Mariano: Worcester’s all-star political lineup
“So, looking back over the past 40 years or so, whose numbers should be retired and lifted to the rafters in City Hall. Here are my picks.”
State Rep. Kate Campanale talks Trump, Dixon, guns and making things happen | “I’m Kate Campanale, and I’m a Republican, and this is what I’ve done, and this is how I’ve represented my district. It’s made it difficult for people to see beyond the ‘R’ when all they’re getting is the national news. And that can be a little troubling for some Republicans, especially in Mass.”
From the archives
Q&A with Malika Carter, Worcester’s first chief diversity officer | In her only extended local media interview during her 18-month tenure, Carter — who resigned last week — talked to the Sun about what prepared her for a city the size of Worcester, the city’s hiring practices, the now-infamous 2015 dialogues on race, an unseemly incident involving a member of the city manager’s cabinet, the role of media, and the difference between threats and free speech.
More Sun interviews:
- Alex Corrales, executive director of Worcester Housing Authority
- Cliff Rucker, Worcester Railers owner
- David Rushford, former City Clerk
- Mike Angelini, Bowditch & Dewey partner and city power broker
Local Business Spotlight
Recalde’s Sidewalk Café is an unexpected slice of home | With salsa music playing in the background, the sounds of the Spanish language lingering in the air and the open-arms welcome from their employees, Recalde’s Sidewalk Café, open since February, is all about the Spanish culture. It’s an effort embracing and elevating the feeling of eating at abuela’s house.
Sina-cism: Why healthcare reform will happen | “We will someday have reform. We will have it because Americans are too jealous of their freedom to let a system of good intentions and lofty goals be eroded by a financial structure that triggers runaway costs, soaring premiums and long-term deficits. Intolerable situations eventually end.”
Editorial: Take us to the movies, developers | We’re happy about the return of Movies on the Common in Worcester, and not sorry to see the seedy Paris Cinema meet the wrecking ball at last. But what we would really like is a real movie theater downtown.
Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 180]: When Dukakis, Bulger and Trump collide | Former Bay State governor and Democratic nominee for president Michael Dukakis has not been shy in his critiques of the Tweeter-in-Chief, Donald Trump. In a recent Boston Herald column, Dukakis says his wife, Kitty, “sees all the signs” of a serious personality disorder in the president. Billy Bulger, another powerbroker from years past, knows a thing or two about dangerous personalities. So, Hitch thought it wise to bring everyone together to get to the bottom of this.
On Beacon Hill: State House leadership thrust into game of thrones | House Speaker Robert DeLeo now has to choose a new Ways and Means chairman, or chairwoman, knowing that whoever he elevates will instantly be viewed as a contender to become the next speaker. It also appears certain that DeLeo will face pressure from groups like the Black and Latino Caucus, the Women’s Caucus and the Progressive Caucus. This stuff just writes itself! Plus, McGovern, Ryan, Warren, Pence and legal marijuana.
Augustine Kanjia’s incredible journey continues …
Part 43: More Hopes, Less Success | “I had little time to waste for Grannie’s call. She told me in Mende that she had the medicine to make me clever. She showed me the bottle and promised that I would be the best because it is from Bethlehem. I became more excited. She gave me some when we arrived home.”
More Sun Serials:
Worcester Weekly: Mercantile Center beer festival + more, July 16-22 | The most fun you’ll have with a calendar of events all week. And you just might learn something, too. Here are some of the best things to do, places to go — and reasons why — over the next few days.
Inbox [July 16-22]: News and notes from Davis Art Gallery, UniBank, Worcester Institute for Senior Education, Columbus Day Parade, GWCF and SmartAsset | Have news you or your group would like to share? Let us know by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.