April 2, 2017

Worcester Sun, April 2-8: Mariano introduces Worcester Warriors, teachers union wins PCB ruling, getting ‘Mugged in Worcester’ + more

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Billy Breault

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William T. Breault, chairman of the Main South Alliance for Public Safety ... and a Worcester Warrior.

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Mariano: The man nobody wants but every neighborhood needs |  “He is loud and brash. His hair is long and unruly and he wears a giant mustache that looks like a battering ram . . . when he gets angry, and that is often, he looks like someone you want to avoid. Detractors call him a loudmouth, a bully and much worse.”

Ray Mariano

In the first of a new series, Ray Mariano profiles Billy Breault, the Marshal of Main South.

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Worcester teachers union wins PCB battle, will begin testing at Burncoat and Doherty |  Roger Nugent, EAW president, confirmed to the Sun that the School Committee’s ongoing appeal before the Commonwealth Employee Relations Board was again denied late Thursday, March 30, paving the way for window caulk testing for polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, at the two schools in the district where the concern — and potential danger — has been highest.

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Jonathan Hansen

Area artist molds a new career, city narrative with Mugged in Worcester |  “Worcester is the first place I’ve lived that I had a connection to, ever. That was really the push for me — let’s get this city up and coming and try to promote it a little more,” Jonathan Hansen said. “That’s really the basis of where this whole thing started for me.”

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Editorial: Plans for fire museum on track, deserve support |  Union Station has been getting clobbered over its operating deficit, water leaks and trouble attracting tenants. But there’s good news, too, at the city’s iconic landmark. If all goes as planned, the Worcester Fire Museum and Education Center will be moving in next year, helping salvage the station’s utility and prestige and giving the public an interesting new destination.

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Charles Murray

Sina-cism: ‘Coming Apart,’ at Middlebury and elsewhere |  “As regrettable as the circumstances were that brought it about, it is encouraging to see that one more liberal college professor has woken up to the reality of anti-intellectualism and neo-fascist thuggery on America’s college campuses.” Chris Sinacola on students run amok.

Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 150]: Weighing symptoms of Worcester health deficit |  Remember the four food groups? … Anybody? … Bueller?! … That was the old days. Now there’s a pyramid, and all sorts of rules and limits and labels. And tofu. Oh, the tofu! But still, despite ubiquitous analysis and advice, a healthy lifestyle seems increasingly difficult to come by. All those experts, with all their charts and graphs, never quite capture the true effects of certain, specific environmental factors. And when it comes to Worcester, there’s no one else to call for a diagnosis but Dr. Hitch.

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Gov. Charlie Baker, shown here swearing in Supreme Judicial Court associate justice Elspeth Cypher, was named to a federal panel on opioid abuse.

On Beacon Hill: Snow and ICE as Baker springs into D.C. spotlight |  A Brockton state representative caused an uproar — and a spike in the sanctuary city debate — when she used Facebook to alert her community to a possible Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid targeting undocumented immigrants last week. Meanwhile, after years of resisting, the governor ascends to the national stage on Trump opioid task force. Plus, lazy legislators, McGovern, Healey and, of course, robots.

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Giselle Rivera-Flores

A Mother’s Journey [Part 41]: The place to start? |  “Over the past five years, I have experienced the business renaissance in Worcester, and it is something to be proud of. There is seemingly no stopping the city’s growing startup movement. Except maybe one thing …” Find out what Giselle Rivera-Flores believes could be holding the city back from an even bigger startup boom.

Worcester Weekly: Pitch perfect! Cooperstown, Clark baseball … and a cappella, April 2-10 |  The most fun you’ll have with a calendar of events all week. And you just might learn something, too. Here are six of the best things to do, places to go — and reasons why — over the next few days.

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Cliff Rucker

Inbox [April 2]: Worcester a top emerging startup hub, Becker and WSU announce commencement speakers, Abby’s House receives $4M for renovations, Bravehearts bolster roster |  Interesting and worthwhile things happen every day in our community. Alas, we can’t cover them all. That’s where Inbox comes in, to offer readers an easily digestible compilation of interesting and noteworthy items you and your neighbors keep telling us about. Have news you or your group would like to share? Let us know by emailing it to info@worcester.ma. 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.

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