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Last week’s most popular, March 12-18

Here are the most popular Worcester Sun articles March 12-18

Mariano: Shame on the mayor, superintendent and School Committee! [March 8]
On the road to big things, with singer Dezi Garcia [March 12]
Cosmopolitan Club endures ever-changing landscape [March 15]
Mariano: Erratic Tweeter-in-Chief hurts his own agenda [Vote and tell us what you think.] [March 12]
Sina-cism: Warren prescribes a liberal dose of ‘No’ [March 12]


Editorial: Crime stats show Worcester becoming safer in long run

Recently released data shows marked declines in arrests and most categories of violent crime. While 2016 showed an increase over 2015 in nine categories of crime measured by the Worcester Police Department, the long-term trends continue to show declines. All in all, the data shows a city that’s safe and becoming safer.

ABA basketball hopes to drop Anchors in Worcester

The New England Anchors are a first-year ABA basketball team with strong prospects on the court, and significant connections to the city off of it. But whether the team will make it to next year, and make its home here, are — much like the opening tip-off — matters decidedly up in the air.