In this issue, March 20-26

Leading off, we have Worcester firefighters answering the call — as usual — followed by Chris Sinacola channeling a talking statue. Hitch and our editorial tackle the latest developments in marijuana dispensaries coming to Worcester. Augustine and Giselle are back. And a pair of city councilors take a new shot at an old adversary. It’s a jam-packed March 20-26 Worcester Sun!

Gary Rosen

Up Next: To save money, Rosen proposes city do its schools’ work

District 5 Councilor Gary Rosen will ask City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. to explore the feasibility of city administration absorbing several financial and administrative responsibilities of Worcester Public Schools, to help address a potential $5 million shortfall in next year’s school budget.

Michael Gaffney

Up Next: City halts Mosaic’s work under Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund; Gaffney asks for another audit

City officials have told Mosaic Cultural Complex, a local organization receiving funds from the Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund, to cease operations on work relating to the fund.

Mosaic is one of 11 organizations in Worcester that receives funding from The Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund. The city’s administration of the grant was the subject of an audit in the fall.