Monthly Archives: August 2017

Preview: City Council agenda (August 15)

The Worcester City Council meets Tuesday at 6pm. The agenda is here.

This week: Lots of items, but mostly the usual stuff. I’ve included a note on possible “crosswalk stings” below in case you drive in those areas.

I would not be surprised if there is some discussion about how the city opposes Nazis, and about what the city should do to encourage/discourage rowdy antifascist demonstrations.

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  • Upland Street: There are several resident petitions regarding heavy truck traffic on Upland St.
  • Boards and Commissions: The Council will vote on whether or not to reappoint Donna Connolly and Benjamin Roberts to the Advisory Committee on the Status of Women; to appoint of Suzanne Graham and Arline Rosario to the Community Development Advisory Committee; and to appoint Andrew Freilich to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
  • Crosswalk Stings: Councilor Rivera is asking the police to conduct crosswalk stings near various schools, “including the crosswalks near Main St. and Kilby St. where Woodland Academy students cross, the crosswalks near Chandler St. and Newbury St. where Chandler Elementary Community School students cross, the crosswalks near Canterbury St. and Southgate St. where Canterbury St. School students cross, the crosswalks near West St. where Elm Park Community School students cross, the crosswalks near the corner of Main St. and Richards St. where Goddard School of Science students cross, and the crosswalks near Main St. and Freeland St. where UPCS students cross.” If you drive through these areas, a heads-up.
  • Murals: Once again, a bunch of giant murals will appear in the city this summer. This week, the Council is being asked to allow murals at 6-12 Sever St.