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Alex Corrales, soon to be executive director of Worcester Housing Authority

Fred Hurlbrink Jr. / Worcester Sun

Alex Corrales, soon to be executive director of Worcester Housing Authority

Here’s what’s in the Sept. 6-12 edition of Worcester Sun.

Cover Story: WHA’s Alex Corrales sits down with the Sun |  Recently tapped by a unanimous vote of the Worcester Housing Authority’s governing board to succeed the retiring Ray Mariano, Alex Corrales ascends to a position of prominence during a critical time for the housing authority and its residents. Find out how he got here, and how the perspective he’s gained along the way seems to have prepared him for just this type of moment.

Sidebar: Report shows WHA program A Better Life is working |  An interim evaluation report shows indications that the housing authority’s program to buoy residents facing work/school requirements to maintain their housing eligibility has indeed had a positive impact on enrollees in critical areas such as income and savings.

Volunteers pour stone dust in one of the final two platform boxes for the fitness circuit at Newton Hill.

Brittany Legasey / Friends of Newton Hill

Volunteers pour stone dust in one of the final two platform boxes for the fitness circuit at Newton Hill.

Sun Shine: The Friends of Newton Hill continue to give back  |  The Friends of Newton Hill continue their work of turning the 41-acre parcel into a recreation destination. This committed group of individuals has been on the job since 2001 and is still going strong, as their latest project proves. Take a minute to learn about these dedicated folks who are ready to fulfill a 10-year-old dream. And, whether you’ve ever been there or not, plan to see one of the city’s true jewels.

Troung Vo knew this was the right place for his gallery.

Giselle Rivera-Flores / For Worcester Sun

Troung Vo knew this was the right place for his gallery.

Local Business Spotlight: Nine Dot Gallery |  What makes a chemistry major from Holy Cross decide to open an art gallery in Main South? Find out what drove Worcester native Truong Vo to choose this career in our Local Business Spotlight as we welcome our newest contributor, Giselle Rivera-Flores.

South Works

Postcard Collection / Worcester Historical Museum

Postcard – American Steel and Wire – South Works.

Sun Commentary: Worcesternomics, Chapter 1 |  Those who have lived in Worcester long enough know that the view driving south on Route 146 used to be quite different than it is today. The land upon which sits a Wal-Mart, Olive Garden and Sam’s Club used to be home to American Wire & Cable Company. How did that happen and what does it mean for the future of Worcester? Today we introduce Worcesternomics, which is a recurring column dedicated to answering that question and more.

Editorial: Preliminary thoughts |  Worcester’s primary election will be held on Tuesday. The big question is how many people will turn out to vote. We do the math, and it doesn’t look good.

Changes could be coming to City Hall, but that depends on your vote, Tuesday, Sept. 8.

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Changes could be coming to City Hall, but that depends on your vote, Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Worcester Weekly |  You have a long weekend, a short work week and an absolutely jammed-pack Saturday in the city. Plan accordingly. Whether it’s attending the 25th anniversary of The Venture Forum after you vote on Tuesday, taking advantage of Free Senior Day at the Worcester Historical Museum on Thursday or attending a football game on Friday night, we’ll get you through the week. Then, on Saturday, we take you to the five events that make this year’s CityFest an absolute must.

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