Here’s what the Worcester Sun has for you in its Sept. 13-19 edition:
Cover story: In this home beats the heart of recovery | Unsurprisingly in a house with a newborn, the wall in the living room already is filled with pictures. The dining room table is large; the kind whose leaves are utilized to their fullest extent to fit all the chairs that fall around it. This house seems like any other in the Grove Street area. But it is so much more. Sun contributor Alex L. Khan takes an inside look at a sanctuary for women in need, Beryl’s House, here.
Sun Shine: To great effect, group helps kids bond, make impact | The Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts’ Youth Effect is much more than an after-school program. It is an initiative that offers a broader sense of belonging than many of its members are accustomed to, and one that sets its youngsters on a community-minded, civically engaged, difference-making course. Read about it here.
Editorial: Us vs. us | The Worcester Police Department and the press have squared off in a bitter battle, raising to new heights tensions between the two. We look at who’s right, who’s wrong, and why. Our conclusion may surprise you, here.
Hidden Gem: Addie Lee’s Soul Food | Inside the bright space at 596 Main St., with the large windows wrapping the corner eatery, and stretched fully across the open-floor concept, stands a line of patrons bombarding the counter with countless lunch orders. Take your taste buds on a tour down South with Sun contributor Giselle Rivera-Flores to find out why you might want to be the next to queue up at Addie Lee’s. Read about it here.
Local Crowdfund: Paging Dr. Gonzo | Is J. Stuart Esty a 21st century entrepreneur taking advantage of social media to promote his products by asking his friends to fund his flavorful business venture? Or is it Dr. Gonzo, the mad creator who toils in the garden, who mixes and blends the ever-evolving organic sauces and fixin’s that will cure whatever ails you? Sun contributor Art Simas was just brave enough to find out, here.
Worcester Weekly | Ever been to Louis in the Bronx? No — maybe Buca di Beppo in Shrewsbury then? Either way a little Italian might come in handy, so why not sign up for a beginner’s course starting Tuesday. Or while we’re on the taking-classes kick, check out WAM’s prodigious set of fall offerings. Hear what the at-large City Council candidates have to say as election season heats up, then join the United Way for its annual volunteer extravaganza. Maybe top off your week on College Hill with some Crusader sports action — we’ve got you covered, here.