The City Council has taken up as its first item tonight a recommendation from the retirement board (5-0) that the city adopt Adoption of Section 27 and 28 of Chapter 131 of the Acts of 2010. This expands city retirement benefits to those who retired prior to 1996 who were barred from opting for Section C in widow/er benefits.
Remember that “Guns for Art” project that was the cover story of Worcester Magazine a few weeks back? Guns collected through the gun buyback program were melted down into a piece of art. Dr. Michael P. Hirsch, who proposed the project, had hoped it would go in Elm Park.
The artwork when completed would be a double arch, 21 feet tall, with a footprint of 30×30.
If you have an opinion on this piece of art and its placement in Elm Park, you might keep an eye on the Parks Commission agenda, as they’ll have approval once it gets to that point. (Sorry for the early false warning!)
(photo via the Guns for Art picture gallery on the WoMag website)
A delegation from Pushkin, Russia is visiting the city this week. Government and university leaders are meeting with local equivalent leaders during the visit (they’re having lunch with Worcester Public Schools leaders tomorrow).
The visit is part of the continuing work of the International Center of Worcester, which maintains the sister city arrangement between Pushkin and Worcester.