Long-Term Commercial Lease (508 #354)

posted by Mike on November 19th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about Lt. Jason Menard, commercial taxes, Underdog, and Worcester Plaza Tower.

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Short film about Net of Compassion: “Bread of Life”

posted by Mike on November 13th, 2019

Here’s some beautiful people and a tough side of the city.

Net of Compassion – Bread of Life from Votary Films on Vimeo.

Richie, Elizabeth, and their whole “Net of Compassion” crew do some amazing work, most visibly offering services in a series of tents along Worcester’s Main Street each Saturday. They also collaborate on “Hotel Grace,” turning the basement of St. John’s Church into a 50-bed homeless shelter any night the temperature in Worcester is expected to drop below freezing. And they are looking to do more. If you are curious about helping the down-and-out in our city, getting involved with Net of Compassion is a great way to start.

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Season Finale (508 #353)

posted by Mike on November 12th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about tax deals, election results, crime stats, bad/good driving, vapes, tarot, the CEMANECT economy, and the season finale of our favorite non-scripted TV drama, “Worcester!” Here’s the Cowen/Gioia interview Mike recommends.

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Lawn Signs (508 #352)

posted by Mike on November 5th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about the 2019 municipal election and the lawnsigns thereof.

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Borrow My Flashlight (508 #351)

posted by Mike on October 29th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about death and crime in Worcester, Post-Christian America, opioids and religion, property taxes, election mailers, and flashlights.

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Institutionalized (508 #350)

posted by Mike on October 16th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about the loss of institutions like the Columbus Day Parade, the Dive Bar, and pencils.

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Stoned Driving (508 #349)

posted by Mike on October 9th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about public health policy and NATO watch bands.

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One Year of Food (508 #348)

posted by Mike on October 2nd, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about Paul Letsky’s funeral, the vape ban, improving regional rail, “every fountain a running fountain,” reducing our waste by 30%, Greg Sestero at the Sprinkler Factory, downtown ambassadors, the Greendale Mall, houses and condos, school attendance, Walmart’s fulfillment center, and buying one year of food.

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Paul Letsky’s funeral mass scheduled

posted by Mike on September 27th, 2019

It will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 10AM at St. John’s Church in Worcester.

posted by Mike in Catholic Worker movement, Events, Worcester | on September 27th, 2019 | Permanent link | 1 Comment »

Murder Cats (508 #347)

posted by Mike on September 25th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about Paul Letsky, mountain lions, vaping, City Council candidate forums, the federal judiciary, fountains, the Midtown Mall, and cybersecurity.

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posted by Mike in 508: A Show about Worcester, Worcester | on September 25th, 2019 | Permanent link | 1 Comment »