Posted by Jeremy Shulkin
Over 80 Worcester teens are traveling to Boston tomorrow to protest cuts to the state’s youth job funding, but first they’ll be meeting today from 2:00 to 4:00 at the Worcester Youth Center for a “pre-rally” to make signs and hear speakers.
Tomorrow’s rally starts at 1:30 at the Park St. station, and will proceed to the State House. Meetings with representatives are also slated.
Local groups involved in this are the Oak Hill CDC (508-754-2858) and the Pleasant St. Neighborhood Center (508-754-7793). We’re still waiting for word on how Worcester teens will get to Boston tomorrow. There will be a bus leaving Worcester tomorrow at 12:00 and returning at 6:00. Contact Patricia Mallios (email@example.com) at the Oak Hill CDC for more details.
Posted by Tim O’Keefe
Posted by “Bill Randell” on worcesterma.blogspot.com
Last week I ran into a friend that I went to high school with that works for one of the major cigarette companies, who told me about the stores on the New Hampshire border selling 5,000 cartons per week. He also commented how baldy the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has killed the cigarette business. Not only has the Commonwealth taxed cigarettes to the point of pushing people into other states, but there are alot of little things. Remember all the Philip Morris that you would see around (coats, jackets, hats, etc). All of this is illegal in Massachusetts including coupons. Many times I have had people come in with coupons, only to tell them that we can not accept to which the customer says I will just save them for when I go to New Hampshire. It would be one thing if all 50 states were doing the same thing, but Massachusetts acting alone has hurt many Massachusetts businesses and themselves through lower tax collections.
Posted by “SFD” on unfashionablesentiments.blogspot.com
Listed at #10 on Baseball Prospectus’ prospect list for the Toronto Blue Jays is Worcester’s own Tim Collins. Tim was born and raised in Worcester, and played for Ted Williams Little League, West Side Babe Ruth, Main South Legion and Worcester Voke. He was signed as an undrafted minor league free agent in 2007 by Worcester native and former Blue Jays GM J.P. Riccardi. Tim finished the season last year with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Double A) in Mancherster, NH. He was the youngest player on the Fisher Cats, and will probably spend the season there. It’s a great ballpark, so take a trip up north to see a local baseball player working his way up the minor leagues.