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  • Worcester (MA) school bus video shows 'terrifying' confrontation between parents, driver

    09/05/2014 11:59:23 AM PDT · by matt04 · 116 replies
    The Republican ^ | updated September 05, 2014 at 8:48 AM | By Noah R. Bombard
    It's unclear what happened before the video started, but what happened afterward one parent could only describe as "terrifying." Video shot by a parent of a Quinsigamond Elementary School student Wednesday afternoon of what should have been a routine school bus stop showed young children crying and screaming, seemingly unable to leave the school bus they were riding in as parents shouted at the driver to let them off. In the video, shot near the corner of Perry Ave. and Harlem Street by parent Jessica Jimenez, parents curse and shout at the driver asking why she won't let the kids...
  • Rally Planned Over Noose Found Hanging at Worcester Post Office

    07/19/2014 8:48:56 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 37 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 19 | Lara Salahi
    A community rally is planned early next week in Worcester after a noose was spotted hanging in the employee area of the city’s post office, the Worcester Telegram reports. ...The US inspector general’s office is conducting a federal investigation into the case.
  • Susan Bailey of the Worcester Diocese promotes a heretic

    04/28/2014 7:44:35 AM PDT · by cleghornboy
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 28, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Susan W. Bailey, of the Worcester Diocese "Commission for Women," [the same dissent group which has heavily promoted the work of Joyce Rupp and other well-known dissidents], writes, "Today I started reading a book entitled The Naked Now by Richard Rohr. I originally planned on reading it because a group I belong to, the Commission of Women of the Diocese of Worcester, chose this book as the one they wished to study this year. A dear friend of mine, a deacon in the Catholic Church, had also highly recommended it. Rohr aims to teach the reader to see as the...
  • It's time for the CDF to investigate the Worcester Diocese

    04/03/2014 7:31:47 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 3, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    In an article for The American Catholic which may be found here, The Motley Monk writes: "It’s pretty easy to tell that the folks over at the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) aren’t happy campers these days. Some of their heroes fighting on the front lines for women’s ordination are being “disciplined.” According to a recent NCR article: A longtime peace and human rights activist arrested countless times, Franciscan Fr. Jerry Zawada has been removed from public ministry for concelebrating Mass with a woman priest in 2011. Poor Fr. Zawada! After all he’s done over the decades to promote the cause...
  • The Worcester Diocese welcomes Cathleen Kaveny

    02/12/2014 8:07:52 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 2 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 12, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Tom, a faithful Catholic of the Worcester Diocese and a contributor to this Blog, writes: "The February 10, 2014, Diocesan Dispatch publicizes the following upcoming pro-abortion speaker at Holy Cross College: 'TALK ABOUT PROPHETIC SPEECH AT HOLY CROSS Legal scholar and moral theologian M. Cathleen Kaveny, the newly named Darald and Juliet Libby Professor at Boston College, will give a lecture titled “Prophetic Rhetoric in the Public Square” at the College of the Holy Cross on Thursday, Feb. 13 ...' The Irish Rover, an alternate student newspaper at the University of Notre Dame (where she formerly taught) and the Sycamore...
  • Worcester man charged with allegedly enticing 10-year-old boy to make sexually explicit videos

    02/09/2014 6:29:02 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    MassLive ^ | 2/7/14 | Megan Bard
    A Worcester (MA) man has been charged with enticing a 10-year-old New York child into producing sexually explicit videos and then sending the videos to him by email, according the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York. Brian Belanger, 21, was arrested Friday at his Worcester apartment and brought before a federal judge in U.S. District Court in Albany, where U.S. Magistrate Judge Hon. Randolph F. Treece ordered Belanger detained until a hearing scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian's office. According to...
  • Catholic woman awaiting execution for blasphemy under sharia pleads with Pope Francis for support

    01/06/2014 2:12:20 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 6, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Pope Francis has declared that "authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence," but the religious and civil authorities in Pakistan, the second most populous Islamic state, seem to disagree. Asia Bibi, a Catholic woman imprisoned and awaiting execution in Pakistan for "blasphemy," has just written to the Holy Father in an attempt to garner support. Jihad Watch reports (hat tip Atlas Shrugs): Asia Bibi is in prison awaiting execution on false accusations of blasphemy. Only God can free her because Christians in the West don't dare to speak out on her...
  • Worcester (MA) college students robbed at gunpoint

    11/20/2013 2:34:39 PM PST · by matt04 · 4 replies
    Two college students were robbed at gunpoint by masked men Tuesday night, according to police. The two male college students called Worcester police to Oliver Street at 10 p.m. to report they had been robbed by two men in masks with guns. The students told police they were approached by the men, one of whom punched one of the students and demanded he hand over all his belongings, according to a press release from the Worcester Police Department. The suspects grabbed the victim's keys before "abruptly" fleeing the scene on foot towards Park Avenue, report police. Neither of the victims...
  • Dr. Thomas Groome, a heretic, wants to reduce gender-based pronouns for Jesus

    10/10/2013 7:59:45 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 10 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | October 10, 2013 | Paul Melanson
    Although Pope John Paul II proclaimed the definitive nature of the Church's doctrine on the male-only ministerial priesthood in Ordinatio Sacerdotalis (1994) and said that the issue was not to be discussed any longer, Dr. Thomas Groome, in his 1995 book Language for a Catholic Church (revised edition) that, "..the continued exclusion of women from ordained ministry in the Catholic Church is seen by fair-minded scholars as without theological or biblical warrant" (p. 31). In this same work, Groome posited that it would be "helpful to reduce reliance on gender-based pronouns" when referring to Jesus in order "to emphasise his...
  • The Catholic Free Press gets it wrong again

    06/19/2013 7:19:17 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 17 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | June 19, 2013 | Paul Melanson
    Once again, The Catholic Free Press [Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts] has demonstrated that it is not committed toward offering its readers an authentic Catholic teaching. Writing in the June 14, 2013 edition, Fr. Conrad S. Pecevich, Pastor of St. Anne's Parish in Southborough, correctly notes that, "Time and again throughout the Gospels, Jesus chastised the religious people of his day, the Sadducees and the Pharisees, for their hasty judgmental attitudes." So far so good. But then Fr. Pecevich writes, "When we commit the sin of judgment, we place ourselves morally above others. We forget that, like them, we are poor,...
  • Bishop Robert McManus, the Diocese of Worcester, and vocations

    05/24/2013 7:20:11 AM PDT · by cleghornboy
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 24, 2013 | Paul Melanson
    As I noted in a previous post (see here), the Diocese of Worcester has some sort of animus against men who feel called to the priesthood but who accept, promote and defend the Church's Magisterial teaching. There really is no denying this. Candidates such as Jonathan Joseph Slavinskas are entirely welcome within the diocese (see here), but I am not permitted to even apply as part of a discernment process. This is most unfortunate. Dr. Germain Grisez explains that, "Since the ordained priesthood and diaconate provide the necessary ministries of the word and sacraments to the whole Church, every member...
  • Mother faces charges in crash that killed child (no license)

    03/12/2013 8:28:37 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 34 replies
    Worc Telegram ^ | 3/12/13 | Steven H. Foskett Jr. and Scott J. Croteau
    WORCESTER — The mother of a 3-year-old boy faces motor vehicle homicide charges today after a Monday night car accident on Franklin Street. Jayden Figueroa, 3, was pronounced dead at a local hospital following the 10:14 p.m. accident at 432 Franklin St. Jayden and a 7-year-old were trapped inside the 1992 Toyota Camry which was traveling at more than 70 mph before it crossed into the eastbound travel lane and crashed into a parked Honda Odyssey, according to police. Jayden's mother, Christina Castro, 27, of 2 Wall Street Court, was outside the vehicle with another son, a 5-year-old, when emergency...
  • Audrey Santo’s cause for beatification-Eucharistic Miracle and Weeping Oils(Catholic/Orthodox Caucus

    04/19/2011 2:26:12 PM PDT · by stfassisi · 7 replies
    WORCESTER – Audrey Santo’s beatification process could officially begin next year, supporters rejoiced Sunday. They highlighted the Eucharist and redemptive suffering at a memorial for the fourth anniversary of Audrey’s death, held at Immaculate Conception Church and the Father Connors Center. Five years after someone’s death, a diocesan commission for that person’s canonization cause can be impaneled, said Father Kenneth Yossa, a Byzantine priest from Pennsylvania who gave a talk about exorcisms. He said he’s a consultant for The Foundation for the Promotion of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Little Audrey Santo and for the Diffusion of the...
  • Worcester gun buyback snags piece of history(MA)

    12/10/2012 7:52:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies ^ | 9 December, 2012 | George Barnes
    WORCESTER — The Guns for Goods program succeeded in getting more guns off the streets, but it also netted a piece of history. “We got a very unusual vintage Japanese rifle from World War II with a bayonet,” said Dr. Michael P. Hirsh, chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and Trauma at UMass Memorial Medical Center. The program, which offered both gift certificates from Wegmans and free flu shots to people who anonymously turned in guns, netted 102 weapons in two days. Mr. Hirsh said 34 were collected yesterday to go with 68 collected Dec. 1. The collection yesterday...
  • The Worcester Diocese should have held onto this faithful priest

    07/01/2012 12:02:48 PM PDT · by cleghornboy · 1 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | July 1, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Some years ago, a faithful and dedicated priest decided to leave the Diocese of Worcester and become a Chaplain for the United States Army. During a conversation back in 2000, this priest-friend told me that he had had enough of the nonsense within the diocese. This was after he presided over a graveside service for my father. This same faithful priest has a letter in this week's "Catholic" [when they feel like it] Free Press. As usual, it is an excellent letter. But then, this priest reads the life of Jesus Christ. The letter is entitled "Choose life and love,...
  • The Diocese of Worcester promotes angry dissident and New Ager Joyce Rupp

    05/23/2012 7:35:29 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 23, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    In a previous post, I noted how The Catholic Free Press is once again promoting Sister Joyce Rupp, a dissident religious who rails against the hierarchical Church while promoting New Age spirituality. Many parishes throughout the Worcester Diocese are also promoting the upcoming day-long retreat with this angry, dissenting religious. The retreat, which is to be held on September 29th at St. Anne's Parish hall in Shrewsbury, is being sponsored by the "Commission for Women," and has as its theme: "The Gift of Self - Compassion." Sister Rupp, the self proclaimed spiritual midwife, claims to have learnt a lot from...
  • I call upon the Diocese of Worcester to renounce the evil spirits which plague it

    04/23/2012 8:23:09 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 23, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Monday, April 23, 2012I call upon the Diocese of Worcester to renounce the evil spirits which plague it Father Jeffrey Steffon is an expert on Satanism and the occult. He has worked counseling victims of satanic ritual abuse and is a popular conference speaker. In his book entitled "Satanism: Is it real?," Fr. Steffon, addressing the popularity of the New Age movement, says that the movement is not new, but is a revival of paganism. He writes, "This revival includes the resurgence of goddess worship. Through ritual, celebration, and myth, NAM and neo=pagans attempt to reharmonize themselves with the Whole...
  • Some spiritual Febreze for the Diocese of Worcester...

    04/02/2012 7:14:31 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 2, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Saint Augustine, in his Confessions, Book VIII, Chapter X, describes his torment at being torn between two wills, the carnal and the spiritual, and writes, " yet I was bound by the iron chain of my own will. The enemy held fast my will, and had made of it a chain, and had bound me tight with it. For out of the perverse will came lust, and the service of lust ended in habit, and habit, not resisted, became necessity. By these links, as it were, forged together -- which is why I called it 'a chain' - a hard...
  • Let exorcism prayer begin within the Diocese of Worcester itself!

    03/17/2012 8:26:09 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 17, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Pope Benedict XVI, a little while back, said that: "Today we see in a truly terrifying way that the greatest persecution of the church does not come from outside enemies but is born of sin within the church." (See here). This truth is often downplayed by some when it is not forgotten altogether. In this week's Catholic Free Press, Father Daniel J. Becker (who to his credit acknowledges that "each one of us is a sinner, with particular faults and bad habits which darken our souls"), writes in an article entitled "Shine the light on evil": "The truth of today's...
  • Why should The Catholic Free Press be surprised that government is now mandating contraception?

    03/04/2012 11:40:34 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 18 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 4, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    In an editorial entitled, "Stop the erosion of religious liberty," The Catholic Free Press, official newspaper of the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, laments that, "The Obama administration has embarked on a systematic effort to erode religious liberty to the point of non-existenceby attempting to restrict it solely to freedom of worship. Through administrative policies and mandates, religious liberty and freedom of conscience in the United States is under attack, as witnessed by the most recent 'accommodation.'..The Obama administration has been chipping away at the right of religious institutions to abide by their beliefs when those beliefs oppose the secularist agenda,...
  • Young admirer defies father to attend Worcester firefighter’s wake

    12/15/2011 8:32:13 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies · 5+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | December 15, 2011 | Richard Weir
    He was under strict orders not to leave the house after school. But 11-year-old Jared Flanders neatly knotted his tie, climbed on his bike and went to pay his last respects to fallen Worcester firefighter Jon Davies at a funeral home down the street yesterday. Jared didn’t know the hero jake who died after rushing into a blazing triple-decker last week. Yet, the boy’s kind-hearted salute lifted the spirits of firefighters attending Davies’ wake.
  • SCOTT BROWN WOWS THEM IN WORCESTER (MUST see-in the rally, Ratz,Schilling -WooHoo!)

    01/18/2010 3:47:51 PM PST · by STARWISE · 30 replies · 1,145+ views
    Scott Brown drew thousands to Worcester Sunday for a rally in Mechanics Hall. A supporter captures some of the excitement on video. VIDEO Local news coverage video and Curt Schilling
  • MA-Sen: Out-of-Staters for Brown (Kerry Whining/Lying}

    01/18/2010 1:58:33 PM PST · by Syncro · 15 replies · 976+ views
    washingtonindependent ^ | 1/18/10 | David Weigel
    MA-Sen: Out-of-Staters for Brown By David Weigel 1/18/10 9:51 AM BOSTON — A surprising discovery at yesterday’s “People’s Rally” in Worcester was just how many people had traveled into the state to assist, in whatever way, GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown’s campaign. Some of the loudest people at the rally outside the main event were visitors. Wayne Kilburn of South Windsor, Conn., walked up and down the street ringing a bell and shouting slogans like “Noooooo terrorists in Afghanistan!”And later I met Chris Wim from Lubbock, Texas, who said he’d come up because “these guys are firing the second shot...
  • Scott Brown Rally With Doug Flutie and Curt Shilling in Worchester

    01/17/2010 8:27:29 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 19 replies · 1,065+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/17/09 | HAP
    Curt Shilling: "This feels to me like the clubhouse of the morning of game 7 of the ALCS"....1600 people at the event, with 1000 watching streaming video at another location, + "Several hundred" outside...(Video)
  • Transcript: Scott Brown Addresses Worcester 'People's Rally'

    01/17/2010 6:13:41 PM PST · by coaltrain · 6 replies · 923+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 01/17/10 | John McCormack (blogged transcript)
    Thank you very much. What a privilege it is to share the stage with John Ratzenberger, Lenny Clarke, Doug Flutie, Curt Schilling, Fred Smerlas, Steve DeOssie, and many, many others - and my favorite singer, Ayla Brown. As you know, Curt Schilling made the news just a couple of days ago when my opponent didn’t recognize his name. Of all the many false accusations she’s made in this campaign, one of the strangest was to call Curt Schilling a Yankee fan. Let me properly identify the guy she’s been smearing on the radio: His name is Curt Schilling, formerly of...
  • Brown holds rally with Schilling, other stars (Worcester Rally News Video)

    01/17/2010 4:18:23 PM PST · by GVnana · 22 replies · 2,008+ views
    Brown holds rally with Schilling, other stars (NECN: Alysha Palumbo, Worcester, Mass.) - State Sen. Scott Brown (R), a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts, campaigned in... The only video I've been able to find so far...Video at link.
  • Thousands turn out for Brown in Worcester

    01/17/2010 2:52:01 PM PST · by Justaham · 5 replies · 552+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1-17-10 | Hillary Chabot
    An animated crowd of more than 3,000 supporters are rallying for GOP Senate hopeful Scott Brown in Worcester this afternoon, in a last-minute get-out-the vote push for the suddenly popular state senator. “This race is close, but it’s not over,” Brown said at a campaign stop earlier today. “Every vote will count in this election.” While President Obama stumps for Attorney General Martha Coakley in Boston, Brown is taking the stage at Mechanics Hall with Red Sox [team stats] ace pitcher Curt Schilling [stats], Boston College legend and NFL star Doug Flutie, “Cheers” star John Ratzenberger, as well as his...
  • Thousands turn out for Brown in Worcester

    01/17/2010 2:55:28 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 17 replies · 1,717+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/17/2010
    An animated crowd of more than 3,000 supporters are rallying for GOP Senate hopeful Scott Brown in Worcester this afternoon, in a last-minute get-out-the vote push for the suddenly popular state senator. “This race is close, but it’s not over,” Brown said at a campaign stop earlier today. “Every vote will count in this election.” While President Obama stumps for Attorney General Martha Coakley in Boston, Brown is taking the stage at Mechanics Hall with Red Sox [team stats] ace pitcher Curt Schilling [stats], Boston College legend and NFL star Doug Flutie, “Cheers” star John Ratzenberger, as well as his...
  • From a Friend at the Brown Rally in Worcester

    01/17/2010 12:26:16 PM PST · by freespirited · 29 replies · 2,933+ views
    NRO Corner ^ | 01/17/10 | Kathryn Lopez
    "It's an absolute mob scene. The police have closed off the streets. It's mind blowing. The hall is already full, and it holds 3,000 people. There may be another 1,000 people outside."

    01/17/2010 12:53:58 PM PST · by FARS · 210 replies · 10,065+ views
    AntiMullah ^ | 01/17/10 | Alan Peters /RALLY SITE
    Phone call from the Scott Brown rally, outside Mechanics Hall: Up to 5,000 supporters of Scott Brown have gathered vociferously outside the hall, loud enough at times to drown out the phone conversation. Shouting slogans, they have blocked all four street lanes for about half a block around the rally point. Only a few at a time were allowed into the hall for about 15 minutes and they have just announced that the hall is filled to capacity as are two overflow areas, one of which is Lexington Hall in the Crown Plaza hotel. At least 2,000 people are still...
  • Thousands turn out for Brown in Worcester

    01/17/2010 1:38:15 PM PST · by GOPsterinMA · 21 replies · 1,711+ views ^ | Sunday, January 17, 2010 | Hillary Chabot
    An animated crowd of more than 3,000 supporters are rallying for GOP Senate hopeful Scott Brown in Worcester this afternoon, in a last-minute get-out-the vote push for the suddenly popular state senator. “This race is close, but it’s not over,” Brown said at a campaign stop earlier today. “Every vote will count in this election.” While President Obama stumps for Attorney General Martha Coakley in Boston, Brown is taking the stage at Mechanics Hall with Red Sox [team stats] ace pitcher Curt Schilling [stats], Boston College legend and NFL star Doug Flutie, “Cheers” star John Ratzenberger, as well as his...
  • Live Scott Brown Rally Link

    01/17/2010 1:38:37 PM PST · by blueyon · 19 replies · 1,104+ views
  • Coakley & Obama Cant Fill Hall For Rally While Scott Browns Rally Is Overflowing….Surge Baby!

    01/17/2010 1:39:30 PM PST · by Starman417 · 107 replies · 4,677+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-17-10 | Curt
    Looks like Obama and pals are reading the tea leaves and are now predicting a Coakley loss: [VIDEO AT SITE] And while Coakley and Obama were holding a rally in a 3/4 filled hall: [VIDEO AT SITE] The Brown rally was overfilling: And from The Corner: Friend in Worcester reports: "Crowd just started spontaneously singing God bless America and then exploded, the whole hall. Now they're chanting 'We want Scott.'" Friend who is in Worcester e-mails: "People are lined up down the sidewalk. Folks are driving around honking horns. It is like the Red Sox won again. Just totally joyful."...
  • Scott Brown Rally

    01/16/2010 6:30:32 PM PST · by Red in MA · 34 replies · 1,985+ views
    Scott Brown Campaign ^ | 1/16/10 | lorieoma
    Bear with me I'm a Free Republic Virgin for initiating a post. There is a rally at 321 Main St, Worcester tomorrow. Doors open at 3:00 There are a lot of non-moonbats in Massachusetts, I'm one of them!! Lorie
  • Man ordered to remove 4-story tree house

    10/21/2009 1:27:47 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies · 2,522+ views
    upi ^ | Oct. 20
    WORCESTER, Mass.- A Worcester, Mass., man said he will not appeal the city's order to tear down the $12,000 four-story tree house he built on his property . Michael Chapman, 48 -- who built the tree house over the course of three months from more than a ton of pressure-treated lumber, 1,000 feet of rope, about 500 lag screws and 48 feet of rebar -- said the city ordered him to remove the tree house by Nov. 2 and he intends to abide by the order, The Boston Globe reported Tuesday. Officials from Worcester's Department of Inspectional Services said they...
  • Baby taken from womb found alive

    07/29/2009 7:34:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies · 1,846+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 29, 2009
    The baby taken from the womb of a Worcester murder victim last weekend has been found alive, and a female suspect in the case taken into custody, authorities said tonight. Police said they found the suspect in New Hampshire, and are evaluating the baby. No further details were available.
  • UMass professor busted in sex sting [says he was doing "research"]

    11/14/2007 10:06:54 AM PST · by Disturbin · 63 replies · 273+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Nov 14, 2007 | O'Ryan Johnson
    A noted Bay State doctor who has written several of papers on sexually transmitted diseases was arrested allegedly trying to pick up a hooker in Worcester during a weekend sex sting and reportedly said he was just doing research. Dr. Peter Rice, 65, said he is through talking about his arrest and referred all questions to his lawyer. "I'm not going to be answering any questions about this," he told the Herald last night. Rice, who is Yale-educated, specializes in infectious diseases and immunology, according to his biography on the UMass Web site. He told the Worcester Telegram and Gazette...
  • [Embryonic] Stem-cell bank, registry to open soon (funded by taxpayers)

    10/29/2007 9:52:32 AM PDT · by Disturbin · 3 replies · 268+ views
    Worcester Telegram ^ | Oct 29, 2007 | Worc Telegram
    Plans for an embryonic stem-cell bank at the University of Massachusetts Medical School for researchers around the globe took a major step forward last week when the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center authorized more than $8 million for the bank and an associated registry. It is a significant step in Central Massachusetts’ evolution as a major center of biotechnology and biomedical research. Interim chancellor Michael F. Collins said the bank should be operating within eight to 12 months, the registry even sooner than that. That is in keeping with the fast pace at which Gov. Deval L. Patrick’s life sciences and...
  • (Illegal) Immigrant sanctuary plan draws opposition

    08/14/2007 7:22:13 AM PDT · by pabianice · 37 replies · 965+ views
    Worcester Telegram ^ | 8/14/07 | Melady
    Backers promise to revise language WORCESTER, MA — A move to have Worcester declared a sanctuary for illegal immigrants has drawn opposition from Mayor Konstantina B. Lukes and a promise by supporters to revise resolution language to make it clear that sanctuary does not mean the city will harbor criminals Mrs. Lukes, in an interview last night, said illegal immigrants broke the law to get here “and the rule of law is the only glue holding this country together.” She blamed the immigration problem on the failure of Congress to act. “They haven’t done their job,” and left local communities...
  • WCRN Worcester to conservative talk: Carr, Blute, Ingraham, Savage

    05/04/2006 10:15:03 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 16 replies · 1,279+ views
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette ^ | 05/04/06 | Shaun Suttner
    WORCESTER— Peter I. Blute, a former Republican congressman and one of Central Massachusetts’ best known political and media figures, has resurfaced as host of a new morning radio talk show set to debut Monday on WCRN-AM 830. In addition to hiring Mr. Blute, the radio station’s owner, Carter Broadcasting of Boston, is converting the Worcester-based station from an oldies musical format to all talk, and is installing the syndicated show of Boston talk fixture Howie Carr — a former colleague of Mr. Blute at Boston’s WRKO — in the prime 3-7 p.m. slot. Mr. Blute, 50, who co-hosted a talk...
  • Group Complains About 'English-Only' Meeting

    02/07/2005 5:32:47 AM PST · by r5boston · 35 replies · 923+ views
    AP ^ | 02/07/2005 | AP
    Latino Group To Meet With State Representative WORCESTER, Mass. -- Members of a Latino group are furious at a state representative who they claim demanded that a planned meeting be English-only, a published report said Monday. Spanish speakers from the group Neighbor to Neighbor complained that Rep. John Binienda's request is a slap in the face to his Latino constituents, who make up one-tenth of his district. The grassroots political organization sent a letter to the Worcester Democrat, claiming his request amounts to discrimination, the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester reported. Maria M. Cruz, a Spanish-speaking Neighbor to Neighbor volunteer,...
  • Joysticks in the Classroom: Game-Design Programs Take Off

    02/01/2005 1:52:53 PM PST · by billorites · 9 replies · 633+ views
    Chronicle of Higher Education ^ | February 4, 2005 | Katherine S. Mangan
    Plano, Tex. When Jackie Gan first learned about Southern Methodist University's graduate-level video-game-design program, she was sitting stark naked in front of its inaugural class -- 28 young men who had abandoned jobs as computer programmers, artists, or office workers to try to live out their fantasy of creating games for a living. Ms. Gan, who was then a student at a nearby community college, was earning extra money by modeling for art classes. When she answered a call to model at Southern Methodist, she didn't realize that the class was part of a game-design program and that she might serve...
  • Let the Hate Begin (Yankees-Red Sox Style)

    03/28/2003 1:51:40 PM PST · by WaveThatFlag · 76 replies · 968+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/28/3 | By RUSS SMITH
    <p>Granted, there is upheaval in the world and there are battles where a great deal is at stake -- life itself. All the more precious, then, the minor skirmishes on the home front that mean a great deal in a small way and remind us of how lucky we are to feel innocent hatreds, from summer to summer, at the ballpark.</p>