Up Next: Lukes wants to pump brakes on PawSox

The one-time mayor and longtime voice of dissent (and often reason) has filed an item on the agenda of the Tuesday, Sept. 5, City Council meeting that brings into question the board’s position on the matter. Or at least, how the council reached its conclusion. “I don’t know where this council is coming from,” Lukes told the Sun late last week.

Editorial: Out with the old, in with the new?

While a vote by the Planning Board last week brought Worcester one step closer to the demolition of Notre Dame des Canadiens Church, the city appeared intent on moving full speed ahead to lure the Pawtucket Red Sox to Worcester and build a stadium near Kelley Square. The similarities and differences in these developments tell a lot about the priorities of the city’s leaders.

Editorial: A week’s worth of fireworks in Worcester

In recent days there’s been some rapid-fire good news in Worcester. For instance: If you’re stuck in Cape traffic over the holiday, imagine being able to take a plane there from Worcester instead. That service debuted Thursday. (Now imagine being able to afford flying instead of driving. Oh, well — can’t have everything.) Here’s a look at some of the latest reasons things seem to be looking up for our city.

Last week’s most popular, June 18-24

Here are the most popular Worcester Sun articles June 18-24

Nothing usual about The Chameleon opening on Shrewsbury Street
Mariano: Thought police take over the Citizen Advisory Council
Editorial: Leadership fails test over candidate’s Turtleboy tie
Worcester 2.0: An outsider’s inside look at the city’s developing future
For George’s Bakery, bread is where the heart is
No child’s play: Simon Says Give Worcester chapter packs a serious charitable punch