Daily Archives: September 30, 2010

Boston Billards closes Worcester location

Posted by Brittany Durgin

Boston Billards officially announced they will close their Worcester venue on October 9, 2010. A quote from the press release states:

“’After 20 years serving Worcester and the surrounding communities, the economic conditions have become too difficult to continue operation,’ stated company spokesperson Brian Hanify.”


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Posted by Brittany Durgin

Here is the weekly report of content you can only find on worcestermag.com:

Stuck on repeat – We can’t stop listening to this week’s WooTown Sounds by Jonathan Edwards. Hear his music here and catch him live this Saturday, October 2, at the Bull Run in Shirley.

Pecha, what?! – Have you heard about the event where you can learn from 10 interesting people and why they’re of interest in less than three hours? Not to mention it comes with a required beer break! Find out aboutPecha Kucha and see photos from the most recent event here.

Getting a degree in….video games?! – One of news stories this week takes a look at Becker College’s game design program. Read our story and see photos from inside a game design classroom.

Call to artists – Worcester has put out a call to artists for their First Night event. Official forms can bedownloaded at the end of our article about the event here.

Film review – This week you get TWO film reviews, but only online. Read our online exclusive review of the film Art of the Steal.

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PETA never misses an opportunity

Posted by Jeremy Shulkin

Never one to miss an opportunity, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has tried to use Grafton Street School’s mercury contamination as a teachable moment.

Heather Robbins Drennen, a graduate of Nelson Place school who now works as special assistant to the executive vice president for PETA, sent a letter to Mary McKiernan, the principal of Grafton Street Elementary School, asking her to take the next step in mercury removal: to stop serving fish in the cafeteria.

From the letter:

I urge you, in light of Grafton Street School’s recent mercury scare, not to overlook the most common source of mercury in schools: fish served in cafeterias. Won’t you please protect your students from mercury poisoning and be kind to animals by pledging to leave fish off Grafton Street School’s lunch menu?

The full letter, after the jump.

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