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Free to Read – worcester.ma https://worcester.ma The Worcester Sun, local news worth supporting Wed, 22 May 2019 17:31:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Worcester Sun, Feb. 17-24: Mariano on Jay-Z vs. Trump, The Big Picture pinpoints a crucial economic driver, Hitch on pot, Meet the Sun + more https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-sun-feb-17-24-mariano-on-jay-z-vs-trump-the-big-picture-pinpoints-a-crucial-economic-driver-hitch-on-pot-meet-the-sun-more/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-sun-feb-17-24-mariano-on-jay-z-vs-trump-the-big-picture-pinpoints-a-crucial-economic-driver-hitch-on-pot-meet-the-sun-more/#comments Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:57:14 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=227814 Sign up for our email newsletter or check us out on Facebook, and stay tuned for announcements and updates from the Worcester Sun.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-sun-feb-17-24-mariano-on-jay-z-vs-trump-the-big-picture-pinpoints-a-crucial-economic-driver-hitch-on-pot-meet-the-sun-more/feed/ 1 Audio Journal helps visually impaired ‘see’ the world https://worcester.ma/2018/02/free-to-read-audio-journal-helps-visually-impaired-see-the-world/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/free-to-read-audio-journal-helps-visually-impaired-see-the-world/#comments Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:40:09 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=227114 “Our No. 1 priority is finding listeners so that there are as many people listening to us who can benefit from the radio shows,” director Vince Lombardi said. He said there are about 5,000 legally blind people in Central Massachusetts, and that the nonprofit Audio Journal reaches about 3,500 of them.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/free-to-read-audio-journal-helps-visually-impaired-see-the-world/feed/ 1 Worcester Sun, Feb. 14: Pot, potholes and power players, Hitch on taxing millionaires, Audio Journal + more https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-sun-feb-14-pot-potholes-and-power-players-hitch-on-taxing-millionaires-audio-journal-more/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-sun-feb-14-pot-potholes-and-power-players-hitch-on-taxing-millionaires-audio-journal-more/#respond Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:37:51 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=227256 Subscribe now to our new full-color, locally produced print edition, on newsstands (or in your mailbox) Saturday mornings.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-sun-feb-14-pot-potholes-and-power-players-hitch-on-taxing-millionaires-audio-journal-more/feed/ 0 Mariano: Vows of love https://worcester.ma/2018/02/mariano-vows-of-love/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/mariano-vows-of-love/#comments Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:11:03 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=226423 I have had a few occasions to perform wedding ceremonies for family and close friends . . . I try to make each ceremony a little different. But, they all include the wording “in sickness and in health ... until death do us part.” ]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/mariano-vows-of-love/feed/ 3 Frank Virzi’s crossword [Feb. 10-17]: Night Light https://worcester.ma/2018/02/frank-virzis-crossword-feb-10-17-night-light/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/frank-virzis-crossword-feb-10-17-night-light/#respond Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:05:53 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=226510 https://worcester.ma/2018/02/frank-virzis-crossword-feb-10-17-night-light/feed/ 0 Worcester Sun, Feb. 10-17: Mariano with 3 incredibly real stories of love and devotion, how Worcester became an opioid outlier, Blue Shades, remembering Ed Hyder + much more https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-sun-feb-10-17-mariano-with-3-incredibly-real-stories-of-love-and-devotion-how-worcester-became-an-opioid-outlier-blue-shades-remembering-ed-hyder-much-more/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-sun-feb-10-17-mariano-with-3-incredibly-real-stories-of-love-and-devotion-how-worcester-became-an-opioid-outlier-blue-shades-remembering-ed-hyder-much-more/#respond Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:04:51 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=226502 Subscribe now to our new full-color, locally produced print edition, on newsstands (or in your mailbox) Saturday mornings.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-sun-feb-10-17-mariano-with-3-incredibly-real-stories-of-love-and-devotion-how-worcester-became-an-opioid-outlier-blue-shades-remembering-ed-hyder-much-more/feed/ 0 The Dish: Kummerspeck tenders the tastiest holiday trimmings https://worcester.ma/2018/02/free-to-read-the-dish-kummerspeck-tenders-the-tastiest-holiday-trimmings/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/free-to-read-the-dish-kummerspeck-tenders-the-tastiest-holiday-trimmings/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 06:24:43 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=225234 Comfort foods become cravings in the months of November and December, and hearty meals tend to lead us right into sleeping bliss. For someone like me, the holidays are pure heaven. Recently, that nostalgic, emotional eating style has been captured by the menu offered at Kummerspeck.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/free-to-read-the-dish-kummerspeck-tenders-the-tastiest-holiday-trimmings/feed/ 0 Worcester Sun, Feb. 7: Rosenberg on the hot seat, Hitch on a worthy crusade, owning your place in the business world + more https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-sun-feb-7-rosenberg-on-the-hot-seat-hitch-on-a-worthy-crusade-owning-your-place-in-the-business-world-more/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-sun-feb-7-rosenberg-on-the-hot-seat-hitch-on-a-worthy-crusade-owning-your-place-in-the-business-world-more/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 05:09:37 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=225819 Subscribe now to our new full-color, locally produced print edition, on newsstands (or in your mailbox) Saturday mornings.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-sun-feb-7-rosenberg-on-the-hot-seat-hitch-on-a-worthy-crusade-owning-your-place-in-the-business-world-more/feed/ 0 Mariano: What’s wrong with Charlie Baker? https://worcester.ma/2018/02/mariano-whats-wrong-with-charlie-baker/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/mariano-whats-wrong-with-charlie-baker/#respond Sat, 03 Feb 2018 13:56:06 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224893 "So why would anyone run against Charlie Baker? What is he doing so wrong that a candidate thinks he or she could bring Baker’s stratospheric numbers back down to earth?"]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/mariano-whats-wrong-with-charlie-baker/feed/ 0 Worcester’s Power Players, a more definitive list https://worcester.ma/2018/02/jane-jacobs-woo-worcesters-power-players-a-more-definitive-list/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/jane-jacobs-woo-worcesters-power-players-a-more-definitive-list/#respond Sat, 03 Feb 2018 13:55:18 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224807 If we are going to honor the developers, we also have to acknowledge the role of those who create the crucial infrastructure of a vital built environment – the artists, the preservationists, the tree huggers and the tree planters. … They too are the “power players.”]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/jane-jacobs-woo-worcesters-power-players-a-more-definitive-list/feed/ 0 Frank Virzi’s crossword [Feb. 3-10]: Five B.C. https://worcester.ma/2018/02/frank-virzis-crossword-feb-3-10-five-b-c/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/frank-virzis-crossword-feb-3-10-five-b-c/#respond Sat, 03 Feb 2018 13:49:49 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224906 17 Across: Pie pick at Mrs. Mack's Bakery ...]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/frank-virzis-crossword-feb-3-10-five-b-c/feed/ 0 Worcester Sun, Feb. 3-10: Mariano on Baker’s mistakes, Worcester housing crunch in focus, a more definitive list of city ‘power players,’ Hitch on SOTU + much more https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-sun-feb-3-10-mariano-on-bakers-mistakes-worcester-housing-crunch-in-focus-a-more-definitive-list-of-city-power-players-hitch-on-sotu-much-more/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-sun-feb-3-10-mariano-on-bakers-mistakes-worcester-housing-crunch-in-focus-a-more-definitive-list-of-city-power-players-hitch-on-sotu-much-more/#respond Sat, 03 Feb 2018 13:46:34 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224822 Subscribe now to our new full-color, locally produced print edition, on newsstands (or in your mailbox) Saturday mornings.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-sun-feb-3-10-mariano-on-bakers-mistakes-worcester-housing-crunch-in-focus-a-more-definitive-list-of-city-power-players-hitch-on-sotu-much-more/feed/ 0 Craft beer is becoming the wine of New England by redefining ‘terroir’ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/craft-beer-is-becoming-the-wine-of-new-england-by-redefining-terroir/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/craft-beer-is-becoming-the-wine-of-new-england-by-redefining-terroir/#respond Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:22:47 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224091 https://worcester.ma/2018/01/craft-beer-is-becoming-the-wine-of-new-england-by-redefining-terroir/feed/ 0 Coding political change: Holy Cross student’s app eases civic engagement https://worcester.ma/2018/01/free-to-read-coding-political-change-holy-cross-students-app-eases-civic-engagement/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/free-to-read-coding-political-change-holy-cross-students-app-eases-civic-engagement/#respond Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:21:56 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224096 Anthony Saltarelli, then a junior computer science major at the College of the Holy Cross, was one of many Americans who found themselves in a state of shock in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 presidential election. Unlike a lot of them, however, Saltarelli found a way to not only take action, but to empower others to do the same.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/free-to-read-coding-political-change-holy-cross-students-app-eases-civic-engagement/feed/ 0 Worcester Sun, Jan. 31: Wynn, Chandler, Gronkowski, Lelling, black-market marijuana + more https://worcester.ma/2018/01/worcester-sun-jan-31-wynn-chandler-gronkowski-lelling-black-market-marijuana-more/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/worcester-sun-jan-31-wynn-chandler-gronkowski-lelling-black-market-marijuana-more/#respond Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:19:39 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224134 Subscribe now to our new full-color, locally produced print edition, on newsstands (or in your mailbox) Saturday mornings.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/worcester-sun-jan-31-wynn-chandler-gronkowski-lelling-black-market-marijuana-more/feed/ 0 Mariano: President Trump is right https://worcester.ma/2018/01/mariano-president-trump-is-right/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/mariano-president-trump-is-right/#comments Sat, 27 Jan 2018 07:42:53 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=223145 I do not think that every Trump policy is wrong. Sometimes it is hard to see past his deplorable personal behavior to see the value in a Trump policy. But, even though there are only a few, there are some instances where I think President Trump is right.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/mariano-president-trump-is-right/feed/ 12 Frank Virzi’s crossword [Jan. 27-Feb. 3]: You Heard It Here First https://worcester.ma/2018/01/frank-virzis-crossword-jan-27-feb-3-you-heard-it-here-first/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/frank-virzis-crossword-jan-27-feb-3-you-heard-it-here-first/#respond Sat, 27 Jan 2018 07:37:36 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=223256 https://worcester.ma/2018/01/frank-virzis-crossword-jan-27-feb-3-you-heard-it-here-first/feed/ 0 Worcester Sun, Jan. 27-Feb. 3: Mariano on Trump’s right moves, talking education with Jennifer Davis Carey, Worcester’s real housing conundrum + much more https://worcester.ma/2018/01/worcester-sun-jan-27-feb-3-mariano-on-trumps-right-moves-talking-education-with-jennifer-davis-carey-worcesters-real-housing-conundrum-much-more/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/worcester-sun-jan-27-feb-3-mariano-on-trumps-right-moves-talking-education-with-jennifer-davis-carey-worcesters-real-housing-conundrum-much-more/#respond Sat, 27 Jan 2018 07:36:46 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=223163 Subscribe now to our new full-color, locally produced print edition, on newsstands (or in your mailbox) Saturday mornings.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/worcester-sun-jan-27-feb-3-mariano-on-trumps-right-moves-talking-education-with-jennifer-davis-carey-worcesters-real-housing-conundrum-much-more/feed/ 0 Cannabiz: Potential billion-dollar industry had its pot stirred in Worcester https://worcester.ma/2018/01/free-to-read-cannabiz-legal-recreational-marijuana-potential-billion-dollar-industry/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/free-to-read-cannabiz-legal-recreational-marijuana-potential-billion-dollar-industry/#respond Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:56:54 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=222388 Massachusetts’ effort to legalize marijuana had an aspect of its origins in Worcester, where James Smith, a former state legislator turned consultant, met up with Matthew Huron, a Coloradan and CEO of Good Chemistry with local roots who had come to Massachusetts to assist with the legalization effort.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/free-to-read-cannabiz-legal-recreational-marijuana-potential-billion-dollar-industry/feed/ 0 Worcester Sun, Jan. 24: Chandler on Rosenberg probe, Cannabiz, Hitch on Worcester rubbish + more https://worcester.ma/2018/01/worcester-sun-jan-24-chandler-on-rosenberg-probe-cannabiz-hitch-on-worcester-rubbish-more/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/worcester-sun-jan-24-chandler-on-rosenberg-probe-cannabiz-hitch-on-worcester-rubbish-more/#respond Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:54:15 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=222412 Subscribe now to our new full-color, locally produced print edition, on newsstands (or in your mailbox) Saturday mornings.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/worcester-sun-jan-24-chandler-on-rosenberg-probe-cannabiz-hitch-on-worcester-rubbish-more/feed/ 0 Mariano: Trump’s Medicaid work requirement is only half-baked https://worcester.ma/2018/01/mariano-trumps-medicaid-work-requirement-is-only-half-baked/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/mariano-trumps-medicaid-work-requirement-is-only-half-baked/#comments Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:42:52 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=221566 “Unfortunately, while the overall idea has considerable merit, in my opinion, the Trump proposal is only half-baked. Rather than a thoughtful program that will accomplish the laudable goal of helping more people get back to work and off of government assistance, this program is thin on program details and lacks the financial wherewithal to make it work.”]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/mariano-trumps-medicaid-work-requirement-is-only-half-baked/feed/ 9 Beyond #MeToo, Brazilian women rise up against racism and sexism https://worcester.ma/2018/01/beyond-metoo-brazilian-women-rise-up-against-racism-and-sexism/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/beyond-metoo-brazilian-women-rise-up-against-racism-and-sexism/#comments Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:40:28 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=220989 Women’s empowerment recently got a big boost at the Golden Globes, but the United States isn’t the only place having a feminist revival. The viral success of #MeuPrimeiroAssedio spurred a spate of social media activism in Brazil, where despite decades of feminist efforts gender inequality remains deeply entrenched. A Holy Cross professor explores.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/beyond-metoo-brazilian-women-rise-up-against-racism-and-sexism/feed/ 1 Frank Virzi’s crossword [Jan. 20-27]: Accents Happen https://worcester.ma/2018/01/frank-virzis-crossword-jan-20-27-accents-happen/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/frank-virzis-crossword-jan-20-27-accents-happen/#respond Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:36:47 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=221579 7 Down: Word after Blue or Holy ...]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/frank-virzis-crossword-jan-20-27-accents-happen/feed/ 0 Worcester Sun, Jan. 20-27: Mariano’s diagnosis for Medicaid, old story for Worcester three-deckers, Law & Order, thoughts on council terms + more https://worcester.ma/2018/01/worcester-sun-jan-20-27-marianos-diagnosis-for-medicaid-old-story-for-worcester-three-deckers-law-order-thoughts-on-council-terms-more/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/worcester-sun-jan-20-27-marianos-diagnosis-for-medicaid-old-story-for-worcester-three-deckers-law-order-thoughts-on-council-terms-more/#respond Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:35:52 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=221542 Subscribe now to our new full-color, locally produced print edition, on newsstands (or in your mailbox) Saturday mornings.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/worcester-sun-jan-20-27-marianos-diagnosis-for-medicaid-old-story-for-worcester-three-deckers-law-order-thoughts-on-council-terms-more/feed/ 0 Trump vows to fight ‘fake news’ by cutting funds to cities https://worcester.ma/2018/01/free-to-read-trump-vows-to-fight-fake-news-by-cutting-funds-to-cities/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/free-to-read-trump-vows-to-fight-fake-news-by-cutting-funds-to-cities/#respond Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:32:40 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=220769 The tendrils of a freedom-chilling threat by the president to defund communities, large and small, that harbor media outlets that badmouth his administration reach into Central Mass. ]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/free-to-read-trump-vows-to-fight-fake-news-by-cutting-funds-to-cities/feed/ 0