Last week’s most popular, July 2-8

Here are the most popular Worcester Sun articles July 2-8

Mariano: Choose your words carefully; obscene, crude language is bad enough without making it worse. She’s always been a hustler: The Soofi family story
Access Denied: Mounting opposition buries pipeline plans
Editorial: A week’s worth of fireworks in Worcester
New mandatory minimum sentence would target tricks of drug trafficking trade
Area artist molds a new career, city narrative with Mugged in Worcester

Last week’s most popular, June 25-July 1

Here are the most popular Worcester Sun articles June 25-July 1

Mariano: Which City Council candidate in District 5 has the advantage? In Worcester, battle for pedicab supremacy is afoot
Nothing usual about The Chameleon opening on Shrewsbury Street
Songs in the key of healing: Worcester Center for Expressive Therapies offers hope
Altea’s Eatery offers brunch lovers an everyday entree to France
Meet Worcester’s clinical trial pioneers

In Worcester, battle for pedicab supremacy is afoot

The race is on for local bike taxi companies to get the official “green light” from City Hall to hit Worcester streets this summer. But with the support of key city influencers, one enterprising firm appears to have a head start.

Otherwise known as “pedicabs,” these bicycle-towed taxis are aimed at the city’s high-traffic nightlife areas in hopes to help bar and restaurant hoppers beat the heat.

“I think [bike taxis] would be big for Worcester. Just being out and around, I think it would be easy to jump in an open-air cab to take you to the end of the street so you don’t have to move the car. They’re very popular in bigger cities, and I know they will be popular here — especially getting between the major nightlife areas,” said Jason Grayson, president of Worcester Pedal Bike Company.

Last week’s most popular, June 18-24

Here are the most popular Worcester Sun articles June 18-24

Nothing usual about The Chameleon opening on Shrewsbury Street
Mariano: Thought police take over the Citizen Advisory Council
Editorial: Leadership fails test over candidate’s Turtleboy tie
Worcester 2.0: An outsider’s inside look at the city’s developing future
For George’s Bakery, bread is where the heart is
No child’s play: Simon Says Give Worcester chapter packs a serious charitable punch

Last week’s most popular, June 4-10

Here are the most popular Worcester Sun articles June 4-10

Cutting to the chase: Ronnie Caldwell, barber to the Patriots, plans to open shop in Worcester
Worcester 2.0: An outsider’s inside look at the city’s developing future
Mariano: Why no one wants to run for local office
A visionary Worcester under fire
Sina-cism: The word on Trumpian truths from Assumption College
Editorial: In Worcester, a lesson in laundry and kindness

Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 171]: Worcester budget writers are a cut above

The city’s spending plan for fiscal 2018 comes with a healthy bottom line of about $632 million, some $13 million more than last year.

That, of course, after those intrepid souls on the City Council bravely hacked a whopping $622,112 from the city manager’s original proposal. While a large majority of the new spending will go to schools, many observers decried the lack of scrutiny on how their tax dollars are spent.

Hitch takes a little off the top to get to the bottom of this.