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Q&A – 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 Cliff Rucker: On the Railers, reinvigorating downtown and defining success https://worcester.ma/2017/05/free-to-read-cliff-rucker-on-the-railers-reinvigorating-downtown-and-defining-success/ https://worcester.ma/2017/05/free-to-read-cliff-rucker-on-the-railers-reinvigorating-downtown-and-defining-success/#respond Wed, 31 May 2017 04:22:57 +0000 http://worcester.ma/?p=124775 "If they were not successful financially, I don't consider that a failure because the big, important stuff in life is what I think about.” In a recent wide-ranging interview Cliff Rucker tells us what exactly he’s been thinking about these days.]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/05/free-to-read-cliff-rucker-on-the-railers-reinvigorating-downtown-and-defining-success/feed/ 0 Nick Duffy, Grafton Hill free spirit, self-published author, ‘real-world’ skeptic https://worcester.ma/2017/02/nick-duffy-grafton-hill-free-spirit-self-published-author-real-world-skeptic/ https://worcester.ma/2017/02/nick-duffy-grafton-hill-free-spirit-self-published-author-real-world-skeptic/#respond Sun, 12 Feb 2017 05:55:48 +0000 http://worcester.ma/?p=80282 “It’s a high aspiration, I understand that. But I can fathom it. My goal is to reach a universal audience.” Patrick Sargent stops being polite and starts getting real with a Worcester up-and-comer.]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/02/nick-duffy-grafton-hill-free-spirit-self-published-author-real-world-skeptic/feed/ 0 Retirement looming, QCC’s Carberry reflects on life, legacy and community https://worcester.ma/2017/01/retirement-looming-qccs-gail-carberry-reflects-on-life-legacy-and-community/ https://worcester.ma/2017/01/retirement-looming-qccs-gail-carberry-reflects-on-life-legacy-and-community/#respond Sun, 29 Jan 2017 05:24:33 +0000 http://worcester.ma/?p=74971 "Ten years ago when I came to QCC, a lot was missing." And now about the only thing missing is a clear picture of what’s next for one of the city’s most impactful education leaders. Augustine Kanjia sits down for an enlightening discussion with the outgoing president.]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/01/retirement-looming-qccs-gail-carberry-reflects-on-life-legacy-and-community/feed/ 0 Ashley Jordan’s path to music stardom winds through Worcester https://worcester.ma/2016/12/free-to-read-ashley-jordans-path-to-music-stardom-winds-through-worcester/ https://worcester.ma/2016/12/free-to-read-ashley-jordans-path-to-music-stardom-winds-through-worcester/#respond Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:19:06 +0000 http://worcester.ma/?p=61203 Many musical influences, lots of talent and her own take on “country” make Ashley Jordan one-of-a-kind as a singer and songwriter. Venue by venue -- many of those along Park Avenue and in the Canal District -- song by song, she’s working hard and enjoying it all. Find out about a hometown musical up-and-comer before it’s too late to jump on the bandwagon.]]> https://worcester.ma/2016/12/free-to-read-ashley-jordans-path-to-music-stardom-winds-through-worcester/feed/ 0 Q&A: Mike Angelini, Worcester’s power broker, gets down to business https://worcester.ma/2016/11/free-to-read-qa-mike-angelini-worcesters-power-broker-gets-down-to-business/ https://worcester.ma/2016/11/free-to-read-qa-mike-angelini-worcesters-power-broker-gets-down-to-business/#respond Wed, 16 Nov 2016 06:03:28 +0000 http://worcester.ma/?p=42532 On the fifth anniversary of his paper that dramatically refocused Worcester’s economic development efforts, the chairman of the law firm Bowditch & Dewey, Hanover Insurance Group’s board of directors and Massport discusses the impact of his paper, the city’s current economic development efforts, the role of public and higher education in moving the city forward, the city’s dual tax rate, Worcester Regional Airport, commuter rail, and more.]]> https://worcester.ma/2016/11/free-to-read-qa-mike-angelini-worcesters-power-broker-gets-down-to-business/feed/ 0 Ashley Jordan’s path to music stardom winds through Worcester https://worcester.ma/2016/11/ashley-jordans-path-to-music-stardom-winds-through-worcester/ https://worcester.ma/2016/11/ashley-jordans-path-to-music-stardom-winds-through-worcester/#respond Sun, 13 Nov 2016 05:47:14 +0000 http://worcester.ma/?p=41791 Many musical influences, lots of talent and her own take on “country” make Ashley Jordan one-of-a-kind as a singer and songwriter. Venue by venue -- many of those along Park Avenue and in the Canal District -- song by song, she’s working hard and enjoying it all. Find out about a hometown musical up-and-comer before it’s too late to jump on the bandwagon.]]> https://worcester.ma/2016/11/ashley-jordans-path-to-music-stardom-winds-through-worcester/feed/ 0 Q&A: Mike Angelini, Worcester’s power broker, gets down to business https://worcester.ma/2016/09/qa-mike-angelini-worcesters-power-broker-gets-down-to-business/ https://worcester.ma/2016/09/qa-mike-angelini-worcesters-power-broker-gets-down-to-business/#respond Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:40:36 +0000 http://worcester.ma/?p=32471 On the fifth anniversary of his paper that dramatically refocused Worcester’s economic development efforts, the chairman of the law firm Bowditch & Dewey, Hanover Insurance Group’s board of directors and Massport discusses the impact of his paper, the city’s current economic development efforts, the role of public and higher education in moving the city forward, the city’s dual tax rate, Worcester Regional Airport, commuter rail, and more.]]> https://worcester.ma/2016/09/qa-mike-angelini-worcesters-power-broker-gets-down-to-business/feed/ 0 Q&A with Malika Carter, Worcester’s chief diversity officer https://worcester.ma/2016/08/free-to-read-qa-with-malika-carter-worcesters-chief-diversity-officer/ https://worcester.ma/2016/08/free-to-read-qa-with-malika-carter-worcesters-chief-diversity-officer/#respond Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:30:39 +0000 http://worcester.ma/?p=28852 In her first extended one-on-one interview since being named Worcester’s chief diversity officer, Malika Carter sits down with the Sun and discusses what prepared her for a city the size of Worcester, the city’s hiring practices, last summer’s dialogues on race, a recent incident involving a member of the city manager’s cabinet, the role of media, and difference between threats and free speech.]]> https://worcester.ma/2016/08/free-to-read-qa-with-malika-carter-worcesters-chief-diversity-officer/feed/ 0 Ray Mariano, a Worcester conversation https://worcester.ma/2016/08/free-to-read-ray-mariano-a-worcester-conversation/ https://worcester.ma/2016/08/free-to-read-ray-mariano-a-worcester-conversation/#respond Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:00:32 +0000 http://worcester.ma/?p=28196 “When you leave, you should just leave.” It’s easy to believe him, too. At first. But Mariano, famously a product of the Great Brook Valley housing complex with degrees from Worcester State and Clark, is about as quintessential a public servant as this city has ever seen. The longtime mayor, city councilor and school board member seems to have more he wants to accomplish. We sat down for a few questions, and a few more stories with the “retiring” Worcester Housing Authority director.]]> https://worcester.ma/2016/08/free-to-read-ray-mariano-a-worcester-conversation/feed/ 0 Q&A with Malika Carter, Worcester’s chief diversity officer https://worcester.ma/2016/06/qa-with-malika-carter-worcesters-chief-diversity-officer/ https://worcester.ma/2016/06/qa-with-malika-carter-worcesters-chief-diversity-officer/#comments Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:10:51 +0000 http://worcester.ma/?p=22015 In her first extended one-on-one interview since being named Worcester’s chief diversity officer, Malika Carter sits down with the Sun and discusses what prepared her for a city the size of Worcester, the city’s hiring practices, last summer’s dialogues on race, a recent incident involving a member of the city manager’s cabinet, the role of media, and difference between threats and free speech.]]> https://worcester.ma/2016/06/qa-with-malika-carter-worcesters-chief-diversity-officer/feed/ 1 Ray Mariano, a Worcester conversation https://worcester.ma/2016/06/ray-mariano-a-worcester-conversation/ https://worcester.ma/2016/06/ray-mariano-a-worcester-conversation/#respond Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:53:02 +0000 http://worcester.ma/?p=21664 “When you leave, you should just leave.” It’s easy to believe him, too. At first. But Mariano, famously a product of the Great Brook Valley housing complex with degrees from Worcester State and Clark, is about as quintessential a public servant as this city has ever seen. The longtime mayor, city councilor and school board member seems to have more he wants to accomplish. We sat down for a few questions, and a few more stories with the “retiring” Worcester Housing Authority director.]]> https://worcester.ma/2016/06/ray-mariano-a-worcester-conversation/feed/ 0 Mike Gaffney, a Q&A with Worcester’s ‘People’s Councilor®’ https://worcester.ma/2016/05/free-to-read-mike-gaffney-qa-with-worcesters-peoples-councilor/ https://worcester.ma/2016/05/free-to-read-mike-gaffney-qa-with-worcesters-peoples-councilor/#respond Sun, 29 May 2016 12:00:30 +0000 http://worcester.ma/?p=21339 Million-dollar lawsuits and luncheons with governors, mudslinging, Main South and making waves on the radio. You could say, there’s a lot to talk about with Michael T. Gaffney. The ambitious counselor/councilor shared his thoughts with Patrick Sargent on Gordon Davis, Brittany Legasey, future plans for higher office, moving to Beacon Street and trading in home improvement for politics.]]> https://worcester.ma/2016/05/free-to-read-mike-gaffney-qa-with-worcesters-peoples-councilor/feed/ 0 Mike Gaffney, a Q&A with Worcester’s ‘People’s Councilor®’ https://worcester.ma/2016/04/mike-gaffney-a-qa-with-worcesters-peoples-councilor/ https://worcester.ma/2016/04/mike-gaffney-a-qa-with-worcesters-peoples-councilor/#comments Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:33:00 +0000 http://worcester.ma/?p=16490 Million-dollar lawsuits and luncheons with governors, mudslinging, Main South and making waves on the radio. You could say, there’s a lot to talk about with Michael T. Gaffney. The ambitious counselor/councilor shared his thoughts with Patrick Sargent on Gordon Davis, Brittany Legasey, future plans for higher office, moving to Beacon Street and trading in home improvement for politics.]]> https://worcester.ma/2016/04/mike-gaffney-a-qa-with-worcesters-peoples-councilor/feed/ 1 Best of the Sun … so far — the third kind https://worcester.ma/2016/01/best-of-the-sun-so-far-the-third-kind/ https://worcester.ma/2016/01/best-of-the-sun-so-far-the-third-kind/#comments Sun, 03 Jan 2016 11:22:40 +0000 http://worcester.ma/?p=7095 Some our most-clicked news reports and business debuts, and a curtain call for what we consider the most well-rounded roster of journalism professionals and freelancers in the city.]]> https://worcester.ma/2016/01/best-of-the-sun-so-far-the-third-kind/feed/ 2 Best of the Sun … so far https://worcester.ma/2015/12/best-of-the-sun-so-far/ https://worcester.ma/2015/12/best-of-the-sun-so-far/#respond Sun, 27 Dec 2015 06:55:29 +0000 http://worcester.ma/?p=6776 However much time you’ve spent along for the ride -- our membership does indeed continue to grow! -- we sincerely thank you, and hope you enjoy this review of our top journalism and storytelling.]]> https://worcester.ma/2015/12/best-of-the-sun-so-far/feed/ 0 Q&A: Parlee Jones, Abby’s House shelter advocate https://worcester.ma/2015/11/free-to-read-qa-parlee-jones/ https://worcester.ma/2015/11/free-to-read-qa-parlee-jones/#respond Mon, 16 Nov 2015 03:43:51 +0000 http://worcester.ma/?p=5601 Parlee Jones accounts for much of the slightly unexpected calm found at Abby’s House. Because, she’s on it. Visitors and colleagues take turns hanging from her door frame. There’s always someone who needs help in her office. And few, if any, leave disappointed. The women of Abby’s House are far from the only set benefiting from Jones’ devotion to public service. Find out more about one of the city’s true driving forces.]]> https://worcester.ma/2015/11/free-to-read-qa-parlee-jones/feed/ 0 Q&A: Diane Gould, Advocates president and CEO https://worcester.ma/2015/11/qa-diane-gould-advocates/ https://worcester.ma/2015/11/qa-diane-gould-advocates/#respond Sun, 08 Nov 2015 07:15:36 +0000 http://worcester.ma/?p=4483 https://worcester.ma/2015/11/qa-diane-gould-advocates/feed/ 0 Q&A: Parlee Jones, Abby’s House shelter advocate https://worcester.ma/2015/10/qa-parlee-jones-abbys-house/ https://worcester.ma/2015/10/qa-parlee-jones-abbys-house/#comments Sun, 18 Oct 2015 04:32:15 +0000 http://worcester.ma/?p=3471 Parlee Jones accounts for much of the slightly unexpected calm found at Abby’s House. Because, she’s on it. Visitors and colleagues take turns hanging from her door frame. There’s always someone who needs help in her office. And few, if any, leave disappointed. The women of Abby’s House are far from the only set benefiting from Jones’ devotion to public service. Find out more about one of the city’s true driving forces.]]> https://worcester.ma/2015/10/qa-parlee-jones-abbys-house/feed/ 1 Sun Commentary — In Their Own Words: Back to school, part 2 https://worcester.ma/2015/09/commentary-in-their-words/ https://worcester.ma/2015/09/commentary-in-their-words/#respond Sun, 20 Sep 2015 04:24:42 +0000 http://worcester.ma/?p=2460 https://worcester.ma/2015/09/commentary-in-their-words/feed/ 0 Q&A with WHA executive director Alex Corrales https://worcester.ma/2015/09/cover-story-qa-with-wha-executive-director-to-be-alex-corrales/ https://worcester.ma/2015/09/cover-story-qa-with-wha-executive-director-to-be-alex-corrales/#comments Sun, 06 Sep 2015 04:07:38 +0000 http://worcester.ma/?p=2052 Recently tapped to succeed the retiring head of Worcester Housing Authority, Ray Mariano, Alex Corrales ascends to a position of prominence during a critical time for the authority and its residents. Find out how he got here, and how the perspective he’s gained along the way seems to have prepared him for just this type of moment. ]]> https://worcester.ma/2015/09/cover-story-qa-with-wha-executive-director-to-be-alex-corrales/feed/ 1 WHA’s A Better Life passes muster in preliminary report https://worcester.ma/2015/09/whas-a-better-life-passes-muster-in-preliminary-report/ https://worcester.ma/2015/09/whas-a-better-life-passes-muster-in-preliminary-report/#respond Sun, 06 Sep 2015 04:06:17 +0000 http://worcester.ma/?p=2048 https://worcester.ma/2015/09/whas-a-better-life-passes-muster-in-preliminary-report/feed/ 0