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he sport of boxing has taken more blows than Rocky Balboa. Both because of the personalities involved – hello, Mike Tyson – and a growing public awareness of the devastating effects of repeated violent blows to the head, the “sweet scienceâ€? isn’t the draw it once was. Worcester’s own Edwin Rodriguez would appear to be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to restoring the brutal sport’s image. He is on the cusp of becoming a world champion, is a devoted family man and husband and has the sort of air one needs to survive in the ring – charming cockiness, but not arrogance. Rodriguez would be the city’s ďŹ rst boxing champ since Jose Antonio Rivera and it’s not like his story hasn’t been told. But while folks get up in arms over whether there will be baseball in Worcester next year, little attention outside boxing circles and a few devoted media types seem to be trained on what is truly an American success story. This week, Worcester Mag sits down with the Dominican-born Rodriguez and talks about raising a son with cerebral palsy, whether he thinks he’s ready to beat the best and why he’s “irritatedâ€? at the city. -Walter Bird Jr. | Senior Writer

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City making inroads on exam schools, baccalaureate program Walter Bird Jr.

The WRTA says veteran bus driver Mike Ferranti found money, identification and bus passes apparently left behind by a passenger. He filled out an incident report, turned them in and the items eventually found their way back to the elderly gentleman who had lost them. +1 Fitch Ratings assigns an AA-rating to Worcester’s general obligation (GO) bonds, while Moody’s assigns an A1 rating GO bonds and a MIG1 rating to its General Obligation Bond Anticipation Notes (BANs). +1 Mass Megawatts Wind Power Inc., 95 Prescott St., reports it is nearly done creating a prototype wind augmentation system installed near the city. +1 Hundreds of pumpkins lure visitors to the Ecotarium over the weekend as part of Pumpkin Fest 2012. +1 National Food Day is celebrated in the area, including at Worcester State University and Clark University, which hosted a series of events throughout the day Wednesday, Oct. 24. +1 The city announces it will finally open the ice-skating rink on the common. Given it was supposed to open several years ago, you can understand why City Hall Communications Specialist Colleen Bamford says, “… it’s actually going to happen.” The scheduled opening is Nov. 30. +1 In announcing the opening of its ice-skating rink on the Common, the city also reveals it will charge $2 admission in addition to the charge you’ll pay if you want to rent skates. -1 Total for this week: +5

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t will be a while yet before parents know whether there will be another school option for their children in Worcester, but officials are more than halfway through the public process of figuring out whether to introduce an exam school or International Baccalaureate (IB) program to the realm of public education. Education officials have been holding public forums as part of an in-depth study of public schools and programs specifically geared toward high-achieving students. The latest was Monday night at Worcester State University. If approved, either an exam school or IB program – or both – could become part of the city’s public school offerings. School Committee member Tracy O’Connell Novick chairs an Ad-Hoc committee looking into the viability of either school. School Committee member Donna Colorio has led a subcommittee’s research into IB programs. Committee members have already visited several different IB programs and exam schools, including a visit to Boston Latin School (BLS) last week, one of three exam schools in Boston. A visit was also made to Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School in Worcester, which offers an IB program. “Worcester gives a lot of different opportunities to students,” says Novick, making particular note of the arts program in the Burncoat district and the tech program at Doherty Memorial High School. “This would be another chance. I think that’s what we’re looking at this as, another chance.” Exam schools and IB programs both accept academically gifted students. There is a fee to complete the IB diploma program, which requires testing in six core subjects after the 11th and 12th grades. There is no such fee associated with exam schools, but there are specific requirements for admission. In Worcester’s case,

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the committee is looking into a grades 9-12 exam school, although some, like BLS, run from grades 7-12. IB programs, while providing the benefit of already being established, have costs attached to them that include rigorous and ongoing staff training. Those details are not yet available but, along with other information, will be delivered in a final report to the School Committee later this year, according to Mayor Joe Petty, who established the Ad-Hoc committee. “You want to keep people in the school system,” he says. There are approximately 200 students currently in schools outside the district through the School Choice program. “If you can attract them and compete, this is another avenue to accomplishing that.” Petty says he has become more intrigued by the concept of an IB program since the committee began its work, but says he is “getting to feel I would like to see them both set up.” According to Novick, if an IB program were adopted it would likely be run out of one of the city’s high schools as “another layer” of education. Some data suggests students who complete an IB program are more attractive college candidates. Unlike an exam school, however, an IB program would be implemented over several years. Critics have argued a separate school for gifted students would rob other

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public schools of its brightest pupils. Some have also suggested the concept is discriminatory, although there is evidence to the contrary. BLS headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta says the racial composition in Boston among exam school students has grown over the years. In her school, 50 percent of the students are white, 30 percent are Asian, 12 percent are black and 8 percent are Latino. The numbers are much different at Boston’s two other exam schools. At Boston Latin Academy (BLA), 29 percent are white, 21.9 are Asian, 28.8 are black and 17.8 are Latino. At the O’Bryant School of Math & Science (OSMS), 11.1 percent are white, 21.9 are Asian, 37.9 are black and 28 are Latino. There is also no hard evidence that students who attend exam schools fare any better academically, including on SATs, than equally gifted students who do not. The same holds true when it comes to getting into college. In a 2011 Boston Globe report titled “What exam schools can’t do,” author Paul Kix cited a paper published by Harvard economist Roland Fryer that studied exam school results from 2002-09. According to Kix’s report, “Fryer found that not only did the exam school education have little impact on a marginal student’s SAT score, but there was little evidence that it improved the chances of college enrollment or college graduation.” In fact, continued on page 6


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ordon Davis decided not to make a run for state representative this year, but he hasn’t faded into the background. He showed up at a recent meeting on voter intimidation, which allegedly occurred at the Sept. 6 primary election, sporting a sign that compared such tactics to those used by the Nazis. Now he is working with the Worcester Immigrant Coalition (WIC) to organize a meeting of various immigrant groups and advocates who would, in part, discuss whether to file a Home Rule Petition to allow noncitizens to vote in local elections. “The immigrant population has a lot of children in our school system,” says Davis, an activist and former board member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). “As a local issue, I think it’s appropriate. It’s more and more an immigrant population in the city. This would be for

local elections, the things that affect them. These people pay taxes and support our police and fire. They pay utilities. I think this is an exception that is reasonable.” The idea of petitioning to legalize voting for noncitizens in Massachusetts is nothing new. Officials in Amherst, Cambridge and Newton all have approved measures affording local voting rights to noncitizens, but the state Legislature must approve them, something it has not done to date. Cambridge filed a petition in 2004 to allow noncitizens older than the age of 18 to vote in elections for school committee and city council, according to interim city clerk Donna Lopez. “We feel there is a need for noncitizens who are becoming more popular to be able to vote,” says Davis, who cited a recent meeting at All Saints Church where city officials invited the public to weigh in on needs and concerns that could be addressed through federal block grants. “A lot of people there were noncitizens. I

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Going further, the report raises the potential impact such a move could have, saying, “One legitimate question, as yet unanswered by advocates, is whether such political trauma is really necessary. The United States is not a country that keeps immigration to a minimum … and it offers immigrants, before they become citizens, many ways to take part in the politics other than voting.” The concept would have at least some traction in the city. Kevin Ksen, an outspoken advocate for voters’ rights who has managed the campaign of 15th Worcester District state representative candidate Mary Keefe, says he is open to the possibility. “I have fewer concerns vis-á-vis local elections than I would with statewide and federal elections,” he says. At-Large City Councilor Rick Rushton is also amenable to the idea, saying: “I would support legal, permanent residents. continued on page 6

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Fryer wrote in his paper, “If anything, students eligible for exam schools are less likely to have attended or graduated from college by 2009.â€? At Monday’s meeting, one parent wondered aloud whether the city was ignoring a larger problem with education. “I feel like this is the mayor’s attempt to put a band aid on a situation that needs a holistic approach,â€? Michael Sutton said. We are focusing our attention on 200 kids out of the entire district. Why not refocus our attention on the entire district?â€? OfďŹ cials in Worcester maintain it is all about providing the best education possible and that offering more choices helps.

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“It is our moral responsibility as a community to educate all of our children, including the gifted,â€? says Colorio. “Having more public options in education is something we should consider, being the second largest city in Massachusetts. One-size school does not ďŹ t all. I believe an exam school has the potential to offer Worcester families and students who desire a more rigorous education, the opportunity to compete for a slot at a public exam high school.â€? One more public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, at Clark University’s Higgins University Center. Have a story idea or comment? Call Walter at 508-749-3166, ext. 243, or email wbird@worcestermag.com

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Congressman Jim McGovern has been logging a lot of miles, and working out those legs, according to a staff report that says he has visited all 63 communities in the 2nd Congressional District. The Democrat had only Whately and Palmer left, and he knocked them both off Friday, Oct 19. McGovern’s new district – he currently represents the 3rd Congressional District – includes 52 so-called new communities, 63 in all. The new district maps were announced in November 2011.

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The Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail (MBCR) starts operating expanded service on the Worcester/Framingham line on Monday, Oct. 29. Customers can obtain printed schedules at South Station and Back Bay Station starting Monday. MBCR will provide expanded service, including the extension of six trains to Worcester. See the complete schedule at mbcr.net/Schedules/Worcester_web.pdf.

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isn’t new. You always see two or three huddled closely, whispering about this and that. Usually, it doesn’t get noticed. At their most recent meeting, however, councilors Bill Eddy and Kate Toomey engaged in a conversation whose volume apparently peaked a bit too high. Mayor Joe Petty, who chairs the meetings, turned his head from a councilor who was speaking on one side of the room to the two Chatty Cathies and stared until they got the hint – at which point each councilor, smiling, pointed at the other to assess blame.

STREET TOUGH: This week’s cover story is on Worcester boxer Edwin Rodriguez, but not every last detail gets to make it into a story. When that happens you’re left with nuggets like this, from Worcester Boys and Girls Club boxing trainer Carlos Garcia on what Rodriguez has to do to become champion: “Take it to the street, go with everything you’ve got. That’s what he did in the first round of his last fight. He took the other guy’s heart.” WHAT’S IN A NAME?: Tuesday’s City Council agenda included an order requesting an update on plans to dedicated the rear City Hall plaza in honor of John F. Kennedy, which prompted this tongue-in-cheek remark from At-Large Councilor Konnie Lukes a day before the meeting: “We obviously don’t have enough things named after the Kennedys in Massachusetts. I think it should be Worcester-centric, somebody who made a significant contribution to the city. Tim Murray? Jim McGovern? So we can stop bringing up their names at every council meeting, maybe.” A SOMBER NOTE: Worcesteria extends its deepest sympathy to District 4 Councilor

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High-stakes elections show a lack of civility and character Gary Rosen

“Shame on you, Barack Obama.”

That statement was made by Hillary Clinton in 2008 when she was furious at her rival for the Democratic nomination for president. Mrs. Clinton was railing against false statements and deplorable tactics used by her opponent during that primary election season. Mitt Romney, of course, has incorporated this sound bite into one of his 2012 campaign ads. Unfortunately, the state of political discourse in this country hasn’t improved since Hillary Clinton’s outburst. Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren are representative of hundreds of high-profile candidates who expect to gain votes by savaging their opponents rather than touting their own virtues and suggesting real solutions to our complex problems. Surely most reasonable Democrats, Republicans, unenrolled voters, Tea Party members, Cherokee Indians and women in binders are fed up with the offensive political rhetoric and outright lies spewed by so many candidates this election season. Our job as voters would be so much easier if politicians were required to wear lie detectors during debates. I won’t excuse their bad behavior by suggesting that it’s just politicians being politicians. But what I find quite offensive is their belief that the electorate is ignorant and gullible. They show disrespect and disdain by treating us no better than they treat each other. This constant barrage of venom, hypocrisy and deceit by our pols has made many Americans skeptical, cynical and untrusting of government. And since many broadcast journalists and news personalities have taken on the negative qualities of these campaigners, we have become an electorate that finds it difficult to know who and what to believe. In any case, the only voters who really count in this election are those who reside in the swing states

of Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin, Colorado, Iowa and New Hampshire. I feel for the voters of these eight battleground states because they are being bombarded with radio and TV ads and robocalls vilifying the presidential and congressional candidates. And each of these slimy campaign ads is accompanied by a candidate proudly bragging that he “approved this message.” It’s too bad that fact-checkers aren’t required to also approve those messages. Since candidates insist on subjecting us to this political baloney, the drawn-out general election season needs to be streamlined so that fundraising and other campaign activities are permitted only during a reasonable span of time. The first of 20 debates for the Republican nomination for president was held on May 6, 2011, a good 18 months before the upcoming General Election Day. The last debate was on February 22, 2012, more than nine months after the first. Those bruising debates among Romney, Bachmann, Cain, Gingrich, Huntsman, Paul, Pawlenty, Perry and Santorum also reflected the ugly political climate present in our country today. And that tone and tenor has continued throughout the contentious Republican state caucuses and primaries, the conventions of both major parties, and the presidential and congressional debates and campaigns. So Election Day can’t come soon enough for me. And when it’s over, I won’t miss the political ads, debates, tracking polls, focus groups and the spin of talking heads at Fox and MSNBC News. But remember, that in just a few short months, we’ll be able to revel in the campaigns of the candidates for Worcester City Council (including mayor) and School Committee. Rumor has it that a couple of incumbents won’t seek re-election and that a few new, smart and visionary people will run. Hopefully, next year’s municipal elections will demonstrate the civility and character missing in the 2012 state and national campaigns.

Our job as voters would be so much easier if politicians were required to wear lie detectors during debates.

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Senator McGovern’s Lasting Legacy Last Sunday, we lost former U.S. Senator George McGovern. Although many will recall his disastrous 1972 loss to Richard Nixon and his subsequent leadership in getting us out of Vietnam, his truly lasting legacy will be his war on hunger and malnutrition. In 1977, following extensive public hearings, McGovern’s Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs published Dietary Goals for the United States, a precursor to today’s Dietary Guidelines. It marked the first time that a U.S. government document recommended reduced meat consumption. The meat industry forced the Committee to destroy all copies of the report and to remove the offending recommendation from a new edition. It then abolished the Committee, voted McGovern out of office, and warned government bureaucrats never to challenge meat consumption again. (Food Politics by Marion Nestle, 2007). Yet, after 35 years of studies linking meat consumption with elevated risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and other killer diseases, the MyPlate icon, representing USDA’s current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, recommends vegetables, fruits, and grains, but never mentions meat, and shunts dairy off to one side. (www. choosemyplate.gov). And it all started with one brave senator from South Dakota. Sincerely, K UR T OR CZYK Worcester

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A real fi ghter EDWIN RODRIGUEZ ON THE VERGE

Walter Bird Jr.

Worcester could be home to a world champion soon, yet Edwin Rodriguez is hardly a household name. Whether that is an indictment of the city’s support or a bigger indictment of the current popularity of boxing, one thing is certain - once you get to know Rodriguez you root for Rodriguez. STEVEN KING

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odriguez has had to wage war with men just as eager to knock him senseless as he is to raise his arms in victory. So far, he has beaten them all. With 22 wins and no losses, the highly ranked super middleweight nicknamed “La Bomba” is one or two fights away from getting a title shot. The way he sees

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it, he could take on any of the champs in his weight class right now, but in boxing you earn your opportunities – they’re not given to you. That’s OK with Rodriguez. He is a fighter by nature – toughened by growing up with three older brothers and by trainers who have molded raw talent into a fearsome weapon. Perhaps most important of all, he has been both strengthened and blessed by fathering twins born more than three months premature. Some suggested that one of the kids should be taken off life support. He and his wife Stephanie ignored that advice. A stubborn refusal to quit — a defiance that simply never allows him to give up,

Inside his modest home on Burncoat Street one recent afternoon, we talk about that, about the harrowing experience of almost losing a child and ending up with two exceptional children. We talk about where he has been and where he fully expects to go. The following day I watch him at a local gym as he obliges a local photographer and goes through a mini-workout. I watch as he goes from attacking a punching bag like it has insulted him personally to giggling like a kid as his former trainer gives him a hard time about breathing heavy. I see the other boxers going through their own training sessions, how they keep glancing over at Rodriguez, perhaps seeing what the

no matter how dire the circumstances – has driven the Dominican-born Rodriguez much of his life. Now, as a fighter, he stands on the precipice of greatness, staring at the opportunity of a lifetime. When it comes, when and if Rodriguez finally clasps that championship belt around his waist, Worcester will have its first boxing champion since Jose Antonio Rivera. The question is: Will fans be there to savor the moment with him? 2012

future could hold for them and wondering whether they will ever get there. For his part, Rodriguez is confident enough to believe he is there, that it is a matter not of “if,” but “when.” Given the performance in his last fight on Sept. 29 at Foxwoods Resort Casino, it is hard to argue. He unleashed a furious, first-round attack against an overmatched opponent— the previously unbeaten Jason Escalara, who he ultimately overwhelmed in a super

middleweight bout that had Rodriguez calling out former champion Kelly Pavlik after winning an eighth-round decision.

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s he sits at the kitchen table inside his home on a recent weekday afternoon, Rodriguez apologizes for not having set up a meeting sooner. Even though he is not formally training at the moment, his schedule has been filled with helping take care of two beloved children – 6-year-old twins Serena and Edwin Jr. – and being a full-time husband again to wife Stephanie after weeks of brutal training in Houston, Texas, for the Escalara fight. Oh and he is working with his brother to build a “man cave” in Rodriguez’s basement – well, sort of. He admits his brother is doing most of the work. Sitting with his hands clasped together in front of him, Rodriguez speaks softly, but with purpose. We dive right into the heart of the matter: whether or not he thinks he’s ready to fight the best of the best and beat them. “I think I’m ready,” Rodriguez says. “But I need to prove myself to the fans and to boxing. I’d like to fight one or two top-10 contenders, then challenge for bragging rights.” In boxing circles, a 2013 title fight is predicted for the hard-hitting fighter who has KO’d 15 of his opponents. Kelly Pavlik is seen as a possible primer, although he has so far dismissed Rodriguez’s challenge. While not necessarily looking past his next bout – an opponent has not yet been determined – it is clear Rodriguez is hungry to wrap one of the sport’s four belts around his waist. A title in the World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Council (WBC), World Boxing Organization (WBO) or International Boxing Federation (IBF) is well within his reach. Andre Ward holds two of those titles, the WBA and WBC, and is considered by many the best super middleweight currently fighting. Not surprisingly, Ward is the man Rodriguez hopes to someday stare down in the middle of the ring. “Ultimately, Andre Ward, definitely,” he says of his top choice to fight. “He is the best in my division. I’m not here to be number two to anyone.”

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{ coverstory } as former two-time WBA and two-time WBC super middleweight champ Mikkel Kessler and Arthur Abraham, the former IBF champ and current WBO title holder. The rankings suggest Rodriguez is ready to tangle with any of these men. The WBC and IBF have ranked him third in his division. The Ring magazine puts him ninth. She may be biased, but Stephanie ranks her husband even higher, saying, “He is destined for greatness.” No less a boxing authority than Peter Manfredo Sr., whose son, Peter Manfredo Jr., appeared on TV’s “The Contender” and who once trained Rodriguez, believes his former pupil is ready to make the leap to big-time fights. “Edwin is one of the top fighters in the world in his weight class,” Manfredo says by phone from the gym he runs in Pawtucket, R.I. “Right now they’ve picked his opportunities well. Edwin is a great fighter. He’s got a good shot at making a lot of noise in that division.” The only way that noise gets quieted, according to Rodriguez’s manager, attorney Larry Army Jr., is if Rodriguez turns it off. “I think the sky’s the limit with this kid,” says Army. “At the end of the day the only one who’s going to beat Edwin is Edwin. If he gets off the track, that’s when he loses.” Indeed, boxing is riddled with stories of fighters who had all the talent in the world, who had “upside,” many of whom even made it to the top – only to tumble down in disgrace and tragedy. The most high-profile example is Mike Tyson, once the most feared boxer in the world whose reputation as one of the greatest heavyweights of all time is marred by rape

allegations, claims that he beat his former wife and just flat-out bizarre behavior (Tyson once was disqualified during a rematch with Evander Holyfield after he chewed off a chunk of his ear). You will find no one who believes Rodriguez will end up following the downward spiral of those fighters. He is, by all accounts, humble, gracious, willing to learn and improve and driven by a desire to be the best. That and he’d probably have to answer to older brother Wandy, a Marine whose bond with Rodriguez goes far beyond a brother’s love. It is a relationship forged as much by circumstance as genetics.

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he 27-year-old Rodriguez was born in the Dominican Republic, but has no memory of his father in those early years. His father, Octavio, left there when Rodriguez was still a young boy to make a better life for his family in America. In fact, the two didn’t meet until Rodriguez was 6. That left it up to his mother, Minerva, to raise four boys; Edwin was, for a while, the youngest – Wandy, now 32, was the oldest, then there were Kelvin and Octami. Two more were added to the family when they finally joined their father in the United States. The boys’ mother was protective to the point that they didn’t spend a lot of time running loose outside, according to Wandy Rodriguez. “Our mother was very strict,” he says. “She pretty much didn’t let us go anywhere. She was trying to be a father figure and mother figure. There were few options. We had TV, studying or sitting in a chair. So you have four boys in a house.

We started getting creative.” Edwin owes his boxing roots to those early days spent trying to escape the boredom. He and his oldest brother would wrap clothes or socks around their fists and have at it – “We didn’t have money for real gloves,” Wandy says. Big brother always won but the way Wandy remembers it, the boy he still calls “chicho,” or little, took his hardest shots. “It probably got out of hand, sometimes,” he says. “I remember one time he was maybe 3 or 4. I hit him with a strong right, and he started bleeding. I was very worried. I said, ‘Oh my God, you’re bleeding.’ He just wiped the blood out of his mouth and said, ‘Let’s keep going.’” That was the first inkling Wandy had that his brother was built a little different. Edwin had a toughness that surprised him, but even Wandy couldn’t have predicted back then that “chicho” would be this close to becoming a world champion boxer. “I knew he’d be tough, but I didn’t think he’d be a boxer,” he says. “Once he started, though, I knew he’d go somewhere. He has a very strong will. He accomplishes whatever he sets out to do.” Wandy got an up-close look at just how determined and single-focused his youngest brother is when he came home

to stay with Edwin the weekend of his fight with Escalara. If he had any doubts that a championship was on the horizon, they were summarily put to rest by what he saw, both in the final hours leading up to the fight and what unfolded in the ring. “That opened my eyes,” he says. “Just to see all the training, all the sacrifice. I saw a little better how big a will he has. I’ve always had good thoughts about my brother, but that weekend it just took me to another level.” “Edwin is a little different to me than my brother,” Wandy continues. “I was seven when he was born. To me, he wasn’t just like a brother; he was like a son. That’s how we grew up.”

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he entire Rodriguez family is tightknit and supportive of one another. Those closest to them will tell you that. When Edwin fights, they are there. His father and mother are always close by, working at the bodega they own at the corner of Pleasant and Newbury streets. Wandy, although living elsewhere as he prepares for deployment to Afghanistan, talks to his brother regularly. It is that bond that many believe will keep the boxing Rodriguez from continued on page 12

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following the missteps of so many other boxers before him. There is another bond, however, that may be even stronger, one that has been tested by the most trying of experiences and not only survived, but flourished. Stephanie and Edwin Rodriguez met in 2006 when she was working for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC) and he worked part-time in the daycare at the Boys and Girls Club. She was living on her own and had just taken her Law School Admission Test (LSAT). At the time, he was training with Carlos Garcia, a local legend who continues to mold young folks into fighting machines, who also trained Rivera as an amateur. “MySpace was the Facebook of the day,” Stephanie Rodriguez recalls. “I had friend-requested him on there. We had been talking about MySpace the same day I requested him. I wrote him and said, ‘I found you!’” The two ended up “hanging out.” Edwin then left to take part in the USA Nationals in Colorado. By the time he returned, says his wife, “we were hanging out every day.” The plan at that point was simple: Edwin was going to keep fighting – he was regarded as a strong candidate to make the Olympic team in 2008. Stephanie would go to law school. She had been accepted to Western New England College and was scheduled to attend in September that year. “Then,” she says, “we found out I was pregnant. It was a very quick, head-overheels kind of things. It wasn’t anything I was looking for.” Edwin, she says, was excited right away. She decided to defer law school for a year. With the twins due in January 2007, she figured she could be ready to go that fall. Everything was proceeding smoothly until a September visit to her doctor, when she learned she was in preterm labor. While it was a monkey wrench in the works, husband and wife adjusted their plans. He was set to fly to

California for an Olympic qualifier, but stayed with Stephanie instead. She was staying in the hospital, and he basically set up shop, hooking up his video game system to help pass the time. “Really mature,” Stephanie laughs, adding her husband really is a kid at heart who loves video games, watching “The Walking Dead” and playing paintball. The idea was for the couple to wait it out for the next three and a half months. Just days after settling in at the hospital, however, it became obvious neither bed rest nor the medicine administered to keep her from going into labor was working. Instead, doctors wheeled her into the operating room for an emergency C-section. At 23 months, the twins were

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e were told to expect anything from blindness to deafness to cerebral palsy,” Stephanie recalls. “All these things were being thrown at us. We weren’t thinking about anything other than saving their lives. Looking back now I’m really glad we were naïve. Had I done the research I did after … the statistics were … ‘bleak’ is not even the word. But we didn’t have that data at the time. We elected to have the emergency C-section. “ The twins were removed and

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immediately put on life support. Neither of them made a sound. Stephanie knew healthy babies always cried at some point after delivery. “They came out limp and lifeless,” she says. The babies weighed 1 pound 3 ounces each. Having been born so early, their lungs were not developed. From there the family embarked on a virtual roller coaster ride for the next 132 days. That is how long brother and sister were hospitalized in UMass Memorial’s natal intensive care unit. “They would have minor milestones, then really low points,” she says. “They had to be resuscitated many times. Both of them were in critical condition, my son in particular. The hardest part was trying to

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{ coverstory } make the right decisions all the time.” The toughest decision of all came about three and a half weeks after the twins’ birth, when the couple was told they should consider taking Edwin Jr. off life support. They were told there was a near zero percent survival rate. If he did make it, the doctor said, it would be nothing short of a miracle, and he would have severe disabilities. “Edwin just couldn’t process it,” Stephanie says. “He couldn’t go there. His whole thing was, ‘I know everything’s going to be OK.’ There was never any question about whether we were going to continue saving his life.” STEVEN KING

“I told him, ‘You do realize even if he makes it through, he’s going to have serious issues? I need you to be a father to a son who may never walk, never be a boxer, probably never be an athlete,’” she continues. “That’s the one time he broke down and said, ‘That’s my son, that’s my son.’” The way Edwin saw it, his little boy deserved every chance his parents could give him. “We just knew he was a little fighter,” he says. “We had to give him a chance at survival. He started coming around and everything started getting better. It would be bad again and then get better.” One time after they were home from the hospital, Stephanie says, in a moment when he would bare his thoughts to her Edwin told his wife there was one time early on inside the ring when his opponent rocked him with a solid hit. In that moment, he told her, the kids came into his mind. “He said that’s what kept him on his feet,” Stephanie says. “I know that hunger to prove to his children that all their suffering wasn’t for nothing, I know that

propels him every single day.” That is how it went throughout their hospital stay. When they came home, both were on oxygen. With any little cold, they had to be brought to the ER. Both children had eye surgery to repair their retinas. Serena’s vocal chords ended up paralyzed because of intubation done while she was hospitalized. Now both kids are making strides. Serena, according to her father, “talks a little different,” but can read four books. Edwin Jr. is still nonverbal, but has started putting together many words. “He’s starting to read really well,” he says. The two children will have another sibling

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hrough it all, Edwin tried his best to continue training. While he missed the box-off for the Pan-Am games, he ended up having to fly to England to fight. If he didn’t, he would have forfeited his boxing stipend, something he could not afford at the time. He could at least take some measure of comfort later when the man he lost to went on to win an Olympic gold medal. Edwin lost his Olympic qualifier, admitting, “I wasn’t at my best.” He is committed to not losing again. “I know what it’s like to lose things,” he says. “I don’t ever want to feel that again.” That hasn’t been a problem since he turned professional. Both Army and promoter Lou DiBella have guided him well. Combined with Edwin’s own seemingly interminable spirit, their tutelage – and that which he obtained continued on page 14

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in the early days under Garcia – has him confident, poised and ready to make his mark. Rivera, for one, sees nothing standing in his way. “His upside is tremendous,” he says. “He has all the tools to be a world champion. I think the city should get behind him.”

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ivera has hit on something that Edwin Rodriguez is not afraid to talk about: Is the city standing behind a boxer who, with every opportunity he gets, praises the city and calls it his home even though he is from another country? Some don’t think so. “Edwin isn’t just great in boxing,” says Rivera. “He’s a good father. He gives everything to the sport of boxing. I just feel like people don’t hear about people like Edwin because he doesn’t get the notoriety.” Army pulls no punches in saying the city has come up short in the support department when it comes to his client. “We’ve had two fights here,” says Army. “Attendance was lackluster at best. Maybe it’s because of the economy. Maybe it’s

because they figure he’s fighting against guys they know he’s going to beat. Maybe it’s because this is a city that has hard time getting behind sports teams.” Rodriguez’s wife sees the same thing, saying: “I see the response of the cities his opponents are from and it upsets me,” she says. “Kelly Pavlik is from Youngstown, Ohio. That place is 100 percent Kelly Pavlik. A place like Worcester, which is such a community and you have someone who is an immigrant who came here and made it his home ... there is a lot of support for him in some circles, just not as much as I would expect.” Edwin himself admits to harboring some hard feelings. “I’m kind of irritated, to be honest with you,” he says. “I’m a two-time national champion, I was part of the USA boxing team, I was the best in my weight class in ’05-’06 in the country. If that can’t be good enough to have people follow my career and have my city behind me, then what the hell?” “When I do win a title,” he continues, his tone not so much cocky as it is selfassured, “it will be great, but I’m more appreciative to my friends and the people who have supported me. I know I’m good enough. The city should have been there for me already. I think I’m more known around the world and the country, boxing wise, than I am in Worcester.”

Others believe the city has been very supportive. Both Garcia and Wandy Rodriguez believe folks here are in Edwin’s corner. “I see a lot of people going to the fights,” Garcia says. “Sometimes you have to really win the people of Worcester. People responded to José [Rivera] when he became world champion. But remember, Jose was involved in a lot of different things. I think Edwin is doing it now. The only way to win the people is if you’re with the people.” If being a champ is what it takes to win over an entire city, Garcia doesn’t think that will be a problem. “[Edwin] is going to be world champion,” he says. “He’s got that in his blood. He’s had it since the beginning.” When that happens, the people of Worcester will be there in force, according to At-Large Councilor Rick Rushton, himself a pugilist who has fought in about five amateur bouts. “Will they be there? Absolutely, no question,” says Rushton. “José exploded when he fought at the Madison Square Garden. Edwin’s time is coming. Within the next year you’ll see it, believe me.” Have a story idea or comment? Call Walter at 508-749-3166, ext. 243, or email wbird@worcestermag.com

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“Cirque du Noir captures the spirit of the high talent level of our artists and musicians, while providing a night that everyone leaves there talking about,” says founder Michelle May. This surreal, “creative black wear” ball (perfect for Halloween) bridges art, music, fashion, a little of the macabre, and, it’s just a really good idea for a party. In addition, all the revenue from admission ($20) and the silent auction of art and handmade goods helps a local cause: the Worcester County Food Bank. Cirque, which holds its fifth annual event this Sunday, Oct. 28, is emblematic of the community-meets-entrepreneurial

spirit that permeates Worcester’s local culture and commerce scene. To wit, enthusiastic local singer and model Helen Sheldon Beaumont (Farmers Union Players, Worcester Arts Council) offers a pre-Cirque hair and makeup workshop (1 to 4 p.m.) at local vintage mogul Amy Lynn Chase’s Crompton Collective on Green Street (a group shop specializing in antiques and collectibles), where, once finished, you can opt for a photo shoot. You can also get specialized flower arrangements courtesy of Cathy Walsh at Sprout florist on Chandler Street. Then, after trucking over to Winter Street to Bocado Tapas Bar, you can get your freak on from 7 to 11 p.m. May, who says the event is inspired by the strange masquerade of Cirque du Soleil, is the natural evolution of her own Halloween parties. “Cirque du Noir began whirling around my head when my Halloween party outgrew my home,” she says. “I put ideas out to my friends for their opinions.” May is a longtime devotee of Worcester’s music and arts scene, and works in a creative field herself, so, finding creative ideas was not a problem. She says that she wanted “a night unlike any other in town—all black attire; elegant, on the formal side; a masquerade; edgy and sophisticated to inspire and motivate.” Additionally, she says, she wanted “to form an alliance between two social worlds and celebrate all that, while giving back to the community.” “The live-art fusion is probably the most captivating event of the evening,” says May. “A select group of artists begin on one piece [of art] and, after a time, they switch to the neighboring artist’s piece, continuing the work. Every minute of it is captivating and such an intimate view into the process of art.” “So many people don’t get out to art events or live music in Worcester,” May says. “I wanted to create an event that featured this talent and drew people who would not normally take part in a gallery show or a night out at the local music venue.” “The purpose,” she says, “is simply to

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Attend Cirque du Noir this Sunday Oct. discover something new. The crowd is 28 from 7-11 p.m. at Bocado Tapas Wine diverse, and the people-watching is an Bar & Restaurant, 82 Winter St. Tickets event in itself.” It is also, she says, “a $20. cirquedunoir.org. reason to put on a little black dress or a suit and head out for a special evening.” “When I saw that I could actually execute the plan,” she says of the first event five years ago, “I had only four weeks [to organize it].” The gambit paid off, though. “It was amazing as the doors opened, the band started playing and the night took off! That was five years ago.” “Bocado,” she says, “is a perfect space for the event. The lighting, the room, touches of red…and the food!” Bocado has been more than a venue out for hire, though. May says that “Niche [Hospitality Group] has been behind Cirque du Noir since day one” and that “they have been our biggest supporter and sponsor.” And if all that isn’t good enough, the event has raised $9,000 for the Worcester County Food Bank in its five years. “So many [artists, musicians, etc. are] willing to donate,” she says. “I am proud to be a catalyst.” Whatever attracts you to the event, “show up in black and prepare to experience something new…and to meet people,” says May. “The creativity abounds!” Founder Michelle May STEVEN KING

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Stephen DiRado is no stranger to the art community in Worcester. As Worcester Historical Museum Communications Manager Chad Sirois states, “It’s hard to be involved in Worcester’s cultural community and not know Stephen DiRado.”

A resident in the city for over 27 years, the Worcester Historical Museum has featured photographer DiRado twice before - in 1993 in The Worcester Scene exhibition and again in 2003 when the museum hosted The Worcester Scene Revisited. Now the recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, DiRado will once again take center stage at the Worcester Historical Museum for the upcoming exclusive screening of his docufilm, “Summer Spent.” Born in Worcester in 1957, DiRado grew up just down 290 in Marlborough. A budding photographer from the age of 13, DiRado always continued to hone his skills and further ignite his passion. As a high school student, DiRado created a photography club and worked for local newspapers right up until he attended the School of the Worcester Art Museum, studying photography with Irene Shwachman. Later, DiRado would move on to study with Nicholas Nixon at the Massachusetts College of Art. In 1985, after receiving a position at Clark University to teach photography, DiRado and his wife moved back to his roots. “Plus, I found [Worcester] appealing as a visual artist and wanted to live near the heart of it,” DiRado recalls. Just a couple years after his return to the city, DiRado concluded a photography series on mall life, featured in a solo exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum. Documenting people working, shopping and socializing at the Worcester Galleria Mall for three years had led DiRado on a nocturnal and depressing adventure, and after the series was completed, he found himself eager for something different. In 1988, DiRado stumbled upon the scenes on Martha’s Vineyard beaches and the following year, decided to make it one of his many projects. His venturing to the clothing-optional beaches on the Vineyard would become his photography series Beach People. Beginning to experiment with shooting video about four years ago, mostly to see what it would be like to dip into color as DiRado had worked exclusively with black-and-white photography, DiRado took

continue the project this time with video. Despite the “Summer Spent” film project taking four years to complete, DiRado never lost his enthusiasm. “It really came together like fitting and slowly building up a large puzzle. I found it exciting from the very beginning, and right up to the end. There never was a moment I was bored with it. The challenge fit right into my compulsive habits.” A self-proclaimed perfectionist, DiRado always aims for nothing short of flawless when it comes to anything he does creatively. “In the end, I am never satisfied, and eventually abandon one point of view to be replaced by another in order to push the project further along; shake up, reinvent old and tired ideas to find better results,” DiRado explains. His “Summer People” docu-film really highlights DiRado’s process as an artist more than the initial photography series, Beach People. “The subject of ‘Summer Spent’ is Stephen and his obsession with his work. The people he photographs and films are foils for his own development as an artist. His Beach People portraits capture the psychology of his subjects with his lens. ‘Summer Spent’ is about capturing the artist’s psyche on film,” states Sirois. It is to no surprise that DiRado’s dedication and obsession with his creative work led him to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship. Before his acceptance, DiRado had applied for the fellowship twice before, both times with the intention to continue documenting his father succumbing to his battle with Alzheimer’s. In 2011, DiRado applied again, requesting to expand and continue shooting his Beach People/Martha’s Vineyard series. In late February 2012, DiRado was informed that he was nominated by the committee; in late

he was one of the nine fellowships that were awarded to photographers in North America. With the fellowship, DiRado is temporarily relieved of financial stresses and able to take more chances, shoot more film and purchase new equipment to replace older and worn out items. In addition to more creative freedom, ANNIE COHN

DiRado’s visibility has exploded and articles about his work, even projects beyond his Martha’s Vineyard series, are being featured in both national and international publications. The aesthetic beauty of “Summer People” is obvious, but it’s what occurred behind the scenes for DiRado as an artist that makes the film. DiRado, toting a 30-pound tripod and camera while walking miles across the clothingoptional beaches scouring for subjects willing to be filmed, met his challenges and ultimately was able to grasp the vulnerability in his nude subjects and

artists can reach. The film goes beyond entertainment but makes a poignant statement of what we all experience when on the job. “In the beginning, we challenge ourselves to master our craft, make new friends along the way and eventually we burnout and become disenchanted. In order to survive, we abandon the job or cope; reinvent ourselves, look at things from another perspective. All of this is in the film. The only difference is my occupation and daily destination is unique,” explains DiRado. Sirois hopes that the message of creative process resonates with audience members. “Our hope is that people come to Worcester Historical Museum for the screening and discover something new about themselves or the city in which they live. We love it when people had an ‘a-ha moment’ when they are here.” Experience artist DiRado’s work at the first full-length screening of his docu-film “Summer Spent” on Thursday, October 25, at the Worcester Historical Museum on 30 Elm St. in Worcester. Doors will open to the public at 6:30 p.m. with an introduction at 7 p.m. followed by the screening, and concluding with a reception at 7:45 p.m. For more information on DiRado, visit his website at stephendirado.com.

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A modern collision of community and entertainment Stefanie Gough

Recently integrated in the Tatnuck Square community, the first of this month, a new shop in Worcester is offering a wide range of what’s available in the vast STEVEN KING landscape of stitchoriented hobbies. With an emphasis on regional and environmentally friendly products, Knitscape aims to welcome craftspeople to a boutique of fibers, threads and other project-related materials.

Janet Rosetti, Tatnuck resident and sole owner of the shop, started the business as a way to improve the community around her. “I understand that I’m opening a yarn shop, not solving the world’s problems,” she concedes. “But I’m investing in my own neighborhood and am opening a beautiful venue that people can look at and admire when they go by. It’s just a kaleidoscope of color that you see when you walk in.” That’s not hard to imagine, seeing as how she carries a full selection of unique knitting, crocheting, and needle-felting staples, including yarns, fibers, buttons, patterns, starter kits and accessories. This variety of materials is complimented by

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budget-appropriate prices, set at a range meant to meet everyone’s needs. Rosetti works diligently with local vendors to acquire high quality and affordable products. And it’s not simply a multitude of materials being offered at Knitscape: classes, knitting circles, and workshops

designed for people of all ages and experience levels are provided as well. With a selection of day and evening courses, from beginner to advanced levels, and classroom to one-on-one options available, Rosetti is striving to create a space that any and all of her potential customers can feel comfortable utilizing. Why the sudden interest in knitting, though? Despite the common thought that knitting is a grandmotherly task, Rosetti

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to create and open this shop, Rosetti recalls seeing “a lot of kids walking on Chandler Street wearing funky scarves” that recalled handmade ones she had seen before. One quick Google search for “knitting on college campuses,” she discovered just how popular the concept of creating one’s own clothes had become. “College campuses adopted the craft and even changed the language to suit a whole new generation of knitters,” she says, amused. “Their lingo is hilarious, it’s spot on, and it’s great!” Rosetti also addresses the limited income of most college students, and offers a 10 percent discount on yarn purchases with a valid student I.D. “I remember from college that 15 cent [beer] drafts were appealing, and I figure it’s the same now, so why make it harder?” she asks. She hopes that the combination of the two bus stops directly in front of her shop and the discount will help defray the other expenses of students’ knitting Janet Rosetti projects. of Knitscape Knitscape provides for a niche market that no other shop in Worcester has yet managed to do: fulfilling the needs of the projects are portable, and often serve as modern knitter. Located at 1116 Pleasant timeless gifts. “When you’re wearing a St., the doors are open from Monday hat, or a scarf, or a pair of gloves made through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; for you by someone special, they become Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and Sunday, larger than what they really are,” Rosetti 1-4 p.m. Classes begin November 5, explains. “The craft also carries on a tradition in our culture, [as one generation registration is available by phone or by visiting the store. Learn more about the teaches another]. That’s how it lives on.” store at knitscape.biz, or call Janet at 508An even further emphasis on the 459-0557 for more information. modernity of this shop is the appeal to college students. Long before her epiphany says her goal is to focus on the modern knitter, offering a mix of the classics and the technologically updated components to keep them interested. The benefits of participating in these decorative arts haven’t diminished over time, she says. Besides being common sources of relaxation, knitting and crocheting

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The prodigal predator Jim Keogh

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If the true-life story of Nicholas Barclay were presented as a piece of fiction, it would be deemed too preposterous to make into a film.

Here’s why. In 1994, the 13-year-old Nicholas disappeared from his San Antonio neighborhood. Three and a half years later, his family received a call that he had been found in Spain, claiming to have escaped from a sex ring that had imprisoned and tortured him. On his return to Texas, Nicholas was joyously welcomed by his family, who either didn’t notice or didn’t care that: • Nicholas spoke with a French accent. • He now had brown eyes, when he previously had blue. • He remembered nothing about the first 13 years of his life. Who would believe such a thing to be possible? Could a family be so willfully self-delusional, so eager to have their long-lost boy back in the fold, that they could ignore the sorry reality that this person in their home was in fact a stranger? Or were the Barclays’ real motivations for wanting a resurrected Nicholas — or any facsimile of him — far less seemly? Burt Layton pulls it all apart and pieces it back together in his documentary “The Imposter,” a slice of American gothic that is utterly fixating, from the grainy home-video footage of a young Nicholas to an overhead shot of a private investigator digging for his body in the backyard of his childhood home. The film is not a mystery story in the traditional sense. The sad, unsettling case of Nicholas Barclay’s imposter made national headlines when it was discovered that the “boy” was actually a 23-year-old man named Frédéric Bourdain with a history of identity theft and petty crime. He was a low-rent version of Frank Abagnale Jr., the jobhopping con man played by Leonardo DiCaprio in “Catch Me If You Can,” and just as indecipherable. Bourdain unburdens himself into Layton’s camera — his blow-by-blow description of how he pulled off the con is riveting — yet never sufficiently explains why he is the way he is other than alluding to a troubled childhood. Bourdain is undeniably brilliant, and ballsy. Many of his lies were fabricated on the spot (think Kevin Spacey’s Keyser

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Small bites, big taste Kendra Lapin

In looking for cupcake bakeries online, I came across Miranda Bread. It didn’t have cupcakes, but just the descriptions and pictures of what it did offer left me drooling. When I entered the cute café on Shrewsbury Street, I was met with scents and displays of food even better than I’d envisioned.

The attendant behind the counter was more than patient as I struggled to choose between many enticing possibilities and happy to explain more about each menu item. I started off with an iced coffee and a lunch choice of a small cheese roll with bacon and the X-Everything sandwich. The coffee was excellent. It had a full, yet very smooth flavor. The small cheese

roll (pão de queijo) was wonderfully rich with big chunks of thick-cut bacon, similar to meaty pancetta. The cheese was melted into a bread of doughnut-like consistency. The sandwich, delivered by the attendant, came wrapped tightly in paper, standing on end with the potato sticks (think potato chips, but in stick form) erupting from the one open end, encompassed by oozing cheese and punctuated by ends of bacon. The X-Everything sandwich really lives up to its name. It has hamburger, bacon, cheese, chicken, ham, lettuce, tomato, sweet corn, a fried egg and the potato sticks. Every bite had a different flavor because of how each item overlapped—and each bite was amazing. Due to its size and being rather messy, it also meant I couldn’t rush through it, allowing me to enjoy it. By the time I managed to finish it, I was comfortably full. Before leaving, I purchased what would end up being my dinner for the night. I perused the various snacks and appetizers, all less than $5, most even less than $2 or $3. I picked out an esfirra (a ground-beef dumpling), an empadinha (a mini chicken

pie), a pastel of chicken and cheese, and a skewer of small sausages. The dessert I picked wasn’t listed on the menu: a sweet bread covered in coconut and filled with rich custard. All of my snacks were superb. The sausage had a little bit of a spicy bite, but not too much, and a nice smoky flavor. In both chicken choices, the meat was melt-in-your-mouth tender while the crusts, each different—the empandinha had a flakey pie crust while the other had more of a wonton consistency—were the perfect complement for each flavor. The beef-dumpling crust reminded me of chimichanga crust, more chewy as opposed to flaky, and was a good match in texture for the ground meat. My dessert was just as delicious. The roll was yeasty, but could be pulled apart in flaky layers; in and of itself, it wasn’t sweet, but worked perfectly for the custard

and the coconut on top. It made the perfect dessert sandwich. It’s worth noting that nearly all of the savory dishes are meat-based or have cheese; there are not a lot of vegetable-only choices. There were several specialty fruit drinks that could be mixed, but vegetarians— and more so vegans— would have a hard time finding food they could eat. However if you’re a carnivore, it’s a dream. Similarly, most of the snacks and appetizers are deep fried— including the sausage link. Taste-wise, it’s excellent and satisfying, but it’s not where you go if you’re looking to lose weight. To top it all off, the prices are perfect. For what equated to two meals, including dessert and coffee, I spent $22.79. The portions left me feeling full and satisfied, while not losing all the “weight” in my wallet. If you’re looking for an unusual and especially delicious lunch spot, make it a point to check out Miranda Bread.

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Helen’s Bakery on Greenwood Street is a modest and cute bakery that also serves breakfast and coffee. It offers the best-priced cupcakes that I’ve seen yet, and for that, absolutely worth making a stop in when you need to satisfy your sweet tooth.

When I went in, the bakery had two kinds of cupcakes—golden and chocolate, both with white buttercream frosting—with a variety of embellishments including a lovely selection of fall and Halloween decorations to choose from. The frosting style was exceptionally sweet and sugary, with a stiffer, more candy-like consistency, while the cakes were both nicely moist with a tender crumb. Both of the cake styles tasted good, but I found the chocolate to be superior. It had a very deep, dark chocolate flavor that was less sweet, which worked the best with the sweeter frosting. Size-wise, the cupcakes were on the average to smaller size, yet still a good value for the price, and, also a much better fit as a snack food to eat on the run. So, if you’re in the Greenwood Street neighborhood, check out Helen’s Bakery when you need that quick, easy, affordable and dependable sweet snack on the go.

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Enjoy the finer things in life at Julio’s Liquors ATS premiere and Ninety Plus Cellars Wine Showcase event on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 5-8 p.m. Guests will be able to test drive the new Cadillac ATS and XTS cars, see the Cadillac User Experience and will be provided with complimentary wine and hors d’ oeuvres. Additional entertainment will be provided by musicians of Apple Tree Arts. Julio’s Liquors, 140 Turnpike Rd. (Rt. 9 East), Westborough. juliosliquors.com.

Nu Café in Worcester hosts its first Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 27, at

6 p.m. Craft beers on tap including Smoke’n dagger and the Mayflower Autumn Wheat will be served along with authentic German specialty foods and a selection of pumpkin desserts. Dale LePage will liven up the night with a musical performance. Nu Café and event sponsor KCouture Consignment will also be giving away prizes at the event. Nu Cafe, 335 Chandler St. nucafe.com.

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Wright’s Chicken Farm 84 Inman Road, Harrisville, R.I. 401-765-5745 wrightsfarm.com If you like chicken — I mean, really like chicken, and you don’t mind family-style dining, then Wright’s Farm is worth a try. It’s a fun and unique dining experience with a lot of bang for the buck. The menu consists basically of all-you-can-eat-roasted chicken, French fries, salad, shells with sauce, and rolls. Bring a vanload or two of friends in order to do Wright’s right.

second annual wine tasting to benefit homeless, abused and needy animals throughout the Metrowest area. The event, held Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6:308:30 at Julio’s, will feature Cat and Dog Wine Labels such as Jim Jim (The Down-Underdog) Chardonnay & Shiraz. The tasting is $20 per person. Julio’s will donate $2 to MetroWest Humane Society for every bottle of wine sold at the tasting. Julio’s Liquors, 140 Turnpike Rd. (Rt. 9 east), Westborough. juliosliquors.com.

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Following a sold out beer tasting event last month, Higgins Armory now invites the public back to taste 25 different wines from all over the world among the museum’s collection of arms and armor at their second annual Tournament of Wines fundraiser event on Friday, Oct. 26 from 6-9 p.m. Tickets $55 per person in advance or $45 for members. VIP tickets with access to a private reception area with an additional twelve exclusive wines and hors d’oeuvre are $85 per person or $75

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Viva Bene 144 Commercial St. Worcester 508-797-0007 shorahs.com Shorah’s, which closed its Foster Street home to make way for the growing Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, is back as Viva Bene. The warmly lit, subterranean room offers all the entrees one expects of Italian fine dining, and the service is professional and upscale. Theatre lovers will enjoy the special Foothills Theatre dinner and show packages. Hisa Japanese Restaurant 21 South St., Westboro 508-898-9262 Hisa, in Westboro center, is elegant and simple. A brisk but unhurried pace, fresh Japanese fare of beef, chicken, pork, seafood, and vegetables - and outstanding sushi - make for flavorful and light dining. Entrées are inexpensive and come with salad, rice, and miso soup. Dante’s 421 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-791-1111 Dante’s most distinct characteristic is its facility; a quaint threeroom floor of a home, it provides an intimate setting for their first-rate food. Dante’s menu isn’t particularly long or varied, but it is nonetheless compelling. Fourteen entrees — a mixed bag dominated by seafood, chicken and pasta, with a couple of pork dishes, and a 12-ounce sirloin — are offered. Additional choices include prime rib (Saturdays only) and daily specials. A full bar with lounge seating is available.

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Lori Diamond. Free. 10-11 a.m. Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington St., Hudson. 978-365-2043 or hudsonpubliclibrary.com. Ricky Duran. 7-10 p.m. Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508755-0879. Night Train (Roots/Blues, LIVE MUSIC). No Cover. 7:159:45 p.m. The Mill at 185 West Boylston Street, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. themill185.com. Havana Night Salsa Thursday with Joselito y su Combo. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Cantina Bar & Grill, 385 Main St. 508459-5325. 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 westboroughsession.com. Open Mic Thursdays with Bill Mccarthy. Visit MySpace. com/OpenMicWorld for info and the latest sign-up schedules! Free. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Park Grill and Spirits, 257 Park Ave. MySpace. com/OpenMicWorld. Audio Wasabi with host Brian Chaffee. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Thursday Open Mic W/ Ed Sheridan. Free!. 8-11 p.m. Blue Plate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. 508-829-4566. College Night Thursdays! 2 Different Rooms, 2 Different Atmospheres! Karaoke / Dance Party! Hosted by DJ Whiteboi and DJ Fast Track. Come Battle it out every Thursday for Karaoke!! Or just tear it up at the Dance Party! 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Club Remix, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227. Dana Lewis Live. Free!. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Grafton Inn, The, 25

Grafton Cmn, Grafton. 508-839-5931. The Smile Makers, Dave Magario. 8:30-11 p.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877. “Sirens of Song” returns to Nick’s featuring Nat Needle on piano! A monthly showcase of Worcester’s best female singers. $5 Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. 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 soundzlikefun.com. Brett Brumby. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. Cara Brindisi. 9 p.m.-midnight Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Latin Heat Thursdays. 9-11:30 p.m. Bocado Tapas Wine Bar, 82 Winter St. 508-797-1011. Live Band Karaoke w/ Fingercuff. Over 200 Songs to choose from. You get to be the Rock Star! No Cover. 9 p.m.12:30 a.m. Angry Ham’s Garage Restaurant & Pub, 2 Beacon St., Framingham. Surprise Party, Froggy & The Friendship, Trauma Queens, and H! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. The Awesome 80’s party band THE FLOCK OF A-HOLES . October - Dance party, 9:00pm-10:45pm. (21+) College ID in for Free before 10:30 p.m. $5. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook.com. Thirsty Thursday ALL Request DJ MARKY Karaoke & Music Video Party DJ MARKY. No Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Days End Tavern, Main Level, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-1006 or daysendtavern.com. FoundationZ Thursdays. Resident Crew: Top Rock United featuring Dubstep / Drum & Bass in the back room and Hiphop /

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Halloween Rager. Nasty Promotions Presents...The 4th Annual Halloween Rager! Featuring Fate Worse Than Death, Panic Candy, The Gallery of African Art in Clinton is quadrupling their display area and will hold a grand-reopening reception Thursday, Oct. 27, at the gallery from 2-6 p.m. Opening remarks will be made by gallery founder Gordon Lankton as well as African art specialist Stephen Humble. Refreshments and tours will be provided. A drum demonstration will be performed 3-3:30 p.m. As part of the event, a live Balla Kouyate concert will be held at the Strand Theatre, 58 High St., Clinton from 4-5:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $25 adults, $15 seniors and children. Gallery of African Art, 62 High St., Clinton. galleryofafricanart.org.

Welcome The Tide and more TBA. $10 - All Ages. 5 p.m.-midnight. Mill Street Brews (@ The Artist Development Complex), 18 Mill St., Southbridge. 508-764-6900. Dana Lewis LIVE. No Cover. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Webster House Restaurant, 1 Webster St. 508-757-7208. Open Mic Night. No Cost. 6:30-9:30 p.m. NU Cafe, 335 Chandler St. Worcester, MA. 508-926-8800 or nucafe.com. Crimson Rain. Free. 7-9 p.m. Mill Church Cafe, 45 River St., Millbury. 508-864-5658. Fall Foliage of Sound. String principles of the Claflin Hill

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Auntie Trainwreck. Come dressed for the AT Halloween Party! 21+, No Cover. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Club KasBar, 234 Southwest Cutoff. 508-798-8385 or facebook.com. Bill McCarthy LIVE. Free. 9 p.m.-midnight Admiral T. J. O’Briens, 407 Main St., Sturbridge. 508-347-2838. Brian Sampson. Free. 9 p.m.-midnight CERES Bistro at Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation St. 508-453-1192 or ceresbistro. com/events.php. Club Den DJ Matty Matt & Guest DJs Spinnin all the Hottest Dance Mixes. No Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Days End Tavern, Upstairs / Club Den, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-1006. DJ. Classic rock to the Blues. 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. FRIDAY FRENZY with Blurry Nights & DJ SOUP - DJ B-LO. Lounge opens at 9:00 p.m. - 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. Halloween Bash #1 w/ American Hellbilly (The Rob Zombie tribute), Fuel Of War, The Genre Whores & Centerlink. The spook-show begins tonight. $7. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook.com/ AmercanHellbilly. Heavy Horses. An all star band made up of great performers in the Worcester area’s music scene, this show is not one to be missed! 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420.

Party w/ Crypt Studios for Fuel Of War/American Hellbilly. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888. Red Rock. Pass the hat. 9 p.m.-midnight Jak’s Pub, 536 Main St. 508-757-5257. The Ten Foot Polecats CD Release with Boo City and Farmers Union Players. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877. Top 40 Dance Party. 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 speakersnightclub.net. Dezi Garcia. 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Rivalry’s Sports Bar, 274 Shrewsbury St. 774-243-1100. Hired Guns. $5. 9:45 p.m.-1 a.m. Jillian’s - Worcester, 315 Grove St. 508-793-0900. DJ One-3. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. Funky Fridays with DJ Tony T. Get here before 10 p.m. and if your 21+ you don’t have to pay the cover charge. 18+ only $10 21+ only $5. 10 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Club Remix, 105 Water St. 508756-2227 or remixworcester.com. Jukebox Junkies. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. The Krazy Horse Bar & Grill, 287 Main St. Worcester. 774-696-0886.

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Speaker For The Dead, East Coast Runaways, Brodie, Ask The Dead, Veil. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508-304-8133 or facebook.com. EPICA. Alestorm Insomnium System Divide Blackguard Tickets $22 adv., $25 day $60 VIP - early entry, meet & greet, poster. 6:30-11 p.m. Palladium, The, 261 Main St. 508-797-9696. Bill McCarthy LIVE! Free. 7:30-11 p.m. Guiseppe’s Grille, 35 Solomon Pond Road, Northborough. 508-393-4405. 40 Osgood. Playing Old Time Rock n Roll. 8-11:30 p.m. Spruce Street Tavern, 68 Spruce St., Clinton. 978-365-9071 or sprucestreettavern.com. Chad Clements. 8 p.m.-noon The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! MT Presents: Halloween Covers Show! Two-night event. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Invaders at Dreamers. 8 p.m.-midnight Dreamers Bar &

Grille, 815 Worcester Road, Barre. 978-355-9095. Italian Opera’s Greatest Moments. $49+. 8-10 p.m. Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. 508864-1012 or OperaWorcester.org. Tim Gartland with the Haunted House Rockers. No Cover. 8-11 p.m. Concord’s Colonial Inn, Village Forge Tavern, 48 Monument Square, Concord. 978-369-2373. Windfall’s Halloween Show. No Cover. 8 p.m.-midnight Olde Post Office Pub, 1 Ray St., North Grafton. 508-839-6106. Shakedown Street. Come down and shake your bones with The Blue Plate Lounge’s premier Dead cover band. $5 cover $5. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Blue Plate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. 508829-4566. “A Nightmare On Water Street” Halloween Party at Club Remix! Costume Contest! Cash and Prizes! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Club Remix, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227. All Folked Up Halloween Bash @ Ye Olde Tavern. Halloween Costume Party/Prizes For Best Costumes! $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Ye Olde Tavern, 7 East Main St., West Brookfield. 508-8679709 or facebook.com/AllFolkedUp. Chris Reddy Acoustic Loops from Hell. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. CLUB DEN DJ Jay & Guest DJ’s Playin the Hottest Dance Mixes. No Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Days End Tavern, UPSTAIRS / CLUB DEN, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-1006. Halloween Bash with Mass Octane. $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Jillian’s - Worcester, 315 Grove St. 508-793-0900. Halloween Bash with Sin City. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Breakaway Billiards, 104 Sterling St., Clinton. 978-365-6105. Halloween Bash#2 w/ THE DEADITES, Teeel, NYTMARE, Beaver McD vs Captain Insidious. RXN, COSTUME CONTEST! Door prize: Buy a ticket, be entered for a chance to win a 16 GB Wifi iPad 2. Purchase advanced tickets here: brownpapertickets.com/ event/273396. Costume contest with amazing prizes and more information will be announced over the next several weeks. Do not miss your opportunity to see this amazing show in such an intimate setting. This is surely to be the best party of your life, or death, whether you’re undead or not. Make your plans to be there! $10. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-3631888 or facebook.com. James Keyes. No Cover. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Yours & MIne, 174 Main St., Hudson. 978-562-6868.

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Upload your listings at worcestermag.com. Click the Night & Day toolbar, then choose Calendar to place your event listing in both our print and online weekly calendar. Kiss Forever/JJ’s Halloween Bash. Come on down to JJ’s for a scary good time!! JJ’s Annual Halloween Bash, featuring KISS Forever, is a great night you cannot miss!! Get creative and come in your Halloween best--prizes for best costumes!! Show starts at 9pm, $5 cover at the door 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. SPINSUITE SATURDAYS - Top 40. Fusion’s Lounge opens at 9:00 pm and Dance Club opens at 10:30pm. Coat room with attendant available. No Cover Charge. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100. The Allens - Halloween Party. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222. The Silverbacks/Halloween Party. Cash Prizes. $5. 9 p.m.1 a.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. The Witch & Whistle Post Wedding Fete with Riki Rocksteady, Spitshiner, Matt Charette. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877. Ned Lucas Band. Free. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Pump House, 340 Main St., Southbridge. 508-765-5473 or Nlucas.com. Shakey Steve Band. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Rivalry’s Sports Bar, 274 Shrewsbury St. 774-243-1100. DJ Reckless. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. Joe’s Equipment. No Cover. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Days End Tavern, Main Level, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-1006 or facebook.com. Mark Laferriere & The Jam Band. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. The Krazy Horse Bar & Grill, 287 Main St. Worcester. 774-696-0886. Sandstorm Organ Trio. Groovy 60’s organ trio- great to dance to dress up in your 60’s outfits, and all costumes welcomed! 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Sahara Cafe & Restaurant, 143 Highland St. 508798-2181. Tantrum Saturdays with DJ Tony T. 21+ and get here before 10 p.m. you won’t have to pay the cover charge.18+ only $10 21+ only $5. 10 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Club Remix, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227 or remixworcester.com.

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Revolution Sunday’s! Drag Show Extravaganza with DJ Mike Electra! Featuring The Remix Girls and Special Guests!. 18+ $8 21+ $5. midnight-1:30 a.m. Club Remix, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227. Jazz Brunch with Chet Williamson. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Halloween Music Festival. Haunting harmonies and spooky sounds will enter the halls of the Grafton Middle School at Apple Tree Arts’ Halloween Music Festival. The Free event showcases the talents of the MetroWest Youth Symphony Orchestra (MetYSO). Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume and enjoy healthy snacks. The public is welcome. For more information, visit appletreearts.org. Free. 1-3 p.m. Grafton Middle School, 22 Providence Road, Grafton. 508-839-4286. Bah Jam open mic with Ton of Blues. 2-8 p.m. Black

Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Acoustic Open Mic/WARL Charity Event. Celtic/ Acoustic music and an ongoing charity event for the Worcester Animal Rescue League No Cover. 5-9 p.m. Jak’s Pub, 536 Main St. 508-757-5257. Join the Zion Lutheran Church of Worcester for its Fall Fair on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m.1 p.m. Used closing, toys, games, holiday items, handme-down items will be for sale. The fair will also include a bake sale, café and craft vendors. All proceeds benefit the Inter-Fair Hospitality Network of Greater Worcester. Zion Lutheran Church, 41 Whitmarsh Ave.

Big Jon Short. bigjonshort.com 5-8 p.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”: A Silent film with live accompaniment by Nat Needle 6 p.m., then Andy Cummings 9pm. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. “Bar Opera” A night of Opera at Ralphs. Six performers take the stage for a 90 min Opera show! 7:30-9 p.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Open Mic Sundays at Rivalry with Bill Mccarthy. Free. 8 p.m.-midnight Rivalry’s Sports Bar, 274 Shrewsbury St. 774-2431100 or MySpace.com/OpenMicWorld. The new 90’s PARTY BAND “How Bizarre” featuring members of The Flock and Squeezer. They’re doing a ton of tunes. All in costumes, VERY fun and silly! $5. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888. The SUNDAY NIGHT Hang w/ Ronnie Sugar Bear. Free. 9 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508363-1888 or luckydogmusic.com. REGGAE FUSION SUNDAYS with DJ Nick. Worcester’s longest running REGGAE night hosted by DJ Nick and Guest DJ’s spinning the HOTTTEST Reggae, Hip Hop and Top 40 every Sunday. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100.

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Driftin’ Sam Politz 7pm-9pm, then Big Game Karaoke 9pm-Close. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Bop & Pop Jazz Organization. Classic Hammond Organ Quartet grooves every Monday night at the Dive. Free. 9 p.m.-midnight Dive Bar, 34 Green St. facebook.com/ BopNPopJazzOrganization.

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Open Mic Night w /Bill McCarthy Open Mike. Free. 7-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350.

“Totally Tuesdazed!” Tunes in the Diner every Tuesday Night. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. T.J. Peavey. A veteran, accomplished and eclectic singer, songwriter and guitarist. Pass The Hat. 8-10 p.m. Jak’s Pub, 536 Main St. 508-757-5257. Terry Brennan. 8-11 p.m. The Banner Pub, 112 Green St. 508-755-0879. Cara Brindisi. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. COLLEGE NIGHTS Every Tuesday. Electrifying dance music, Killer DJ’s, Live College Bands, Great Dance Floor. Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888. Jon Bonner. 9 p.m.-midnight Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508752-9439.

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Open Jam w/Sean Ryan. Open Jam. Free. 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Girls Night Out. Free Apps, Pool, and Gamecards! Free. 6 p.m.1 a.m. Jillian’s - Worcester, 315 Grove St. 508-793-0900. Matt Robert Solo Acoustic. Donations Suggested. 6-8 p.m. Nu Cafe, 335 Chandler St. 508-963-0588. Open Mic. Free. 7:30-11 p.m. Route 56 Roadside Bar & Grill, 24 Leicester St., North Oxford. 508-987-8669 or 56barandgrill.com. Sam James. 8-11:30 p.m. The Banner Pub, 112 Green St. 508-755-0879. Sean Ryan & Company. Open Jam! Free. 8-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. HALLOWOO Town Wednesday. Free HALLOWEEN show with MAESTRO THRUST and TURNING PLATES (Glasgow). Turning Plates are an award winning group of musicians based in Glasgow. Using their diverse classical, jazz and rock backgrounds they create a uniquely alternative style. Founded in 2009 their mixing of synthesizers and effect laden guitars with the more melancholy sounds of clarinet, cello and trombone, combined with the use of unusual time signatures, have led to the band quickly finding a distinct and individual sound. Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook.com/pages/Maestro-Thrust/115685941829194. Ricky Duran. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035.

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Booklovers’ Gourmet, ”Capturing the Moment” by Tom Radcliffe, Through Nov. 2. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 55 East Main St., Webster. 508-949-6232 or er3. com/book Clark University: University Gallery, Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, Noon-8 p.m. Wednesday, Noon-5 p.m. Thursday - Saturday. 950 Main St. 508-793-7349 or 508-793-7113 or clarku.edu. Clark’s Cafe and Art On Rotation Gallery, Hours: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday - Saturday. Admission: Free for gallery. 310 High St., Clinton. 978-549-5822 or 978-365-7772 or aorgallery.com. College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, Create: Featuring the work of 20 SF Bay Area Artists, Sundays-Saturdays, Oct. 22 - Dec. 8. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday. 1 College St. 508-793-3356 or holycross.edu/departments/cantor/website. Danforth Museum of Art, Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, Noon-5 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 123 Union Ave., Framingham. 508-620-0050 or danforthmuseum.org. 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 dzian.net. EcoTarium, Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body, Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through Dec. 2; 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: $14 adults; $8 for children ages 2-18, $10 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 progra. 222 Harrington Way. 508-929-2700 or ecotarium.org.

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3 br 1 bath cape. This home has been loved and it shows!! New roof, vinyl siding, replacement windows, new electrical panel, new hot water heater--nothing to do but unpack and enjoy this lovely South side Cape!! Gorgeous, private, fenced in backyard with TONS of perennials--a gardener’s delight.....slider to deck for summer enjoyment, minutes to all area amenities.....call today to check out this fantastic property......it won’t be around long :)  Aberman Assoc. Inc.  Tracy Sladen 978-537-4971 x 17

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ITEM’S UNDER 2,012 19 inch color TV Good spare. $20. 508-425-1150 2 New Winter tires Artic Claw TXI 205/5516. Asking $125 for the pair 774-3644264 Beatles: 8/18/66, Cat Stevens:11/4/72, Bob Dylan: 5/3/80 concert ticket stubs $599/B.R.O. 978-534-8632 Books H/S covers, true crime, mystery, Hot to etc. 100’s by major authors $300 or B.O. 508-753-0829 Cherry Armoire Holds 32" TV, retractable doors, $500 or B.O. 978-537-5216 Homemade Utility Trailer 8’x4’ works good, needs work $100 978-464-5072 Kenwood stereo receiver graphic equalizer, cd player, hooked to Bose Speakers w/ stands. $250 508-981-1941

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4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath colonial. Extreme privacy surrounds this 3000+ sf Colonial. Just a short distance to Heywood Reservoir, Sholan Farm and the Leominster State Forest. Custom built with two Master Bedrooms one on first floor with full bath and soaking tub. Open concept kitchen family room. Cherry and corian chefs delight kitchen. Family room with fireplace and woodstove insert. Formal dining and living rooms. Beautiful Sun room with paladium window over looking natures wonderland.  Aberman Assoc Inc 978-537-4971 x 15 www.gaillent.com

West Boylston $269,900 If you have a large family, you need to see this unique 4 bedroom, 2 1/4 bath ranch featuring first floor family room with skylights, spacious kitchen with loads of cabinets, granite counters, built in appliances, plus garden window. Attached art studio with seperate entrance and cathedral ceilings. Full basement, corner lot, loads of beautiful perennial plantings plus vegtable garden area located in family friendly neighborhood with great public schools, close to reservoir and major highway.  Aberman Assoc Inc Anna Mary Kraemer 978-537-4971 x 25

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Large Ottoman 12"w x 24"d x 13"h Strong springs, upholstered, can re cover many uses $15.00 508-791-0531

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walk-in bathtub 26"w x 47"l x 38"h Used very little, pd $3,995. All functions work, Asking $1,500 978-537-5355

Nightstand/bookshelf 16"w X 27"h X 12"d Wood, stained white, drawer, 2 shelves Excellent $25.00 508-754-1827 ROTOTILLER CRAFTSMAN 8 HP REAR TINE, NEW BELT. OLD BUT RUNS GOOD $300 508-865-9584 Sectional: 4 pc LaZBoy dual recliners.Celery 110 L x 79 H 37 W $700 508-886-2159 Slide projector $50 or B.O. excellent condition 508-7522425 Snowblower Sears Craftsman duel stage, 25"W, 8 hp, hdlight, needs nothing, local delivery, $350 508-829-6009

FURNITURE A Queen Mattress Set New Pillow Top Set $149 Still in Plastic. Memory Foam $299 774-823-6692

- 6 acres site with single story 11090 sf building built and used as a church. On site parking .. Easy access to Exit 26 I495 at Berlin town line .Conversions easily possible include office building, restaurant (full kitchen and diningroom already on site. Gym..1800 sf included 20’ steel beam ceiling.. Aberman Assoc Inc 978-537-4971 x 14 www.paulasavard.com

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3 br 1 bath cape. Immaculate 6 room, 3 bedroom, full dormer Cape on picturesque acre lot with fieldstone walls, lovely perennials gardens, 2 car garage and circular driveway. L-shaped living room/dining room with fireplace, first floor master bedroom, full bath, laundry/pantry, antique lovers kitchen, first floor office or 4th bedroom, Unfinished great room, three season porch. Two large bedrooms up with loads of closet/storage space. Hardwired generator, full basement with two oil tanks. Many more features. Aberman Assoc Inc. Anna Mary Kraemer 978-537-4971 x 25 www.annamarykraemer.com

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Leominster $309,900

Exceptionally well located just a short distance to the Reservoir. Privately set on .97 acre level lot. Spacious L - shaped ranch home. Fireplaced living room, lots of hardwood flooring, screened in porch and oversized garage. Updated roof, insulation, Buderus heating system. Lower level offers room for expansion with second fireplace and plumbing for a full bath. Country living just a few minutes from the City. Aberman Assoc Inc. Gail Lent 978-537-4971 x 15 www. gaillent.com

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Leominster $139,900 3 br 1 bath intown farmhouse with attached garage fenced play yard.  Aberman Assoc Inc.  Paula K. Savard 978-537-4971 x 14 www. paulasavard.com

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4 br 1.5 bath colonial. Built to last for generations this property has been in the same family since it was built. Stately Hip Roof Brick Colonial situated on exceptionally well groomed oversized half acre lot. Four bedrooms, spacious living room, formal dining room and year round sun room. Loaded with hardwood flooring. Full basement with walk out. Brick two car detached garage. Double driveways. Deck overlooking beautiful garden areas. Exceptionally rare offering. Aberman Assoc. Inc. Gail Lent 978-537-4971 x 15 www.gaillent.com

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3 br 1 bath cape. This cape style home is deceiving from the exterior with rooms more spacious that you think. Cozy up to the Fireplace in the LR on those long winter evenings. Ample cabinets in applianced kitchen, wall over and gas cooktop range, DW & refrigerator to convey. Well kept home, nicely decorated. Situated convenient to shopping, etc but away from the traffic.  Aberman Assoc. Inc.  Sandra DeRienzo  978-537-4971 x 42

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Clinton $295,000

OPEN HOUSE ON DEMAND 1 bedroom 1 bath condo. Monthly association fee covers Master Insurance, Security, Laundry Facilities, Exterior Maintenance, Landscaping, Snow Removal.  Aberman Associates Inc. Yasmin Loft 978-537-4971 x 61

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1990 Chevrolet 2500 8 ft bed, reg cab, standard, 350 motor, 4x4, 107K miles, new clutch & many new parts, exhaust, brakes & brake lines, runs good, 31" tires $2,995 978-8400058

2008 Suzuki GSX 650/K8. All black with silver and red trim. Less than 850 miles. Cover, new battery, and lock. $5500.00 508-7926080

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1995 Buick Century Good mechanical shape, runs well. Good tires $1,200 978-464-5778

2003 Acura 3.2 TL Excellent Condition, leather, moonroof, complete care record available, 105K miles, $7,490 508-7999347 and 508-754-6344

1995 Infiniti G20 4 door, auto, black, leather interior, 176K miles, needs a brake switch and window motor. $1,795 or B.O. 978-8400058 1996 Chevrolet Corsica 80,000 miles, full power, $1,800. Call 978-534-0310 1999 Mazda 626 V6, Auto, 132K miles, runs excellent $2,895 508-829-9882 or (cell) 603-494-8219 2000 Nissan Altima GXE mechanically solid, 5 speed manual, care records available 116,200 miles, $1,400 978-4645219 2001 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe, Rare car, loaded, mint condition. $7,995 508-875-7400

2008 Ford Fusion V-6 Sedan 28000 miles. Red ext/ $14,000 - 508-6889132 for appt. (Rutland) 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Black, gray interior, 4 door, auto, A/C, Cruise, CD 72000 miles. $9,995 or B.O. 508-865-2690 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Metallic Red ext, Coupe, 438 HP, 6 speed manual, 5,200 miles, Adult owned. Perfect condition. $39,000 or B.O. 413-230-8470 White 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue A/C, 89,000 miles, Excellent Condition, Located in Northborough. $1,300, or Best Offer. Call 508-466-8512.

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1995 Sunline Solaris 22ft Trailer Located in Auburn. Used for family vacations, good condition, everything works except awning. Sleeps 6. Includes furnace and A/C $3,000. Please call 207-294-2465

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MA 12-23 BOOTH APARTMENTS COMMUNITY BUILDING UPGRADES 2 Haven Lane Worcester, Massachusetts 01605 The Worcester Housing Authority (WHA), the Awarding Authority is re-advertising for filed sub bids for ELECTRICAL WORK (Section 16000, ELECTRICAL) in accordance with amended Contract Documents prepared by the Architect, DIXON SALO ARCHITECTS, in connection with the above project. General Bids were opened on October 10, 2012 and the apparent low bidder is STUTMAN CONTRACTING, INC. Project Description: The Project consists of renovations to the existing Booth Apartments Community Building including kitchen renovations, abatement of flooring, and providing new accessible restrooms. Scope of work includes: • Demo existing Men’s and Women’s Rooms and build new accessible Men’s and Women’s Rooms. • Gut existing Community Building Kitchen and install new cabinets, new countertops, new appliances (cooktop, refrigerator, wall oven and 30 inch vented hood). Provide plywood backer behind cabinets and new plastic laminate backsplash, and new metal backsplash at cooktop. • Remove existing VAT flooring and cove base (Kitchen, Community Room, and Entry) with abatement required. Install new vinyl composition tile (VCT) flooring and new vinyl cove base. • Replace existing rear door and frame installing new door and frame, fitted for card access and automatic operator. • Provide metal stud interior partition framing including gypsum base and veneer plaster finish on walls and ceiling at entry and restrooms. Include thermal insulation and sound attenuation insulation between framing for perimeter walls of restrooms. • Provide new stained wood doors and frames for entry doors at Restrooms (Men’s and Women’s). Doors shall be flush wood doors with stain grade birch veneer stained to match existing. Include wood trim at frames stained to match existing. Door and frame hardware shall be as scheduled and shall be ADA- and MAAB- compliant. • Provide new finishes including: • Entry – new VCT flooring and new 4 inch vinyl cove base; sand existing wood wainscot and provide new varnish finish; and paint walls and ceiling. • Men’s & Women’s – new 4-1/4 in. x 4-1/4 in. ceramic tile floor and new ceramic cove base; new 4-1/4 in. x 4-1/4 in. ceramic tile wainscot; paint walls above tile wainscot; and paint ceiling. • Community Room - new VCT flooring and 6 inch vinyl cove base; sand and varnish existing wood wainscot and apply new polyurethane finish; provide refinishing at fireplace surround; paint walls and ceiling. • Kitchen – new VCT flooring and new 6 inch vinyl cove base; paint walls and ceiling. • Provide new stainless steel toilet accessories (grab bars, mirror, paper towel dispenser, soap dispenser, toilet paper holder, robe hook) at restrooms as scheduled. • All mechanical work including plumbing (Section 15400, PLUMBING) and HVAC (Section 15600, HVAC). • All electrical work including Section 16000, ELECTRICAL (FILED SUB-BID REQUIRED); Electrical work is a required filed sub-bid. All such filed sub-bids shall be in the possession of the Worcester Housing Authority not later than 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at which time all bids will be opened and publicly read aloud. Bid Deposit: General and Sub-Bids must be accompanied by a bid deposit which shall not be less than five (5%) of the greatest possible bid amount, (considering any alternates), and made payable to the WHA. All filed sub bidders must be DCAM Certified as a filed sub-bidder in ELECTRICAL. Filed sub-bids shall be accompanied by (1) a bid deposit payable to the Worcester Housing Authority in an amount that is not less than five (5%) percent of the highest value of the bid (including alternates); and (2) a DCAM Sub-Bidder Certificate of Eligibility and a DCAM Sub-Bidder Update Statement. The Sub-Bidder Update Statement Form can be found on DCAM’s website at www.mass.gov/cam. Each Sub-Bid shall be accompanied by: (1) Form of Sub bid. (2) Bid Bond. (3) Form of Non-Collusive Affidavit. (4) Form HUD-5369A Representations, Certifications & Other Statements of Bidders. (5) DCAM Certificate of Eligibility and Sub-Bidder Update Statement. Bid Forms and Contract Documents will be available for pickup at Worcester Housing Authority, 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605 after 9:00 am on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Attention is called to the following: 1. Provisions of Equal Employment Opportunity; 2. Provisions for payment of not less than the minimum wages as set forth in the Specifications; 3. Provisions of Chapter 14, Acts of 1966, Imposing a Temporary Sales Tax, Section 1, Subsection 6 (d) and (k) exempting the Authority from the operation of such a chapter; 4. Requirements to furnish and pay for a Performance Bond and a Labor and Materials Payment Bond as set forth in the Specifications; 5. Insurance certificate indicating coverage for public liability, property damage and workers compensation, in accordance with the contract requirements, must be filed by the successful bidder upon signing of the contract. There is a plan deposit of $50.00 per set [maximum of two (2) sets] payable to the Awarding Authority. Deposits must be a certified or cashier’s check. This deposit will be refunded for one (1) set for sub-bidders upon return of the sets in good condition within thirty (30) days of receipt of bids. Otherwise the deposit shall be the property of the Awarding Authority. Additional sets may be purchased for $100.00 for each set. Bidders requesting Contract Documents to be mailed to them shall include a separate check for $40.00 per set, payable to the Awarding Authority, to cover mail handling costs. A Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, on the ground floor of the Booth Apartments Community Building, 2 Haven Lane, Worcester, MA 01605. Immediately following the conference, the job site will be available for inspection. It is strongly recommended that prospective bidders attend. Following the Pre-Bid Conference, any questions received from prospective bidders shall be in writing and shall be sent to WHA up until the following times (unless bid dates are extended): 1. For Filed Sub-bids: No later than 10:00 AM on Thursday, November 1, 2012; The Contract Documents may be seen, but not removed at: - F.W. Dodge, MHC/Joseph Merritt & Co., 17 Everberg Rd, Unit C, Woburn, MA 01801 (781-430-2008) - Reed Construction Data, 30 Technology Pkwy South, Ste 500, Norcross, GA 30092 (203-426-0450) - Project Dog, 18 Graf Road-Unit 8, Newburyport, MA 01950, (978-499-9014). Bids are subject to M.G.L. c.149 sec.44A-J and to minimum wage rates as required by M.G.L. c.149 sec.26-27D, inclusive. The Worcester Housing Authority reserves the right to waive any informality in or reject any and all bids or to waive any informality in the bidding. No bid shall be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days, Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays excluded, after approval of the award by the Worcester Housing Authority without written consent of the Worcester Housing Authority. The contact Person for the WHA is Stanley Miknaitis, Senior Project Manager, Telephone: (508) 635-3311. Worcester Housing Authority Date: October 16, 2012 Arthur T. Sisko, Chairperson

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www.centralmassclass.com LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES TO ALL INTERESTED INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF SUTTON In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Ch. 40A, §11, the Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Sutton Town Hall, on November 1, 2012 at 7:35pm on the petition of Edmund and Paula Demeo. The petitioners request a finding from MGL ch. 40A §6 to permit the construction of an addition on an existing non-conforming structure located on a pre-existing non conforming lot. The applicant also requests variances for lot coverage relief as well as side line and rear line setback relief for the construction of a deck. The property that is the subject of this petition is located at 174 Manchaug Road, Sutton MA on Assessors Map #42, Parcel #15. The property is located in the R-1 Zoning District. A copy of the petition may be inspected during normal office hours in the Town Clerk’s Office located in the Town Hall. Any person interested or wishing to be heard on this variance petition should appear at the time and place designated. Richard Deschenes Board of Appeals Clerk Filed in the Town Clerk’s Office 10/18/12 & 10/25/2012

TO ALL INTERESTED INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF SUTTON In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Ch. 40A, §11, the Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Sutton Town Hall, on November 1, 2012 at 7:30pm on the petition of Rafael Diana and Raquel Ferraz Diana. The petitioners request a finding from MGL ch. 40A §6 in order to tear down and rebuild a single family dwelling. The property that is the subject of this petition is located at 31 Pierce Road, Sutton MA on Assessors Map #19, Parcel #37. The property is located in the R-1 Zoning District. A copy of the petition may be inspected during normal office hours in the Town Clerk’s Office located in the Town Hall. Any person interested or wishing to be heard on this variance petition should appear at the time and place designated. Richard Deschenes Board of Appeals Clerk 10/18/2012 & 10/25/2012

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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. WO12C0336CA NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME In the matter of : Joy Marie Linder-Nydam of Sutton, MA To all persons interested in petition described: A petition has been presented by Joy M Linder-Nydam requesting that: Joy Marie Linder-Nydam be allowed to change his/her/ their name as follows: Joy Marie Linder 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: 11/06/2012 WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court Date: October 9, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 10/25/2012

A PUBLIC HEARING MILLBURY BOARD OF APPEALS In accordance with Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Law and the Zoning Ordinances of the Town of Millbury, a public hearing will be held in the hearing room of the Municipal Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA on: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 At: 7:20 PM To act on a petition from: David Perkins, 10 Howe Lane, Millbury, MA For a sp. permit in the Millbury Zoning Ordinance relative to: frontage and lot size in order to tear down existing house and construct a new house at 7 Herricks Lane, Map 71, Lot 25, Millbury, MA. All interested parties are invited to attend. Richard P. Valentino, Chairman Millbury Board of Appeals 10/25/12 & 11/01/12

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TO ALL INTERESTED INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF SUTTON In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Ch. 40A, §11, the Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Sutton Town Hall, on November 1, 2012 at 7:40pm on the petition of Velma Emery. The petitioner requests a Special Permit from Section VI.D of the Town’s Zoning Bylaws to operate a Bed and Breakfast establishment. The property that is the subject of this petition is located at 488 Boston Road, Sutton MA on Assessors Map #29, Parcel #36. The property is located in the R-1 Zoning District. A copy of the petition may be inspected during normal office hours in the Town Clerk’s Office located in the Town Hall. Any person interested or wishing to be heard on this variance petition should appear at the time and place designated. Richard Deschenes Board of Appeals Clerk 10/18/2012 & 10/25/2012

A PUBLIC HEARING MILLBURY BOARD OF APPEALS In accordance with Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Law and the Zoning Ordinances of the Town of Millbury, a public hearing will be held in the hearing room of the Municipal Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA on: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 At: 8:00 PM To act on a petition from: Jeffrie Bulger, 40 Millbury Ave., Millbury, MA For a sp. permit in the Millbury Zoning Ordinance relative to: the operation of a veterinary animal hospital at 287 Riverlin Street, Map 12, Lot 10, Millbury, MA. All interested parties are invited to attend. Richard P. Valentino, Chairman Millbury Board of Appeals 10/25/12 & 11/01/12

WORCESTER HOUSING AUTHORITY (WHA) MA 12-12 BELMONT TOWERS SECOND FLOOR ADMINISTRATIVE AREA –INTERIOR FINISH UPGRADES 40 Belmont Street Worcester, Massachusetts 01605-2655 INVITATION FOR BIDS The Worcester Housing Authority (WHA) will receive sealed General Bids for SECOND FLOOR ADMINISTRATIVE AREA – INTERIOR FINISH UPGRADES at MA 12-12 BELMONT TOWERS, 40 Belmont Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605-2655 until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 21 2012 at the office of the Worcester Housing Authority, Modernization/New Development Office, 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Project Description: Project consists of interior finish upgrades at second floor administrative area at Belmont Towers, 40 Belmont Street in Worcester, MA including, but not limited to the following: 1.Selective demolition as noted. 2. Prep and paint walls, doors and frames 3. Remove existing carpet, tiles, and cove base. 4. Prep floors and install new carpet tile for floor areas as scheduled, new vinyl composition tile (VCT) for floor areas as scheduled, and new vinyl cove base 5. Relocate existing office furniture, office systems (including power and tel/data wiring) as required to allow for removal of existing carpet tile, VCT, and vinyl cove base in the area to be renovated and reinstall after new carpet tile and vinyl cove base is installed. 6. All other work required by the Contract Documents. Estimated Construction Cost: The work is estimated to cost approximately $70,000. Bids are subject to M.G.L. c149 §44A-J and Federal Minimum wage rates as well as other applicable laws. This is a Little Davis Bacon Federal Wage Rate Project. DCAM Certification: General Bidders shall be certified by the Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) in the following category of work: General Construction. Bid Deposit: General Bids must be accompanied by a bid deposit which shall not be less than five percent (5%) of the greatest possible bid amount, (considering any alternates), and made payable to the WHA. Each General Bid shall be accompanied by: (1) Form of General Bid. (2) DCAM Certificate of Eligibility and Prime/General Update Statement. (3) Bid Bond. (4) Form HUD-5369A Representations, Certifications and Other Statements of Bidders. (5) Form of Non-Collusive Affidavit. Bid Forms and Contract Documents will be available for pickup at Worcester Housing Authority, 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605 after 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Attention is called to the following: 1. Provisions of Equal Employment Opportunity; 2. Provisions for payment of not less than the minimum wages as set forth in the Specifications; 3. Provisions of Chapter 14, Acts of 1966, Imposing a Temporary Sales Tax, Section 1, Subsection 6 (d) and (k) exempting the Authority from the operation of such a chapter; 4. Requirements to furnish and pay for a Performance Bond and a Labor and Materials Bond as set forth in the Specifications; 5. Insurance certificate indicating coverage for public liability, property damage and workers compensation, in accordance with the contract requirements, must be filed by the successful bidder upon signing of the contract. There is a plan deposit of $50.00 per set [maximum of two (2) sets] payable to the Awarding Authority. Deposits must be a certified or cashier’s check. This deposit will be refunded upon return of the sets in good condition within thirty (30) days of receipt of general bids. Otherwise the deposit shall be the property of the Awarding Authority. Additional sets may be purchased for $100.00 for each set. Bidders requesting Contract Documents to be mailed to them shall include a separate check for $40.00 per set, payable to the Awarding Authority, to cover mail handling costs. Pre-Bid Conference: A pre-bid conference is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 on the ground floor Community Room of the Belmont Towers, 40 Belmont Street. Immediately following the conference, the job site will be available for inspection. It is strongly recommended that prospective bidders attend. Following the Pre-Bid Conference, any questions received from prospective bidders shall be in writing and shall be sent to WHA up until the following times (unless bid dates are extended): 1. No later than 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2012. The Contract Documents may be seen, but not removed at: F.W. Dodge, MHC/Joseph Merritt & Co., 17 Everberg Rd, Unit C, Woburn, MA 01801 (781-4302008). Reed Construction Data, 30 Technology Pkwy South, Suite 500, Norcross, GA 30092 (203-4260450). Project Dog, 18 Graf Road-Unit 8, Newburyport, MA 01950, (978-499-9014). All bids must conform with provisions of Mass General Law (Ter. Ed.), Chapter 149, Section 44A to 44L inclusive and the Instructions to Bidders. The Worcester Housing Authority reserves the right to waive any informality in or reject any and all bids or to waive any informality in the bidding. No bid shall be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days, Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays excluded, after approval of the award by the Worcester Housing Authority without written consent of the Worcester Housing Authority. The Contact Person for the WHA is Fred Paris, Director of Modernization and New Development; Telephone: (508) 6353304. Worcester Housing Authority Date: September 26, 2012 Arthur T. Sisko, Chairperson 10/25/2012 & 11/01/2012


LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main Street Worcester Docket No. WO12D2914DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING Rahman Ben-Lawal vs. Amanda Ben-Lawal To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for irretrievable breakdown. The Complaint is on file at the Court. An Automatic Restraining Order has been entered in this matter preventing you from taking any action which would negatively impact the current financial status of either party. SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon: Rahman Ben-Lawal 284 Sunderland Road Worcester, MA 01604 your answer, if any, on or before 12/18/2012. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Register of this Court. Witness, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court. Date: October 2, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 10/25/2012 A PUBLIC HEARING MILLBURY BOARD OF APPEALS In accordance with Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Law and the Zoning Ordinances of the Town of Millbury, a public hearing will be held in the hearing room of the Municipal Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA on: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 At: 7:40 PM To act on a petition from: Ucef and Mary Charmchi, 8 Bayberry Lane, Millbury, MA For Variances in the Millbury Zoning Ordinance relative to: lot area and frontage in order to construct a single-family dwelling at 47 Bayberry Lane, Map 89, Lots 47, 46, Millbury, MA. All interested parties are invited to attend. Richard P. Valentino, Chairman Millbury Board of Appeals 10/25/12 & 11/01/12

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main Street Worcester Docket No. WO12D2608DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING Ann E Goldstein vs. Irwin Goldstein To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for irretrievable breakdown. The Complaint is on file at the Court. An Automatic Restraining Order has been entered in this matter preventing you from taking any action which would negatively impact the current financial status of either party. SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon: Mark S Maynard Esq. Maynard & Catalso 484 Main St. Suite 520 Denholm Building Worcester, MA 01608 your answer, if any, on or before 12/20/2012. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Register of this Court. Witness, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court. Date: September 27, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 10/25/2012

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NOTICE OF A PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING Project File No. 602037 A Public Information meeting will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Intersection & Traffic Signal Improvements on the Lincoln, Highland and Pleasant Streets corridor in Worcester. WHERE: The Tatnuck School, Cafeteria 1083 Pleasant Street Worcester, MA WHEN: Thursday, November 8, 2012 @ 6:30 PM PURPOSE: The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Intersection & Traffic Signal Improvements on the Lincoln, Highland and Pleasant Streets corridor. All views and comments made at the meeting will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible. PROPOSAL: The project will improve five (5) intersections along the Lincoln, Highland and Pleasant Streets corridor. The project calls for making spot improvements to reduce congestion along the corridor. At some locations this may involve minor widening, signal equipment upgrades & detection, lane use modifications and signal phasing. The project is intended to make safety and operation improvements and not to reconstruct the corridor. A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The City of Worcester is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT’s policy concerning land acquisitions will be discussed at this meeting. Written views received by MassDOT subsequent to the date of this notice and up to five (5) days prior to the date of the meeting shall be displayed for public inspection and copying at the time and date listed above. Plans will be on display one-half hour before the meeting begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions regarding this project. A project handout will be available on the MassDOT website listed below. Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the Public Meeting regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Thomas F. Broderick, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention.: Project Management Section; Project File No. 602037. Such submissions will also be accepted at the meeting. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public meeting transcript must be postmarked within ten (10) business days of this Public Meeting. Project inquiries may be emailed to dot.feedback. highway@state.ma.us This location is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available.  For accommodation or language assistance, please contact MassDOT’s Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer by phone (617-973-7171), TTD/TTY (617-973-7715), fax (617-9737311) or by email (MassDOT.CivilRights@dot.state.ma.us). Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for more difficult to arrange services including sign-language, CART or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten (10) business days before the meeting. In case of inclement weather, hearing cancellation announcements will be posted on the internet at http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 508-831-2200 Docket No. WO12P2940EA CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION Estate of: John F Monsam Sr. Date of Death: 05/02/2012 To all interested persons: A Petition has been filed by: Carol Monsam of Sutton, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that: Carol Monsam of Sutton, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have the right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. On 11/06/2012. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under formal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but recipients 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. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court Date: October 10, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 10/25/2012

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 508-831-2200 Docket No. WO12P2977EA CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION Estate of: Margaret A Price Date of Death: 12/02/2011 To all interested persons: A Petition has been filed by: John M Price of Millbury, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that: John M Price of Millbury, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have the right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on 11/13/2012. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under formal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but recipients 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. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court Date: October 15, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 10/25/2012

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www.centralmassclass.com WORCESTER HOUSING AUTHORITY ELECTRICAL POWER SOURCES SEPARATION AND NEW EMERGENCY GENERATOR MA 12-1 GREAT BROOK VALLEY GARDENS 69 Tacoma Street Worcester, Massachusetts 01605 INVITATION FOR BIDS The Worcester Housing Authority (WHA) will receive sealed General Bids for ELECTRICAL POWER SOURCES SEPARATION AND NEW EMERGENCY GENERATOR at MA 12-1 GREAT BROOK VALLEY GARDENS, 69 Tacoma Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605 until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the office of the Worcester Housing Authority, Modernization/New Development Office, 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Base Bid: Project consists of but not limited to providing electrical power sources separation and providing new emergency generator and appurtenant work, at the following WHA Property: MA 12-1 GREAT BROOK VALLEY GARDENS located at 69 Tacoma Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605. Alternates: Not Applicable. Estimated Construction Cost: The work is estimated to cost approximately $160,000. Bids are subject to M.G.L. c149 §44A-J and Federal Minimum wage rates as well as other applicable laws. This is a Little Davis Bacon Federal Wage Rate Project. General Bidders shall be certified by the Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) in the following category of work: Electrical Work. Bid Deposit: General Bids must be accompanied by a bid deposit which shall not be less than five (5%) of the greatest possible bid amount, (considering any alternates), and made payable to the WHA. Each General Bid shall be accompanied by: (1) Form of General Bid. (2) DCAM Certificate of Eligibility and Prime/General Update Statement. (3) Bid Bond. (4) Form HUD-5369A Representations, Certifications & Other Statements of Bidders. (5) Form of Non-Collusive Affidavit. Bid Forms and Contract Documents will be available for pickup at Worcester Housing Authority, 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605 after 9:00 am on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. Attention is called to the following: 1. Provisions of Equal Employment Opportunity; 2. Provisions for payment of not less than the minimum wages as set forth in the Specifications; 3. Provisions of Chapter 14, Acts of 1966, Imposing a Temporary Sales Tax, Section 1, Subsection 6 (d) and (k) exempting the Authority from the operation of such a chapter; 4. Requirements to furnish and pay for a Performance Bond and a Labor and Materials Bond as set forth in the Specifications; 5. Insurance certificate indicating coverage for public liability, property damage and workers compensation, in accordance with the contract requirements, must be filed by the successful bidder upon signing of the contract. There is a plan deposit of $50.00 per set [maximum of two (2) sets] payable to the Awarding Authority. Deposits must be a certified or cashier’s check. This deposit will be refunded upon return of the sets in good condition within thirty (30) days of receipt of general bids. Otherwise the deposit shall be the property of the Awarding Authority. Additional sets may be purchased for $100.00 for each set. Bidders requesting Contract Documents to be mailed to them shall include a separate check for $40.00 per set, payable to the Awarding Authority, to cover mail handling costs. Pre-Bid Conference: A Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at 69 Tacoma Street. Immediately following the conference, the job site will be available for inspection. It is strongly recommended that prospective bidders attend. Following the Pre-Bid Conference, any questions received from prospective bidders shall be in writing and shall be sent to WHA up until the following times (unless bid dates are extended): 1. No later than 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. The Contract Documents may be seen, but not removed at: F.W. Dodge, MHC/Joseph Merritt & Co., 17 Everberg Rd, Unit C, Woburn, MA 01801 (781-430-2008) Reed Construction Data, 30 Technology Pkwy South, Ste 500, Norcross, GA 30092 (203-426-0450) Project Dog, 18 Graf Road-Unit 8, Newburyport, MA 01950, (978-499-9014). All bids must conform with provisions of Mass General Law (Ter. Ed.), Chapter 149, Section 44A to 44L inclusive and the Instructions to Bidders. The Worcester Housing Authority reserves the right to waive any informality in or reject any and all bids or to waive any informality in the bidding. No bid shall be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days, Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays excluded, after approval of the award by the Worcester Housing Authority without written consent of the Worcester Housing Authority. The contact Person for the WHA is Roger Goldman, Project Manager, Telephone: (508) 635-3312. Worcester Housing Authority Date: October 17, 2012 Arthur T. Sisko, Chairperson 10/18/2012 & 10/25/2012

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A PUBLIC HEARING MILLBURY BOARD OF APPEALS In accordance with Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Law and the Zoning Ordinances of the Town of Millbury, a public hearing will be held in the hearing room of the Municipal Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA on: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 At: 7:00 PM To act on a petition from: Susan Mariano, 46 MacArthur Drive, Millbury, MA For a Variance in the Millbury Zoning Ordinance relative to: the construction of a 22’x30’ detached garage. All interested parties are invited to attend. Richard P. Valentino, Chairman Millbury Board of Appeals 10/25/12 & 11/01/12

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 508-831-2200 Docket No. WO12P2899EA CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION Estate of: Clifford N. Nelson Date of Death: 03/14/2012 To all interested persons: A Petition has been filed by: Cynthia A Hayes of Shrewsbury, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that: Cynthia A Hayes of Shrewsbury, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have the right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. On 11/06/2012. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under formal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but recipients 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. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court Date: October 4, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 10/25/2012 Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 508-831-2200 Docket No. WO12P2402EA CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION Estate of: Thomas Daniel Lawless Date of Death: 07/11/2012 To all interested persons: A Petition has been filed by: Mary Anne Sullivan of Princeton, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that: Mary Anne Sullivan of Princeton, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have the right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. On 11/13/2012. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under formal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but recipients 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. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court Date: October 16, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 10/25/2012


Chris Denmead Chris Denmead, known by radio listeners as Dr . Chris, is the voice of the midnight show Radio of Horror heard on W CUW airwaves on Monday mornings from midnight to 2:30 a.m. This week’s show on Oct. 28, Dr. Chris will celebrate his 300th broadcast. Off-air, Denmead is also an author. His fi rst book, “Give Me Something Good to Eat,” was released the fi rst of this month. The children’s book that gives advice on how to stay safe on Halloween, illustrated by Katie Hick ey Schultz, is full of gory images, but Denmead says although the book “is a twisted tale,” it “has a very happy ending with a great lesson.” If 5,000 copies of the book are sold on amazon.com, Denmead has pledged to donate half of the profit to the Boston Children’s Hospital, where his son Xavier is a patient after having had a kidney removed at a young age due to reflux disease. The book is dedicated to Xavier. Look for Denmead’s second book, set to be released in 20 13, about New England horror fi lmmakers and be sure to tune in for the 300th broadcast of Radio of Horror this Monday on WCUW 91.3 FM. How did you become a horror fanatic?

Like my son, I was always into dinosaurs; that lead to my love of Godzilla. I was home sick one day, and I was watching a documentary on horror movies. I didn’t know what I was watching, but it terrified the living crap out of me. I went to bed that night thinking Freddie was going to kill me. When I woke up the next morning, I was still alive. I wanted to find out more. The adrenaline rush of being scared is euphoric. I don’t revel in death; it’s just a fascinating genre.

What are your thoughts on the book and television series “Twilight?” If a pile of

those books were on fire, I wouldn’t put it out with my own urine—absolute trash. When I go to conventions, I throw up a flag that says that Buffy staked Edward. Sparkly vampires suck. “Fifty Shades of Grey” is “Twilight” fan fiction turned into something else. It’s absolute garbage writing.

Is there anything about you that might surprise your listeners who know you for your love of horror? I do a lot of

charity work. The last couple of years I’ve helped out at The Bishop’s Dinner at The Cathedral of Saint Paul on both Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

What has been the highlight of 300 episodes of Radio of Horror? Being at

Rock and Shock, it’s a pretty big deal to do that. Seven-thousand people come in three days so it’s pretty great to have a booth there. Everyone has to pee, and we’re right in front of the bathroom so we see everyone—all the celebrities.

How has Dr. Chris’ radio of horror show changed over 300 broadcasts? Well, I’m

thinking of stepping down after the 300th show to be the producer and hire a new host. I do a lot of research for the show, interviewing people, review them, etcetera. Being able to do that for someone and then have them host

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all my material would be a lot easier. I would remain a member at WCUW and help them in the community.

If you could transform to being either a zombie or a werewolf, which would you be and why? Probably a werewolf. If

you’re a zombie, you’re dead. If you’re a werewolf at least you have a normal life besides three days out of the month, and it’s what, only eight to 12 hours of the day? The rest of the time you can get your groceries done, buy your comic books. Being a werewolf at least you have awesome looking abs. (Pauses to think) Vampire isn’t an option?

What’s the craziest call you’ve received while on the show? I had a stalker once.

The person wouldn’t leave me alone. They would call the station, email my blog, eventually they just gave up. It was freaky. I was really weirded out by it. That’s the most horrifying thing that ever happened on Radio of Horror; but at the station, security is always there, and we feel very safe and protected.

What’s the horror scene like in Worcester? It’s huge. For us to have

What’s the scariest thing about Worcester? That turtle boy statue is

Rock and Shock, it’s huge.

pretty freaky. What is he doing to that turtle? Oh, one other really horrifying thing about the city is we don’t have an arts cinema here in Worcester. Since the Bijou closed, we haven’t had an arts cinema.

Why do you think it’s so big here?

In terms of Massachusetts, Salem turns into Mardi Gras right now, the Halloween costume outlet is here, Rock and Shock is so incredibly popular, Jaws was filmed in Martha’s Vineyard. We’ve had some of the scariest politicians here: Scott Brown, Mitt Romney, the terror of the reign of Kennedy.

If you could elect one horror film character to be the mayor of Worcester who would it be and why? Dexter, the

television character. He’s a serial killer that kills killers. He’s a psychotic serial killer with morals. He would clean up the bad guys in the city. He’s also the most human: he’s a father, a widow, he’s got a job. He’s a good man, just does a very bad thing.

-Brittany Durgin, Editor Brittany can be reached by calling 508-749-3166 ext. 155 or by email editor@worcestermag.com

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