You can't make all the folks happy all the time. That's how the old saying goes and nowhere might that be more evident than when it comes to parking in Worcester. Whether they come from residents in three-decker neighborhoods looking for more on-street parking, business owners who want less or motorists at their wit's end after finding yet another ticket on their windshield – one thing is certain: The complaints come often and there's no reason to think Worcesterites will ease up anytime soon.
Re-Introducing Kathy Real
Kathleen Real, a known name with an established reputation in the Central Massachusetts publishing industry, has been appointed to Publisher of Worcester Mag. Real has spent her entire career in the industry including 21 years at Worcester Mag from 1988 to 2009 working her way from a sales representative to associate publisher. After a three year hiatus, Kathy is back and ready to head up a publication "I've always been passionate about," she says.
Soldier suicides stir medical, military leaders into action
State military leaders and local medical experts are waging war against one of the biggest enemies facing soldiers today: suicide. The University of Massachusetts Medical School and officials with the National Guard and state Department of Veterans' Services this month formally signed a partnership that makes suicide prevention among military personnel a top priority and stresses awareness and training as the main weapons against what is becoming an epidemic. The problem is especially acute among members of the National Guard.
State Rep-elect Mary Keefe is itching to get to work on Beacon Hill on behalf of the 15th Worcester District that overwhelmingly elected her on Nov. 6. If she had it her way, she would head into Boston as soon as possible. As it stands, the country girl turned streetsmart activist will have a little time to square things away at the Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center (PSNNC), where she is the executive director. Weather permitting, she might also get to spend a little more time tending to her bees – but more about that later.