England

The Worcester Historical Museum is offering a free lecture on Saturday on a little-known part of New England history: Ku Klux Klan attacks on French Canadian immigrants who came to New England to take jobs in the local mills. Something you may not have know: ” At one point, New England KKK members outnumbered those in the south.”

The lecture is free with museum admission and starts at 10 am.

Worcester in The Onion

Yes, it’s that time again — time for Worcester to be randomly featured in The Onion:

Residents of Worcester’s Grafton Hill neighborhood acknowledged Monday they would not necessarily mind a Panera Bread franchise coming in and wiping out Callahan’s, a charming, family-run bakery that has been a fixture of their community since 1964.

In other Worcester-related web marginalia:

Great pictures of Bancroft Tower, the Odd Fellows Home, Federal Square, and the Pennywise Market.

Adams Square Congregational Church in the Catholic Free Press and MetroWest Daily News.

This year, however, WCUW gave me a different kind of wakeup call – a call to a different kind of community service.”

Worcester brickyard advertisements of yesteryear- 1, 2