October 24, 2017

Worcester Sun, Oct. 25: Taking on Trump, Hitch on Holy Cross mascot crusade, The Muse + more

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With health costs set to soar, Mass. delegation escalates battle with Trump |  Led by Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey, the legislators, including Rep. Jim McGovern, want to make sure President Donald Trump knows how thousands of Bay State families will be negatively impacted by his decision to end federal subsidies used by insurers to keep consumer costs down.

Elizabeth Warren and Charlie Baker … on the same team?

Watch: Baker on legislators getting back to work, etc. |  The governor talks to reporters about the many high-priority items on the state Legislature’s agenda — MassHealth cost containment and criminal justice reform, for starters — as the fall session begins to wind down. He also shares opinions on a number of other spending measures, and Senate President Stan Rosenberg makes a cameo [4 minutes, 43 seconds].

Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 209]: A mixed bag of reactions to Holy Cross mascot-change crusade |  The College of the Holy Cross is not only an imposing and influential institution in Worcester, but it has been known as a sort of bellwether for liberalism in the Catholic Church for decades, dating at least back to a 1974 Time article that called HC “the cradle of the Catholic left.” And now the school’s Crusader mascot — potentially offensive to Muslims and Jews — is increasingly in the crosshairs, with a campus task force charged with making a recommendation to trustees by next year. Hitch did his own research and found a few extra concerns.

Last week’s most read articles:

Laura Marotta / For Worcester Sun

Many classrooms across the city, like this one at East Middle, are from an era gone by — and for students who didn’t have cell phones or myriad modern challenges.

New in the Sun! | College notebook

The Quad [Oct. 25]: Four things to know from Worcester State, Quinsig, Holy Cross and Assumption |  Have campus news you or your college or university organization would like to share? Let us know by emailing it to info@worcester.ma. Be sure to send a link to the full release on your site or Facebook page so we can include it and point Sun members your way.

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Giselle Rivera-Flores / For Worcester Sun

John Rinaldo brought The Muse to downtown to be a part of the neighborhood’s revival — but will he still be there when the urban renewal efforts are complete?

The Muse is inspired to remain a part of Worcester’s downtown revival |  Coming to Federal Square during the much-ballyhooed “downtown renaissance,” The Muse owners John Rinaldo and Matt Kingman set forth to be a part of the bigger picture. Cultivating a brand based on the anticipated vibes of new visitors and returning friends with hip cocktails and craft beer, The Muse has added something flagrantly unique to the urban lifestyle trend.

From the publisher

Worcester Sun announces plans to publish print edition

In May 2015, we wrote, “Our goal is to fulfill our promise of creating the kind of impact journalism the Worcester community can rally behind and support.” That remains our goal. And we’re ready to take the next step.

AdCare Patriot Award

Courtesy of AdCare

From left, Director of Ombudsman Services for Mass. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Richard Bedell is pictured with AdCare Worcester Outpatient Supervisor and Recipient of the Patriot Award Deirdre Daley and Joan Bertrand, vice president of Human Resources at AdCare.

Inbox [Oct. 25]: News and notes from Center for Applied Behavioral Instruction, WCUW, Children’s Friend, AdCare, RTN Credit Union |  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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