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Tim Quinn expects to see parents Pat and Anne, former city employees retired to the Cape, back in the Woo more often now that his West Boylston Street pub is about to open.

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Tim Quinn expects to see parents Pat and Anne, former city employees retired to the Cape, back in the Woo more often now that his West Boylston Street pub is about to open.

Local Business Spotlight: Quinn’s Irish Pub, coming to Greendale |  “We’ve got a lot of great bars around here and a few of them don’t have food. Quinn’s will be a good place for some of those guys and gals to come up the hill and have a bite to eat and then head back to their regular spots.” — Tim Quinn, co-owner. Patrick Sargent has more on the area’s latest bar, which will also pay tribute to Tim’s late brother Ryan.


Gov. Charlie Baker

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Gov. Charlie Baker

Editorial: State should keep the cap on charter schools |  The City Council voted last night to join the School Committee in opposing raising the cap on the number of charter schools in Massachusetts, a legislative priority of Gov. Charlie Baker. Increasing the number of charter schools at this time would rig the game against local school districts and would be an unconscionable act of fiscal irresponsibility. We explain why.


March9SunSpot_teaseSun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 39]: Alphabet soup for the soul |  Most of us can get behind International Women’s Day. That’s not such a big ask. But when the YWCA of Central Massachusetts brings in disgraced former state legislator Dianne Wilkerson, known best for accepting multiple bribes on camera, as an example of women’s achievement, well, that’s another question entirely. For Hitch, though, the answer is academic.


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inbox_charter picInbox: Inaugural Progressive Worcester meeting March 23, REC Earth Day prep, Mariano on HuffPo, Clark University ranks highly, new Spectrum Store open |  Interesting and worthwhile things happen every day in our community. Alas, we can’t cover them all. Today, with Inbox, we introduce an easily digestible compilation of interesting and noteworthy items you and your neighbors keep telling us about. Have a release or a photo you or your group would like to share? Let us know by emailing it to info@worcester.ma. Be sure to include a link to the full release on your site or Facebook page so we can include it and send Sun members your way.

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