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Best and worst speeches of election night
November 3, 2010 – 9:13 pm | Comments Off

As the election fervor fades and news agencies flood you with the “what it means” stories, I thought I’d hand out my own best and worst speech awards from last night’s victory/concession speeches. Some of …

What would you buy with $180,000?
December 6, 2009 – 2:24 pm | One Comment
What would you buy with $180,000?

When times get tough the government … well … just keeps on spending. The Telegram today offered up a little PR for the state EPA on their latest gadget – the Field Assessment and Support …

A trip to New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz
April 27, 2009 – 10:35 pm | Comments Off

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Want to revive a city? Forget stimulus packages, just make it fun
December 31, 2008 – 11:32 pm | Comments Off

If you think Worcester needs government money and programs to revitalize its economy, you may be overlooking a very important local stimlus: fun. Very interesting story on about how an area’s “fun” factor — bike trails, fine dining, amenities, etc. — can be major driving forces behind success.

Play your own red/blue state game
November 4, 2008 – 10:25 am | Comments Off
Play your own red/blue state game

Tim Russert may be gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep your own election score card. Every vote counts, but as we’ve learned from past elections, some state’s votes count more than others — …

An argument against the city’s cries for college money
October 10, 2008 – 3:30 pm | 2 Comments

For anyone following the city’s discussions over the past year to tap into PILOT funds, this week’s Pie and Coffee 508 Podcast is something to listen to. PILOT stands for payment in lieu of taxes …

Moxie sports “new” label; crusty New Englanders appalled
October 9, 2008 – 12:06 am | 9 Comments
Moxie sports “new” label; crusty New Englanders appalled

 Now, it has been suggested to me a time or two that I may be a bit of a … well … eccentric when it comes to one little thing: Moxie. True, the oldest continually …

Worcester girl makes good
October 1, 2008 – 1:20 am | Comments Off
Worcester girl makes good

I mentioned in my last post Dr. Christina Economos of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. She’s worth noting as Economos was instrumental in a Somerville program that actually curbed …

How a better designed city could make us thinner
September 30, 2008 – 11:59 pm | 2 Comments
How a better designed city could make us thinner

Monday I spent a few hours at a statewide summit on a subject that seemed a little, well, for lack of a better word, frivolous, given some of the clear and present problems our country …

Restaraunt Listing
September 28, 2008 – 10:42 am | Comments Off

Search for places to eat in Worcester, find links to sites and leave your own review.

Roma’s Grille and Pizzeria: Something’s cooking on Harding Street
September 25, 2008 – 10:35 pm | Comments Off

Managing a successful restaurant requires a broad skill set. Joe and Lainie Petrou, of Harding Street’s Roma’s Grille and Pizzeria, seem to command them all.
Joe’s got an eye for burgeoning hot spots. He opened …

Lilly’s Bakery LLC
September 25, 2008 – 9:05 pm | Comments Off

Lilly’s Bakery LLC
1207 Main St., Holden

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