Survival training: One woman’s story of perseverance

A terrible car accident in 2010 was life-altering for a Leicester woman who refused to allow her fate to keep her from pursuing something better. Rehabilitation led to an epiphany, which led to a career change — and that turned out to be Jen Burtt’s saving grace. She lost her friend that harrowing night, but through it all she finally found herself.

Anchors away: Worcester’s ABA basketball team has new name, home court

Known as the New England Anchors during its tenuous first year in the revamped ABA basketball league, the team will re-introduce itself next season as the Worcester 78’s — a tribute to the Blizzard of ’78 — in an attempt to make a nostalgic connection across the region while also better defining, team officials believe, its market for supporters and fans. Find out where they’ll be playing their home games — and contributing to a treasured city resource.

In Worcester, battle for pedicab supremacy is afoot

It seems the time is now for New England’s second-largest city to put its pedal to the metal. Indeed, while one pedicab entrepreneur had been planning for months to launch, a competitor beat him to the streets. Find out how they got there first, and what’s next for the competing firms and the industry in the city.

Cosmopolitan Club endures ever-changing landscape

While not much has stayed the same on Grafton Hill over the last 80 years or so, there’s always been one surefire place you could go to meet a friend — maybe even your future spouse — have a beer and a laugh, and let all those changes wash away for an hour or two.

Great Wall’s failing wall comes down [with video]

In a matter of days — since the Sun first reported on Sunday, May 27 — the rear exterior wall began to buckle and large sections of brick fell from the building’s facade into the alleyway of Allen Court behind the building. “My understanding is that the demolition work was done to the extent necessary to abate the imminent public safety issue,” chief development officer Michael E. Traynor wrote in an email to the Sun midday Wednesday.