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In this issue – 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 SNAP judgment belittles those in need of food aid https://worcester.ma/2018/02/editorial-snap-judgment-belittles-those-in-need-of-food-aid/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/editorial-snap-judgment-belittles-those-in-need-of-food-aid/#respond Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:14:18 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=227819 https://worcester.ma/2018/02/editorial-snap-judgment-belittles-those-in-need-of-food-aid/feed/ 0 To the editor: On Sinacola’s ‘uninformed’ bump-stock views https://worcester.ma/2018/02/to-the-editor-on-sinacolas-uninformed-bump-stock-views/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/to-the-editor-on-sinacolas-uninformed-bump-stock-views/#comments Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:12:51 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=227861 https://worcester.ma/2018/02/to-the-editor-on-sinacolas-uninformed-bump-stock-views/feed/ 1 Nassar’s abuse reflects more than 50 years of men’s power over female athletes https://worcester.ma/2018/02/nassars-abuse-reflects-more-than-50-years-of-mens-power-over-female-athletes/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/nassars-abuse-reflects-more-than-50-years-of-mens-power-over-female-athletes/#respond Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:12:20 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=227912 “I was fortunate in several ways. My mother believed me. It was an inappropriate comment perhaps perversely meant as flirtation, however predatory, rather than an assault. And I never had to see him again. America’s elite female gymnasts had far more devastating experiences under recently convicted sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar.”]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/nassars-abuse-reflects-more-than-50-years-of-mens-power-over-female-athletes/feed/ 0 Sina-cism: For Pope Francis, something is lost in translation https://worcester.ma/2018/02/sina-cism-for-pope-francis-something-is-lost-in-translation/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/sina-cism-for-pope-francis-something-is-lost-in-translation/#comments Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:11:41 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=227890 “Those who draw strength from the Catholic Church do so in part because of the unchanging if difficult theological challenges they encounter. Asking God not to lead us into temptation is an example.”]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/sina-cism-for-pope-francis-something-is-lost-in-translation/feed/ 3 The Quad [Feb. 17-24]: Four things to know from Assumption, Holy Cross, Clark and Becker https://worcester.ma/2018/02/the-quad-feb-17-24-four-things-to-know-from-assumption-holy-cross-clark-and-becker/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/the-quad-feb-17-24-four-things-to-know-from-assumption-holy-cross-clark-and-becker/#respond Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:58:47 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=227827 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.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/the-quad-feb-17-24-four-things-to-know-from-assumption-holy-cross-clark-and-becker/feed/ 0 Frank Virzi’s crossword [Feb. 17-24]: Moonstruck https://worcester.ma/2018/02/frank-virzis-crossword-feb-17-24-moonstruck/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/frank-virzis-crossword-feb-17-24-moonstruck/#respond Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:58:27 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=227831 https://worcester.ma/2018/02/frank-virzis-crossword-feb-17-24-moonstruck/feed/ 0 Worcester Weekly: Master Singers of Worcester, Black History Month events, ‘Something Rotten!’ + more, Feb. 17-24 https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-weekly-master-singers-of-worcester-black-history-month-events-something-rotten-more-feb-17-24/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-weekly-master-singers-of-worcester-black-history-month-events-something-rotten-more-feb-17-24/#respond Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:58:24 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=227837 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.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-weekly-master-singers-of-worcester-black-history-month-events-something-rotten-more-feb-17-24/feed/ 0 Inbox [Feb. 17-24]: News and notes from the Bravehearts, Fallon Health and Saint-Gobain https://worcester.ma/2018/02/inbox-feb-17-24-news-and-notes-from-the-bravehearts-fallon-health-and-saint-gobain/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/inbox-feb-17-24-news-and-notes-from-the-bravehearts-fallon-health-and-saint-gobain/#respond Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:57:56 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=227843 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.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/inbox-feb-17-24-news-and-notes-from-the-bravehearts-fallon-health-and-saint-gobain/feed/ 0 Worcester County obituaries, Feb. 17, 2018 https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-county-obituaries-feb-17-2018/ Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:57:31 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=227943 Today's obituary listings from Central Mass. funeral homes.]]> 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 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 Worcester an outlier in preventing opioid deaths https://worcester.ma/2018/02/big-picture-worcester-an-outlier-in-preventing-opioid-deaths/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/big-picture-worcester-an-outlier-in-preventing-opioid-deaths/#respond Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:10:39 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=226436 Although no single solution has been the magic bullet, there are signs Worcester is gaining ground. Of the 25 largest municipalities in Massachusetts, Worcester was one of five to see its opioid deaths per capita drop in 2016.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/big-picture-worcester-an-outlier-in-preventing-opioid-deaths/feed/ 0 With Blue Shades, Park Ave. is hot on the waffle trend https://worcester.ma/2018/02/with-blue-shades-park-ave-is-hot-on-the-waffle-trend/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/with-blue-shades-park-ave-is-hot-on-the-waffle-trend/#respond Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:10:11 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=226431 It could be argued that Worcester lacked one main foodie attraction: an Instagram-worthy restaurant with a cult-like following specializing in a single, signature dish.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/with-blue-shades-park-ave-is-hot-on-the-waffle-trend/feed/ 0 Love and the machine: Invasive algorithms help make ‘perfect’ match https://worcester.ma/2018/02/what-if-worcester-love-and-the-machine-invasive-algorithms-help-make-perfect-match/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/what-if-worcester-love-and-the-machine-invasive-algorithms-help-make-perfect-match/#respond Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:09:43 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=226499  “L.T.R.’s programming has regularly evolved to identify users’ best dating experience. As breakthroughs are made in Artificial Intelligence and data-mining techniques, we’re ready to perfect those advances and pass them on to our users.” ]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/what-if-worcester-love-and-the-machine-invasive-algorithms-help-make-perfect-match/feed/ 0 Ed Hyder, the shopkeeper who won Worcester’s heart https://worcester.ma/2018/02/ed-hyder-the-shopkeeper-who-won-worcesters-heart/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/ed-hyder-the-shopkeeper-who-won-worcesters-heart/#respond Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:09:19 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=226446 https://worcester.ma/2018/02/ed-hyder-the-shopkeeper-who-won-worcesters-heart/feed/ 0 Walgreens robbery suspect captured with civilian’s aid https://worcester.ma/2018/02/walgreens-robbery-suspect-captured-with-civilians-aid/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/walgreens-robbery-suspect-captured-with-civilians-aid/#respond Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:08:52 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=226449 Law & Order features information released by the office of Attorney General Maura Healey, Massachusetts State Police, Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr., and the police departments of Worcester, Auburn, Boylston, Grafton, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, Paxton, Shrewsbury and West Boylston. (Sourced from municipal websites, social media and press releases.)]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/walgreens-robbery-suspect-captured-with-civilians-aid/feed/ 0 Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 240]: On the fall of Stan Rosenberg https://worcester.ma/2018/02/sun-spots-with-hitch-vol-240-on-the-fall-of-stan-rosenberg/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/sun-spots-with-hitch-vol-240-on-the-fall-of-stan-rosenberg/#respond Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:08:19 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=226504 On the bright side, being the former president of the Massachusetts Senate is probably better than never being Senate president at all.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/sun-spots-with-hitch-vol-240-on-the-fall-of-stan-rosenberg/feed/ 0 Sina-cism: Undermining your rights in the name of gun safety https://worcester.ma/2018/02/sina-cism-undermining-your-rights-in-the-name-of-gun-safety/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/sina-cism-undermining-your-rights-in-the-name-of-gun-safety/#comments Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:07:47 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=226427 “The Massachusetts bump stock ban is a case of government overreach that is unlikely to do anything to reduce gun violence. Most mass shootings come with warning signs that should have been recognized beforehand. But prevention is difficult and rarely makes the headlines. Tragedies do, and lawmakers are willing to do anything to show they are responding.”]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/sina-cism-undermining-your-rights-in-the-name-of-gun-safety/feed/ 1 The Quad [Feb. 10-17]: Four things to know from Clark, QCC and Becker https://worcester.ma/2018/02/the-quad-feb-10-17-four-things-to-know-from-clark-qcc-and-becker/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/the-quad-feb-10-17-four-things-to-know-from-clark-qcc-and-becker/#respond Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:07:27 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=226451 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.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/the-quad-feb-10-17-four-things-to-know-from-clark-qcc-and-becker/feed/ 0 Worcester Weekly: Valentine’s aplenty, WCLOC plays on + more, Feb. 10-17 https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-weekly-valentines-aplenty-wcloc-plays-on-more-feb-10-17/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-weekly-valentines-aplenty-wcloc-plays-on-more-feb-10-17/#respond Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:06:56 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=226478 Here are some of the best things to do, places to go — and reasons why — over the next few days.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-weekly-valentines-aplenty-wcloc-plays-on-more-feb-10-17/feed/ 0 Inbox [Feb. 10-17]: News and notes from Bravehearts, Fallon Health, Webster Five and more https://worcester.ma/2018/02/inbox-feb-10-17-news-and-notes-from-bravehearts-fallon-health-webster-five-and-more/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/inbox-feb-10-17-news-and-notes-from-bravehearts-fallon-health-webster-five-and-more/#respond Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:06:34 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=226457 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.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/inbox-feb-10-17-news-and-notes-from-bravehearts-fallon-health-webster-five-and-more/feed/ 0 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 County obituaries, Feb. 10, 2018 https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-county-obituaries-feb-10-2018/ Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:05:15 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=226444 Today's obituary listings from Central Mass. funeral homes.]]> 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 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