Mariano: Which City Council candidate has the advantage in District 1?
“The candidates to fill the seat currently held by Tony Economou are a solid group. Here is an initial look at strengths and weaknesses.”
Local Business Spotlight
The daughter also rises: 50 years of family at Foley & Son Fish and Chips | “Basically everything is the same as it was in 1967. The fryolators, counter and back room are still in the same location. Of course, we’ve had some upgrades over the years but the layout is exactly the same as the original,” Patti Foley said. “I’m very fortunate and blessed that we keep going. I have a lot of regular customers. So without them, I’d never be here.”
More from our Survivor Series:
For Nick Johnson, his summer on Cape Cod is all business | Aiming for the Major Leagues someday, Worcester native Nick Johnson is steadily upping his game. The URI student is pitching for the Bourne Braves this summer, working hard toward his goal, and also mourning the death last winter of his mother, city restaurateur Angela Demake.
Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 178]: In Worcester, everybody’s doing the PawSox dance | Is it just a dream? Could it be real?! It seems that whenever the prospect of wooing the Red Sox’ top minor-league affiliate to the city resurfaces, business leaders, residents and municipal officials become moths to the proverbial flame. The T&G even gave the speculation-driven story blanket coverage last week with several pieces devoted to the topic. We don’t think they’ll mind if Hitch cuts in.
Editorial: Ensuring safe play should be priority for Worcester leaders | In what kind of city does the whole hoop structure fall down while a kid is shooting baskets solo? Shockingly, that happened recently in Worcester. The public park — Holland Rink Playground on Lincoln Street — is old and all but forgotten. But it’s open, and a 16-year-old basketball player could have been badly hurt.
Sina-cism: Lobbying stinks — don’t make it worse | “Just how subtly slippery a slope we face is illustrated by a June 29 report in the Boston Globe detailing how Democratic legislative leaders in Massachusetts are trying to raise $2.2 million to pay for a meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures, to be held Aug. 5-9 in Boston.”
On Beacon Hill: The $40 billion buzzkill | The smoke had no sooner cleared from the fireworks over the Charles River than lawmakers returned to work midweek to find that tensions simmering behind the two major issues before the Legislature were ready to bubble over. A $40.2 billion budget deal would eventually emerge, but not before a few punches were thrown. Plus, McGovern, Healey, Markey and trust funds.
A Mother’s Journey [Part 48]: The look of leadership | “At times, I feel that despite our progress as Latinas, as women, as African Americans, we will never be more than just a stereotype in the business world – always taking orders and never giving them. … Diversity in the workplace, especially in entrepreneurship, is crucial. In fact, in my eyes, it is the tipping point for innovation.”
Worcester Weekly: Canal District Wagon Tours, Bravehearts + more, July 9-15 | The most fun you’ll have with a calendar of events all week. And you just might learn something, too. Here are some of the best things to do, places to go — and reasons why — over the next few days.
Inbox [July 9-15]: News and notes from Railers HC, U.S. Navy, WPI, Assumption, Clark and African Community Education | Have news you or your group would like to share? Let us know by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.