508 #149: Oh no, the schools

posted by Mike on March 24th, 2011

508 is a show about Worcester. Today’s panel is Brendan Melican and Tracy Novick.


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You can watch 508 Fridays at 7pm on WCCA TV13.

[1:00] Brendan can send you an invite to the Facebook alternative Diaspora.

[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:

Jake : Fame from Mirror on Vimeo.

[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.

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2 Comments Leave a comment.

  1. On March 24, 2011 at 21:31 Noah R. Bombard said:

    Yes, the Sterling Animal Shelter is a no-kill shelter.

  2. On March 25, 2011 at 07:44 Tracy said:

    We need to put a lamp next to you, Mike.

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