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News – 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. 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 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 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 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 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 More reports of Hefner misdeeds spur concern, calls for Rosenberg’s ouster https://worcester.ma/2018/02/more-reports-of-hefner-misdeeds-spur-concern-calls-for-rosenbergs-ouster/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/more-reports-of-hefner-misdeeds-spur-concern-calls-for-rosenbergs-ouster/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 06:26:44 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=225801 The Boston Globe reported that despite a purported firewall, Bryon Hefner had access to the Senate president’s email; lobbied for and then against an earmark for the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, where Hefner worked for a time; and gave direction to Rosenberg's staff. "If those allegations are true, then I don't see any way he could remain Senate president," Gov. Charlie Baker said.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/more-reports-of-hefner-misdeeds-spur-concern-calls-for-rosenbergs-ouster/feed/ 0 Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 239]: The Purple P.C. Eaters https://worcester.ma/2018/02/sun-spots-with-hitch-vol-239-the-purple-p-c-eaters/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/sun-spots-with-hitch-vol-239-the-purple-p-c-eaters/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 06:26:07 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=225853 Are you telling us we got Tommy Heinsohn all worked up for nothing?]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/sun-spots-with-hitch-vol-239-the-purple-p-c-eaters/feed/ 0 Caucuses signal political thaw as campaign season warms up https://worcester.ma/2018/02/caucuses-signal-political-thaw-as-campaign-season-warms-up/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/caucuses-signal-political-thaw-as-campaign-season-warms-up/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 06:24:05 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=225813 he consultant-to-staffer stage is observably where campaigns stood last weekend -- a consultant or two about, staffers a-plenty for Elizabeth Warren and her $18 million operation, and a healthy contingent for the gubernatorial candidates, their campaigns getting rolling as they open offices and ramp up for the summer's field work.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/caucuses-signal-political-thaw-as-campaign-season-warms-up/feed/ 0 Inbox [Feb. 7]: News and notes about Worcester Economic Index and Massachusetts Small Business Development Center https://worcester.ma/2018/02/inbox-feb-7-news-and-notes-about-worcester-economic-index-and-massachusetts-small-business-development-center/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/inbox-feb-7-news-and-notes-about-worcester-economic-index-and-massachusetts-small-business-development-center/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 06:22:14 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=225841 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-7-news-and-notes-about-worcester-economic-index-and-massachusetts-small-business-development-center/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 affordable housing gap https://worcester.ma/2018/02/big-picture-worcesters-affordable-housing-gap/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/big-picture-worcesters-affordable-housing-gap/#respond Sat, 03 Feb 2018 13:55:43 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224903 Seventy-four percent of renters who made below $35,000 a year paid more than 30 percent of their income in rent and utilities. Only 21 percent of renters making above $35,000 had such a heavy rent burden.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/big-picture-worcesters-affordable-housing-gap/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 Man suspected of hurling girl off bridge indicted for attempted murder https://worcester.ma/2018/02/man-suspected-of-hurling-girl-off-bridge-indicted-for-attempted-murder/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/man-suspected-of-hurling-girl-off-bridge-indicted-for-attempted-murder/#respond Sat, 03 Feb 2018 13:54:30 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224801 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/man-suspected-of-hurling-girl-off-bridge-indicted-for-attempted-murder/feed/ 0 School system’s program for older immigrants deserves chance https://worcester.ma/2018/02/editorial-school-systems-program-for-older-immigrants-deserves-chance/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/editorial-school-systems-program-for-older-immigrants-deserves-chance/#respond Sat, 03 Feb 2018 13:53:48 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224901 https://worcester.ma/2018/02/editorial-school-systems-program-for-older-immigrants-deserves-chance/feed/ 0 Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 238]: The ascension of another Kennedy, a response https://worcester.ma/2018/02/sun-spots-with-hitch-vol-238-the-ascension-of-another-kennedy-a-response/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/sun-spots-with-hitch-vol-238-the-ascension-of-another-kennedy-a-response/#respond Sat, 03 Feb 2018 13:53:15 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224890 President Trump gave his State of the Union address last week. It was as tremendous as we all expected.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/sun-spots-with-hitch-vol-238-the-ascension-of-another-kennedy-a-response/feed/ 0 The Quad [Feb. 3-10]: Four things to know from Holy Cross, WPI, Becker and Clark https://worcester.ma/2018/02/the-quad-feb-3-10-four-things-to-know-from-holy-cross-wpi-becker-and-clark/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/the-quad-feb-3-10-four-things-to-know-from-holy-cross-wpi-becker-and-clark/#respond Sat, 03 Feb 2018 13:51:46 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224793 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-3-10-four-things-to-know-from-holy-cross-wpi-becker-and-clark/feed/ 0 Worcester Weekly: Silkroad Ensemble, Lancers vs. Greyhounds + more, Feb. 3-10 https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-weekly-silkroad-ensemble-lancers-vs-greyhounds-more-feb-3-10/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-weekly-silkroad-ensemble-lancers-vs-greyhounds-more-feb-3-10/#respond Sat, 03 Feb 2018 13:51:15 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224796 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-silkroad-ensemble-lancers-vs-greyhounds-more-feb-3-10/feed/ 0 Inbox [Feb. 3-10]: News and notes from Worcester Historical Museum, Chamber of Commerce, Fallon Health, CABI + more https://worcester.ma/2018/02/inbox-feb-3-10-news-and-notes-from-worcester-historical-museum-chamber-of-commerce-fallon-health-cabi-more/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/inbox-feb-3-10-news-and-notes-from-worcester-historical-museum-chamber-of-commerce-fallon-health-cabi-more/#respond Sat, 03 Feb 2018 13:50:34 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224790 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-3-10-news-and-notes-from-worcester-historical-museum-chamber-of-commerce-fallon-health-cabi-more/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 Casino magnate Wynn faces Bay State scrutiny amid sex assault allegations https://worcester.ma/2018/01/casino-magnate-wynn-faces-bay-state-scrutiny-amid-sex-assault-allegations/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/casino-magnate-wynn-faces-bay-state-scrutiny-amid-sex-assault-allegations/#respond Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:23:18 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224146 The state Gaming Commission launched an investigation following a Jan. 26 Wall Street Journal report on what the newspaper called "a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct" by Steve Wynn -- whose firm is building a $2.4 billion Everett gaming resort -- including instances of pressuring employees to perform sex acts.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/casino-magnate-wynn-faces-bay-state-scrutiny-amid-sex-assault-allegations/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 Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 237]: Head games with Gronk and the Patriots https://worcester.ma/2018/01/sun-spots-with-hitch-vol-237-head-games-with-gronk-and-the-patriots/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/sun-spots-with-hitch-vol-237-head-games-with-gronk-and-the-patriots/#respond Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:22:21 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224141 Amazing to think that Pats fans in their mid-20s -- first- and second-graders when Bill Belichick and Tom Brady birthed a sporting dynasty -- scarcely remember a fandom without dominance.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/sun-spots-with-hitch-vol-237-head-games-with-gronk-and-the-patriots/feed/ 0 Marijuana black market could yield common ground for Baker, U.S. attorney https://worcester.ma/2018/01/marijuana-black-market-could-yield-common-ground-for-baker-u-s-attorney/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/marijuana-black-market-could-yield-common-ground-for-baker-u-s-attorney/#respond Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:21:27 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224126 At the state level, where marijuana has been legalized for medical and other uses, stamping out the black market trade could bolster the regulated sale of the intoxicant, the governor said recently, and by extension sharpen the focus on efforts to beat back the fentanyl-charged opioid crisis.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/marijuana-black-market-could-yield-common-ground-for-baker-u-s-attorney/feed/ 0