508 #149: Oh no, the schools
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[2:48] No word from Marty Lamb.
[3:05] Worcester is still New England’s second-most-populous city. Mike reiterates Gabe’s thesis in “the best blog post ever about Worcester” that Worcester is fundamentally unlike Providence (the third-most-populous city) and should not compare itself to Providence. Last year, Gabe came on the show to make the case.
BTW, you should watch this video of Worcester-native-turned-Providence-resident Jacob Berendes, legendary artist and entrepreneur, talking about the movie FAME:
[12:55] Councilor Rushton took a Globe columnist on a tour of the city.
[16:20] You know what Worcester has that Boston and Providence don’t? BILL COLEMAN! Brendan reports Bill is doing well and has a great beard. Check out this charming photo of a beardless Bill and a besoulpatched Brendan from a few years back.
[17:00] Mike lists the contents of the latest InCity Times
[19:00] We talk about the 9 injured puppies stolen from the Sterling Animal Shelter. Still a mystery: why? The latest: a third suspect has been arrested.
[21:37] There’s a fundraiser/funraiser for Worcester Roots Project this Friday.
[22:09] Tracy talks about Worcester schools testing and staffing and redaction issues.
[27:24] Brendan asks for people to send in any lawsuits that the City is embroiled in.
[28:00] Clark is officially shutting down an adjacent street as part of a quid pro quo with the city.