Daily Archives: March 1, 2010

City Council agenda: City health insurance benefits, CitySquare and the return of the bag ban

Posted by Jeremy Shulkin

The city council agenda revisits some old friends tomorrow (CitySquare, plastic bags, a touch of section 19), and Konnie Lukes is all over it.

Last week Lukes put in a request to see what options the city has in taking over CitySquare through eminent domain, but per the request of City Manager Mike O’Brien, she held it off for a week as the Hanover’s announcement was coming. Since the news is now out there it’ll be interesting to see how far she pursues this.

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The first Thursday of the month

Posted by Jeremy Shulkin

The first Thursday of March is this week, which means it’s time for our second-ever Worcester Mag on Tap. This month we’re holding it at Beaknik’s (433 Park Ave) from 5:30 to 6:30ish.

You’ll be able to talk about the month’s news and arts stories with the staff of Worcester Mag, argue with editor Jim Keogh over his Oscar picks and predictions and meet the city’s Director of Economic Development Tim McGourthy and Director of Communications Christina Andreoli. We’re hoping to add a couple more names to the list before Thursday. Stay tuned.

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Ebert on privatized parking

Roger Ebert has been in the news of late because of a recent Esquire profile that includes painfully candid photos of the famous film critic with much of his jaw removed because of cancer. Ebert’s blog is one of the most eloquent and thoughtful anywhere, and his most recent entry about the country’s financial situation is especially provocative. At one point, Ebert addresses the privatizing of parking in his native Chicago, a topic Worcester Mag reporter Jeremy Shulkin addressed in a story about a similar proposal in Worcester. Check out Ebert’s take.

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