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Here’s what’s in this Wednesday’s edition of Worcester Sun:

Sun Shine: Much-needed help on the menu at Community Servings |  As the operation continues to grow in Worcester, Community Servings nonprofit meal delivery service has found that individuals, businesses and other organizations are more than willing to do their part to make sure homebound residents get the meals they need.

Community Servings volunteers work on food preparation. Volunteers are also needed for delivering meals to homebound individuals.

Courtesy Community Servings

Community Servings volunteers work on food preparation. Volunteers are also needed for delivering meals to homebound individuals.

Sun Spots with Hitch: Vol. 11 |  Police patrolling schools has been a divisive topic from Day One in communities well beyond Worcester. Their numbers spiked post-Columbine in the first years of the new millenium. The debate over the strategy’s efficacy has seemingly never waned. As Worcester Public Schools enters a period of transition, the friction between the pros and cons has again sparked heated discussion. Hitch weighs in.

Marco Rodrigues

Courtesy of Worcester Public Schools

Worcester Public Schools interim superintendent Marco Rodrigues

Editorial: To protect and serve |  Two recent documents show the city is moving in the right direction with respect to Worcester Police Department school resource officers in the Worcester Public Schools. We show you what they are and why the discussion is now properly focused.

Affordable housing reality check |  Today, many fears about affordable housing are not grounded in reality. Gateway cities like Worcester can benefit significantly from tax incentives attached to affordable-based developments, which can be hubs of economic and social growth. When done well, these projects promote walkability, public safety, education and economic development. Worcester attorney Alex Mooradian debuts for the Sun by busting some myths surrounding a favorite target of NIMBYists everywhere.

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