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Welcome to the Worcester Sun. We launched in August 2015 with the goal of putting “local” back into local journalism. The Worcester Sun is locally owned, and its co-founders, Mark Henderson and Fred Hurlbrink Jr., live locally. We believe journalism supported by advertising only puts publishers in the position of searching for stories that gather the most clicks. Unfortunately, most of the time popularity and meaning are not the same.

In wake of Manchester ISIS attack, Baker says concert security will be increased [+video]

Gov. Charlie Baker said state, federal and local law enforcement agencies communicate regularly about potential threats here, and echoed city officials who said additional precautions will be taken ahead of Boston Calling, the Memorial Day weekend music festival at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston.

Last week’s most popular, May 14-20

Here are the most popular Worcester Sun articles May 14-20

Mariano: It is time to start talking about and planning for the closing of more churches
Survival training: One woman’s story of perseverance
Free to read: On the road to big things, with singer Dezi Garcia
Sina-cism: Fighting what never was to create what never can be
Valentino’s has ambitious plans for heart of Shrewsbury Street
Mandell: Closing the book on Jane Week in Worcester