Worcester schools fumble chance at anti-violence program | Nearly 100 public high schools across the state were chosen to take part in a New England Patriots-sponsored program through the Attorney General’s office to curb violence among teens. Despite the disheartening previous school year and a summer of youth violence, WPS was not among the participants. Patrick Sargent asks interim Superintendent Marco Rodrigues, and others, why?
Editorial: HEART Initiative a bold step in public-private partnerships | Quinsigamond Community College President Gail Carberry and Anna Maria College President Mary Lou Retelle signed an innovative agreement yesterday and staked a leadership position in the area of public-private higher education partnerships. We look at why the HEART Initiative is a true win-win.
Sun Spots with Hitch: Vol. 15 | Everybody loves the media. No, no — it’s a parade; everybody loves a parade. Well, there’s been a distinct and unrelenting parade the last several months involving media of all shapes and sizes. A procession led by a particularly bombastic, divisive and egomaniacal sort of grand marshal. Hitch watches, and waves, from the sidewalk.
Teen grant-making council YCI announces recipients | An 18-member teen council, empaneled annually by Greater Worcester Community Foundation, recently granted nearly $24,000 to seven nonprofits with a focus on diversity and cultural awareness, substance abuse, domestic abuse, and depression and suicide prevention — and those that best represent a “youth voice.”