February 15, 2017

Worcester Sun, Feb. 15: Railers living on the Edge, Hitch tunes up Elizabeth Warren + much more

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Railers players’ first stop? Their new apartments at the Edge |  “We’re looking forward to it,” said Michael Myers, Railers president. “It’s a perfect setup for us since they’re right there next to the Worcester Ice Center,” the under-construction Canal District rink facility where the team will practice at Winter and Harding streets.

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Railers owner Cliff Rucker

The club, Myers told the Sun, leased the apartments at the Edge for one year to “test the waters.” Patrick Sargent has more details.

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Maura Healey

State of Politics: Immigrants get a boost, legal pot gets a blog, state Dems get a Falchuk |  In a survey, Mass. ranked first in percentage of jobs created by and economic contribution of international students. … The Foley Hoag blog’s authors have experience with the medical marijuana industry, data privacy, employment, banking and finance, and trademark issues. … Former gubernatorial candidate Evan Falchuk was unable to get his United Independent Party off the ground. … Plus: Video of Maura Healey adding doctors to gun safety battle.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 137]: Elizabeth Warren’s Songs in the Key of Strife |  The senator from Massachusetts certainly has had no trouble getting airplay. Her ubiquitous Trump serenades (or retorts and attacks — whatever) date back to early in the presidential campaign and have become rallying cries for many on the left. Award-worthy even. Of course, Warren’s approach doesn’t quite strike the same chord with conservatives scurrying to manage the daily Donald fallout. Hitch presses play and gets lost in the chorus.

Editorial: Bills would help ensure energy, and economy, are renewable |  Measures filed last month on Beacon Hill set ambitious goals for renewable energy in Massachusetts, goals audacious enough to help fight climate change and elevate and transform the Bay State’s economy for generations. Among the bills’ 53 cosponsors are representatives James J. O’Day and Daniel M. Donahue of Worcester.

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Nikola Tesla

Sina-cism: When Nikola Tesla didn’t come to Worcester |  “In hopes of tracking down evidence of Tesla’s Worcester visit, I scoured microfilm for September 1931. I read about a great many horrific car crashes, some sensational murders, and the Worcester County agricultural fair section. Tesla had appeared on the cover of Time magazine in July 1931, and had long been under consideration for a Nobel Prize, so I was excited to see how Worcester would cover his visit.” But a funny thing happened for Chris Sinacola on the way to history.

Inbox [Feb. 15]: Main South CDC lands $4M to buy and renovate 75 affordable housing units, YWCA seeks Erskine nominees, immigration law experts arrange forums, city uses Common to push downtown agenda |  Interesting and worthwhile things happen every day in our community. Alas, we can’t cover them all. That’s where Inbox comes in, to offer readers 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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