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mosaiclogoCouncilors Gaffney, Rosen, Toomey weigh in on Mosaic |  Following the Sun’s exclusive reporting Sunday of the city putting a halt to Mosaic Cultural Complex’s work on a multi-agency health grant, an announcement came from City Hall Monday requesting the Attorney General’s involvement in a continuing investigation. Patrick Sargent gathers reaction and reports on the latest.


Kevin Cox plays Charles to star Danielle Savre's Trudy in Lifetime's "The Wrong Car."

Dana Starbard / Courtesy Kevin Cox

Kevin Cox plays Charles to star Danielle Savre’s Trudy in Lifetime’s “The Wrong Car.”

Art is life for multitalented Burncoat teacher and Lifetime movie star |  “I’m just a guy who can do my job and [have] some fun on the side,” says Kevin G. Cox, a physics teacher at his alma mater Burncoat High by day, and a nationally televised thespian by night — or whenever he can fit it in. His Lifetime channel breakthrough is merely the tip of the iceberg, though, in a thoroughly Worcester story. Alex L. Khan profiles this man of many talents (including matchmaking).


Editorial: Civic pride high above the Seven Hills |  Curtis Kariuki’s aerial view of Worcester took the city by storm. His 2 ½-minute video, shot over two days last week, put this 17-year-old filmmaker’s talents on wide display. The story behind his drone and the people who helped the video gain viral status is an uplifting tale about what the combination of youth, creativity, collaboration and diversity can achieve.


Feb3SunSpot_teaseSun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 29]: Beyond a shadow of a doubt |  Did you know there’s a groundhog in Pennsylvania who every February tells Mother Nature when to turn off winter? What a gig, huh? Once a year, you’ve got a 50-50 shot at acing your presentation; and whether you’re right or wrong, you get to stay on vacation the next 12 months or so. It seems some local employees might prefer such a cushy schedule to whatever it is they’re doing.

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