Posted by Jeremy Shulkin
City Council will start shortly. They’ve scheduled a Public Health subcommittee meeting at 6:45.
7:30: Here we go. The Council is celebrating John Foisey of Worcester Tech and his DECCA students. DECCA is a nation-wide marketing, finance and entrepreneurship group for high school students.
7:37: $3,796.00 from the Friends of the Worcester Senior Center is coming to the city, for upkeep of a veterans memorial.
7:38: Before Michael Amir and Robert Nemeth are appointed to the Airport Commission, the council wants a roll call on the motion to file the informational communication. Apparently, for this one, councilors can only vote “yes” or “present” but not “no.” Only Germain votes “present” (he asked for the roll call in the first place).
7:41: Clancy is talking the burnt down visitor’s center. He says we need to “expeditiously demolish the remains of the building because it’s a safety hazard” and that we shouldn’t “quibble over the funds” about who’s going to pay for it. As if he knew about one of our Worcesteria items for tomorrow, he talks about all the money set aside for it years ago, but that none of it was spent because they didn’t see the point to pour $12 mil into a “core and shell” development.
It’s almost the first Thursday of April, and you know what that means!
Worcester Mag on Tap is back again for a third time, and we invite you all to come take shots at us or with us.
This month’s event will be held at Loft 266 on Park Ave, a brand new bar that has not even had its opening night. Come be the first to check out the new establishment. In attendance that night will be the Mayor of Wormtown, LB Worm, as well as representatives from Wachusett Brewing Company, and the President of the Central Mass Striders running club, Jack Goolsky.
Come join the party this Thursday at 5:30pm!
Posted by Jeremy Shulkin
Just so no one comes here later this evening looking for a live blog, this is a note to say that the City Council meeting this week will happen tomorrow (Wednesday) night. In case you need to get your fix of city government, I give you this. Thank you, Glendale, CA.
Update: The link is fixed.
It’s not one of the city’s newest restaurants that’s garnered the latest national attention – it’s Coney Island Lunch. The April issue of Esquire magazine (Tina Fey on the cover) includes Coney Island in a “Where Men Eat” feature – a list of fine and not-so-fancy eateries from around the country. Esquire’s take on Coney Island: “Ninety years in one spot, serving hot dogs, soda, beer, and not much else. There are generations of names carved into the tables: Vandalism as census.”
We suggest shooting their 2010 Sexiest Woman Alive cover on location.
Posted by Tim O’Keefe
Posted by “Lance” on nodrumlins.blogspot.com
I can’t say that I am a C-span junkie, but I’ve been known to watch proceedings now and then. Whether for or against the health care reform bill that passed the House tonight–and I am in favor of it, although it could be a lot better–I think everyone can agree that tonight’s vote is historic. This will probably go down as one of the most important acts of legislation of the post-war era, and I decided that I was going to watch the debate and the votes tonight.
Posted by “Mike” on thatsthepits.com
You stupid Democrats in Washington and my home state of Massachusetts. Ask Scott Brown; its the unenrolled voter that elected him to the US Senate. So now your finally going to pass the Healthcare Bill. How long did it take? Eleven months? The minute you pass that bill, you make Barack Obama very happy and millions of unenrolled voters even madder. Is that what you want? You’d rather have the respect of the President, than millions of unenrolled voters in your corner. I guess so! This is it! Consider this your biggest vote you’ve ever taken. The one that makes or breaks you. I’m an unenrolled voter for a reason; I don’t like party politics, and that’s what your doing.
Posted by Brittany Durgin
Worcester’s Director of Economic Development Tim McGourthy had City Councilors rhyming for Google Tuesday night. At the end of the City Council meeting, each councilor recited a verse of McGourthy’s self-prepared Woo-gle spoof of Dr.Seuss’ The Grinch. Read the incredibly entertaining rhyme below while imagining Mayor O’Brien and State Rep. candidate Joff Smith singing it in the chamber.
Posted by Jeremy Shulkin
See you at 7:00.
7:12: Here we go. Mayor O’Brien is back from Ethiopia. Clancy is not here. O’Brien thanks Lukes for filling in during his absence.
7:14: Today is proclaimed Charles Olson day to celebrate the centennial of the poet. A member from the Worcester Poetry Society is here to thank the council for the proclamation.
7:17: Peggy Middaugh of the Worcester Tree Initiative is here inviting everyone to an event on Sunday March 28 in the Alden Library at QCC to find out about the free tree giveaways.
7:19: Lots of items sent to their respective committees.