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April 5 - 11, 2012 ■ Volume 37, Number 31

Statute of limitations

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority releases 2013 budget plan nowhere near as severe as hinted at previously, keeping weekend/late night Jeremy Shulkin commuter trains between Worcester and Boston. The bad news: the price of hristi Berry has pedestrian safety, a one-way trip rises from $7.75 to $10 particularly hit and runs, on her and a monthly pass increases to from mind constantly. $250 to $314. -2

After five years of asking questions, Christi Berry wants action



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“I see there was another one yesterday,” she says immediately when contacted Parks and Recreation Commission for this story, referring to a March 11 votes down a proposal to allow beer incident on Grafton Street. Berry’s focus and wine at Worcester Film Work’s three Movies on the Common showings stems from a very real place – and if because of last year’s rowdiness during the Massachusetts legislature cooperates that scene in Back to the Future where – could lead to reforms of the state’s Marty McFly’s mom unknowingly tries to sentencing and statute of limitations laws. In fall 2006, Berry’s name was almost seduce her future son. Ew. -2 inescapable in local media after her son Travis Monroe, a well-liked 17-year-old WPI plans a rooftop athletic field on Burncoat student, died on the morning a 534 vehicle parking complex. Now of October 1. His body was tended to that’s urban planning. +1 by first responders at 5:30 a.m. near the intersection of Fales Street and Gunnarson Becker students in the video game Road. design program release Shadow That tragedy aside, what gripped Walker at PAX East this upcoming Berry, Travis’ friends, media and law weekend to tens of thousands of video enforcement was the number of questions game fans. +1 surrounding his death. Originally classified as a hit and run, throughout Officials gather in front of Union the fall and winter investigators also Station to break ground on the wondered if Travis could’ve been the WRTA’s new $14 million bus hub and victim of an assault, then pushed into the administrative office. The work should road to make it look like a motor vehicle be completed around this time next accident. Rumors among Travis’ peers at year and is fully funded by state and Burncoat led in this direction as well. federal money. +2 After multiple stories on the incident Saint-Gobain, owner of Saint-Gobain and follow ups with Travis’ family, the following August the Telegram & Abrasives, one of Worcester’s largest Gazette wrote a paragraph summing up employers, receives an Energy Star rating from the feds for the second year the difficulty that investigators had in cracking the case: in a row by obtaining a 9.9 percent “According to a report by the state reduction on a per unit basis, keeping 116,000 metric tons of CO2 out of the medical examiner’s office, the injuries did not appear consistent with someone being air worldwide since 2008. +1 struck by a vehicle, but now authorities say the state is leaning toward the In a move many saw coming, a conclusion that the teen was indeed struck federal court rules that Worcester’s by a motor vehicle. Travis suffered skull ban on tobacco advertisements is unconstitutional. Winners: Big Tobacco fractures and lacerations of the brain. His body also had road-rash consistent with and gas stations. 0 being struck by a vehicle. But authorities found no car debris on the scene.” Six city councilors band together According to the Worcester Police to ease restrictions on outdoor seating Department and the Worcester District and dining. We’ll raise a glass to that. Attorney’s office the case is still an active +1 investigation classified as a hit and run. Berry still has questions. This week: +2 “I get so frustrated when people say it Last week: -4 was just a hit and run,” she says. “There Year to date: +7 was nothing simple about it.” Parts of the story pieced together of

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the whole night don’t add up. Scientific and anecdotal evidence all point in opposite directions. For the first four-anda-half years, Berry probed and probed. She diligently collects and culls any information she can on Travis’ death – first-responder reports, UMass Memorial records, the autopsy notes from the state’s medical examiner’s office; she’s even kept a poem written by a classmate posted to a makeshift memorial for Travis, which recreates a scene eerily similar to Travis’ death. (Police investigated this lead too.) Then there were reports that witnesses saw Travis looking disoriented and dazed


in the neighborhood that night, and yet no one called police for assistance. She also says she heard from detectives that a retired firefighter saw Travis’ body in the street but instead of investigating what he thought was a pile of clothes, he continued on to grab a coffee. (“Out of all that, that’s the hardest one to swallow,” she says.) “What I’m angry about is there were so many opportunities to save my son, and they never helped him,” she says, holding back tears. “I still can’t understand these missed opportunities.”

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Car charging stations plug into Worcester Shuchi Mitra


lectric-vehicle charging stations have arrived in Worcester, and more are on their way. That was the message during Clark University Plugin Electric Vehicles! event held on April 2, where a Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, and BMW Active-e were brought onsite to be charged at their new charging station. Clark, along with Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the Institute of Energy and Sustainability (IES), the City of Worcester and Congressman James McGovern, has set up an initiative to make Worcester one of the more prominent green communities in the commonwealth — to date, there are eight functioning charging stations in the city. All of this is part of a larger commitment that the state of Massachusetts has made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by the year 2020, stated Mass. Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Commissioner Mark Sylvia at the event. According to Sylvia, 30 percent of these emissions stems from transportation.

“The charging stations are here to help for that,â€? he says. Back in 2009, there were approximately 57,000 electric vehicles in use within the United States, and their popularity seems to be on the rise, albeit a slow one. According to Secretary Richard Sullivan of the Executive OfďŹ ce for Environmental Affairs, BMW already has 700 electric vehicles claimed for that have yet to be released, and the option of purchasing such a vehicle from BMW began just a few months ago on January 1, 2012. Westboro Mitsubishi has sold two electric cars since they were introduced to their lot this past month, and they are planning to bring in four more. However, in terms of projecting electric car sales for the future, or daring enough to venture to trend their popularity and growth out past a few years, seemed to be an uneasy topic at the Clark event. As IES program coordinator Angela Marshall describes, the public might hear that electric car sales aren’t on the rise as much as people

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Four-and-a-half years later, Berry turned her questions into statements, and with the help of State Representative Jim O’Day (D-West Boylston), they ďŹ led House Bill 2250, “An Act relative to leaving the scene of motor vehicle crashes,â€? which would up the mandatory minimum sentencing for hit and runs no less than two-and-a-half years up to 15 years. Leaving the scene of a crime would be bumped up to a felony. More importantly for her, it would remove the statute of limitations on hit and runs. With the current statute at seven years, and the sixth anniversary of Travis’ death coming up this October, Berry feels time is running out for investigators to bring justice to his killer. “That killed me to ďŹ nd out there’s a statute of limitations,â€? she says. “Even if [drivers] come forward 25 years later, they need to be held accountable.â€? Berry testiďŹ ed to the judiciary committee last November and followed up with a letter to lawmakers on November 27. She criticized the current sevenyear statute. “This law means that in a vehicular-homicide case, where the criminal ees the scene and then turns

him/herself in seven years and two days after the date of the crime being reported, no criminal charges can be ďŹ led,â€? she wrote. “This would not be the same if someone gunned someone down in the street; there would be a full on manhunt to bring the killer to justice.â€? “Why is there a difference if the weapon is a gun or a car? Is the result not the same?â€? she asked. She’s the ďŹ rst to admit that the process isn’t going the way she’d imagined. The bill has gone to the joint judiciary committee where it’s in limbo. With an extension order on it, giving them until April 27 to act or let it falter. O’Day points out that this was actually the second time he and Berry — with the help of the District Attorney’s ofďŹ ce — ďŹ led this bill, but he says this year it’s gained more traction among legislators. “Right now we’re ahead of the game from where we were two years ago,â€? he says. But in the same breath he notes that thousands of bills are ďŹ led yearly. It’s clear that this lack of action causes Berry pain. She explains, choking back tears, “I can’t seem to get it done, and I can’t seem to understand.â€? While the legislature often debates


expected them to be (in fact, the Chevy Volt halted production for ďŹ ve weeks), yet they are increasing. “They are growing in number, [so], there is a market for sure‌ it’s something that might take a few years to happen, a slow growth.â€? The plug-in event at Clark welcomed all members of the public to witness the Nissan Leaf, BMW Active-E, and Chevy STEVEN KING

Volt to be charged at their new charging station, as well as to hear various speakers continued on page 10 including but not limited to Congressman James McGovern, Clark University’s president David Angel, WPI’s president Dennis Berkey, IES executive director Vincent Alleged amount of taxpayer money used on lottery advertisements that DeVito, and National Grid representative Ed White. National Grid has been installhighlighted former state treasurer Tim Cahill while he was running for governor. The Attorney General’s OfďŹ ce indicted him this week on corrup- ing the charging stations throughout Worcester through the Charge America tion charges. program from Coulomb Technologies. The newest stations will be on the Clark University Campus, as well as WPI’s campus, and Quinsigamond Community College’s




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campus. Quinsigamond’s president Gail Carberry pointed out that it is a school of 13,000 students, most of whom rely on automobiles as their primary form of transportation. Charging stations will cost electric car owners about $3.50 per use, and each charge lasts about 62-98 miles per charge. Westboro Mitsubishi sales representative Dan Cronin and IES senior program adviser Chris Noonan describe concur that electric cars will mostly be charged at the car owner’s home ďŹ rst, and then when necessary, public stations will supplement for more charge. Once an electric car is purchased, the dealership coordinates an electrician to set up a charging station at the individual’s home where the car will be plugged in daily. The cost of plugging in a car is now part of the individual’s electric bill, and it adds about 11-12 cents per kilowatt hour. As for price, electric cars qualify for a $7,500 tax break after an approximate purchasing price of $30,000. Dan Cronin points out, however, that for prospective customers who call the dealership, price does not seem to be an issue. They are more concerned with range, charge and features. When asked if charging stations seem to be a risk on behalf of the city, Marshall replied that any venture is a bit of a risk at ďŹ rst. Most of the speaker’s at Clark’s event were careful to point out that bringing charging stations, and having plans for more, are an investment for the future, and as Sullivan quoted, “If you build it, they will come.â€?

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Art in the Park on hold

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orcester received $1 million in funding to renovate Elm Park, one of the oldest parks in the United States. According to Robert Antonelli, Jr., assistant commissioner of Worcester’s Department of Public Works, the renovation project will begin in July and run through November with the final touch-ups finished in the spring of 2013. But the announcement of the renovation project has caused Art in the Park to make changes to its scheduled program this summer, as the ongoing construction in Elm Park means the event wouldn’t have all the space in the park that is usually allotted to it. Instead, there would be a designated area


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for the art projects to be displayed. Couple the decreased space with the challenges of this continued economic downturn, and the Art in the Park Committee decided it was better to skip the event this year and make the project a biennial one, which would give them more time to expand its programs, raise funds and plan. “Ideally it would be better if we had the use of the entire park as we had in the past,” shares Art in the Park committee member Gloria Hall, adding that they had also ran a fundraising shortfall of $2,400 this year. Hall says changing the annual event to a biennial one will give them an extra year to fund raise for each event, which is a plus, especially in this financial climate.

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According to Hall, the committee wants to continue to integrate the art into the community. At the end of the show last year, three pieces found new homes in the city – Big Pencils, created by Paul Angiolillo, moved from the park to Worcester Arts Magnet School auditorium; First Friendship by John Weidman moved to the lawn of Burncoact Middle School; Portals by Carolyn Lewenberg is now on display at Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary. The artists held informal workshops with students after the installations, which had been an impromptu, but an appreciated component, so Art in the Park is trying to integrate this into its program for the future. “Those three artists went in and did a workshop, a kind of session, with the students there—and we want to kind of build on that and talk with other schools as well as other organizations that might want to do it,� explains Hall, who says the committee aims to build similar

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sentencing reforms, statute of limitations laws are trickier to assess. Limitations laws aren’t limited to criminal cases, explains Timothy Mines, general counsel at the College of the Holy Cross. But whether it’s a civil or criminal matter, the reasoning behind them are the same: over time, peoples’ memories fade, witnesses move away or die. “The philosophy behind limitations periods is it forces people to act on their rights in a period of time,â€? he says. “How long should the limitations period be? There’s a lot more art than science.â€? Though Mines is sympathetic to what those laws can mean. “I can understand somebody’s frustration ‌ it’s hard to watch justice go undone.â€? If the law doesn’t pass though, Berry will lament this as another “missed opportunity.â€? She says she doesn’t want Travis’ life to have ended in vain.

collaborations and formalize how this new component will be structured before the 2013 exhibit takes place. Art in the Park has relied on other organizations over the years to do more than supply money or take on sculptures after the show is over in Elm Park. As Art in the Park is not a registered 501(c) (3) nonproďŹ t, it has used other nonproďŹ ts’ statuses and ability to foster the group as a ďŹ scal agent to operate. According to Hall, the group is looking at the possibility of establishing itself as a 501(c)(3) so it doesn’t need a ďŹ scal agent for fundraising. One organization that has worked with Art in the Park is the Worcester Arts Council (WAC). WAC granted Art in the Park one of its annual grants for this summer’s program. Hall says Art in the Park will return the money it received from WAC this year. Art in the Park is scheduled to resume its displays in the summer of 2013 after the renovations at Elm Park are ďŹ nished. Kevin Koczwara can be reached at “There’s something I’m supposed to do out of this,â€? she says. “I want responsibility, that’s what I want.â€? “She’s trying to make a difference so someone else does not have to go through the same difďŹ culties she has,â€? O’Day explains. In her November letter to legislators, she’s succinct. “I am hoping that discouraging criminals from leaving the scene of a crime will allow the families of crime victims to know exactly what happened to their loved one in the ďŹ nal moments of their lives and give them a sense of closure rather than ďŹ nding a cold body on the street and wondering for eternity what really happened.â€? Berry’s tragedy is so entwined with her advocacy that it remains personal. This is her son. This is her law. Ignoring one is to ignore the other.

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Letters Words that hurt Claude Dorman must be pulling his hair out...4.5 years as Worcester’s uber anonymous blogger only to be outed by the likes of Paule Collyer and Rosalie Tirrella... Submitted online by C . P. D U N KA UF

Inflated assessments are costly to many homeowners Gary is right on with his assessment of Assessor William Ford. How he remains in this position is beyond my comprehension. Their website has even changed making it more difficult for people to access than last year. Why? To those people who commented before me one suggestion. Start calling the talk shows about the councilors who last September were uncommitted to the lowest residential rate. The Telegram printed an article about how the council is business friendly now. Worcester Citizens for Business did a great job at lobbying these councilors. However, to shift more of the tax base to the residential property owners will not help businesses but hurt them since people will have less expendable income. Check out their website. They list businesses that have left the city in the last ten years and imply it is due to the dual tax rate. Call or email those councilors who voted to lower the commercial rate by shifting the tax burden to the residential property owners. Submitted online by V I RG IN I A R YA N We have resided at Valley Hill Drive for over 40 years. We can see Salisbury St. from our window. During that time we have seen many city hall bureaucrats come and go. The outrage of the increased assessment of our property when the market value is going down prompted me to respond to the article in your magazine. After much effort we got a response from a representative in the assessors office. He stated that satellite, drive by and new software is what was used to make their decision. I stated that the premises was identical as it was in 1972 when we purchased this property. He said the assessment is [influenced] by the properties that surround me. I said that we are surrounded by foreclosures, short sales, and bank owned. When we questioned him further he stated that he did not live in Worcester but had vacation property? ... We ended [by] stating to him that his boss Mr. Ford lives on Salisbury St. in the same area that we do and our assessments are going up and his is radically going down. JOHN AND C A ROLYN Worcester

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Keeping up with the Savages… barely Janice Harvey


he playbill listed me as “cast manager,” but I was hardly the only adult backstage at the recent production of “Grease,” presented by the students of North High. With me was the 100-pounds-soaking-wet dynamo Jo Ann Savage, one of the pillars of the Worcester County Light Opera Company. Trust me when I tell you that without Jo Ann, there would have been plenty of limp ponytails, unpainted lips and misplaced poodle skirts. I hadn’t been involved in any kind of stage work since 1974, when I was a senior at the old South High on Richards Street, writing and performing in our annual variety show. That’s a long time between curtain calls, and I’m grateful that few former classmates, if any, can recall my mesmerizing turn as Peppermint Patty in a “Peanuts” sketch. This time, I was strictly behind the scenes, and the phrase “controlled chaos” comes to mind. “Grease” is no small production, and tackling the beloved musical was an ambitious undertaking. With an antsy cast and a load of costume changes, backstage was a sea of hot rollers and high-cut sneakers, with enough hair spray to turn the ozone layer into a lace curtain. Ed Savage is Jo Ann’s husband and North High’s drama and English teacher, as well as Notre Dame’s softball coach, and the other Worcester County Light Opera Company pillar. Somehow, some way, Ed managed to corral 20 kids long enough to pull together two nights of doo-wop. Don’t ask me how. I consider Ed either a magician or a wizard – or both. “When does he sleep?” I asked Jo Ann, who was sewing on buttons, hemming skirts, hotgluing feathers and teasing hair, pretty much simultaneously. I manned the steam iron, pressing the wrinkles out of the hundreds of pieces of clothing she scavenged from consignment shops, from attics, from any and every place. I could ask her the same question, since this whirling dervish works as a nurse when she’s not jumping headlong into stage work or smooching her newborn granddaughter. “Never,” she chuckled and rolled her eyes. This I believe, because the morning after the first show, as I dragged my sorry self into the main office to sign in at 7 a.m., there was Ed, wearing school colors and carrying his beat-up valise.

“Good morning!” he bellowed. He said he’d gotten about four-and-a-half hours of sleep, and the 58-year-old had more bounce in his step than any of the kids passing through the halls. The delight that Ed Savage takes in seeing a production come to fruition is evident; his enthusiasm for each child’s performance is infectious. Spending time with the director and his wife, I discovered that theater has been an integral part of their lives from the first day they met, in a Worcester County Light Opera production of “The Rothchilds.” “I remember what I said to her, the very first line I spoke,” Ed said with a sidelong glance to Jo Ann. Despite her insistence that he not tell the story, Ed went on to describe their first encounter. “She was in the chorus. I said: ‘Excuse me, Madam, but I believe you lit the wrong end of that cigarette.’” Thus began a romance that lasted well past rehearsals – the Savages will celebrate their 33rd wedding anniversary this fall. They’ve co-produced three children – all of whom inherited their parents’ love of greasepaint. You might call the Savage family the “Wormtown Barrymores,” which I’m sure would elicit a deep-from-the-belly laugh from Ed. Currently the couple that never stops is helping the Worcester County Light Opera bring “Oliver!” to North’s gorgeous new stage in late April. (Savage was instrumental in the design of North’s theater.) The company exists solely on ticket sales and memberships, and a larger venue could draw bigger crowds than the intimate-but-snug theater on Grand View Avenue. Directed by Jane Grady, with musical direction by Elisabeth Gondek, “Oliver!” is being produced by Ed and costumed by Jo Ann. For ticket information and show times, go to or call 508-753-4383. And Heaven help the next person who complains to me that there’s nothing to do in Worcester. I was nosing around the Worcester County Light Opera Company during rehearsals, and the company sounded great. I have three words for anyone looking for a night out: see you there.

I consider Ed either a magician or a wizard – or both.




Inflated assessments G

ary Rosen’s “Inflated assessments are costly to many homeowners” certainly hit the nail on the head with every sentence especially describing the “arrogance and sarcasm” of Assessor Ford. I have experienced it first-hand. I am going on 83 years, not in the best of health, and here I go again with the City of Worcester Assessor William Ford. In January of 2011 I received my tax bill with an increase in assessment of $30,000, an increase of 13.8% that translated to an additional $481.80 in taxes. Assessor Ford told me that the reason for the increase was my dormers. I have no dormers but a gable roof. Mr. Ford increased my square footage by calling my house a 1.75 storied instead of the 1.5 it is. I fought this with the help of many people and my assessment was adjusted properly back to its actual size. I received the full abatement. Imagine my surprise when I received my 2012 assessment last week. Calling my house a 1.75 structure has once again increased the square footage. I have to fight this and will but at what expense to my health? What disturbs me the most is the behavior of Mr. Ford. The first time I went to his office his crude remarks to me astonished me. On a subsequent phone call Mr.Ford told me all about himself, his family, his new house, and information I did not seek or need. When he stopped talking about himself and back to my problem he threatened me with if “I don’t get you on this I will get you for having two doors.” Mr. Ford told me he didn’t care; he needed the money, so pay up. Occasionally, he would stop talking about his house and say to me “I am not changing my mind on your taxes. I can get you one way or another.” He also talked about my garage telling me I could walk directly into my house from the garage and he couldn’t at his house. My garage is attached to the house but does not have direct access to the house.

He told me that I have new windows and siding. I told him that everything he said was on the house when I bought it. Mr. Ford even suggested that I could remove the second floor on my house as a remedy. I believe there is something seriously wrong with Mr. Ford and cannot understand how the city officials tolerate this behavior from any city employee. I received my 2012 assessment and couldn’t believe it. Although it is slightly less than last year’s assessment (due to the land value decreasing substantially) the house is now assessed again as a 1.75. I made an appointment at the library last week and gave my information to a city assessor who seemed to know what was going on. Unfortunately, I know Mr. Ford is still in charge. I am semi-confident that the same mistake will be rectified. Only time will tell. Knowing that Mr. Ford is in charge bothers me considerably. Gary mentions Ford’s own assessment went from $897,600 to $687,200 in 2011. In 2012 Mr. Ford’s assessment is down to $620,000. How does Mr. Ford explain these facts? I urge all homeowners in Worcester to check their assessments and don’t be fooled by a reduction in your assessment. Land values have been reduced substantially. Check out the building and your square footage. Join the AWARE coalition by emailing AWARE@ Joan Crowell is the director of this coalition and luckily for me I became a member soon after Joan formed it.

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Kevin Ksen, he’s a neighborhood and political organizer who has worked really hard to empower disempowered people.

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The Power List


Here’s our thought process. What if we sat around and debated, argued and discussed whom we felt were the most influential, powerful people here in the city. We decided upon a list of 25. After our 25 were chosen, we thought, “Hey, let’s ask those on this list to set the order – have each of them vote on who THEY think are the most powerful! And then we’ll ask them for comments on their top five!” Sounds cool, right? Move on to a month later. Only 10 of the 25 returned their ballots. Out of those 10, one – City Manager O’Brien – told us he was “uncomfortable with the word powerful,” and chose his own Hometown Hero type write-in votes. Our Lt. Governor was gun shy about contributing (and we can’t blame him), and although Murray voted, he decline to comment on his votes but gave a very PC statement about how great all the candidates are. Congressman James McGovern voted but gave not one ounce of comment and also decided not to delve into the reasons why his votes fell the way they did. Others like Chancellor Michael Collins of UMass “deferred” comment due to his busy schedule, with the press secretary of Robert Crowley from Polar Beverage mirroring the same response. Both the T&G’s Bruce Gaultney and Dianne Williamson respectfully declined, while others like Kate McEvoy-Zdonczyk of Harvard Pilgrim or David “Duddie” Massad never responded at all to our multiple requests (oh well, we tried). When it was all said and done, we had 15 of our power list set in order. A few things from that list surprised us – the number one observation was that the top choices haven’t worked in or for the city directly in a number of years. The other, that none of those who supposedly hold the power – our mayor or city councilors – even made the list. What do these few choices say about out city and what we consider powerful and influential? Let’s take a look and see…



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1. Jim McGovern


t’s no surprise that the returns show that one of the more powerful members of the Democratic wing of Congress remains one of Worcester’s most influential figures – more so than most people know. Recently, while taking stands against Sudan’s treatment of its residents in the Darfur region and not mincing words when talking about Republican budget priorities, McGovern still gets calls – or depending who you talk to, makes calls – to get involved in local spats. Want to run for Mayor of Worcester? You’d better get your clearance card. You can try and pick it up at his office on Mechanic Street. “He is everywhere and involved in all aspects of the life of his district and the world.” — State Senator Harriette Chandler

He’s the top of the political pyramid, and when he calls, people respond. Has earned tremendous respect; does not misuse his influence. — Allen Fletcher, citizen at large

2. Tim Murray


efore even sending out ballots for the Power List rankings we figured McGovern and former mayor and current Lt. Governor, Tim Murray, would vie for the top spot. While Murray has moved on to statewide issues, he continues to lobby for Worcester’s best interests — even if there’s disagreement on whether Worcester would be served well by those interests. (Cough, cough, CSX, cough, cough.) Murray’s political success comes from his The most powerful ability to engage with activists at the grassroots level while fitting in advocate Worcester with the suits and money-holders has ever had from at the political-establishment level, making him a formidable state government. challenger should he decide to run — Gerry D’Amico, Former state for governor next year. (If only that senator, political fundraiser pesky Martha Coakley would get out of his way.) STEVEN KING

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ho’s the real guy in charge of Worcester’s $500 billion budget? It’s no one you voted for. Appointed by Worcester City Council nine years ago, City Manager Michael O’Brien has done more to shape the way Worcester’s changed in the last decade – and is poised to change in STEVEN KING the next – than anyone else. O’Brien’s nearly untouchable, receiving generous praise year-in and year-out from city councilors (the only ones with the authority to reprimand or ďŹ re him), because it’s clear that if he was to go, it would be tough to hire anyone nearly as competent who would put up with reporting to 11 bosses, ďŹ nessing an angry public and weekly evening meetings that sometimes don’t end until after 10 p.m. And while the city’s government is set up so the 11 city councilors give orders for the city manager to enact, it’s been his administration that has the day-to-day vision and inner-workings of the city under control. With O’Brien it’s more than just surrounding himself with the right people – ask anyone in city hall and they’ll tell you that the guy is involved in everything; that he’s a details-oriented micromanager. Some of his employees complain, but compare Worcester 2012 to Worcester 2003, and it’s only been good for the residents.

4. Harriette Chandler



efore this year, Harriette Chandler was already one of the most respected members of Worcester’s seven-member delegation on Beacon Hill but her reputation statewide improved when Senate President Therese Murray promoted her to majority whip, a title for inuential senate members who have the ear of their party. Chandler is accessible throughout her district and hosts a WCCA TV show, “Beacon Hill chat,â€? which may not rake in the ratings but allows her to sit down with members of the community who she might not get to otherwise. It’s no small investment in your future to have this senator’s attention for 30 minutes.

Other notables


• Robert Moylan – District councilors have a much smaller pool of voters they have to vie for every two years, than their at-large peers means every vote really counts. Not getting a street paved or plowed fast enough sure can hurt re-election chances. Enter two-decades-long Department of Public Works Commissioner Robert Robert Moylan: the man every city Moylan councilor can’t afford to piss off. • Gerry D’Amico – The former state senator and current government affairs consultant keeps a low proďŹ le with the average Worcesterite, but any Democrat running for political ofďŹ ce in the city or state has his and his fundraising partner Paul Giorgio’s numbers in their rolodex. Who do you think puts on the swanky stuff at the Beechwood when all those black Cadillacs are in town? • Gary Gemme – If you have a political target on your back, what would you do? Bolstered by years of public praise from elected ofďŹ cials and support from the city manager, Police Chief Gary Gemme engaged the entire city council in a staring contest two weekends ago. Guess who blinked ďŹ rst? (He is also rumored to crush the skulls of his enemies for an ancient Chinese herbal tea that he uses to keep him young.) • Lew Evangelidis – Central Massachusetts has its share of Republicans in the statehouse, but none claim the clout that former Holden state representative and current Worcester County sheriff does. He’s the only one who people dare say could pose a real challenge to Congressman Jim McGovern should he decide to run. (Though that new congressional district will be tough to pry out of a Democrat’s hands.) • Melinda Boone – It pays to be Worcester Mag’s person of the year. Last year Melinda Boone weathered a storm (and election) around a contract extension for the transplanted Worcester Public Schools superintendent, but she’s been out of the news ever since, which is generally where the caretaker for 25,000 kids wants to be. Recently, Boone and school-committee members have been clamoring for more funding from the city for the school side of operations. Nothing new there, but the outcome of deďŹ nitive external audit could result in her having more leverage when it comes time for city council-school committee joint budget deliberations this spring. continued on page 16

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Monahan has ended up with the authority and power normally reserved for people whose family ties to the city date back generations. After Worcester convinced Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to expand here and establish a presence downtown, Monahan, the school’s president, has done what he can to expand its footprint. Who else in Worcester can say they bought an old hotel and built a six-story building next door in the past two years?

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POWER PLAYS OF 2011 Who else but Charlie Monahan and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science can ask to build a brand-new, sixstory, 9,000-square-foot building one day, go before the planning board in September and break ground just weeks later so it can get done before the next August? Construction started so quickly, it’s like city administrators went out with shovels themselves the minute it got through the planning board.


Nga Truong must thank her lucky stars she had Ed Ryan as a defense lawyer and Worcester Superior Court Judge Janet Kenton-Walker during the two years and eight months she spent in jail on charges that she smothered her three-month-old son. Kenton-Walker made the bold move – and later caught flack from the WPD chief – by throwing out her confession after it was clear the interrogating detectives violated Truong’s constitutional rights and misled her with false information.




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together the Theater District, the ambitious downtown renovation plan. Partnerships like that don’t just fall into place, you know.

Other notables • Allen Fletcher: It’s good to be Allen Fletcher. The former owner of Worcester Magazine/Worcester Publishing Ltd. could just lounge around on his money and name, but instead he actively advocates for the Canal District, green space and the conservation of Worcester history. No one else would get away with living in an old school building, let alone stringing up lights on top that can be seen from the highway. Any mere mortal would find themselves subject to some kind of hastily written city ordinance. • Bishop Robert McManus Maybe it’s been decades since you’ve set foot in a church. Maybe you’re not even Catholic. Doesn’t matter. Bishop McManus and the Worcester Diocese have enough clout and allies

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in Worcester that they still pack a punch. Who else can gather 1,200 white men to fill up the DCU Center to talk about the evils of birth control and the Affordable Care Act, and pull the plug on Vicki Kennedy’s Anna Maria College commencement speech? You might not like how they wield their power, but that’s only because you’re probably a heathen. • Dianne Williamson Worcester’s media market isn’t exactly over-saturated so it’s easy to be a big fish in a small pond; but the T&G’s police-reporter-turnedcolumnist aptly carries a pen in place of a sword, striking at those who she feels abuse their power, play political games and thrive off of demonizing others. What other local authors are you asking co-workers if they read that morning?

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• Tina Zlody Who says the arts don’t have pull? Zlody helps organize the wildly popular stART on the Street festivals three times a year that brings more than 75,000 people flocking to Park Avenue, Union Station, and this year, Green Street. Imagine the hassle it takes shutting down a street for a neighborhood party; Zlody and her team do 10 times the work. If that doesn’t take influence in this city then we’re not sure what does. continued on page 20

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BUSINESS 1. Fred Eppinger

He leverages his positional authority both publicly and behind the scenes for the public good. — WPD Chief Gary Gemme STEVEN KING

When Worcester Mag interviewed Hanover Insurance CEO Fred Eppinger a year and half ago for our Person of the Year feature, he not only came across as a guy who knows how to save a billion dollar company and a stalled eight-yearold development in the middle of the city, but also one who’d rather be working with his hands on his property in Grafton. Eppinger has used his connections and leverage (Hanover Insurance employs around 1,850 people at its flagship building in Worcester) to re-kindle the long-awaited CitySquare project, encourage investment in the renovated Hanover Theatre and urges his employees to donate to local charities and get involved on local nonprofit boards. While Uncle Fred may not seek publicity for himself and uses his influence wisely, when he talks everyone listens.

PLACES TO GO IF YOU WANT TO FEEL POWERFUL Would you like to find your name on a future list of the city’s most influential people? As they say, you’ve got to spend money to make money. So take out your wallet and warn your bank that if they see a lot of expensive dinner and drink checks on your credit account, it’s not fraud. Via Sure, it’s a no-brainer you’d need to head to Shrewsbury Street to hobnob with the city’s political and financial elite, and Via is a good first stop. It’s the place to find people for a power lunch or an after-dinner drink. It doesn’t hurt that it’s right under the Worcester Business Development Corporation. Boynton It’s not upscale like other power-broker watering holes, but the Boynton’s tables and stools have heard more off-therecord, top-secret political talk than any other bar in the city. A popular hangout for city councilors and politicians who have gone on to represent larger constituencies, if it’s mentioned in out-of-town newspapers as a political hotbed, then it has to be true. Leo’s Ristorante There’s a bartender named Robert who works at Leo’s Ristorante who had the most insightful things to say about the last municipal election. Why? Because he heard it all from the horses mouths in the months leading up to the election.

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Coral Seafood Wouldn’t it be great if you could fundraise a few thousand dollars for yourself – or maybe have a chance to tell a large gathering of politicians what your policy views are? Coral Seafood continues to be the place where Democrats (and earlier this winter, the conservative/anti-gay marriage group Coalition for Marriage) gather for rallies and fundraisers. $25 is generally enough to cover the attendance fee, but sometimes you’ll have to shell out more. Viva Bene A stones throw from city hall with a dark back room for functions and private meetings, it’s a match made in heaven. Beechwood Hotel The Beechwood Hotel has enough political power itself – it scored a TIF a couple of years ago to help pay for an expansion and renovations – but it’s also hosted fundraisers for Gov. Deval Patrick and Rep. Barney Frank. Hey, we’re no Boston, but Worcester can be an ATM for politicians too.

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Here are just a few items that the chairman of prestigious local law firm Bowditch & Dewey is involved in: he’s a trustee at the UMass Memorial Foundation, Might win First Family of BOWDITCH & DEWEY WEBSITE serves on Worcester if the competition the MassPort existed. Could have moved and Hanover Polar Beverages out of the Insurance board city a long time ago but rather of directors and expanded here at their own involves himself short-term cost. Wachusett (or is asked Mountain and its off-season to be involved festivals rank as one of the in) a number region’s few destinations of other local for visitors beyond an hour. oversight and And then there’s the behindrepresentative the-scenes investments and roles. Angelini support for entreprenueurs and has also local businesses you will never Mike Angelini represented know about. Ralph, Jeff, David, clients who and the rest of the family are don’t necessarily truly the Central Mass version invoke warm and fuzzy feelings from of the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Worcesterites, from Walmart to game. Go ahead… test it. SMOC to various other companies in bad publicity spats. Who else has

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Gotta give the publisher of the city’s only daily newspaper this nod by default, as long as it’s still in existence. Quick – is Gaultney over 6’3” or under 5’10”? You don’t know do you? Few do. Not exactly fighting to keep the city’s media giant relevant, is he?

Other notables: • David Forsberg/Craig Blais Former city councilor and Worcester Business Development Corporation (WBDC) head David Forsberg may have just handed over control of the renovation/revitalization entity to former VP Craig Blais, but don’t expect that to change their mission or influence much. In the past two years there’s been no other entity as ambitious and dynamic in the Worcester postindustrial landscape

MOST POWERFUL ARGUMENT FOR CHARTER CHANGE Plan E government – when the city’s executive officer is chosen by elected officials to run the city’s day-to-day operations – works in some places. But as Worcester grows it’s becoming more and more clear that it’s outgrowing its form of government. City Manager Michael O’Brien essentially runs the city like a mayor anyway (without the direct accountability to the voters), so when his contract ends in 2015 it might be a good time to rev up the old “strong mayor” advocacy. How do we know all this? Not one current city councilor was selected for the list; and other than Jordan Levy, Tim Murray and David Forsberg, no other previous councilor made it either.

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{ coverstory } HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE POWERFUL? Let’s say you’re the type of person who takes these lists as the end-allbe-all of authority on who is powerful or influential in Worcester, or better yet, you’re the type of person who thought they belonged here but your name didn’t show up. Don’t fret, there’s a simple checklist you can use to find out if you too deserve power status: • Does your bloodline include an Anglican name? Subquestion: does that family name have ties to a former local titan of industry? • Do you dine out on Shrewsbury Street on both Friday and Saturday nights? • Are you a member of the Worcester Club? • Are you a political fundraiser? • Do you work a government job with a parent, sibling or cousin? • Have you ever shown up in an audit or investigatory report for wrongdoing or incompetence, yet kept your plum job? • Has your name appeared on a district court docket at least three times in the last 10 years? (as either the plaintiff or defendent) If you answered “yes” to at least two of these, congratulations! You are an influential and powerful person in Worcester. Please send an email to telling us who you are and what categories apply to you.

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as the WBDC, which has been buying up, demolishing and renovating buildings longsince given up on by other developers. With the announcement earlier this year that they purchased the T&G building for a steal as part of the ambitious Theater District for downtown Worcester, not to mention its renovation of the old Voke school into apartments, everyone in Worcester is cheering for the WBDC – and might just do anything to encourage their success. • Duddie Massad / Brian Thompson Despite reaching his 8th decade, Commerce Bank chairman Duddie Massad still puts on a sharp suit, hits the gym, Duddie Massad and then goes into his second-floor corner office on Main Street every day. His cell phone still rings incessantly with Boston signals. The bank’s purchase offers and updates on and planned renovation of the Slater other projects in the city, even if building is another positive move for he’s personally slowing down just downtown. a little. He’s got Commerce Bank president/CEO Brian Thompson and • Lawrence Curtis / John McGrail a very experienced group of Greater Boston bankers growing Worcester’s Ok, so neither one of them are Worcesterites, but the high powered largest bank and they are proudly President of WinnDevelopment local, unlike the recent buyout of and Principal of the Mayo Group Flagship by Connecticut-based house thousands of people in the People’s United. It’s no surprise city in buildings that in an alternate that this group sees opportunity to universe would have the big red X grow east, as Commerce’s recent of doom over their doorways. Winn, acquisition of Mercantile Bank of

with the help of millions in historic tax credits, completely renovated the Chevalier furniture building into loft apartments that saw incredible demand – leading to the company setting its sights on the building next door – and has some interest in the Lincoln Square area as well. Despite rancor from local unions and an asbestos violation or two, McGrail’s Mayo Group has renovated the Bancroft Motors building and will keep plugging away to make the Paris Cinema building not look so, um, porn-y. If either one of these two came back to Worcester looking for more, we’re certain those in charge of the city wouldn’t put up too many road blocks. • Kate McEvoy-Zdonczyk The former WoMag staffer made good: McEvoyZdonczyk seemingly knows all 182,000 in Worcester and is friendly with just about all of them too. Her smarts landed her a senior director job at Fallon Community Health Plan and when HarvardPilgrim expanded to Worcester they snagged her with a Vice President gig. As that company’s presence grows in Central Massachusetts expect to see a lot more of her.




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Worcester’s Elijah Divine’s Uzi-speed, cerebral raps are violent, brutally aggressive and unapologetic, yet tinged with Transcendentalist notions and evolved sensibilities. Though he challenges the listener’s credentials of authenticity with street-tough credos delivered in thick, urban slang and profanity, the message is about community and, overall, a hope shared by all area performers: to grow the scene, and get the locals to support the art form (and the city) he loves.

To this end, he and area hip-hop artists Diode, Reez and DJ Mute, are starting a weekly show, called FoundationZ, every Thursday at Club Oasis, on James Street, in Worcester. “The goal of the night is to support the artists, edu-tain the audience, keep the dance floor packed, and keep a smile on everyone’s face,” he says, adding that

the group hopes “not only to support the locals and give them a proper night and platform, but also bring artists from all over, so we can build and show them a different side of Worcester. We’ll be rotating several styles of music to accompany the b-boys/girls, as well as the sounds that paved the way for them.” “There are tons of like-minded people

striving for the same goals with the same music, especially in New England. We respect and salute them all,” says Divine. “This night will be a celebration of them all everywhere. We hope to continue to be influenced as well as keep the torch lit for future generations.” Like roots musicians historically, the FoundationZ crew has a particular interest

in preserving the past and educating the public. “A lot of the younger crowd may have never heard the styles that paved the way, or the energy of the original foundations, so we’re trying to bring it to them. Somebody may love hip-hop, but never saw a b-boy battle. Someone may love dub step, but have never heard

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The Dark World Gallery on 179 Grafton Street is well known as an art destination and owes its existence to the tattoo shop, owned and operated by Ben Mack, who is also the curator. Starting April 7, the gallery will pay homage to this artistic medium with the exhibit The Golden Age of Tattoo: A Tribute to Our Craft, featuring the work of 30 tattoo artists from around the country.

“The gallery has really manifested into something very special, and wonderful,” says Mack, “and I thought it was about time to tip my hat to the one thing that has made this whole thing possible: tattoos. It is because the tattoo shop exists, that the gallery can exist. Day in and day out, you can come by and see the wonderful art hanging on the wall, and hear the wonderful hum of a tattoo machine buzzing in the background. Tattooing is so rich with history and tradition. I love that about tattooing! I get to be a part of something that is very unique, very special, and very old.”


Indeed, the art of the tattoo can be traced back to Neolithic times with the discovery of Ötzi the Iceman, found in the Alps and dating back more than 5,000 years. From the simple cruciform and parallel line designs found on his body, to the elaborate full body tattoos of Japanese samurais of the 12th century, the art of the tattoo has a vibrant and fascinating lineage. In the United States, the art form was popularized in the 20th century by people like Norman Collins—better known as Sailor Jerry— who learned the craft from his travels to the Far East. After being mentored by the Japanese masters, or Horis, he opened shop in Hawaii and was the forerunner to countless tattooists in the United States who continue this form of body modification. “We decided to dedicate this art show to all of those who have come before us, who paved the way for tattooing to be alive and thriving,” exudes Mack. “The Dark World Gallery exists because of the tattoo shop, and the tattoo shop exists because of this tradition of tattooing being kept alive.” The participating artists were told that the theme can be interpreted in any fashion they desired. Mack continues, “That is the beauty of this show. It means

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something different to all of us.” Contributing artist Dan Bythewood provides a few pieces to the show and explains his approach. “As a tattooer, I lean toward an illustrative yet traditional tattoo aesthetic. I like to get creative on the drawing end while still doing tattoos to look like tattoos and stand the test of time.” A watercolor flash sheet showcases STEVEN KING

a medley of his designs, a mixture of flora, fauna, and icons. “I want my tattoos to hold up and look classic. I like reimagining classic motifs or bringing more comic, cartooning and illustration inspired imagery into my work,” he explains. Skulls and crosses figure prominently in works such as “Reaper Magic” and “Barbarian Skull,” the latter replete with Celtic cross and splatters of black. Artist Dave Sanchez provided the flyer illustration, an illustration that depicts a chica bonita along with accoutrements of

the trade. As he succinctly states, “L.A.’s Chicano culture is the inspiration for art.” Sanchez also includes a piece with an equally fetching young woman, a nod to his Day of the Dead series. Owner and curator Mack has also included work in the exhibit. He has ingeniously fashioned a doorbell from all handmade components, a twist on the fact that the first electric tattoo machines were made from doorbells. “I build tattoo machines, so I modeled this doorbell after an actual tattoo machine,” Mack says. This exhibit provides art patrons a chance to witness the immense diversity of tattoo art and the artists who are passionate about their craft. As Mack says, “The show allows people who may not step into a tattoo shop to come in and enjoy the art on the walls of our gallery, a chance for everyone to see a little example of why we love what we do. And you’ll get to see, that yes, we are tattoo artists, but first and foremost, we are artists!” Mack and his fellow artists feel that they owe a little something to all those who came before them, to make this industry possible. As Mack so eloquently concludes, “We are merely standing on the shoulders of giants.” The Golden Age of Tattoo: A Tribute to Our Craft, at the Out of the Dark World Tattoo & Gallery, 179 Grafton Street, Worcester, Mass. Opening reception: April 7 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 508-459-5798 or visit

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AriBand Joshua Lyford When you first pop AriBand’s newest record, “Burn it in” into your CD player, you instantly realize that this could be make a perfect accompaniment to a night sitting around a fire pit telling stories on a warm breezy summer evening or perhaps on a nice ride in the cruising vessel of your choice, the wind in your hair and some shades dulling the harsh reality around you. Not content to keep traveling down the same musical path, AriBand does a great job of mixing it up all the way through the record. Jumping from happy upbeat tunes to more introspective jams that keep you tapping your foot in time while soaking the lyrics in. AriBand consists of Ari Charbonneau on vocals and guitar, Jon Barrows on bass and Vincent Cirigliano on drums. When speaking of the band’s formation, Charbonneau says that, “Nothing we do is ever planned. Jon saw us at Vincent’s and we didn’t have a bass player, and so he came and played with us; Vinny met us at a show about three years ago.” From there the band grew and shifted but never forgot the minimalist plan that brought them together, its mantra quickly becoming, “Stop thinking and just feel the music.” Charbonneau, like a sea-worthy captain sailing the vessel that is AriBand, has been playing music since she learned to play guitar, “forever ago.” She isn’t kidding either; the prolific songwriter has been steeped in music nearly as resolutely as could be possible. “I used to street perform,” Charbonneau says, “I moved to Boston and did subway and street performances, it was a great experience. I still meet up with people that saw me out in front of Faneuil Hall.” Things have changed significantly from those early days, having recorded several albums and its song “Light Parade” featured in the film “How I Got Lost” and staying busy playing shows means that AriBand is really beginning to come together. The band’s latest release, “Burn It In” proves it in a way that is much different than you may expect. The best part about the new record is the way it was recorded. There was no big-studio venture, no big money swooping in from on high to pad the songs and virtually no second chances. This record was recorded directly from the heart, and as such, there are cracks and blemishes. These serve as no detriment to the songs however; instead they inject the entire album with a personality that you almost never see in this world of autotune and drum correction. Bar glasses clink together, voices crack, seats shuffle, people chat with one another and in the end you are left with 21 tracks of pure charisma and life. In fact, this album almost serves as a reminder that perfection, on occasion, can simply be a nuisance. “I sat down and just sang the song because it has never been made before,” Charbonneau says, “I may normally lose those; but with this recorder I had, you could record as you went along. There are flawed moments and it makes it work.” AriBand has shows coming up on Friday, April 6, at Byblos Lounge inside Union Station, at Brew Woo at the DCU Center and on Cinco de Mayo at Vincent’s on Suffolk Street. They will also be playing at Nick’s on April 11 and 18. You can pick up “Burn It In” at any of their live shows or at Union Music.



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the original dub. Somebody may love ragga-jungle, but has never seen live reggae artists. You may go and listen to DJs all the time, and never once see a pair of turntables. We’re trying to fuse all of it. We’re aiming to keep the audience entertained, active and anticipating the next Thursday. Furthermore, we’ll even go as far as to survey online throughout the weeks and see what styles people want to hear.” Just when Divine starts to veer toward warm and fuzzy, though, he quickly draws the line, saying, “No requests, though!” The show will be anchored by the well known talents of Divine (Dubbage, FoundationZ, Threshold Sound, Spaceshot Syndicate, Highlander Camp, Dirty Clanzmen, and a nationwide finalist in Wu

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Divine Intervention, Elijah Divine Local emcee Elijah Divine speaks in the menacing tone of a street kid, yet expresses warm ideas about building community and

the music scene. His Facebook page lists a dozen or so of his favorite quotes, which range from the cryptic and deeply spiritual to those you’d find on a poster with a cute cat. And his cerebral beats and slow jams vacillate between ego shedding and wild selfhype. Listeners probably won’t care, though; as long as they like old-school rap that prefers tales of hardcore street life to clubbing and nailing girls, like most commercial radio hip-hop, they’ll be too busy groovin’ to the sophisticated, intelligent, sharply executed raps and varied, inspired grooves. Track two, “Roll Out,” from his new, self-released “Divine Intervention,” lays out a banquet of his dualistic philosophy, repeating the mantra-like chorus “Roll dice, roll trees, roll out, roll face, roll skunk, get drunk, big up, bang bass, read books, read looks, read crooks, and watch the space, ’cause we got money to make.” Divine hails himself as a proponent of dub-step, and the opening mid-tempo track, “Intro,” sets the LP firmly in Jamaican reggae traditions with its laid-back, horn-laced groove, and masterful old-style scratching by producer DJ Manipulator. “Write 2 Assemble” follows from classic raps, like “Fuck Tha Police” and “Cop Killer,” invoking American police as “Babylon” and asserts the rapper’s right to rap and “live [his] life according to the laws of another man.” The tune is locked and loaded with incendiary lyrics about the excessive power and force of the police, punctuated with synth horn stabs and the occasional gunshot sound effect. Divine quotes Bob Marley’s “Who the Cap Fit” in the opening line of “Wage $lave,” singing, “Who Jah bless, I know no man curse,” and later in the song, citing “Rat Race,” as his anger builds about “paying dues in this fucking machine” and trying to make a living. “I hope my stress put to rest once I’m finished with this verse/Overworked and underpaid, overstressed and underrated/Overlooked and underground, I’m frustrated,” he says, while synth strings bounce madly from ear to ear in rising tension over a Casio beat and hand claps. Divine’s continues shedding genres and adopting surprising philosophical stances on the bonus track “Trippin’,” which details two scenes of friends’ experiences with drug use that go beyond weed to mammoth LSD doses, cocaine and heavy pills, employing references to Bob Dillon’s song “Blowin’ in the Wind,” the Pink Floyd album “Dark Side of the Moon,” and the Lewis Carroll novel “Alice in Wonderland,” before finally expressing an explicit and somewhat surprising moral: “If you’re getting fucked up, you better follow moderation.” The musical underpinning is a switch from the heavy beats that precede it, a strange, buoyant, shifting chord progression that suggests the halcyon moods of the song’s lighter moments. Elijah Divine’s has already toured in support of new LP/CD. The Divine Intervention Tour started on the CD’s release date, November 11, 2011 (11/11/11), and continued through December, featuring shows along the East Coast. Divine has tentative tour dates planned for the southeast this May to support his soon-to-be-released “SpliffNotes,” as well as a tour with Austrian drum and bass producer/DJ, Osci, this summer. Look for upcoming performance dates and information on the weekly FoundationZ series at Club Oasis, at Download “Divine Intervention” at


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Management’s (Wu Tang Clan) Student’s Of Shaolin 1 & 2 Competition ); Diode (production work on releases by United Kingdom labels, such as Close 2 Death Records, Synergist and Gain; European labels, such as You So Fat Records, and Mindtech; and U.S.-based record labels, such as Abducted, Ammunition, and Section 8); Reez (Worcester’s legendary Top Rock Crew); and DJ Mute (Spaceshot Syndicate, FoundationZ), who have honed their crafts in a variety of projects, tours and releases over the past decade and a half, and who are sure to deliver an intense barrage of international-quality dub-step, drums and bass, break beats, and b-boy dance moves. “The goal is to combine all of our efforts and families and form one movement,” says Divine. The group will also make room for DJs and rappers from throughout the northeast, even holding “open decks” from 9-10 p.m. on a first-come-first-served basis to create opportunities for any DJ to showcase his or her skills. “We encourage anyone and everyone to come out and play,” he invites. Divine says that “the substance that FoundationZ promotes” refers to “the ideals that helped build this music,

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nurtured the culture, and created the genres and sub-genres of today. As far as the pure intentions toward the culture, there are many promoters/club owners that see people as dollar signs and attendees, instead of members of the culture and the music as a whole. That’s a predictable cycle that we’re trying to avoid. With FoundationZ, our aim is to bring substance to the sound with pure intention and sincere motivation. We bring the energy. You match the energy. The cycle continues.” FoundationZ has great hope for the potential of this event and the local scene. “Worcester has amazing potential – 11 schools and tons of young, energetic people. There are more than enough bars, clubs and dancehalls, and lots of surrounding towns. We feel confident that if we introduce something different, resurrect a formula that worked, bring out the talent, and rebuild on what many others have built, there’s no reason why Worcester can’t flourish. We’re up to the challenge.” Elijah Divine/FoundationZ on Thursdays at Club Oasis, 70 James St., Worcester,,

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When “American Pie” first crossed my radar screen in 1999 it came with the dubious distinction of being the first “horny teenager flick” to come with critical approval. Arriving a good fifteen to twenty years after the genre was first consolidated with “Animal House” and “Porky’s,” “American Pie” grabbed the mantle of lowbrow gross out film and ran with it, utilizing all-out stupidity as a strategy and flaunting bad taste as if it were a badge of honor. Critics swept up by their initial low expectations fell for its “higher” production values, and “quality” writing, all of course dubious attributes. But that was only the beginning. More than a film, “American Pie” was a brand, and writer/producer Adam Herz proved to be a visionary of marketing competence. He stamped the distinctive red logo on no fewer than eight sequels, some direct to DVD, but the main ones “American Pie,” “American Pie 2,” “American Wedding,” and now “American Reunion” all included the bulk of the original cast. He tied up his face-of-thefranchise player Eugene Levy for the next thirteen years at least, getting his iconic presence into an egregious collection of low budget spinoffs that included “Band Camp” and “Naked Mile.” He saw Levy as his Tom Brady, and made sure he wasn’t going anywhere. As for the rest, he probably got them all for a song at the beginning and made everyone involved agree to a Faustian bargain that guaranteed their presence in numerous sequels for a very long time. This is only a guess on my part. Either that or these actors of minimum talent all need the money. Out of the entire original ensemble only Alyson Hannigan as Michelle, main protagonist Jim’s wife, has gone

on to be an actual recognizable figure in the pop culture world, starring in the successful “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” series and then “How I Met Your Mother.” She doesn’t need “American Pie” in her life, so I’m guessing Herz had her sign in blood. Of the rest of the cast, you will recognize some for the short-lived splash they made: Mena Suvari (Heather) who had a short run of credibility as a teen who tempts Kevin Spacey in the Oscar-winning “American Beauty,” main presence Jason Biggs (Jim) who had a brief flirtation with creditability playing opposite Ben Affleck in Kevin Smith’s “Jersey Girl.” Not bad for a guy who made his mark copulating with pastry, but it didn’t go much further than that. For everyone else it was pretty bleak. Tara Reid (Vicky) went on to do “Body Shots,” “Van Wilder” and horror flop “Incubus.” Chris Klein (Oz) took on a starring role in the awful “Rollerball” remake, and “American Dreamz,” and Thomas Ian Nicholas (Kevin) had a short run in “Party of Five” on TV. Most of these people traded on their youthfulness. So now here they all are, submitted for your approval, like a Rod Serling Night Gallery painting. It’s the high school reunion. They all graduated in 1999, so it must be their 13th? Who cares? So Herz puts them all through predictable paces: Jim’s dad will give embarrassing sex advice, Jim will balance the pressures of his marriage to Michelle with sexual temptation and masturbation. Stiffler (Seann William Scott) will run amok and the boning of his slutty mom will be revisited, Oz will deal with the perils of fame, and so on. Along the way you will experience nudity, profanity, and bawdy humor. Everyone will learn a lesson about life. In this case, since everyone is older and the focus is not so much on getting laid as it is on surviving as adults, the actual values they learn are about the importance of family and friendship and tolerance. The real lesson they all should have learned is not to sign your career away to someone like Herz. Live by the horny teenager movie, die by the horny teenager movie.




270 Shrewsbury St., Worcester • 508-926-8622 •

Good sushi, fat wallet Michael Brazell

In the past several years, Worcester has witnessed a boom in sushi and Asianfusion restaurants. While choices are plentiful, many new sushi joints in the area will make a serious dent in your wallet without necessarily standing apart from any others. Thankfully, Kenichi Bistro hidden in plain view on Shrewsbury Street serves delicious Asian-fusion dishes, buzz-worthy drinks, and excellent sushi — all without breaking the bank.



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row, diners could easily pass by the unpretentious veneer of Kenichi, as this small restaurant skirts the corner of Seward and Shrewsbury streets. Like many restaurants on the eastern half of Shrewsbury Street, parking can be a challenge, but diners are encouraged to park at Boulevard Towing in the evening hours, just next door — although, admittedly, I felt an unsettling anxiety when I volunteered to park my car in a lot reserved for tow trucks. Walking into Kenichi, I was greeted immediately by the exceedingly friendly staff. The restaurant is divided into two main sections, with about a half-dozen booths skirting the left wall, a good-sized elbow-shaped bar, and a more intimate dining area flanking in the rear. On both of my visits, the bar was packed with patrons, and with good reason: Kenichi serves some deliciously potent cocktails — with a fruity, rumsoaked mai tai being the local favorite. Kenichi’s menu is large and while the restaurant boasts a number of Asianfusion entrées, I was visiting for sushi, so I effortlessly ordered the Sashimi Special ($24), an enormous serving of 18 pieces of thick-cut fish, delicately arranged on

cute bridge-shaped platter. The meal began with two sides, a thick hot-and-sour soup that did enough to clear my sinuses and a bowl of leafy greens served with a pasty ginger dressing. Of the two appetizers, the soup stole the show, as the tangy dressing did not do enough to make up for particularly bland greens. In a flash, my bridge-o-sashimi arrived in front of me, and Kenny the sushi chef indicated what each cut of fish was. The fish at Kenichi was remarkably fresh and served in giant portions, with a salty mackerel being a personal favorite, and several choices of tuna being the restaurant’s focus. I returned to Kenichi for lunch determined to sample their rolls and wraps. Three of us split the Kenichi Boat for Two ($40), an enormous serving of 36 rolls, wraps and sashimi, presented on a dish lovingly referred to as “The

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Love Boat.” Given my affection for spicy foods, my standout roll was the Crazy Maki, a ricewrapped crunchy shrimp tempura, with avocado and cucumber, topped with fish roe and a spicy mayonnaise, with shaved habanero peppers sprinkled on each piece. Other favorites included a meaty unagi (eel) called the Worcester Special Roll, served with crab, and a spicy tuna roll called the Mountain Roll, doused in eel sauce. While many newer sushi restaurants are built with large, open and exciting interiors, Kenichi has a more dated and dark feel, although this is more than made up for by the friendliness of the chefs and wait staff. Kenichi truly shines, however, on price. With daily specials, creative mixed-sushi boats, and weekend happy hours featuring approximately 20 sushi and Asian-fusion items all for $4 an order, Kenichi is an affordable yet delicious option for Worcester sushi lovers.

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Flip Flops 680 Main St., Holden 508-829-3008 ďŹ&#x201A;ipďŹ&#x201A; Flip Flops is an escape to a tiny piece of paradise with an extensive drink menu; an eclectic selection of American, Italian and seafood favorites; and a friendly staff to ensure the evening serves up delicious fun. Prices are a little better than average for the food styles, but a good deal in regards to the quality of the food and overall experience. Bring friends and share to enjoy as much as possible! Pepeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trattoria 274 Franklin St., Worcester 508-755-1978 Pepeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offers a variety of homemade Italian recipes in an intimate modern setting. A great late-night stop, the cozy bar and dining room area is integrated into one open room. Several pizza, stromboli, and panino dishes give Worcester yet another quality dining option. Sichuan Gourmet 271 Worcester Road, Framingham 508.626.0248 Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth the drive to Framingham to sample the ďŹ&#x201A;avors of Sichuan province, combining bright chili ďŹ&#x201A;avors with the tongue-numbing â&#x20AC;˘ APRIL 5, 2012

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Located almost right across the street from where Tatnuck Booksellers used to be on Chandler Street, Joeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar & Grill sits back in the DeerďŹ eld Plaza. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not looking for it, you might miss this treasure of salad specials. On recommendation, I tried the roasted red beet salad, to which I added a side of grilled steak tips. My mother-in-law and her friend went for the cranberry and chicken salad, and my friend ordered the ďŹ eld green salad. All three choices were well portioned: enough to ďŹ ll but not overstuff. They all also offered a wide variety of fresh, crisp vegetables, including various lettuces, shaved carrots, grape tomatoes, STEVEN KING and cucumbers. The cranberry and chicken salad also had plenty of dried â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but still nicely chewy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; cranberries, which paired well with the creamy, white-meat chicken salad that topped the lettuces and vegetables. Apples and spiced pecans added a bold, slightly sweet ďŹ&#x201A;avor to the ďŹ eld green salad, while just enough gorgonzola added a creamy, earthy touch to both the ďŹ eld green salad and the beet salad. The beets, also, were perfectly cooked to soften and sweeten their deep ďŹ&#x201A;avor. As an added bonus, the steak tips were absolutely perfect, and some of my favorite due to their ďŹ&#x201A;avor and tenderness. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for gorgeous salads with unique ďŹ&#x201A;avors and quality ingredients, you have to check out Joeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar & Grill.

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buzz of Sichuan peppercorns. Sichuan Gourmet offers authentic versions of familiar dishes such as dan dan noodles, kung bao chicken, double-cooked pork, and ma po tofu, plus less familiar fare such as ďŹ ery and tender Chengdu spicy sliced lamb. Luncheon specials are offered along with an extensive dinner menu. Beer and wine available.

Weagle Family Dining 438 Pleasant St., Worcester 508-792-0770 A really good breakfast/lunch destination, Weagle Family Dining offers usual diner favorites along with their own twistsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;including a great Make-Your-Own Breakfast Burrito menu. Prices are about average and on par with the quality of food, the staff is friendly, and the location emits a great, comfy vibe to everyone who enters.

Tropical Gardens Restaurant and Bar 344 Chandler St., Worcester 508-926-8787 Tropical Gardens Restaurant and Bar serves the cuisine of Ghana, including several types of stew as well as rice dishes, fried yams and fried plantains. Specialty items are offered on weekends, and the food is ďŹ&#x201A;avorful, ďŹ lling, and a great value. A full bar is also on hand with reasonably priced cocktails. Kai Sushu Bar & Grill Webster Square Plaza, 68 Stafford St., Worcester

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Side Caesar Salad ................................................................................... 3.95 Caesar Salad With grilled, buffalo or crispy chicken ................................................... 11.99 With grilled shrimp, marinated sirloin tips or seas scallops wrapped in bacon ...................................................................................................... 13.99

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With Lindsey Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Donnell The long-awaited Shangri-La made its grand opening on Madison Street in December and is now up and running. Featuring a selection of both Chinese and Japanese food, this restaurant is owned by Eric and Jenny Jiang. Some specialties include more than 13 different varieties of sushi, ďŹ sh ďŹ llet with spicy soy bean paste, and crispy roasted duck. Stop by for lunch, dinner or drinks, and experience Worcesterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best sushi around!â&#x20AC;? Located on 60 Madison St. 508-798-0888.

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Nestled in the disjointed heart of Webster Square Plaza, Kai Sushi Bar & Grill offers reasonably priced sushi, strong drinks, and good service set against a sparsely decorated and clichĂŠd interior. Kaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s large menu features well portioned orders of sushi, with the unagi (eel) and saba (mackerel) standing out as favorites. Diners do not need to worry about long waits and can also rest assured that the food and service at Kai is far better than its bleak exterior.

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Quiche WafĂ&#x2020;es with whipped cream & strawberries French toast sticks MufĂ&#x2026;ns/danish/sweetbreads Fruit platter Home fries Bacon/sausage links/sausage patties California vegetable medley - broccoli, cauliĂ&#x2020;ower, baby carrots

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Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be timid with all the Spanish signage and unfamiliar ingredients; ask and the family will explain anything to you. The food is affordable, generous and delicious - and those who are worried about spice need no fear with most dishes. Outside of the cheese pupusas and plantains, vegetarians may want to specify no meat of any kind; for the hungry omnivore or carnivore, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in for an excellent treat - as is your wallet! Thai Orchid 90 Charlton St., Southbridge 508-765-4809 Thai Orchid of Southbridge offers a delicious lineup of traditional and contemporary dishes. The combination of fresh ingredients and well-executed cooking deliver a high quality, nicely portioned Thai dining option. Tenka Asian Bistro Hibachi & Sushi Bar 153 Boston Turnpike, (Rte. 9W), Westboro Hidden away off of Rt. 9 in Westborough, Tenka Asian Bistro serves moderately priced hibachi meals and strong drinks, but the dining entertainment provided by the hibachi chefs makes the restaurant stand out. Entrees on the hibachi menu range between $15 - $25, and the restaurant also features a full Asian-inspired menu, as well as a nonhibachi-style dining experience, however diners would be missing out to experience Tenka any other way.

William Nemroff, Ceres Bistro has also created a new menu that was launched in February. This new addition has brought in a variety of new ďŹ&#x201A;avors and foods to satisfy your taste budsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the veal Porterhouse chop, pan-seared duck breast, and grilled shrimp and scallops dish are only a few of the many new delicious additions. Visit Ceres Bistro at the Beechwood Hotel to check out the new menu for yourself. 363 Plantation Street. 508-754-2000. Have a BITES tip for us? Email and ďŹ ll us in!

The Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kitchen 1 Exchange Place 508-459-9090 What the people need is a place downtown featuring top-notch cocktails, craft beers, well-priced wines, and sophisticated food at fair prices. Located in a stylish space upstairs from The Citizen Wine Bar at One Exchange Place, TPK features an artisanal approach to food, from house-made charcuterie and dry-aged steaks to updated versions of comfort-food classics. The $20 TPK Supper, offered Sunday through Thursday nights, is a terriďŹ c three-course deal, and most mains on the regular menu are under $20. Power to the people.

Sweet T Southern Kitchen 35 Blackstone River Road, Worcester 508-756-0100 Sweet T Southern Kitchen brings a homemade southern venue of comfort to Worcester. On the back of freshly prepared recipes and classic southern ingredients, this new eatery may have carved out an up-and-coming niche that feels like home. Sonoma Restaurant 206 Worcester Road, Princeton

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Congratulations to Bill Brady, owner of Sonoma Restaurant of Princeton, for recently being named Chef of the Year during the Massachusetts Restaurant Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Awards Dinner. A proud chef, teacher and community contributor, Brady owns Sonoma Restaurant. His restaurant has been described as intimate, elegant and unforgettable. Travel out to Princeton to taste some of the Chef of the Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing dishes! Located on 206 Worcester Rd/Rte 31, Princeton, Mass. 978-4645775.


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Golden Wok 894 Grafton Street, Worcester 508-791-1288 The Golden Wok is a comfortable, reasonably priced restaurant with outdoor seating that serves decent Chinese food, but really shines in its Thai and Thai-influenced selections. All food is also made fresh to order, which adds to the quality.

The Café at Five Loaves Bakery 13 Mechanic St., Spencer 508.885.3760 This inviting spot in downtown Spencer is a bakery by day and fine dining establishment at night. Creative, seasonal appetizers ($7$8) might include a tomato and mustard tart or zucchini stuffed with ham and cheese. Mains such as duck leg confit over fig hash, hanger steak with blue cheese, and bourride over creamy polenta ($15-$18) are generous and sophisticated. Desserts are just what you’d expect from a good bakery. BYOB makes the night a bargain, and on Wednesdays your three-course meal is an unbelievable bargain at $20.

Nuovo Restaurant 92 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-796-5915 Nuovo is another strong Italian restaurant among many in Worcester. It offers many seafood choices, as well traditional Italian meat dishes and a few vegetarian options in pasta and appetizers. The prices are set for higher-end dining, but the quality and portion size are worth the price.

The Mill 185 West Boylston Street, W. Boylston 774-261-8585 Located not far from the West Boylston Cinemas, The Mill serves smokehouse, Italian-American, and American comfort cuisine. It’s geared toward a family-friendly environment and a general American palate. It offers solidly good cuisine for a reasonable price and boasts impeccable service.

Feng Asian Bistro & Hibachi 70 Worcester-Providence Turnpike, Millbury 508-865-4400 Feng Asian Bistro & Hibachi, located in the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley, is a delicious diversion from your typical run-of-the-mill mall chain restaurant. With a full menu of entrees, a large sushi menu, and a lively hibachi bar, Feng has a daunting number of options. Sushi lovers must try the Scorpion Eel Rolls at $16, but shouldn’t bother with the simple sushi rolls. While the prices are higher than other Asian restaurants, Feng’s upscale atmosphere feels appropriate, and the quality service and delicious food more than makes up for it. Wait times can reach an hour on busy weekends, so reservations are a must.

Zorba’s Taverna 97 Stafford Street, Worcester 508-796-5828 Great service, reasonable prices, and excellent food make for a trifecta of reasons to visit Zorba’s Taverna. The Mediterranean menu can serve vegetarians and carnivores alike, with both exotic and familiar choices to please either adventurous or picky eaters.



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Wegmans Market Café 9102 Shops Way, Northborough 508-936-1900 Wegmans Market Café in Northborough, is not your typical food court. Located on the southern corner of the Wegmans supermarket, the Market Café features both made-to-order meals and dozens of options served up buffet-style. On my visits, we were pleased with delicious Indian food — featuring tender lamb and a flavorful, but not spicy curry, and freshly made lasagna with crisp green beans. Diners serve themselves, and while crowds can be an issue on weekends, each meal usually runs less than $10, making Wegmans Market Café a must-experience for Worcester-area diners. Horseshoe Pub & Restaurant 29 South Street, Hudson 978-568-1265 A Hudson favorite with friendly, efficient service, more than enough parking and a loyal following, it’s a perfect place for friends and families to reunite and blow off steam any night of the week, especially during the upcoming holidays. Traditional pub fare with eclectic offerings within the menu, the appetizers don’t disappoint and the drink selection is immense, if not overwhelming. Save the babysitter for a more intimate dining experience elsewhere and bring the kids, especially on a Wednesday night for their kids’ night menu and activities.


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Robert’s Restaurant, Fish and Chips and More 264 Grafton Street, Worcester 508-752-3360 Robert’s Restaurant offers a menu encompassing Chinese, American diner, and seafood shack favorites, which will please just about any palate--including options for vegetarians. While there is not a lot of room for sit-down diners, it’s a great take-out option for those nights that you don’t want to cook, can’t decide on any single cuisine, and don’t want to spend a lot. The Texas BBQ Company 309 Main St, Northborough 508-393-4742 As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas, and that is doubly true for the big barbecue flavors that emanate from the Texas BBQ Company located on 309 Main St. in Northborough. Just minutes from 495 on Route 20, this small restaurant serves up hickory smoked beef that is simply out of this world. A $12 beef brisket was easily cut with a fork and served with two delicious sides, and it could only be bested by a heaping pulled-pork sandwich ($8), with pork so tender that it did not require sauce. With a full bar, live music, great service, and generous portions, the Texas BBQ Company cannot be missed.



978-464-5775 If you’re looking for an exceptional dining experience, take the drive to Sonoma Restaurant in Princeton. Its amazing cuisine and excellent service will make anyone feel special. It won’t be a cheap night out, but you’ll feel every dollar spent was worth it.

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>Thursday 5

Curated by D. Hayne Bayless and Hannah Niswonger, Worcester Center for Crafts’ Pottery Invitational will feature unique work for sale by 21 renowned and nationally recognized New England potters. All proceeds from the opening reception will go to benefit the center’s ceramic studio. $25; 5:30-8 p.m. Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183, In Love with the Natural World by Charlotte Burns. Charlotte Burns has been an exhibitor in previous group shows at Jacob Edwards Library but now you have the opportunity to see the body of the artist’s work through the month of April. Plus, tonight there will be a meet-the-artist reception; light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Jacob Edwards Library. Free; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jacob Edwards Library, Main Hall, 236 Main St., Southbridge. 508-764-5426.

Beatnik’s hosts The Main Event featuring The Solid Gold Singers 7:30-10 p.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877. Joe Macey hits the stage at 8 p.m. over at the Olde Post Office Pub, 1 Ray St., North Grafton. 508-839-6106. Ricky Duran is at The Banner Pub from 8-11:30 p.m. 112 Green St. 508-755-0879. Metal Thursday CLIX: Blood of the Gods, Excrecor, Ramius and Xatatax starting at 9 p.m. over at the home of Thursday-night metal, Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543.

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”Ritmos Art Exhibit” featuring an evening of art, music and


Ritmos Academy, 344 Chandler St. 508-770-1000. The Rob Zombie tribute band American Hellbilly with guests the Led Zeppelin tribute band Dazed, The Purps and Lone Wolf James are all converging upon The Lucky Dog Music Hall this evening. $8; 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888, facebook. com/AmericanHellbilly. Rock out with Guillermo Sexo, Louder My Dear, Soft Pyramids and Tsunami of Sound at Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. at 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 508-753-9543. Get your reggae groove on with Satellite Rockers, Navarone Reggae Sound System and What Lola Wants. 9 p.m.1:30 a.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877.

Voices and Visions, an exhibition of visual art and poetry opens tonight and runs through Sunday, April 29. 4X4, a Worcester area collaborative of four poets and four artists who find new ideas and creative energy in each others’ work, visions and voices, is having its second group exhibition at the Sprinkler Factory Gallery at 38 Harlow Street. The group includes visual artists Lisa Barthelson of Rutland, Carrie Crane of Boylston, Dorothy Magadieu of Sherborn and Susan Sedgwick of Holden: poets Clair Degutis of Princeton, Dan Lewis of Worcester, Susan Roney O’Brien of Princeton, and Patricia Youngblood of Worcester. Scheduled events include an opening reception and reading on Saturday, April 7, from 6-8 p.m.; gallery talk and reading on Thursday, April 12, 6-9 p.m.; and closing reception, Friday, April 27, 6-8 p.m. The Worcester County Poetry Association will also honor National Poetry Month by hosting its annual Spring Open Reading at the gallery on Wednesday, April 18, from 7-9 p.m. Additional open hours are 5-7 p.m. on Thursday evenings, Saturdays from 1-5 p.m., and Sundays from noon-4 p.m. Sprinkler Factory Art Gallery, 38 Harlow St.

Was George Santayana correct when he said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it?” Come and find out during Does History Teach Lessons? with Gordon S. Wood, the Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at Brown University. Free; 7:30-9 p.m. American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury St. 508-755-5221,


This month’s First Saturday Contra Dance will be a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, with all proceeds going to that organization. Contra is a traditional form of social dance that uses a series of easily learned steps in conjunction with live music. All dances are briefly rehearsed beforehand. Partners are often selected from the group at large. Contra is a great way to meet new people. Please bring clean, soft soled shoes. $5 person, $12 family; 7-11 p.m. Berlin Town Hall, 12 Woodward Ave., Berlin. 978-838-9451. Tea with SoL Once again another evening filled with art, live music and love! Have some Tea with SoL, puff on a hookah, have a glass of wine and enjoy some good eats. This entire event will be nothing more than fun laughter and memorable moments with friends and family. Beginning at 8 p.m., a taste of jazz with Joe Carcia on guitar and Sarah Gengel on flute, then at 10:30 p.m., the headliner for the evening, Ms. Tea Leigh. Direct quote from the organizers of this event as what to expect: “When I say epic dope shit, I mean epic dope shit!” (We couldn’t make this stuff up.) 8 p.m.-2 a.m. International Lounge, 27 Pleasant St. 774-4440216 or find them on Facebook. food opens tonight with an art reception starting at 6 p.m. View photography by Anastasia Zemlevskaya, and paintings by Angel Torres, Elena Hernandez, Tamar Kuiper, Edmy Ortiz and more. The mission of the gallery is to present and promote New England’s talented local artists by providing them a venue in which to display their art work, as well as a place for the community to celebrate and learn about Latino culture through visual arts. Free; 6-9 p.m.

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Brew-Woo presented by KJ Baaron’s. Worcester’s second-annual craft-beer festival, Brew-Woo will feature 30-plus breweries with craft beers and local brews, live music, Wachusett Brewery-sponsored Bar-BREW-Que corner, and traditional concessions. Participating breweries to include: Boulevard, Baxter Brewing, Notch Brewing, Sam Adams, Wachusett, Harpoon, Innis & Gunn, Red Bull, Narragansett, Peak Brewing, Thomas Hooker Brewing, Long Trail, Shipyard, Woodchuck, Vermont Hard Cider, Crispin Cider, Magic Hat, Sierra Nevada, Redhook, Widmer, Kona, Wormtown, Shock Top, Anheuser Busch Craft, Goose Island, Ithaca, Watch City, Saranac, Allagash, Backlash, D.L. Geary, Blue Hills Brewery, Offshore Ale, Woodstock Inn Brewery, Berkshire Brewing, Tully Cross Tavern, Kennebec River Brewery, Trinity Brew House, Revival Brewing and more! Plus music by ARIBAND, Pete Towler, Bobby Morin, My Silent Bravery and The Stone Clovers. $35; 2-9 p.m., two separate sessions from 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. DCU Center-Arena and Convention Center, 50 Foster St. 508-755-6800,

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Zip Tour: Americans in Paris. Zip Tours take place at noon, last 20 minutes, and focus on one work of art or artist. Join docent Angela McClain as she explores American painters who worked in Paris, including Sargent, Cassatt and Whistler. Free with Museum Admission; noon-12:30 p.m. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406,

Looking for more music options? How about Hard No. 9, JB and The Raw Dawg House Band along with Manitoba plus you can bring your friends along. 18 and older; $7; 9 p.m.-2 a.m. London Billiards/Club Oasis, 70 James St. 508-7997655. Dale Lepage Swings the Celtic Tavern where he will

picks You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to look under an astronautâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bed to check out the Cosmic Dust Bunnies because they will be playing Beatnikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s along with Seed 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877. The Silverbacks, according to their listing, are described as a BAND [entered all in caps]. Go check them out and then tell them to update their listing to a more apt description! $5; 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Greendaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, 404 West Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Jubilee Gardens offer up some original folk/pop/rock combination from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at Sahara Cafe & Restaurant, 143 Highland St. 508-798-2181, jubileegardens. com.

>Sunday 8

During Traditional Irish Seisiun regional musicians come from far and wide to â&#x20AC;&#x153;jamâ&#x20AC;? in the age-old Irish version of a pick-up band. Fiddlers, in whistles, ďŹ&#x201A;utes, banjos, pipes, singers and more stop in to just enjoy making music. An old-world tradition suitable for the entire family. Free; 4-8 p.m. Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre, 19 Temple St. 508-792-3700. Enjoy a delicious Easter Brunch at Tower Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Twigs CafĂŠ today. Price includes admission to the garden. Two seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Menu (subject to change without notice): assorted homemade Danish pastries and mufďŹ ns, assorted breads, a yogurt parfait station, sweet potato wafďŹ&#x201A;es with maple syrup, spinach and sundried-tomato omelet, herb-roasted red-bliss potatoes, maple sausage links, assorted dinner rolls, tossed salad, roasted honey ham, grilled smoked salmon with dill cream sauce, New Zealand rack of lamb with peppercorn demiglace, chicken Florentine, ratatouille, chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice of seasonal vegetables, chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice of assorted desserts, beverages available at an additional cost: coffee, tea or juices, Polar soda, beer, wine, Mimosas and Bloody Marys Reservations will only be taken by phone: 508-869-6111 ext. 147 $31.95 Adults, $13.95 Children younger than 10, $6.95 Children younger than 5, tax and gratuity not included. 11:30 a.m.-1, 1:45-3:15 p.m. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111, ext. 147.


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Artist Speaker Series presents Meg Brown Payson, an artist whose abstract paintings have been inspired by scientiďŹ c images from the microscopic to cosmic. Her paintings are contemporary reďŹ&#x201A;ections of an age dominated by science and technology. Artist Speaker Series presents a series of New England artists who represent a wide variety of mediaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;you can learn and be inspired. Free; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Worcester State University: Ghosh Center for Science and Technology, Room ST102, 486 Chandler St.

>Tuesday 10

Normally sexy and Catholicism wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make good dance partners, but salsa expert Jose Obando will discuss the ceremonial origins of salsa with regard to the traditionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s African and Hispanic heritage during the HUMANARTS: Jose Obando: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Catholicism and Salsaâ&#x20AC;?. Topics will include musical instruments and their symbolism, choreography and music performance. 7-8 p.m. Assumption College: Chapel of the Holy Spirit, 500 Salisbury St. 508-767-7592.

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Silent Film Extravaganza at Mechanics Hall with Peter Krasinski featuring â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Trip to the Moonâ&#x20AC;? (1902). See the original movie everyone is talking about, as seen in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hugo,â&#x20AC;? as brilliantly accompanied (silent-ďŹ lm-style) by Peter Krasinski on the magniďŹ cent Worcester Organ (E G & G Hook, IV/65) at Mechanics Hall. Free; noon-1 p.m. Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St. 508-752-5608, Learn from a banjo master when you attend the Gold Tone Hands-On Banjo Workshop with Marc Horowitz, who will discuss, demonstrate and answer questions about technique, repertoire and just about anything banjo related. Free, advance registration recommended; 7-9 p.m. Union Music, Union Music Performance Space, 142 Southbridge St. 508-753-3702, www. or Pro Re Nata, Lydia Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Breathe[FL], Callback Holly and Cousin Sleaze all appear on the marquee (if they had one) at Ralphâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chadwick Square Diner, tonight starting at 8 p.m. and playing until about 1 a.m. 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Who says theater is dead in Worcester? At the collegiate level, it may be little but the talent is big! Check out WPIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department of Humanities and Arts & Masque: New Voices 30 Performances April 11-14, at WPIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Little Theatre

(Wednesday is preview night), celebrating three decades of original plays at WPI. Free; 7-9 p.m. WPI: Little Theatre, 100 Institute Road. As if that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough stage presence for you, Clark Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;New Play Festivalâ&#x20AC;? kicks off today as well, and runs through Saturday, April 28. The festival will present works by nine student playwrights (three readings, six full productions) on consecutive nights. Call 508-793-7356 or email clarkarts@clarku. edu for information, reservations and complete play listings. $5 or free with college ID; 7:30-9:30 p.m. Clark University: Little Center, Michelson Theater, 950 Main St.

>Thursday 12

â&#x20AC;?Men of Color to Arms! The Story of the 54th Massachusetts Regimentâ&#x20AC;? The Worcester State University Department of History and Political Science continues to host its

multiyear commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War. Presentation with Reenactment of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment with Ryan McNabb and Emmett Bell-Sykes, free; 2-3 p.m. Worcester State University, Sullivan Building, Eager Auditorium (Room 146), 486 Chandler St. 508-929-8078. Worcester Windows Opening Reception: Taking it to the Street. Worcester artist, Terri Priest, whose paintings will be on view at the theater, will open the event with a brief talk. Light refreshments will be served. Following Priestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talk, guests will be invited to take a walking tour that starts at the theater on Southbridge Street, proceeds on to Franklin, Portland and Front streets, and concludes at the City Hall Gallery, 455 Main Street, where the Worcester Alliance of Photographers will showcase works by 25 photographers in an exhibition titled The People of Worcester County. 5-7 p.m. 877-571-7469,

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KARAOKE 7 Nights a week. cafe neo bar and grille, 97 millbury St. 508-615-7311. Chris Reddy Acoustic Loops from Hell. 7-10 p.m. Devens Grill, 4 Ryans Way, Devens. 978-862-0060. Open Mic Night with Ed Sheridan. 7-11 p.m. Blueplate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. 508-829-4566. The Ted Painter Band. No cover. 7-9 p.m. Harvest Café, 40 Washington St., Hudson. 978-567-0948 or Wibble - Live & Acoustified. PLAYING YOUR FAVORITE CLASSIC ROCK HITS! SOME BLUEGRASS, LITTLE BIT OF COUNTRY & A LOT OF ROCK N’ ROLL! Free :). 7-10 p.m. Black & White Grille & Pizzeria, 206 North Spencer Road, Spencer. 508885-5018 or Irish Music Session. Each week, a traditional Irish music session is held at Mulligan’s Taverne. The public are welcome to join in music, song, and camaraderie. No cover charge, all ages and talent levels welcome. Listeners welcome, too! No Charge.. 7:30-10 p.m. Mulligans Taverne-on-the-Green, 121 West Main St., Westborough. 508-344-4932 or One Night of Queen. The UK’s hottest and most successful rock show ‘One Night of Queen’ which celebrates the music of Freddie Mercury and Queen is coming to The Hanover Theater. $27-$45; 10% Discount available for members, groups of 15 or more, corporate partners, kids, and students. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. 877571-7469 or The Main Event featuring The Solid Gold Singers.

7:30-10 p.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877. Joe Macey. 8 p.m.-noon Olde Post Office Pub, 1 Ray St., North Grafton. 508-839-6106. KARAOKE with Mike Rossi. free. 8-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. live Jazz. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. Ricky Duran. 8-11:30 p.m. Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508-755-0879. FLOCK OF A-HOLES, the ultimate 80’s tribute band with ELSEWHERE and FLINT BLADE (9:00PM). The pic in the post is Flint Blade, what the Hell is that he’s playing? That’s a Chapman Stick and he’s gonna play that thing all over you tonight. It begins at 9:00pm Please check this Floridian out early! $5. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or Karaoke. 8:30 p.m.-noon Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. Thursday Night karaoke @ Nuovo Restaurant. Karaoke on Shrewsbury St.! Dj Rich Daddy from Silver Lining Productions is proud to offer this unique karaoke experience. free. 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Nuovo Restaurant, 92 Shrewsbury St. 508-796-5915. All Request Thirsty Thursday With Cj/Dj. No Cover!!!!. 9 P.M.-2 A.M. Days End Tavern, The Downstairs, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-868-7382 Or Cara Brindisi. 9 p.m.-midnight Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Flash Back Thirsty Thursdays with DJ Double D. 9-11:59 p.m. Mixers Cocktail Lounge, 105 Water St. 508-7562227 or Karaoke. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263.

Metal Thursday CLIX: Blood of the Gods, Excrecor, Ramius, Xatatax. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Jay Graham Live!. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Funky Murphy’s Bar & Grill, 305 Shrewsbury St. 508-753-2995. 18+ Red Carpet Thursdays. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Club Instyle, 41 Pleasant St. 774-444-0216 or Holy Cross Night. Holy Cross takes over the Hound ! Draft beer specials every week. 10 p.m.-1:45 a.m. The Grey Hound Pub, 11 Kelley Square. 508-754-6100.

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Hip Swayers Deluxe. Sahara Cafe & Restaurant, 143 Highland St. 508-798-2181. Dana Lewis LIVE! FREE!. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Webster House Restaurant, 1 Webster St. 508-757-7208 or danalewismusic. Break Through Music presents Metal Fest Series Round 3 @ The Palladium (upstairs). SERIES GRAND PRIZE: SLOT ON NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FEST @ THE PALLADIUM IN APRIL Forever Fallen Grace Terror Rising / Post-Existence Lydia Ayer / I The Destroyer Pathogenic / Necris / Patient 0 / Allerus Shadow Of A Doubt / Sorrowseed Tickets $10. 6-11 p.m. Palladium, The, T, 261 Main St. 508-797-9696. Ed & Da’Ve. BAND Free. 7-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Shawn Dennison & Raised in Glory. Free. 7-9:30 p.m. Mill Church Cafe, 45 River St., Millbury. 508-864-5658. Dana Fuchs Band. This Show Will Be With Dana, Jon Diamond And The Full Band Dana Fuchs Voice Is A Powerhouse Of BluesInfused Original Rock. $15 Advance; $20 Day Of Show Plus Ticket Fee.. 8-11 P.M. Bull Run Restaurant, Sawtelle Room, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-425-4311 or Live Music. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Verona Grille, 81 Clinton St., Shrewsbury. 508-853-9091. New Orleans Music Night with Henri Smith & the Workingman’s Band. no cover. 8-11 p.m. Concord’s Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Square, Concord. 978-369-2373. Sean Ryan. 8-11:30 p.m. Barbers Crossing (North), 175 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8438. The Moody Blues. In an endless sea of rock and pop formats, The Moody Blues have distinguished themselves through four decades as that shimmering jewel vindicating rock music as a

substantial artistic contribution to Western culture. Tickets are $71, $81, and $91, with limited VIP seats availabe at $131.. 8-10 p.m. Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. 877-571-7469 or Live Music in the Pub - Erin’s Guild. ‘Stress Relief’ Irish Style---Traditional and Contemporary Irish, Folk, Accoustic Rock and pop. 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fiddlers’ Green Pub & Restaurant, 19 Temple St. 508-792-3700 or The Rob Zombie Tribute Band, American Hellbilly With Guests The Led Zeppelin Band “Dazed”, The Purps And Lone Wolf James (9:00). Mike BelangerZombie-Death Threats Chris Opacki-Ripper-Axes Shawn TozeskiT-Bone-Killboards Tony Giustino-The Slave-Concussions Michael Todd-Mecha 315-666 String Dee Whitcomb-Dee-Ranged-Face Slayer $8. 8:30 P.M.-2 A.M. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 Or DJ. Classic rock to the Blues. Large dance floor to shake it. Come see this Worcester classic. Full bar reasonably priced. Ice cold beer. Friendly service. Keno Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 3-G’s Sports Bar, The Music Room, 152 Millbury St. 508-754-3516. DJ HappyDaze Spinnin All the Hottest Dance Mixes. No Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Days End Tavern, UPSTAIRS, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-1006. FRIDAY FRENZY with Blurry Nights & DJ SOUP - DJ B-LO. FRIDAY NIGHT FRENZY at FUSION features the BEST sound and lights in Central Mass with DJ SOUP & DJ B-LO spinning your favorite Dance, Hip Hop and top 40 tracks. Lounge opens at 9:00 pm - Dance Club opens at 10:30 pm. Coat Room available with attendant. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100. Go Gadget Go. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. Jon Lacouture. Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Art’s Diner, West Boylston st. 352-895-8355. Ladies Night - Top 40 Dance Party. Our Top 40 Ladies Night Dance Party returns to Speakers! Ladies (and Gent’s) come in and dance the night away with the hottest DJ in the MetroWest Area DJ Norm!!! FREE. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222 or Live Music. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. Rock out with Guillermo Sexo, Louder My Dear, Soft Pyramids, and Tsunami of Sound!!!. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s

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Black Mountain Symphony,Dublin Free Press,Bright The Morning. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508-304-8133. KARAOKE 7 Nights a week. cafe neo bar and grille, 97 millbury St. 508-615-7311. Touched. No Cover. Days End Tavern, Main Level, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-1006. KARAOKE. FREE. 9-12:30 a.m. Shangri-la chinese restaurant,

60 madison St. 508-798-0888. Keep A Breast presents In Conjunction with The Fire And Ice Tour We Came As Romans / Emmure / blessthefall / Woe Is Me / The Color Morale @ The Palladium. Tickets $19 adv., $22 door. 6-11 p.m. Palladium, The, 261 Main St. 508-797-9696. BILL McCARTHY - Classic & Contemporary Acoustic & Not-So-Acoustic Rock! FREE!. 8-11 p.m. The Mill at 185 West Boylston Street, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. Chris Reddy Acoustic Loops from Hell. 8 p.m.-noon The Columbia Tavern, 11 Merriam Ave, Leominster. 978-227-5874. John Sebastian. Over four decades the contributions of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric. His group The Lovin’ Spoonful played a major role in the mid-’60s rock revolution... More info: $40 advance; $45 day of show. 8-11 p.m. Bull Run Restaurant, Sawtelle Room, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-425-4311 or tickets. Live Music. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Verona Grille, 81 Clinton St., Shrewsbury. 508-853-9091. Toni Lynn Washington with the Workingman’s Band. Toni Lynn Washington - vocals Michael Williams - guitar Rick Maida - bass Mike Avery - drums no cover. 8-11 p.m. Concord’s Colonial Inn, Village Forge Tavern, 48 Monument Square, Concord. 978-369-2373. Dan Kirouac & Dorette Weld. free. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Periwinkles Bar & Grille, 917 Southbridge St., Auburn. The incredible GRATEFUL DEAD /DYLAN band “The Merry Runaround” with guests. Music of The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan and others. Mark Pelletier (gtr, vocals) Bob Hawes (gtr, vocals) Evan Meyer (kybd, vocals) Kyle Stevens (bass, vocals) Johnny Frazee (dms) $8. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall,





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KARAOKE 7 Nights a week. cafe neo bar and grille, 97 millbury St. 508-615-7311. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Totally Tuesdazed!!!!!â&#x20AC;? Tunes in the Diner every Tuesday Night!. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Ralphâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Big Jon Short. Armed with a suitcase kick-drum, National Reso-phonic Guitar and Lowebow cigar-box hillharp, Big Jon Shortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high energy solo performances bring a foot-stomping show that taps into the heart of the songs, regional styles, and folklore of the Blues. no cover. 8-11 p.m. Armsby Abbey, 144 North Main St. 508-795-1012 or T.J. Peavey. A veteran, accomplished and eclectic singer, songwriter and guitarist. Pass The Hat. 8-10 p.m. Jakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, 536 Main St. 508-757-5257. Terry Brennan / LIVE. 8 p.m.-midnight Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508-755-0879 or Karaoke. 8:30 p.m.-noon Classicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750.

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KARAOKE 7 Nights a week. cafe neo bar and grille, 97 millbury St. 508-615-7311. Open Jam w/Sean Ryan. Open Jam Free. 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Greendaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Ladies Night FREE Chips and Salsa,Veggie Crudite,Chocolate Fountain, FREE $5 Gamecards, FREE pool for all Ladies Starting at 6pm !!!! FREE. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Jillianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Worcester, 315 Grove St. 508-793-0900. Matt Robert Solo Acoustic. Matt Robert (Hat on, Drinking wine, Home Skillet) performs old-timey, old, and new covers and originals that draw on blues, jazz, folk, and rock, from Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Gus Cannonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jug Stompers to The Decemberists, Cake, and Beck. Donations Suggested. 6-8 p.m. Nu Cafe, 335 Chandler St. 508-963-0588.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;A NIGHT OF BARNBURNING BLUESâ&#x20AC;? Acoustic Blues Open Mic, Every Wednesday, hosted by Sean Fullerton. Welcome to the brand new Acoustic Blues Open Mic. South Side Grill & Margarita Factory and Plaid Couch Music present â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Night Of Barnburning Bluesâ&#x20AC;?, hosted by local musician & Blues fanatic Sean Fullerton, 2010 & 2011 Worcester Music Awards â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Best Bluesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; nominee. EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT FROM 7-10PM!! If you or someone you know sings and plays the Blues, please contact Sean Fullerton at for information and set times. SEE YA â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ROUND THE CLUBS!! Dinner, Drinks, Music & Fun!!. 7-10 p.m. South Side Grille & Margarita Factory, 242 West Broadway, Gardner. 508-479-2309 or Open Mic. Sign up at 7:00 pm, Performers start at 7:30. Feature act starts at 8:45, Drop-in performers start again at 9:30. 7-11 p.m. Route 56 Roadside Bar & Grill, 24 Leicester St., North Oxford. 508-987-8669. DJ Spinning. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Roccoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub & Grub, 55 Douglas Pike, SmithďŹ eld. 401-349-2280. Karaoke. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. Open Mic Night. Sign-ups begin at 8 and acts begin at 830. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll keep the music going as long as thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acts to play, so come down and check us out! You wont be dissappointed! 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Leitrimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, Back Bar, 265 Park Ave. 508-798-2447 or Pro Re Nata, Lydia Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Breathe[FL], Callback Holly, and Cousin Sleaze!. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Ralphâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Sam James. 8-11:30 p.m. Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508-755-0879. Sean Ryan & Company. Open Jam! FREE. 8-11 p.m. Greendaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Wednesday Night Open Mic @ The Hotel Befont With Bill Mccarthy Local Musicians Showcase!. Open Mic Night With Bill Mccarthy Sign-Up In Advance By Emailing Openmcc@Verizon.Net And Visiting Free. 8 P.M.-Midnight Belfont Hotel, 11 South Main St., Millbury. 508-917-8128 Or

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Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through April 13. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday. 1 College St. 508-793-3356 or DZian Gallery, Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. 65 Water St. 508-831-1106 or EcoTarium, Budding Scientists: Chemical Changes, Thursday; Playing Together: Games, Through Sept. 9; Mammals from New England and Around the World/Home School Program, Wednesday; Preschool and Toddler Wednesdays, Wednesdays, through Dec. 19. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $12.00 adults; $8.00 for children ages 2-18, college students with IDs & senior citizens. Children under 2 & EcoTarium members free. Additional charges apply for Tree Canopy Walkway, Explorer Express Train, planetarium programs & other special programs. 222 Harrington Way. 508-929-2700 or Fitchburg Historical Society, Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m.-midnight Wednesday, closed Thursday - Saturday. 50 Grove St., Fitchburg. 978-345-1157 or Framed in Tatnuck, Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 1099 Pleasant St. 508-770-1270 or Higgins Armory Museum, WOO Card good at Higgins Armory Museum, Through Dec. 31. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: General Admission: $12 for Adults, $9 for Seniors (age 60+), $7 for Children (age 4-16), Children 3 and under are Free. 100 Barber Ave. 508-853-6015 or Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Hours: 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. 414 Massasoit Ave. 508-753-6087 or Museum of Russian Icons, Maps: Pathways to Russia, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through May 26. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 11-3 a.m. Tuesday Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 11-3 a.m. Friday, 9-3 a.m. Saturday. Admission: $5 adults, senior voluntary contribution, student and children fre. 203 Union St., Clinton. 978-598-5000 or 978-598-5005 or Old Sturbridge Village, Admission: $7 - $20 charged by age. Children under 3 fre. 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. 800-733-1830 or 508-347-3362 or Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts & Humanities, the Arts Center, Hours: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Friday, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. 111 Main St., Southbridge. 508-346-3341 or Salisbury Mansion, Salisbury Mansion Tours, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through Dec. 31. Hours: closed Sunday Wednesday, 1-8:30 p.m. Thursday, 1-4 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 40 Highland St. 508-753-8278 or The Sprinkler Factory, Voices & Visions 4X4, Thursday Sunday; Voices & Visions 4x4, Saturday - Saturday; Voices & Visions 4x4, Sunday - Sunday. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, closed Saturday. 38 Harlow St. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Sogetsu Ikebana with Kaye Vosburgh, Thursday; Creative Flower Photography, Saturday; Youth Gardening Program Spring 2012, Class B, Grades 3-5, Saturdays, through June 23; Guided Garden Tour, Sundays, through Dec. 30; Garden Discovery Program for Ages 3-5 with Adult - The Clouds Are Passing By, Wednesday; Photography and Fine Art - Tower Hill, Wednesdays, April 11 - May 30. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $10 Adults, $7 Seniors & $5 Youth, FREE to Members & Children under . 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111 or towerhillbg. org. Worcester Art Museum, Art Since the Mid-20th Century, Through Dec. 31; Carrie Moyer: Interstellar, Through Aug. 19; Wall at WAM: Charline von Heyl, Through Dec. 31; Zip Tour: Americans in Paris, Saturday. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m.

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to 8 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Free for members, $14 adults, $12 seniors, free for youth 17 and under. Free for all first Saturdays of each month, 10am-noon. 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406 or Worcester Center for Crafts, Pottery Invitational Preview Exhibition, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, April 5 - April 21. Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, closed Saturday. 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or Worcester Historical Museum, In Their Shirtsleeves, Through Dec. 31; Love & Lace: The Valentines of Esther Howland, Through April 7; The Cakemaker’s Portrait, Through April 28; The Unsinkable Ship, Tuesday - Saturday. Hours: closed Sunday Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 30 Elm St. 508-753-8278 or

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Frank’s Comedy Safari - Saturdays, Saturday, April 23 Monday, April 23. Show Every Sat Night ...Call 1-800-71-Laugh For Reservations Or Buy Tickets At The Door $20 A Ticket. 8-9:30 P.M. Viva Bene Italian Ristorante, 144 Commercial St. Call 508-7999999 Or Visit Wisecracks Comedy Club @ Jose Murphy’s - Saturdays, 18+. $15 (All Woo card holders and active duty military is 2 for 1). 8-10 p.m. Jose’ Murphy’s, 2nd Floor, 97-103 Water St. Call 508-792-0900 or visit Muriel Dyas presents Anne Boleyn - Tuesday, April 10. no cost. 2-3 p.m. Briarwood Continuing Care Retirement Community: Birches Auditorium, 65 Briarwood Circle. Call 508-852-9007 or visit A Year With Frog and Toad - Tuesday, April 10 - Thursday, April 12. Small fry and big fish alike will enjoy this song-filled comic adventure, nominated for three 2003 Tony Awards including Best Musical. This whimsical story features an unlikely friendship between a cheerful Frog and a rather grumpy Toad and the life lessons they learn during the four seasons of one year. $6. 9:3010:30 a.m., noon to 1 p.m. Mount Wachusett Community College: Theatre, 444 Green St., Gardner. Call 978-632-2403 or visit mwcc. edu/tam. Clark University’s” New Play Festival” - Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesday, April 11 - Saturday, April 28. Clark’s Theatre Program is an exciting generator of new works at many levels. The 2012 New Play Festival is a great demonstration of that work. In April, the University will produce works by 9 student playwrights (3 readings, 6 full productions) on consecutive nights. The production and development of these works was facilitated by Theatre Program Director Gino DiIorio and two professional dramaturgs, Erica Nagel and Jeff Zinn. “Absolution” by Alexandra Tennant, directed by Christine Dunant ”And Likewise” by Hannah Yukon, Directed by Danny Zeliger “Jet Boy/Jet Girl” by Alex Kump, Directed by Danny Balel ”The Greatest Bibical Story Every Told” by Michelle Houle, Directed by Chelsea Long “You Cant Life With Em, You Cant Live With Em” by Shauna Noone, Directed by Hannah Yukon ”Slanted and Enchanted” by Thad Kelly, Directed by Maria Anderson In residence are two guest artists, from NY, Padraic Lillis and from Paris France, Alberto Lombardo. Padraic Lillis is a member of New York’s Labrynth Theatre Company where has worked with the likes of Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Stephan Adly Guirgis. He is currently directing the Off Broadway production of Flight by Michel Wallerstein, featuring Maria Tucci. Alberto Lombardo an alumnus of theater acting at the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Lyon and the Antoine Vitez Workshops at the National Theater of Chaillot in Paris, Alberto Lombardo currently acts with several companies as well as his own productions. Please call 508-793-7356 or email for information, reservations and complete play listings. $5 or free with college ID. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Clark University: Little Center, Michelson Theater, 950 Main St. Call 508-793-7356.

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LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain Mortgage given by Adriana DeSousa to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., dated October 14, 2008 and recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds at Book 43438, Page 302 of which the Mortgage the undersigned is the present holder by assignment for breach of the conditions of said Mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing same will be sold at Public Auction at 02:00 PM on April 18, 2012 at 198 Wheelock Avenue, Millbury, MA, all and singular the premises described in said Mortgage, to wit: A certain parcel of land, Millbury described as Lot 29 on Plan of City Line Farms by Buttrick & Pratt, dated June 1900, and recorded in Book 1644, Page 655, in the Worcester District Registry of Deeds, and containing, according to said plan, 10,890 square feet, more or less, and bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point in the easterly line of City Line Street, now known as \Vheelock Avenue, at the southwesterly corner of Lot 28 as shown on said plan; THENCE easterly by the southerly line of said Lot 181.5 feet; THENCE southwesterly in a line parallel with said easterly line of City Line Street 60 feet to the northerly line of Lot 30 as shown on said plan; THENCE westerly by said northerly line of Lot 30 181.5 feet to said easterly line of City Line Street; THENCE northerly by said easterly line of City Line Street 60 feet to the place of beginning. Being the same premises conveyed to the herein named mortgagor (s) by deed recorded herewith., Book 43438 - 300 The premises are to be sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, restrictions, building and zoning laws, unpaid taxes, tax titles, water bills, municipal liens and assessments, rights of tenants and parties in possession. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00 CENTS ($5,000.00) in the form of a certified check or bank treasurer’s check will be required to be delivered at or before the time the bid is offered. The successful bidder will be required to execute a Foreclosure Sale Agreement immediately after the close of the bidding. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid within thirty (30) days from the sale date in the form of a certified check, bank treasurer’s check or other check satisfactory to Mortgagee’s attorney. The Mortgagee reserves the right to bid at the sale, to reject any and all bids, to continue the sale and to amend the terms of the sale by written or oral announcement made before or during the foreclosure sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. TIME WILL BE OF THE ESSENCE. Other terms if any, to be announced at the sale. Wells Fargo Bank, NA Present Holder of said Mortgage, By Its Attorneys, Orlans Moran PLLC P.O. Box 962169 Boston, MA 02196 Phone: (617) 502-4100 03/22/2012, 03/29/2012 & 04/05/2012

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 508-831-2200 Docket No. WO12P0841EA MUPC SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE In the Estate of: Sara Fifield Date of Death: 02/14/2009 To all persons who may have an interest in the abovecaptioned estate, the Division of Medical Assistance and, if interested, to the Office of the Attorney General and the United Stated Department of Veterans Affairs; Notice is being sent to you as you may have a legal interest in this case, in order to inform you of your rights. Under the new Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code Inventory and Accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can Petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to Petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of the appointed Personal Representative. Petitioner requests to be permitted to file a MUPC Bond. 04/05/2012

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 508-831-2200 Docket No. WO12P0963EA MUPC SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE In the Estate of: Patricia A McCullen Date of Death: 06/24/2011 To all persons who may have an interest in the abovecaptioned estate, the Division of Medical Assistance and, if interested, to the Office of the Attorney General and the United Stated Department of Veterans Affairs; Notice is being sent to you as you may have a legal interest in this case, in order to inform you of your rights. Under the new Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code Inventory and Accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can Petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to Petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of the appointed Personal Representative. Petitioner requests to be permitted to file a MUPC Bond. 04/05/2012

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 508-831-2200 Docket No. WO12P0963EA NOTICE OF PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL In the Estate of: Patricia A McCullen Late of: Millbury, MA 01527 Date of Death: 06/24/2011 to all persons interested in the above captioned estate, a petition has been presented requesting that a document purporting to be a copy of the last will of said decedent be proved and allowed and that Francis G McCullen of Douglas, MA and Laurie B Hall of North Brookfield, MA be appointed executor/trix, named in the will to serve Without Surety. IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT: Worcester ON OR BEFORE TEN O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON: 04/24/2012 in addition, you must file a written affidavit of objections to the petition, stating specific facts and grounds upon which the objection is based, within (30) days after the return day (or such other time as the court, on motion with notice to the petitioner, may allow) in accordance with Probate Rule 16 WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court Date: March 27, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 04/05/2012

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LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 Docket No. WO12P0821GD CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN FOR INCAPACITATED PERSON PURSUANT TO G.L. c. 190B §5-304 In the matter of: Aida Feliciano RESPONDENT Alleged Incapacitated Person Of: Worcester, MA To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Dept. of Developmental Services of Shrewsbury, MA in the above captioned matter alleging that Aida Feliciano is in need of a Guardian and requesting that Teresa Ainsley of Worcester, MA (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Guardian to serve Without Surety on the bond. The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondent is incapacitated, that the appointment of a Guardian is necessary, and that the proposed Guardian is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court and may contain a request for certain specific authority. You have the right to object to this proceeding If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 04/17/2012. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date. IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person’s right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court. Date: March 15, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 04/05/2012 COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS LAND COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT 447506 ORDER OF NOTICE TO: Jonathan Magsino and to all persons entitled to the benefit of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act:, 50 U.S.C. App. §501 et seq.: MidFirst Bank, claiming to have an interest in a Mortgage covering real property in 23 Linda Avenue, Millbury, given by Jonathan Magsino to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., dated August 24, 2007, recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds at Book 41711, Page 275, and now held by plaintiff by assignment, has/have filed with this court a complaint for determination of Defendant’s/Defendants’ Servicemembers status. If you now are, or recently have been, in the active military service of the United States of America, then you may be entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. If you object to a foreclosure of the above-mentioned property on that basis, then you or your attorney must file a written appearance and answer in this court at Three Pemberton Square, Boston, MA 02108 on or before April 30, 2012 or you will be forever barred from claiming that you are entitled to the benefits of said Act. Witness, KARYN F. SCHEIER Chief Justice of this Court on March 30, 2012 Attest: Deborah J. Patterson Recorder 04/05/2012



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Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 Docket No. WO12P0870GD CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN FOR INCAPACITATED PERSON PURSUANT TO G.L. c. 190B §5-304 In the matter of: Linda Burzenski RESPONDENT Alleged Incapacitated Person Of: Auburn, MA To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Dept. of Developmental Services of Shrewsbury, MA in the above captioned matter alleging that Linda Burzenski is in need of a Guardian and requesting that Robert Terk of Fitchburg, MA (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Guardian to serve Without Surety on the bond. The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondent is incapacitated, that the appointment of a Guardian is necessary, and that the proposed Guardian is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court and may contain a request for certain specific authority. You have the right to object to this proceeding If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 04/17/2012. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date. IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person’s right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court. Date: March 20, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 04/05/2012 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTATOR Docket No. WO12P0841EA Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608 (508)831-2200 In the Estate of: Sara Fifield Late of: Millbury, MA 01527 Date of Death: 02/14/2009 to all persons interested in the above captioned estate, a petition has been presented requesting that Vincent A Vilkas of Shrewsbury, MA or some other suitable person be appointed public administrator of said estate to serve With Personal Surety IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT: Worcester ON OR BEFORE TEN O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON 04/17/2012. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L Meagher, First Justice of this Court. Date: March 16,2012 Stephen G Abraham Register of Probate 04/05/2012

INVITATION TO BID TOWN OF MILLBURY INVITES PROPOSALS FOR ROOF REHABILITATION PROJECT MILLBURY MUNICIPAL HIGHWAY GARAGE MILLBURY, MASSACHUSETTS Town of Millbury will receive bids for the Roof Rehabilitation Project at the Millbury Municipal Highway Garage until 2:00 P.M. on April 12, 2012 at the Office of Public Works, Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA 01527 at which time they will be publicly opened and read. A payment bond and performance bond of not less than the amount of the contract, with satisfactory surety, for faithfully performing the work will be required. A copy of the Contract Documents for the work can be obtained at Office of Public Works, Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA 01527 upon the deposit of $100.00, starting on March 29, 2012, at 2:00 P.M. Said deposit will be refunded if such documents are returned in good condition within five (5) days after the opening of the General Bids. A non-refundable fee of $50.00 paid in advance will be charged per set of Contract Documents should such be mailed. The bid must be filled out and signed as directed therein, sealed in an envelope addressed to Town of Millbury, Office of Public Works, Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA 01527, endorsed with the name and address of the bidder, and clearly marked as follows: Bid: ROOF REHABILITATION PROJECT MILLBURY MUNICIPAL HIGHWAY GARAGE MILLBURY, MASSACHUSETTS and left with a bid bond or a certified treasurer’s or cashier’s check issued by a responsible bank, for 5 percent of the value of the proposed work in accordance with Chapter 149, Section 44B, payable to Town of Millbury. This check to be the property of Town of Millbury if the Bidder fails to execute the contract and satisfactory bond within ten (10) days after the contract may have been awarded. Attention is called to the fact that State PREVAILING Wage Rates are established for the project as set forth in the contract documents. No less than the minimum wage rates as set fourth in the schedule as contained in the Contract Documents must be paid on this project. Proposal filled out and left, with check, as above directed and no others, will, at the above named hour, be publicly opened and read at the Town of Millbury, Office of Public Works, Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA 01527. The undersigned reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, or to accept the proposal they deem best for the Town of Millbury. No “Joint Venture” proposal will be accepted. No proposal may be withdrawn within sixty (60) days after the opening of bids. A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for April 4, 2012, at 2:00 P.M. at the Millbury Municipal Highway Garage, 137 Providence Street, Millbury, Massachusetts. 03/29/2012 & 04/05/2012 Sutton Planning Board Public Hearing Notice In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Ch. 40A § 5, the Sutton Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider changes to the Town of Sutton Zoning Bylaw. The hearing will be held on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 7:15 P.M. at the Sutton Town Hall. The following is a summary of the proposed changes; a copy of the proposed changes may be inspected in the office of the Town Clerk during normal business hours. 1. To amend the Zoning Bylaw, Section IV.L. – Accessory Apartments, by allowing accessory apartments to be located in a detached accessory structure as long as the structure is within 75’ of the primary residence. Scott Paul, Chairman Sutton Planning Board 04/05/2012 & 04/12/2012

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Millbury Planning Board In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Laws, the Millbury Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 23, 2012, at 7:30 p.m., at the Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA, on the application of Laurie A. Logan, property located at 46 Sullivan Place, Millbury, MA, for an Accessory Dwelling Unit Special Permit under Article 1, Section 14.11(e) and Article 4, Section 46.2 of the Millbury Zoning Bylaw and Site Plan Review approval under Section 12.4 of the Millbury Zoning Bylaw. Plan is available for inspection in the Planning Department during normal business hours. Anyone wishing to be heard on this application should appear at the time and place designated above. Richard Gosselin Chair 04/05/2012 & 04/12/2012



LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain Mortgage given by Sandra E Meehan to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., dated June 6, 2006 and recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds at Book 39125, Page 1 of which the Mortgage the undersigned is the present holder by assignment for breach of the conditions of said Mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing same will be sold at Public Auction at 01:00 PM on April 18, 2012 at 31D Cold Spring Drive, #14D, Sutton, MA, all and singular the premises described in said Mortgage, to wit: Number 14D (“the Unit”) of Woodburyville Heights Condominiums” (the Condominium”), located in Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, which Condomonium was created pursuant to a Master Deed dated April 8, 1986 (The “Master Deed”) and recorded with the Worcester District Registry of Deeds, Book 11798, Page 277. Said Unit No. 140 contains 2,457 square feet and is shown on the floor plans and the site plans filed with the Master Deed to which is affixed a verified statement in the form required by Massachusetts General Laws, Chaper 183 A, Section 9. Said Unit is hereby conveyed with: 1. An undivided 1.36003 percent in the common areas and facilities described of the Condominium, as it may be amended pursuant to the provisions of the Master Deed. 2. The exclusive right to use those common areas and facilities appurtenant to said Unit as set forth in the Master Deed. 3. All other rights, easements, agreements, interest and any provisions contained in the Master Deed, the Declaration of Trust of the Condominium recorded with said Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 754, Plan 97. ( the “Declaration of Trust”) and the Rules and Regulations adopted pursuant thereto (the” Rules and Regulations”) as any ofthe same may be amended from time to time pursuant to the provisions thereof. Said unit conveyed subject to and with the benefit of: 1. The provisions of Chapter 183 A as the same may be amended from time to time; 2. The provisions of the Master Deed (including, without limitation, the title matters set forth in Exhibit A to the Master Deed and the Grantor’s rights to add additional phases to the Condominium as set forth in the Master Deed), the Declaration of Trust and the Rules and Regulations, in each case as the same may be amended from time to time pursuant to the provisions thereof; 3. Real estate taxes assessed against the Unit and the Common Areas and Facilities which are not yet due and payable; 4. Provisions of the existing building and zoning laws; The rights, agreements, restrictions, provisions and interest set forth above, together with any amendments thereto shall constitute covenants running with the land and shall insure to the benefit of and bind, as the case may be, any person having at any time and any interest or estate in the Unit, his agents, employees, licensees, vistors and lessees as thought he same were fully set forth herein. The unit may be used only for residential purposes. For title see deed of Robert 1. Picotte and Amy L. Picotte recorded with the Worcester County Registry of Deeds in Book 39124, Page 397. The premises are to be sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, restrictions, building and zoning laws, liens, attorneys fees and costs pursuant to M.G.L.Ch.183A, unpaid taxes, tax titles, water bills, municipal liens and assessments, rights of tenants and parties in possession. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00 CENTS ($5,000.00) in the form of a certified check or bank treasurer’s check will be required to be delivered at or before the time the bid is offered. The successful bidder will be required to execute a Foreclosure Sale Agreement immediately after the close of the bidding. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid within thirty (30) days from the sale date in the form of a certified check, bank treasurer’s check or other check satisfactory to Mortgagee’s attorney. The Mortgagee reserves the right to bid at the sale, to reject any and all bids, to continue the sale and to amend the terms of the sale by written or oral announcement made before or during the foreclosure sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. TIME WILL BE OF THE ESSENCE. Other terms if any, to be announced at the sale. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Carrington Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2006-FRE2 Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates Present Holder of said Mortgage, By Its Attorneys, Orlans Moran PLLC P.O. Box 962169 03/22/12, 03/29/12 & 04/05/12

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by John DiTullio and Tamra DiTullio to Household Finance Corporation II, dated March 21, 2008 and recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds at Book 42601, Page 316, of which mortgage Household Finance Corporation II is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same will be sold at Public Auction at 2:00 p.m. on May 1, 2012, on the mortgaged premises located at 10 Colonial Road, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, TO WIT: A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND WITH THE BUILDINGS THEREON AND ALL THE PRIVILEGES AND APPURTENANCES THERETO BELONGING SITUATED IN SUTTON, WORCESTER COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS, ON THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF COLONIAL ROAD, BEING LOT 14 ON A PLAN OF SHEET #2, SECTION B, JONATHAN DUDLEY HILL, DATED JULY 1957, BY ROBINSON ENGINEERING, INC. RECORDED WITH WORCESTER DISTRICT REGISTRY OF DEEDS, PLAN BOOK 228, PLAN 21, BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT IN THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID COLONIAL ROAD AT THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF LOT 15 ON SAID PLAN: THENCE: S. 29 DEGREES 28 MIN. 05 SEC. E. BY SAID LOT #15, ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY AND SEVENTY-THREE HUNDREDTHS 170.73 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE: N. 60 DEGREES 31 MIN. 55 SEC. E. ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-SIX AND SEVENTY-SEVEN HUNDREDTHS (136.77) FEET TO LOT 13 ON SHEET #1, SECTION B; THENCE N. 29 DEGREES 28 MIN. 05 SEC. W. BY SAID LOT 13, ONE HUNDRED NINETY-NINE AND THIRTY-THREE HUNDREDTHS (199.33) FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID COLONIAL ROAD; THENCE: WESTERLY BY SAID SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID COLONIAL ROAD, ONE HUNDRED FORTY (140) FEET BY A CURVE, THE RADIUS OF WHICH IS SIX HUNDRED FORTY-ONE AND THIRTY-ONE (641.31) FEET, TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 25,659 SQUARE FEET OF LAND ACCORDING TO SAID PLAN, MORE OR LESS. GERTRUDE D. CHASE AGREES TO MAINTAIN SAID COLONIAL ROAD AND KEEP IT OPEN AT ALL TIMES OR UNTIL SUCH TIME AS COLONIAL ROAD IS ACCEPTED BY THE TOWN OF SUTTON AS A PUBLIC STREET. SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS RECORDED IN THE WORCESTER DISTRICT REGISTRY OF DEEDS IN BOOK 3811, PAGE 370, AND TRANSMISSION LINE RIGHTS OF RECORD. For mortgagor’s(s’) title see deed recorded with Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds in Book 12006, Page 52. These premises will be sold and conveyed subject to and with the benefit of all rights, rights of way, restrictions, easements, covenants, liens or claims in the nature of liens, improvements, public assessments, any and all unpaid taxes, tax titles, tax liens, water and sewer liens and any other municipal assessments or liens or existing encumbrances of record which are in force and are applicable, having priority over said mortgage, whether or not reference to such restrictions, easements, improvements, liens or encumbrances is made in the deed. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of Five Thousand ($5,000.00 ) Dollars by certified or bank check will be required to be paid by the purchaser at the time and place of sale. The balance is to be paid by certified or bank check at Harmon Law Offices, P.C., 150 California Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, or by mail to P.O. Box 610389, Newton Highlands, Massachusetts 02461-0389, within thirty (30) days from the date of sale. Deed will be provided to purchaser for recording upon receipt in full of the purchase price. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. Other terms, if any, to be announced at the sale. Household Finance Corporation II Present holder of said mortgage. By its Attorneys, HARMON LAW OFFICES, P.C. 150 California Street Newton, MA 02458 (617) 558-0500 201008-1491 – GRY 04/05/2012, 04/12/2012 & 04/19/2012





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What do you think contributed to your winningthe Newman Civic Fellow?

Over the years I’ve spent at WSU I have been involved in our Student Government Association’s Have a Heart Auction; last year I was one of the co-chairs. This auction helps to raise money for Abby’s House, Sherry’s House, and the MustardSeed. Last year was our 20th year and we added to our total amount donated of $200,000. I have also helped as a key informant for a dissertation that was done by Caitlin Stover, Ph.D., R.D., titled “Exploring Healthcare Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual College Students Using Community-Based Participatory Research.” This was something that was of critical importance to me. This study was done to explore current LGB (lesbian, gay, bisexual) college students’ experiences with the healthcare system. The result of this study has given us the opportunity to empower a disenfranchised group to give them the ability to create for themselves the healthcare experience they need to become healthy young adults. I have also held internships for local government officials. These internships have taught me the resources the government has and uses when it comes to helping its citizens. I have seen firsthand the work that can go into helping someone through tough times, for example getting



medical benefits or job assistance. Lastly, I have served on several different boards at Worcester State, all the while serving different constituent needs at the school. One outcome of this was, with the help of fellow classmates and administration, being able to create a Safe Zone training program. I don’t think I have ever tried to promote myself on campus. What I have tried to do is to be as involved as I can be in many different aspects of the school.

Do you have any plans for the future?

I have recently been accepted to Worcester State University’s Nonprofit Management Program.

What’s your major at WSU? I major in psychology with minor in political science. Why do you want to become involved in politics? When I came to Worcester

State, I always knew I wanted to help people. I found that by getting involved with politics, I could actually do that. Not every politician is looking to only collect a paycheck. I hope to, in the least, get involved with state politics. However, I wouldn’t say no to running for a national seat if the opportunity presented itself.

What is your greatest accomplishment so far? I think my greatest

accomplishment so far has been working with the auction. Over the course of the night, we do something called a reverse auction. That’s where we ask each charity to let us know of one thing they really need: for example, the MustardSeed asked us to help fill its pantry as well as purchase some sleeping bags, then we figure out the cost and asked people to donate cash. We start with the full amount and work our way down until every dollar is paid for. Sometimes it gets to the point where college students are offering all they can afford—sometimes $10—and there is not a dry eye in the house. My first year working with the auction, a young girl with cancer requested a computer so that she could tell her story. When Sherry’s House could not afford the computer, they asked us to help. We were able to get the money to buy her the computer. That’s probably the moment I realized that human services was what I wanted to do.


Political figures you admire/look up to?

I think you can admire almost everyone for something that they’ve done. With great political figures like John F. Kennedy, his brothers, Lincoln, and even others that never held office like Martin Luther King Jr., these are great people to aspire to be like. There is also current politicians like Congressman Jim McGovern who is not afraid to take the right stance even if it is sometimes is difficult; and John Mahoney, the representative for the 13th Worcester District, he ran and lost his first race but never gave up. I wish I had the opportunity to meet Ted Kennedy; he did a lot of great charitable work, as well as would always help anyone in need, regardless if they could vote, were in his district, or the same party.

What has politics in Worcester taught you so far? Worcester politics have

taught me that you never know who you are going to meet, and that there is always a way to help someone out even if it’s just a simple phone call.

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