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ental illness. Separately, they are mere words, but put together they can at once make us feel uncomfortable and uneasy. Together they become more than words; they speak to an issue that has lurked silently in the shadows for too long, sometimes stepping out of the corner, but most often retreating back to isolation and darkness. In this issue, Worcester Mag tells you how the shadows, however slowly, may finally be ceding – and how our city could be the one that finally clears them all away. With a bevy of services aimed at the mentally ill, both public and private, and with a brand new, $302 million hospital ready to open its doors, Worcester seems perfectly positioned to be a leader in the battle to defeat a demon that tortures millions of Americans every year. Some professionals, in fact, believe the city can be the state’s hub of mental illness services. Inside, you will read personal accounts of people who have struggled with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and other forms of the illness. You will be taken inside the new Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital. You will hear from specialists at local agencies--organizations that have been working side by side with the mentally ill and have helped many of them recover and return to public life. You will hear from the commissioner of the state Department of Public Health – and why her cause is so personal. So turn the pages and find out how and why Worcester is helping lead the way in mental health services. —Walter Bird Jr.

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{ citydesk } Hope ahead for firefighters Aug. 30 - Sept. 5, 2012 ■ Volume 37, Number 52

WPI helps advance first responder tracking technology Kevin Koczwara The Mitt Romney Campaign reaches an agreement with Ron Paul delegates and relents on allowing several Massachusetts Liberty delegates to serve at the Republican National Convention. Among those leading the fight against the GOP was Worcester developer Brad Wyatt. +3

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ix Worcester Firefighters lost their lives in the Worcester Cold Storage fire in 1999. At the time, firefighters used their extensive training and finely tuned instincts to find their way through structure fires. Now, 13 years later, a new technology has been developed aimed to help firefighters find their lost or fallen Several small business owners along brethren or an exit route when trapped. Pleasant and Chandler streets tell Mayor The U.S. Department of Homeland Joe Petty during his latest Mayor’s Walk Security Science and Technology that things are looking good business Directorate put its latest attempt at a wise. +1 tracking device for first responders to the test at Worcester Polytechnic Institute's State Rep. John Mahoney, seventh International Workshop on D-Worcester, scolded by constituent Precision Indoor Personnel Location and during mayor’s walk for not informing her it Tracking Technology — and it passed. was taking place. -1 The Geospatial Location Accountability and Navigation System for Emergency Fires continue to be a problem in Responders, or GLANSER, is the first the areas in and around Chandler and system to successfully complete the Piedmont streets. Last week, firefighters simulation faster than what firefighters had to evacuate several residents of a typically could without the technology. building at 765 Main St. when a fire broke Every year for the past seven years, out around 3 a.m., according to reports. -4 this WPI workshop has tested one piece of tracking technology for first responders. Developers break ground on Over the years, groups have gotten new Voke Lofts as representatives of close to completing the simulation, but WinnDevelopment join state and local each piece of technology has had its officials at a ceremony for what is flaws — until this year. The Department another entry into the city’s recent spurt of Homeland Security worked with of condominium-style housing to attract Honeywell to create GLANSER, which was more people to downtown. +2 tested by the Worcester Fire Department without any help WPI receives $1.9 million Army from the team that grant for work on a wireless sensor that built the program. detects when soldiers are injured and “What was bleeding. The three-year project launches realized after the this fall. +2 [1999] fire and after the loss of those Three Worcester-based agencies will firefighters is that receive a combined $262,571 to combat we don't have a way homelessness as part of a $5.3 million of tracking people package of federal Emergency Solutions once they get off Grant (ESG) funds. +2 the ground level [of buildings], and it's The Thorndyke Road School Parent- very difficult to track Teacher Group receives $15,000 for folks in a threework on a new playground as part of dimensional space,” a Let’s PLAY Community Construction explains Worcester Grant. The Dr Pepper Snapple Group and the national nonprofit KaBOOM! awarded Deputy Fire Chief John Sullivan, who the grant. +2 led the fire team during the GLANSER The woes continue for Worcester test. Tornadoes as Jose Canseco and the “In past years Hilton Garden Inn file separate suits we had technology against the city’s beleaguered team. -3 that was good enough that it Total for this week: +4 would eventually lead the RIT [Rapid Intervention Team]

to the [lost] firefighter; it would just take more time,” says Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering David Cyganski, a member of the conference organizing committee. But in life-or-death situations, where time is of the essence and accurate information critical, these various technologies weren’t good enough. “This year is the first year that we actually saw them take the most direct possible way and get there without any errors.” Cyganski and fellow WPI professor James Duckworth have been working at finding a solution to tracking first responders in buildings since the Cold Storage fire. Both abandoned their other fields of study to concentrate on developing the kind of technology first responders need to make their jobs safer — this included pulling developers, researchers and firefighters together to solve the problem and organizing WPI's annual International Workshop on Precision Indoor Personnel Location and Tracking Technology to test new prototypes. According to Duckworth, they found that the developers were not talking to the firefighters — and communication between the two parties would be essential for success. “This sounds really crazy, but here they are developing a location tracking system for first responders and they weren't getting those first responders to actually test out how their systems would work in real conditions,” says Duckworth.

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Each year the WPI team creates a new mock situation for the technology to be tested; and every year it’s gotten more difficult. According to Duckworth, the team wasn’t surprised to see the technologies tested at past workshops fail, because what works in laboratories doesn't always work in real-world situations, especially in this case where there are so many variables. For example, buildings are constructed of different materials and of course come in varying sizes and layouts, not to mention the hazards that come with fires – blocked entrances and exits, crumbling infrastructure, smoke and lack of visibility. Every year when the test product failed, the researchers and developers went home looking for solutions. That said, certainly there was a lot of excitement when GLANSER passed the test not only once, but twice. That doesn't mean the testing is over, though there is still plenty of work to be done. Cyganski says the market for tracking technology in buildings is where the cellphone market was when the first one came out — over-sized, useful but not nearly as capable as it is now. “That's where we are now,” says Cyganski. “We're at the size of the shoebox cellphone and the question is: How are we going to get it down to your iPhone — smaller, lighter, cheaper, better, more functions, more capability?”

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{ citydesk } City parks: Who’s responsible and at what cost? W Shuchi S. Mitra

ith sixty parks within its premises, the city of Worcester holds a hefty amount of responsibility in maintaining its openair recreational facilities. Maintenance of parks means keeping the grass from getting too tall, planting flowers and mulching where necessary, ensuring all on-site facilities such as bathrooms are properly functioning, and of course keeping the parks clean. Yet recently, when a Worcester Mag staff member was passing by Institute Park on Salisbury Street one night, he noticed a gathering with parked cars on the grass. It had been raining and the combination of weather and cars being driven across the grass gave the park a torn up, tattered look the following day. Such a situation begs the question: Who’s responsible for maintenance and park damages due to an event? “Historically, [damage] has never been an issue,” says Public Works & Parks Commissioner Robert Moylan, who adds that event hosts have to apply for permits from the city, and that parks are usually never left in terrible disarray after an event. Moylan states that the City of Worcester does not allocate money specifically for repairs due to damage

from events, but rather the city allocates money for the pure maintenance of parks as a whole. The final cost of care for all of Worcester’s parks is left to the city itself, including any extra care the city might have to provide because of an event. However, Moylan is quick to point out that, “the city knows what it’s getting into.” While there is no breakdown on just how much each park costs the city-according to Moylan, every park has a different set of factors that need to be addressed individually--the total cost of Worcester’s parks costs about $3 million per year. However, if the city of Worcester is the main caregiver of labor and costs for park maintenance, are there any safeguards placed in the system so that the city does not bleed itself dry every time a public event takes place? According to Marcus Ohanesian, organizer of the Open Road Festival, there are indeed such safeguards. In order for events like Open Road to take place, one has to fill out a permit application, place a down payment so that the city reserves the day for the event, and then collect signatures from various public departments to ensure that the event will follow all necessary protocol in its handling of the general public. For his part, Ohanesian was required to collect signatures for food vending and electrical

use, provide insurance forms, and then return to pay the remainder of the application fee to the parks department. In addition to this standard process, event organizers need to also pay to have a park employee be present for a minimum

of four hours of the event to ensure that the park is being handled appropriately and not left in a wreck. Ohanesian states that for this year specifically, Open Road Festival was required to pay for a parks department employee to be present for the continued on page 6

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{ citydesk } According to Jalal Mapar, a program manager for DHS Science and Technology, the GLANSER device will be available to fire departments in six to eight months. Mapar says DHS is working with fire departments to get them to further test the device in training situations so they can get a feel for how the device works and so DHS can get more feedback on how to improve it. “If you're in your car and the GPS system sends you in the wrong way, it's not a big deal. Maybe a bit frustrating, but you're not going to lose your life,” Duckworth points out. “If you've got this technology in a building, and you send a rescue team into the wrong corner of the building and someone dies as a result of technology giving you wrong information, they're not going to use it anymore. It's a very challenging system, and it has to

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Professor James Duckworth helps organize the annual event at WPI to test firefighter location and tracking technology. work pretty much 100 percent of the time. That's what makes it so challenging.” To save costs, DHS and GLANSER manufacturer Honeywell are working on a plan to sell the device similar to how cellphones are sold. If a department wants

to purchase a device, it can buy a plan for a nominal monthly cost and get the device free of charge, much like when signing up for a cellphone plan where the provider gives out a free phone for signing a contract.

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entire duration of the event. “The users of the park are held responsible for the maintenance,” Ohanesian says, “[The city has] never had problems with us. We are held responsible. We have to make sure our volunteers are there. We borrow the park for the whole weekend. Set up on Friday and we’re there until Sunday for cleanup. [The city of Worcester] will charge us if they find any damage to any property. The city doesn’t want to eat up the cost.” If the city charges event organizers for any property damages, then what about the specific event that took place on that rainy night at Institute Park? Commissioner Moylan says that he does not know of the event in question and therefore cannot speak to it directly. He does however state that some parks have more visitors and public usage than others, and that the effects of having a high (or low) usage affects the cost of the park. “I could name three or four parks, I’m sure you’ve never heard,” Moylan states, but “Institute Park and Elm Park are [some of] our premier parks.” Translation: they get used more, they get abused more.

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{ worcesteria } A REAL ATTACHMENT: The lawyer for Jose Canseco was in Worcester Tuesday adding one more headache for an already reeling Worcester Tornadoes baseball team. Michelle Hubbard ďŹ led for an attachment to assets belonging to the Can-Am club on behalf of her client. And as he prepares for a legal challenge against the team, Canseco continues to blast owner Todd Breighner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jose wants to state that Todd Breighner threatened him and yelled profanities at him,â&#x20AC;? Hubbard tells Worcester Mag. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Breighner] caused serious ďŹ nancial harm to [Canseco].â&#x20AC;? Asked how Breighner threatened Canseco, a muscled and admitted steroid user who says he knows martial arts, Hubbard says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If someone says can you please pay my salary and Todd says no, you accept this or [expletive deleted] off, then thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a threat.â&#x20AC;? Hubbard says Breighner ďŹ nancially hurt Jose â&#x20AC;&#x153;in an alcohol-induced stateâ&#x20AC;? by making derogatory statements to the former slugger. Canseco has claimed he was never paid for his time with the struggling Tornadoes and that Breighner issued seven bad checks for $1,000 each. Hubbard recently ďŹ led suit against the team on Cansecoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behalf in Worcester Superior Court. Among other things, Canseco is claiming breach of contract and misrepresentation. Hubbard also tells Worcester Mag her client had a base contract with the Tornadoes for $80,500 and that they are seeking treble damages, meaning triple what would otherwise be awarded. The total amounts to $840,000, according to Hubbardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s court ďŹ ling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The public needs to know these are very serious charges,â&#x20AC;? says Hubbard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is serious.â&#x20AC;? A court date was set for 2 p.m. Tuesday in Worcester Superior Court. In ďŹ ling for an attachment, Hubbard used the tact taken by attorney Margaret Melican, who last Friday did the same on behalf of the Hilton Garden Inn, which claims in a separate lawsuit, the team, doing business as Streamlined Sports Inc., owes more than $30,000. At their home game that night, players had to take the ďŹ eld without their familiar uniforms, which were taken as part of Melicanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attachment. Instead, they sported league-issued jerseys. On Monday, as part of Melicanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s order for an attachment, the Tornadoesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; corporate ofďŹ ce at 303 Main St. was locked and employees were forced to leave. On Tuesday, a constable accompanied movers who arrived at the ofďŹ ce to empty its contents. Breighner showed up and took several personal items from the ofďŹ ce. He also spoke with reporters for the ďŹ rst time publicly, saying the amounts mentioned in claims against the team are wrong and that the Tornadoes will be back in Worcester next year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My business is not going out of business,â&#x20AC;? he said. In addition to the action taken by Canseco and the Hilton Garden Inn, two other local companies have ďŹ led suit against the Tornadoes. The team also owed more than $50,000 to the city for police and ďŹ re details and $50,000 to the College of the Holy Cross, where it plays its home games at Hanover Park, for maintenance and utilities costs.

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MINUS JOHN CANDY: City Councilor Kate Toomey, who is among ďŹ ve Democrats vying for their partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nomination in the race for 15th Worcester District state rep, announces a three-part white paper on transportation. Toomey is calling it â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trains, Planes and Automobiles,â&#x20AC;? the title, a play on the awesome comedy starring the late John Candy in what was arguably the best performance of his career. As its title suggests, Toomeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan focuses on the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s transportation infrastructure. Trains, she writes, are getting a rebirth of sorts with the expansion of CSX in Worcester. She also cites the Providence & Worcester Railroad as helping to strengthen the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s claim of being the center of moving goods and services around New England. For planes, Toomey refers to JetBlue, which appears to be getting closer and closer to setting up shop at the on again, off again Worcester Regional Airport. Finally, she writes, her paper will address automobiles and the need for continued maintenance of bridges and roads. Worcester Mag extends the invitation to all candidates â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Democrats Dianna Biancheria, Frank Beshai, Ralph Perez, Mary Keefe and Republican hopeful Brian Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Malley â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to submit their own plans.

LAPPINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; IT UP: Three city youths won prizes as part of an essay contest sponsored by a local business owner who grew up in the Piedmont and Pleasant streets area. Simeon Matthews and Isaiah Marquez won laptops and Hector Rivera scored a $50 Best Buy gift card. They were honored at a ceremony at the basketball court on Hawley Street on Tuesday. Libis Bueno started the contest after talking with youths at the basketball court, where some of them said they were interested in technology. Bueno is the CEO and chief technology ofďŹ cer of Domitek at 100 Grove St. Knowing many students struggle to access technology, Bueno decided to hold a contest and award laptops as prizes. Bueno went to South High School in Worcester and earned a degree in computer science at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT). He was joined at the awards ceremony by Mayor Joe Petty and District 4 City Councilor Sarai Rivera.

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he Worcester Regional Research Bureau churns out research that occasionally is of questionable quality and value. This nonprofit organization has long advocated for the city to sell Hope Cemetery and the Worcester Senior Center. But what these knuckleheads don’t realize is that the quality activities, programs and classes at the city-owned and taxpayer-supported facility delay seniors’ need for plots and burials. Our senior center promotes the physical, mental and emotional health of its users. Simply put, it saves lives. Now that Worcester has finally unloaded the airport, the Research Bureau wants the city to divest itself of other facilities that are not vital to its core mission. Worcester has no business being in the entertainment, sports, cemetery and train businesses. So sell the DCU Center, Memorial Auditorium, Green Hill Golf Course and Union Station, they say. And they are right. But Roberta Schaefer, the Research Bureau’s CEO, wants the city to close and sell its gem, the senior center, thereby reneging on its commitment to and investment in its seniors. She says that nobody will miss it because its services are available at other agencies. Talk about being uninformed. It’s obvious why most city councilors don’t even read the bureau’s reports let alone discuss them at council meetings. The Research Bureau has no clue how important and irreplaceable this grand facility is to thousands of men and women, including veterans, who have helped to make Worcester a better place to live and raise a family. How dare Ms. Schaefer and her colleagues minimize the contributions of these people and threaten to take away their beloved home away from home. Worcester spends about $330 million on the 23,000

students in our public schools. So making a senior center available to 39,000 “seasoned” adults is a bargain at only $700,000 in tax levy funding. The City Council should be commended for its unyielding support of the senior center which, since 2000, has sat atop Vernon Hill in what once was the St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing. For the past 18 months, I have had the honor and privilege of serving as the president of the all-volunteer board of directors of the Friends of Worcester’s Senior Center. With 1,100 members, Friends of Worcester is a separate nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise supplemental funds for the senior center. Every day, I see hundreds of seniors in age only who aren’t home watching TV. Instead, they come to the senior center for friendship, lunches, concerts, exercise, computer classes, billiards, ping pong, educational speakers, day and overnight trips, Thursday afternoon big bucks bingo and many other wonderful activities that keep them happy, hopeful and alive. The senior center even has Bobby M’s Diner inside, named in memory of businessman, Bob Maher, an early and strong advocate for the senior center. Evidently the Research Bureau thinks that we AARP members are too old or too tired to defend our turf and preserve our beloved senior center. On the contrary, we’ll give the youth of the Occupy movement a lesson in how to mobilize and vocalize because nobody is going to take this outstanding facility away from us. I do hope that more men and women in their 50s and 60s will take advantage of what our senior center has to offer. Unfortunately, the name senior center is a deterrent to many potential users who think “that’s where old people go.” We need to come up with a hipper and more welcoming name to attract more baby boomers. But no matter what it’s called, the place has more spirit, energy and rapport than the Research Bureau has. Perhaps that agency should be closed.

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A new view on mental health WORCESTER BRINGS LIGHT TO BETTER CARE Walter Bird Jr.

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he city is in the unique position of not just being able to lift the veil on mental illness – it could rip it right off. With a bustling network of organizations already in place and the introduction of the state’s first new psychiatric facility in more than 50 years, some see Worcester with an opportunity to become the state’s hub of mental health services. “I’m not from this area and my reaction was, ‘Wow, there is so much happening here,’” says Dennis Nealon, associate director of communications for the Department of Psychiatry at UMass Medical School. “I think there is a lot of evidence to suggest it’s already at the doorstep of becoming a hub. It’s already evolving.” “Worcester,” says Deborah Ekstrom, “has the advantage of being a big enough city to have a wide range of services and small enough that the organizations can all talk to each other.” As president and CEO of Community Healthlink, where the specialty is servicing people with co-occurring disorders such as mental illness and addiction, Ekstrom sees firsthand the devastating effects of an affliction to which others cast a blind eye. She is fully aware that, while strides have been made, there is very much a stigma attached to mental illness. She attributes part of that to a misunderstanding of what it really is. “Mental illness is a label we put on a lot of diseases,” says Ekstrom. “It’s like cancer. There are lots of types of cancer; it’s the same thing with mental illness. There are some people with serious disorders that have a profound impact on their lives.”

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kstrom believes Worcester is at the right place at the right time with a cohesive and cooperative network of mental health services. The new Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH) – which is replacing Worcester State Hospital (WSH) – should only help expand that network, and Ekstrom says she was heartened when she and other area providers were invited to the center last week to discuss ways to better share services and resources. Ekstrom says the center invited Community Healthlink caregivers to work with its patients; in turn, Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital patients can be directed to Ekstrom’s agency. It is precisely that sort of interconnectivity

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of services that has Worcester well positioned to make deep inroads into pulling mental illness from the shadows out into the open. Community Healthlink, with roughly 80 different programs serving 19,000 clients, is among those leading the way. It is not alone, with dozens of private practices and other agencies such as Genesis Club Inc. on Lincoln Street and Central Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community (RLC) on Stafford Street each offering something different in confronting mental illness. Throw into the mix a widely regarded psychiatric department at UMass Medical School and the city is cooking up a recipe it wants to share with as many people as possible. “We never give up,” Recovery Learning Community Director Brenda Vezina says of what gives Worcester an edge in tackling mental illness. “We’re always trying to be cutting edge. We really rally for what we need. There’s an excitement about the growth and development in Worcester. It’s exciting to be part of a city on the cutting edge of providing these services to people.” The psychiatry department at UMass is but one example of the advances being made. Researchers there are working with MIT, WPI, UMass Medical School and the Veterans Administration to develop iLink, a mobile app that would allow users to access directions to a local shelter or clinic, find work or contact a social worker. It is in development and could be available for testing within a year, according to a press release earlier this year. “I think Worcester is well equipped,” says Worcester’s Paul Richard, well known for his volunteer efforts with the city’s youths and the new director of the SHINE Initiative in Leominster. “It has a number of competent service providers in both the private and public sector. The biggest problem is there are not enough licensed clinical psychiatrists, especially for those who need screening and counseling.”

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ust how acute is the need for available psychiatric services? According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), an estimated 26.2 percent of all Americans ages 18 and older, or roughly one in four adults, suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. That translates to nearly 58 million people going by the 2004 U.S. Census. The illnesses can range from normal stress-

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induced anxiety to severe schizophrenia. Many people may not think of anxiety as an illness, and yet 28.8 percent of the all U.S. adults will experience some form of anxiety in their lifetime. The problem can grow to the point of a generalized anxiety disorder, characterized by worrying about a variety of everyday problems for at least six months. According to NIMH, 5.7 percent of the adult population experiences Community Healthlink President and CEO generalized anxiety disorder Deborah Ekstrom leads one of the city’s most over their lifetime. “We have a lot of services comprehensive mental health treatment centers. in Worcester,” says Ekstrom. or after in-patient treatment, they can “Do we have enough services? find an understanding ear in someone Some people would say no. There just else that has gone through the same aren’t enough providers and most of the thing. That is the model used at the ones there are have waiting lists. There is Central Massachusetts Recovery Learning always more demand than availability.” Community in Worcester, and it proved In that regard, Worcester is no different a saving grace to 50-year-old Mike than many other communities; being small MacInnis. enough that communication and shared services can be effective does stand it apart, however. Also, some areas do not offer the types of services as Worcester aving grown up in the Blackstone within their city limits. Springfield, for Valley in the small town of Douglas, example, does not have a Recovery MacInnis remembers feeling low and Learning Community, according to hopeless as far back as his early 20s. Ekstrom. It does have a clubhouse, but “not He just didn’t know what was wrong – or of the caliber of Genesis,” says Ekstrom. that there was a name for it. “I didn’t Worcester is also looking at recovery know what it was,” says MacInnis. more and more when it comes to dealing “I would go from zero to 60 in three with people living with mental illness. seconds. I was experiencing a lot of pain. While not a new concept, it is one that One minute I wanted to hibernate, the has been slow to catch on. “The entire next minute I’d be the life of the party. I Worcester treatment community has would spend and gamble. I knew I was in really embraced the recovery model,” says pain, and I just wanted to kill it.” Ekstrom. While he did not know it then, the life It has also turned more to peer-to-peer experiences he was going through were therapy. Licensed counseling is often necessary and severe mental illnesses may only fueling the feelings of desperation. When he was in his early 20s, MacInnis require hospitalization in a facility like lost his older brother to suicide. He went Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital. through a divorce in his 40s. He also lost But once people suffering from a mental a cushy job at Waste Management (WM). health disorder are able, or even during

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“One year I won the National Circle of Excellence Award,” says MacInnis. “A couple years later I was taking a severance package. I wasn’t doing what I was supposed to be doing. I couldn’t focus.” While he had sought out counseling in his late 20s, MacInnis admits he wasn’t ready to tackle his problems. Now, he was in his 40s. “At that point, I knew,” he says. “In hindsight, I really wasn’t putting the work in that I needed to.” He had also skated through his 30s with relatively few hiccups. He was married and had children. Things, he says, were going well. “I don’t know what triggered it, but then they started not being well,” says MacInnis. He says he thought of taking medicine, but would convince himself he could make it through the rough patches without it. One day, while watching a Patriots game, MacInnis simply got up and left his house and didn’t return for a couple days. He says he drove to Boston and Providence and slept in his car. “It was ugly when I came back, as you can imagine,” he says. It got uglier when he told his wife he wanted a divorce. “I kind of blindsided her, which was a horrible, hideous thing to do.” The downward spiral only grew worse after his divorce, MacInnis acknowledges. To that point, he had never tried to kill himself, but one day he filled his bathtub, plugged in a hairdryer, got in and held the appliance in his hand over the water. “I was pretty sure I didn’t have anything left to give, but I don’t know if I wanted to die,” he says. “Maybe it was a cry for help.”

MacInnis once more went for counseling. What he learned was that he had never given full weight to the events that had shaped his life: a brother’s suicide, the loss of a job, a divorce. Each was a traumatic episode unto itself and all had tossed him into the throes of depression. “My councilor convinced me I had a lot to offer, but I just needed some structure,” says MacInnis. He also did what he hadn’t done before: take medicine. His councilor had one more suggestion: “She thought [Recovery Learning Community] could be a good place to come to,” he says. It wasn’t an immediate fit, but over time the few visits MacInnis made to the agency turned to many, and the time between from infrequent to often. “I started to get a little sense of belonging,” says MacInnis. “My confidence was coming back. Eventually, I was feeling really good.” Good enough, in fact, that one day he approached Vezina and asked to meet with her. She agreed and MacInnis brought a resume to that meeting. “I said I have a proposal,” he recalls. “I said I think I can help you. I said to her, ‘Let me get back in the game.’” That was two years ago. Today, MacInnis pays daily visits to Recovery Learning Community - as the agency’s chief relations officer. “Hell no,” says MacInnis, breaking into a wide grin when asked whether he ever envisioned himself where he is today. “Heck, I used to vote Republican. I’m in a good place in my life. I have a house, and I live with my girlfriend and her two daughters.

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Mike MacInnis came to the Recovery Learning Community needing a sympathetic ear. Today he is the agency’s chief relations officer.

I’ve reacquainted with a lot of friends I lost when I was sick. My kids respect me again. I don’t have everything I want, but I’ve got everything I need.”

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n a nutshell, what MacInnis did as a client and does now as a RLC employee is what the recovery model is all about. Beyond the drugs and the psychiatric counseling, it is involvement with everyday activities. It is being around others going through the same or similar things, struggling with the same or similar problems. It is being treated not as different, but as an equal, even if they need to be coached, taught or guided along the way. At Recovery Learning Community, it involves being helped by a peer – someone who has been through his or her own lived experience. At Community Healthlink, it means being exposed to one of the city’s most comprehensive treatment facilities through services ranging from psychiatry, medication and counseling to case management, outreach and crisis stabilization. At Genesis, it is getting to work side-byside with club employees, chatting with fellow members, going back to school at area colleges and universities and taking part in a transitional employment program that last year saw 161 members working for 35 participating employers and earning a combined $1.2 million in wages. (According to Executive Director Kevin Bradley, Worcester’s Genesis Club

meets and exceeds the best employment outcomes in the country when compared to similar work programs for the mentally ill.) And when patients at the old Worcester State Hospital move to the new $302 million Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital, it will mean getting healthier in a state-of-the-art building that was designed not just to house patients, but to be a part of their recovery.

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he fact that mental health providers in Worcester are excited about the opening of the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital is understandable. While organizations like Genesis have been preaching recovery for years – and while the state Department of Mental Health (DMH), which oversees the new facility, has long fought to put a spotlight on mental illness – the Worcester Recovery Center could be the tie that binds it all together. Sprawling in size and magnificent in scope, it is unlike any other mental health facility before it. Whereas older buildings had windows that let in little light, lending to a dark and dank atmosphere inside, the new building was designed especially with light in mind. “Light,” says the hospital’s chief operating officer Tony Riccitelli, “was a tremendous part of the design. You have a tremendous amount of light coming into the rooms, but the windows also let the light out. You have light in almost every

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{ coverstory } Treatment (PACT). The latter serves 140 area of the hospital.” people. Genesis received $812,342 for Patients young and old will see a path clubhouse services. to recovery at every turn – from special It is, Fowler acknowledges, all part of color-schemed patios in each wing for a growing effort to change the perception relaxation, to 11 outdoor courtyards for of those living with mental illness. “There quiet contemplation, to a “downtown” is a lot of stigma attached to people with section inside the hospital designed to mental illness,” she says. “People don’t replicate an actual downtown – replete realize there are efforts and people do with a salon, bank, store and more – Worcester Recovery Center and STEVEN KING Hospital is much more than a treatment facility. It is a bold attempt by the state not to nudge mental health service into the spotlight, but to shove it right onto the stage. “When I think about the significance of the commonwealth committing $302 million to mental illness, I get choked up,” says DPH Commissioner Marcia Fowler. “It’s an incredible testimony on the part of the leaders in this state. There has never been such a commitment.” Recent DMH annual budgets reflect that. The department’s overall budget has risen the past two years, after a reduction in fiscal 2011 when the budget was $622 million. In fiscal James Rodriguez is a member of the 2012, the budget jumped $12.9 Genesis Club in Worcester. million to $648 million. This recover.” year’s budget went up by $14.5 million to Fowler’s passion comes not just from $671 million. Worcester-based agencies her job title, but from personal experience. have been the beneficiary of many of “I grew up with a mentally ill father,” those funds. Community Healthlink, for she says. “He was a janitor and what example, received a combined share of was difficult was every time he lost his more than $16 million for adult respite, job, we lost our housing because he was community-based flexible support and the Program for Assertive Community continued on page 14

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a building superintendent. I was almost taken away from my father because we were homeless so often, not because he was a bad father. He was mentally ill.â&#x20AC;? Fowler knows that, despite all the advances and efforts to help the mentally ill, a stigma still exists. The most important thing, she says, is to keep pushing forward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hope,â&#x20AC;? Fowler says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;is the key word.â&#x20AC;?

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hen talking about mental illness and recovery, it is hard not to think of James Rodriguez as a walking advertisement for what will and hope can accomplish. He lives with bipolar disorder, acute anxiety disorder, dysthymia and post-traumatic stress disorder. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had the best psychiatrists money could buy and the best medicine. But I was still sick,â&#x20AC;? he says. Rodriguez can tell you the best places to eat in the city, if you are into dumpster diving. He has been homeless and destitute, getting meals by carefully watching as people ate and tossed their leftovers in the trash. He became an expert at talking his way onto a city train for free. If he needed to get through the turnstiles at the T in Boston, he would shadow the person in front of him. He has stayed at the old PIP Shelter in Worcester. He knew the best places to sleep inside Logan Airport â&#x20AC;&#x201C; until he got lazy and slept in the same spot too often and got booted by police. Demons have eaten at Rodriguez most of his life, going back to when he lived in Mexico, when he had to flee to the U.S. after having his life threatened. He has spent time in a psych ward. Like MacInnis, he has thought of ending it all. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was staying with friends in Millbury,â&#x20AC;? Rodriguez says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had dinner with them

one night, I watched some TV and then I went to bed. I took an overdose of medicine and wrapped my head in a plastic bag and went to sleep.â&#x20AC;? Call it fate, divine intervention or mere happenstance, but Rodriguez fell out of bed and woke up when he hit the floor.

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either Rodriguez nor MacInnis has let mental illness define them. The services available in the city are geared at making sure it never does and some believe that is STEVEN KING where opportunity lies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where I think Worcester is going to be able to make a statement,â&#x20AC;? says Bradley, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the statement that mental illness is not going to define me.â&#x20AC;? Not that those efforts have not been undertaken before. There is, however, an acknowledgment that more emphasis is now being placed on the issue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always made that effort,â&#x20AC;? says Riccitelli. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just think [Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital] provides us a greater opportunity. There is really a push at this point to make it into a reality.â&#x20AC;? There is also a push to take full advantage of The â&#x20AC;&#x153;downtownâ&#x20AC;? area of the new Worcesterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wide range of available psychiatric services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital. a whole continuum of services with our employment, Bradley says. His lips curling into a smile, he says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I staff and all our community partners that Rodriguez likes to indulge his donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think it was my time. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want provide mental health services,â&#x20AC;? Riccitelli appreciation for art. When he was much to let go of life, of hope.â&#x20AC;? says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We always want relations with younger, he was a visual art major. With One day, someone told Rodriguez about the community. We should always have the Genesis Club he has helped organize Genesis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A member invited me to lunch,â&#x20AC;? that connection back to the community meetings for visiting organizations, and he recalls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I came back the next day, provider. Our relationship with that he is headed to Australia for the next and the next, and the next. It was either provider has to be absolute.â&#x20AC;? annual meeting of Genesis clubs. continue coming here or take a blanket to Evidence that Worcester is becoming a Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take that as meaning all is well the park and fall asleep all day.â&#x20AC;? hub of mental health services, according and he is cured. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always be Before he knew it, Rodriguez had a full to Vezina, is ample. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With UMass, the new burdened by this mental illness,â&#x20AC;? says schedule and it did not include sleeping hospital and the way providers deal with Rodriguez. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But if I take the past two in the park, hopping trains or eating out each other, I think that is absolutely true,â&#x20AC;? years as an example, I can honestly say of the trash. He ended up being placed she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think Worcester really is an that the measure of my involvement in the up-and-coming melting pot. We see it. in one of the Genesis Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 46 housing clubhouse and my recovery are a mirror units throughout the city. He even got a We see people with all kinds of illnesses image. The more I become involved, the transitional job at UMass Medical Center in that come here, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re rising like a better prepared I am to deal with the the mailroom, where he replaced another phoenix from some sort of oppression.â&#x20AC;? illness.â&#x20AC;? member who had suffered a breakdown.

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Ryan Jacque returns to pencil drawing after traumatic accident Taylor Nunez

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yan Jacque’s beginnings prelude to what one would find to be the journey of an average man. Before attending art school to further hone his artistic skills and plunge into his craving for wildlife drawing, Jacque was a Northhampton native with several different job experiences. Just a couple years after diving into making his part-time passion a full-time reality, Jacque’s life was changed indefinitely in a single moment. November 1, 2008, marked the date that Jacque’s journey as an artist would take a new, pivotal route. Jacque spent much of his earlier life moving around. From Northhampton to Amherst, East Longmeadow, Sunderland and Warren, to name a few, Jacque did not fully sprout roots until moving to Brimfield some 13 years ago where he, his wife Tonia and his two daughters now reside. Before succumbing to an artist’s world of wildlife drawings, Jacque racked up a lengthy resume, working as an assistant to a butcher, a cameras and housewares salesman at Lechmere, a watch repairman at JC Penny and as a dish washer at Mortensen’s Ice Cream & Restaurant. In the early 1990s, Jacque attended the Ringling College of Art and Design and spent a year at the Paier College of Art in Hamden, Conn., where he stuck firmly to his favorite medium for artistic expression — pencil drawings. “As much as I loved being an artist, I liked pencil only, and I’ve continued on with just pencil ever since,” explains Jacque. When he was 21, Jacque was privileged to attend John Seery-Lester’s “Wilderness Art Workshop” in Denali National Park, which only supplemented his growing desire to create wildlife drawings. Upon leaving art school, Jacque went to work as a roofer and later became a carpenter for J&J Contractors, where his brother-in-law was and still is the superintendent. Between 2006 and 2007, Jacque took his passion for creating art and set out to turn it into a budding enterprise and a career change for him. Up to this point, Jacque had received several notable nods for his works — he is a two-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for artists working in any two-dimensional media, his artwork was chosen for the Massachusetts Primitive Arms and Archery Stamp in 1998 and 2005, and he was the first recipient of the Society of Animal Artists Evelyn and Peter Haller Distinguished Young Artist Award in 2001 after receiving

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a jury-awarded membership to the group the same year. Beginning with dog portraits and later children portraits, including one Jacque is particularly fond of depicting his daughter Koryn, Jacque started to gain exposure and commissioned work. In addition to being a wildlife admirer, Jacque is also a hunting aficionado. While bow hunting on November 1, 2008, Jacque suffered a serious fall from a tree resulting in traumatic injuries. Placed in a medical-induced coma after doctors utilized surgical procedures for several skull fractures and to relieve pressure from the brain, Jacque’s doctors kept a watchful eye on the intracranial pressure and the swelling of his brain, while his family stayed by his side. Jacque also endured transfusions to replace blood loss and surgeries to repair his badly injured right leg. According to Jacque, the accident proved to be more menacing than his initial thoughts upon awaking from the coma he was placed in. “I woke up while in an ambulance

from where I was in a coma in Worcester going to Boston. I asked the guy where I was and why my dad was not bringing me to the hospital; why [I was in] an ambulance. Over the next few months, it occurred to me that there was a reason why the guys didn’t respond... because I couldn’t talk at that time and my dad died more than five years before my accident. That was a wake-up call telling me that I was in some real trouble and the cure was going to take years and not weeks,” Jacque recalls. From the moment his accident occurred and throughout his recovery, Jacque has been surrounded by support. When Jacque could not be found, his wife Tonia made those searching aware of where Jacque was hunting. His brother Lou Jacque, co-owner of Clockwork Tattoo in Southbridge, was the search party member who found Jacque after his fall. Jacque was found behind the Pioneer Brewery in Fiskdale. Since his accident, the brewery (owned by Todd Sullivan) has held several benefits to raise money for Jacque and his family. When it came time to regain his

career as an artist, Jacque’s cousin Linda assisted him in getting back in the game. Jacque recognized just how important the consistent support from family and friends was in his effort to return to his art, “If not for them, I wouldn’t be drawing today.” The physical damage that Jacque is left with today is not easily noticed. He is blind in his left eye and a long scar on his right leg is a reminder of the metal bar that was attached to his femur. The pain, he notes, seems to have lessened over the last year; most challenging, however, are the emotional scars and the toll that his recovery takes. “The most embarrassing part of my accident was, and still is, my speech. As a dad, I feel sorry for my girls when they can talk more understandably than their dad. The only cure is talking more, and practicing every day.” Jacque describes his before-the-accident self as “someone who would think a lot and talk little.” The accident has certainly STEVEN KING left Jacque different, speaking more openly than ever even while struggling with his speech, but the passionate artist and nature enthusiast remains. Over the past couple of months, Jacque has completed a portrait, particularly special to him, that he began a couple years ago. The portrait is of wildlife artist Robert Bateman, someone whose work cannot simply be described, according to Jacque. Bateman was so pleased with Jacque’s portrait that he has asked it to be shipped to him to be put on permanent display at the Bateman Centre on Victoria Harbour. “It is a gift from me to Mr. Bateman, and it was an absolute honor to hear back from him so fast … and he liked it, which made my life as an artist complete,” Jacque enthuses. In addition to his drawing of Bateman, Jacque also has finished portraits of his stepfather and agent Richard Wallace; and he even has been bow hunting a couple times since his accident. Jacque points out that safety is of the utmost importance. “You must be attached to the tree 100 percent of the time - from the ground, going up and until you’re back on the ground. Harnesses are a must and a safety rope adds to the ease of use,” Jacque cautions. Though his experience was harrowing and his recovery has been lengthy, Jacque continues on his journey as an artist with high hopes, “The things that help me more are being honest and trying harder at everything I do.” To view Jacque’s wildlife work and learn more about his story, visit ryanjacque.com.


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Coffee for a cause Coffeelands World Gifts CafĂŠ unites coffee, crafts and the global community

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In a small storefront on High Street in Clinton sits Coffeelands World Gifts CafĂŠ. More than just a coffee shop or gift store, World Gifts CafĂŠ brings global initiatives down to a local level with fair and direct trade coffees, teas, foods and crafts from around the world. Its unique approach to business lies in the hands of the Polus Center for Social and Economic Development, a nonprofit organization in Clinton that designs and executes community-based programs across the country and in many parts of the

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world. Since its founding in 1979, the Polus Center has continued to create opportunities for people with disabilities to become respected and contributing members within their communities. The Coffeelands World Gifts CafĂŠ opened December 2011 and was born out of the Coffeelands Trust, one of the many projects that have been implemented by the Polus Center. The Coffeelands Trust provides support directly to people who have been impacted by the remnants of war in coffee-growing regions across the world. Coffeelands World Gifts CafĂŠ also supports the families of these coffee growing regions by providing a market for their unique, handcrafted items in the cafĂŠ, with proceeds going directly back to these families as an alternative source of income. The funds that are raised through

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this initiative help pay for business grants, training, and the rehabilitation for victims of landmines. Locally, many of the proceeds from the café support people with disabilities that are living right here in Massachusetts. Café Manager Michelle Miller explains that sometimes the connection between coffee and handmade gifts is not always an easy one to see, but that the community has been supportive of its mission since the opening. “There are a lot of great gift shops along this street; there is not one that combines gifts with coffee, and there isn’t another specialty coffee shop around. A lot of people have been relieved to have a place where they can come and have a meeting, they can have a different atmosphere, and where they can feel they are contributing to their community and to a broader goal.” Worcester resident and Clinton native Colleen Fitzgerald has visited the café many times since its opening and makes certain to stop in whenever she is in the area. “I believe that it is an excellent way to support a great cause. Locally, selling fair trade merchandise and employing special needs adults gives the community a face to a population they wouldn’t typically get the chance to interact with,” says Fitzgerald. “It allows a small community to gain knowledge and experience on a face-to-face level and literally confront the issue with each visit. Globally, it shows that individuals are invested in these issues and are making strides to effect what is in their power.” Selected items sold in the café also come from local artisans from Clinton and surrounding Worcester County. “My goal is to know the faces behind every product that I sell,” explains Miller. In an example of the direct trade that they participate in, Theresa Kane, who is the chief operating officer of the Polus Center, explains some of the lengths gone to in order to bring back wares that they can certify as directly traded. “I went for 18 hours to the Amazon Jungle and met with the Apus, the chiefs, and had them hand me some of the necklaces that are in the café,” she points out. Both Kane and Miller are proud that

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they have had the opportunity to be personally involved with many of the items that come into the café, and that they can vouch for the conditions under which these products were produced and contest to the fact that they are environmentally sustainable. The café features fresh roasted coffee from Dean’s Beans, an organic and fair-trade coffee company out of Orange, Mass. Fresh lunches are prepared daily and regional musical acts perform on Thursday nights from 7 to 8:30

Café Manager Michelle Miller serves up a cup of coffee at Coffeelands World Gifts Café. p.m. A good portion of the café’s directly traded products have come from many of the coffee-growing regions in South America and Africa, and some of the one-of-akind crafts sold include woodcarvings, purses, wallets, jewelry and scarves, as well as many other distinctive home décor items. Visit the café at 50 High St., Clinton. For more information on the Polus Center and the World Gifts Café, visit poluscenter.org.

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Just blocks from the center of Millbury sits A & D Pizza & Pub, a family-owned pizza and sub shop whose enormous menu boasts dozens of pizzas, subs and other Italian favorites. Located just minutes from the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley at 60 Elm St., A & D is the perfect destination for a quick pizza pie and a huge sub after a long day at the mall. Mouzone and I visited A & D on a Thursday evening, late in the day. The restaurant is divided into two areas: a typical family-pizza-joint section with an outdoor patio and then an adjacent bar and lounge. The two of us approached the counter and were immediately overcome

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by the many options on A & Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chalkboard menu. The restaurant boasts more than 20 gourmet pizzas all of which are priced at $9 for a small and $15.50 for a large, with more traditional one-topping or two-topping pizzas offered for about a quarter of that price. In addition to pizzas, A & Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menu lists more than a dozen specialty subs, club sandwiches, a full array of pub-standard appetizers (wings, garlic bread, jalapeno poppers, and so on), seafood and a long roster of typical Italian-American entrĂŠes. While many items on the impressive menu looked good, Mouzone and I were there for its specialty: pizza and subs. We started our meal with an order of boneless Buffalo wings, doused in the hottest variation of A & Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sauces. The wings were strips of tender white meat, lightly battered, with a sauce that was spicy but not mouth-singeing. For $6, the five large tenders are a good primer for any meal. Our appetizer was followed up immediately by our entrĂŠes. Mouzone carefully selected a large BBQ Big Beef sub ($7.50). The Big Beef features lean roast beef, covered in American cheese, and doused in a tangy

and sweet barbeque sauce. Served in a thick cut of Italian loaf bread, the sub was enormous and proved to be far too much food for merely one meal. Despite the size, the bread adequately held the whole sandwich together, and while the roast beef dripped with sauce, the sandwich did not fall apart under the immense weight. In the mood for pizza, I ordered The Sicilian from the gourmet-pizza menu. A & Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pizza is Greek-style, with crust baked in a pan not on a flat stone, so the crusts are thick, oily and crunchy with a tremendously crisp lower crust. The strong yet flaky crust held the toppings just fine, which was a relief because this pizza came loaded with mozzarella cheese, long and light shaved slices of salami, thick cuts of red tomatoes, handfuls of cooked onions and plenty of oregano for flavor. While I normally favor Italian-style pizza cooked on a stone or brick oven, A & Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pizza does not suffer from overly airy or soggy

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crusts that some Greek-style pizzas do, and the toppings made a truly excellent pie. Other diners remarked that the potato-skin pizza â&#x20AC;&#x201D; made with mashed potatoes as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;sauceâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and the taco pizza served with salsa and shredded lettuce are favorites. Ambiance at A & D is pretty typical for any small pizza restaurant although the adjoining pub and large outdoor patio facing busy Elm Street adds to the experience. Despite being a counterordered restaurant, our cooks were eager to bring our food out to us on the patio. While there are an abundance of pizza places between Worcester and Millbury, A & D Pizza & Pub offers great pizza and gigantic subs at reasonable prices â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and for a location that is less than five minutes from the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley, Worcester diners should be sure to stop by after a trip to the mall.

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Located right down the road from Clark, it’s no surprise that Acoustic Java has a huge menu dedicated to frozen drinks from the healthy (fruit and kale juice smoothies) to the more daring or decadent (8-espresso shot and chocolate Shark Attack) — so there are plenty of reasons why it should be on your list for frozen STEVEN KING delights. Katie got the day’s special, the mango-kale-orange juice smoothie, while I went for the still-prettyhealthy Matcha Frappa, which is a blend of the powdered matcha green tea from Japan. The mango-kale-orange was surprisingly good with the spicy green of the kale and acidic orange juice, though the mango flavor didn’t shine as much as we would have liked. However, we felt good and healthy for drinking the treat. The Matcha Frappa ended up being the drink we both kept grabbing from each other. It was subtly sweet with a clean, green-tea flavor: definitely something we would both get again. So, if you’re looking for frozen drinks to treat yourself to, make sure you check out Acoustic Java. You’ll have a hard time not finding something that will cool you down and make your day.

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Kenwood Diner 97 Main St., Spencer 508-885-6596 A traditional Worcester diner, with classic dinner fare and especially good desserts, the Kenwood Diner provides a fun eating experience for anyone - from children to elderly. Breakfast is served all day, the dinners are solidly good, and leave room for dessert—your wallet won’t give you a guilt trip, because it’s entirely affordable. Plaza Azteca 539 Lincoln St., Lincoln Plaza 508.853.3536 Plaza Azteca located in Lincoln Plaza serves traditional Mexican cuisine. Popular favorites including nachos, chicken enchiladas, and carne asada tacos can be found on the menu along with vegetarian and a long list of seafood dishes. Special entrees like the Plaza Del Mar being grilled tilapia, scallops and shrimp with Alfredo sauce, rice and mango sauce should not be missed. For those 21+, the restaurant has a bar serving margaritas, beer, spirits, and several different types of wine. Come with an appetite, the generous portions will be sure to have you leaving satisfied. The Safari Cafe 215 Chandler St., Worcester 508-799-7989 The Safari Cafe is a warm and inviting neighborhood restaurant serving Kenyan cuisine at affordable prices. The lunch buffet is an excellent way to sample several dishes in one sitting, and don’t forget to try the spiced Hot Safari Tea and to ask for a cup of the warm grain beverage called “uji.”

deal in regards to the quality of the food and overall experience. Bring friends and share to enjoy as much as possible! Pepe’s Trattoria 274 Franklin St., Worcester 508-755-1978 pepestrattoria.com Pepe’s offers a variety of homemade Italian recipes in an intimate modern setting. A great late-night stop, the cozy bar and dining room area is integrated into one open room. Several pizza, stromboli, and panino dishes give Worcester yet another quality dining option.

Sichuan Gourmet 271 Worcester Road, Framingham 508.626.0248 It’s worth the drive to Framingham to sample the flavors of Sichuan province, combining bright chili flavors with the tonguenumbing buzz of Sichuan peppercorns. Sichuan Gourmet offers authentic versions of familiar dishes such as dan dan noodles, kung bao chicken, double-cooked pork, and ma po tofu, plus less familiar fare such as fiery and tender Chengdu spicy sliced lamb. Luncheon specials are offered along with an extensive dinner menu. Beer and wine available.

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Mixers Cocktail Lounge, 105 Water St. 508-762-9499. Drive. grillonthehill.net. cover) 2-6 p.m. The event happens rain or shine. PACC, 37 Harris St., Webster. Ricky Duran. 7-10 p.m. Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508Jazz Brunch with Chet Williamson. 10 a.m. to Open Mic Night. No Cost. 6:30-9:30 p.m. NU Cafe, 755-0879. 2 p.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978335 Chandler St. Worcester, MA. 508-926-8800 or Summer Music Series--Billy Claire. 7-9 p.m. JJ’s Sports 669-0122. nucafe.com. Karaoke with Making Memories. No Cover. 9:30 p.m.-2 Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. Invaders. BAND Free. 7-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Jazz on the Patio with Lou Borelli Octet. No Cover. 3-7 a.m. Days End Tavern, Main Level, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-987Irish Music Session. No Charge.. 7:30-10 p.m. Mulligans p.m. Castle Restaurant, 1230 Main St., Leicester. 508-752-6213. Boylston St. 508-853-1350. 1006. Taverne-on-the-Green, 121 West Main St., Westborough. 508-344- Sean Ryan. 7-11 p.m. Barbers Crossing (North), Downstairs Acoustic Open Mic/WARL Charity Event. Celtic/ Funky Fridays with DJ Tony T. DJ Tony T spins all your 4932 or westboroughsession.com. Acoustic music and an ongoing charity event for the Worcester Lounge, 175 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8438. favorites every Friday night starting at 10pm. Get here before 10 Open Mic Thursdays With Bill Mccarthy. Visit MySpace. Charley Dee. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Olde Post Office Pub, 1 Ray St., Animal Rescue League No Cover. 5-9 p.m. Jak’s Pub, 536 Main St. and if your 21+ you don’t have to pay the cover charge.18+ only com/OpenMicWorld for info and the latest sign-up schedules! 508-757-5257. North Grafton. 508-839-6106. $10 21+ only $5. 10 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Mixers Cocktail Lounge, 105 Sign-up in advance! Email Bill McCarthy at openmcc@verizon to Vincent’s presents: Big Jon Short. bigjonshort.com 5-8 Live Acoustic. 8-11 p.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Water St. 508-756-2227 or remixworcester.com. reserve it! Free. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Biagio’s Grille, 257 Park Ave. 508- Boylston. p.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. 756-7995 or MySpace.com/OpenMicWorld. Blues Jam w/Jim Perry. Blues Jam with special guests Live Bands. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster >Saturday 1 Audio Wasabi with host Brian Chaffee. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. weekly Free. 6-10 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Sean Fullerton. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. 853-1350. Blue Moon Party. $5. 8:30 p.m.-midnight Blue Plate Lounge, 9035. Bobby Gadoury. 8-11 p.m. Nuovo Restaurant, 92 Shrewsbury Southbridge Summer Concert Series. Free. 6-8 p.m. 661 Main St., Holden. 508-829-4566. Dana Lewis LIVE. No Cover. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Grille on the HILL. St. 508-796-5915. Southbridge Town Common, Southbridge. Live in the Pub: John Riley - An Irish Singalong. 8:30 grillonthehill.net. Mike Tarara. 8-11 p.m. Olde Post Office Pub, 1 Ray St., North p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fiddlers’ Green Pub & Restaurant, 19 Temple St. Bill McCarthy LIVE. No Cover. 8-11 p.m. The Mill at 185 West Open Mic Sundays at Rivalry with Bill Mccarthy. Grafton. 508-839-6106. To check the schedules and open slots visit: MySpace.com/ 508-792-3700. Boylston Street, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. Night Train. 8-11 p.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston OpenMicWorld Bill McCarthy (originator of the “Half-Hour Sets!”) Live Acoustic. 8-11 p.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., St., West Boylston. is Your Host at another great Open Mic Night! Any slot marked as West Boylston. All Request Thirsty Thursday With CJ/ Visit the EcoTarium for free this Friday, Aug. 31, as part of the 10“open” usually is! Email Bill McCarthy to reserve it at: openmcc@ Live Bands. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 DJ. No cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Days End Tavern, The week summer program Free Fun Fridays sponsored by Highland Street verizon. Free. 8 p.m.-midnight Rivalry’s Sports Bar, 274 Shrewsbury Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Downstairs, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-868-7382 or Foundation. The program offers free admission to some of Massachusetts’ St. 774-243-1100 or MySpace.com/OpenMicWorld. Live Music. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 soundzlikefun.com. most popular cultural institutions. Planetarium tickets will be half price for The 80’s tribute band The Flock Of A-Holes annual Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Andy Cummings. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 $2.50 nonmembers, $2 members, children younger than 2 free. Explorer Labor Day Eve BASH with special guests VOID (The Stillburnin’ with special guests Spot Mary Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. Express Train tickets will be available at the Train Station for $3 nonmembers, Seattle grunge tribute). A huge show every year! We (ex-Birdbrain memb Joey Ammo). $7. 8:30 p.m.-2 Cara Brindisi. 9 p.m.-midnight Vincent’s Bar, 49 $2 members. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 222 Harrington Way, Worcester. ecotarium.org. hope you can make it! $7. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook.com/pages/Flock-offacebook.com/spotmary. FLOCK OF A-HOLES, the ultimate 80’s Aholes/127019150125. Audio Nation. Audio Nation returns to JJ’s, playing your tribute band with Cranston Dean and The SUNDAY NIGHT Hang w/ Ronnie Sugar Bear.. favorite rock and roll hits all night long! 9pm, No cover. Samantha Aurellio. $5. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, Live Music. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Free. 9 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508https://facebook.com/audionationrocks 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJ’s 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook.com. Gardner. 978-669-0122. 363-1888 or luckydogmusic.com. Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508FoundationZ Thursdays - Dubstep/Hip Hop/ The incredible Solistic, HARD #9, Fox Force Five. $6. REGGAE FUSION SUNDAYS with DJ Nick. Worcester’s 842-8420. Drum’N’Bass. 18+ $2. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. London Billiards / Club 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363longest running REGGAE night hosted by DJ Nick and Guest DJ’s DJ HappyDaze Playin the Hottest Dance Mixes. No Oasis, 70 James St. 508-799-7655 or facebook.com/Foundationz. 1888 or facebook.com/FoxForce5band. spinning the HOTTTEST Reggae, Hip Hop and Top 40 every Sunday. Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Days End Tavern, UPSTAIRS, 287 Main St., Latin Heat Thursdays @ Bocados Tapas Bar. 9-11:30 Bill McCarthy LIVE. No Cover. 9 p.m.-midnight Lakeside Bar & Oxford. 508-987-1006 or happydazedj.com. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100. p.m. Bocado Tapas Wine Bar, 82 Winter St. 508-797-1011. Grille, 97 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury. 508-425-3543. The Hidden Complex CD Release Show! w/Eric Melver Taylor. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 >Monday 3 Bottlefight, Road Horse, Demons Alley, and Sommer and Barbeque. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Blue Mondays - Live Blues. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Gardner Ale Wolfbane!. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Thirsty Thursday ALL Request DJ. No Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Grove St. 508-753-9543. House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Tyrus. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. Days End Tavern, Main Level, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-1006 Open Mic Night. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Krazy Horse Bar & Grill, Brett Brumby. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. 978-537-7750. or daysendtavern.com. 287 Main St. Worcester. 774-696-0886. 508-459-9035. SEAN FULLERTON: Solo Acoustic. C’MON OUT Thursday College Nights with DJ’s. Narragansett Promos DJ. Classic rock to the Blues. Large dance floor to shake it. Come AND CELEBRATE MY BIRTHDAY WITH ME! 9:30 p.m.-12:30 & Giveaways! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. The Krazy Horse Bar & Grill, 287 Main >Tuesday 4 see this Worcester classic. Full bar reasonably priced. Ice cold beer. a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035 or St. Worcester. 774-696-0886. Open Mic Night w /Bill McCarthy Open Mike. To Friendly service. Keno Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 3-G’s Sports Bar, The cigarmastersworcester.com. Jay Graham Live!. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Funky Murphy’s Bar & check the schedules and open slots visit: MySpace.com/ Music Room, 152 Millbury St. 508-754-3516. Grill, 305 Shrewsbury St. 508-753-2995. OpenMicWorld Bill McCarthy (originator of the “Half-Hour DJ HappyDaze Spinnin All the Hottest Dance FoundationZ Thursdays. Resident Crew: Top Rock United Sets!”) is Your Host at another great Open Mic Night! Any Mixes. No Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Days End Tavern, Alternatives Inc.’s Summer Concert Series continues into featuring Dubstep / Drum & Bass in the back room and Hiphop / slot marked as “open” usually is. Email Bill McCarthy UPSTAIRS, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-1006. September with bands Olde ‘Nuf to Know Better on Thursday, Aug. Dancehall / Breaks / NewJack in the front 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, to reserve it at: openmcc@verizon. Free. 7-11 p.m. DJ’s. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Beemer’s Pub, 114 River St., 30, and Help! Beatles Tribute Band on Thursday, Sep. 6. Bring a 109 Water St. 508-756-2100. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Fitchburg. 978-343-3148. lawn chair or blanket and a picnic to the Community Plaza at Whitin Twisted Thursdays With DJ Whiteboi. 10-11:59 First Tuesday Jazz With Lou Borelli Octet. No FRIDAY FRENZY with Blurry Nights & DJ Mill for the live entertainment. Free. Shows begin at 6 p.m. Refreshments will p.m. Mixers Cocktail Lounge, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227 or Cover. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 SOUP - DJ B-LO. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. be available for purchase. In the event of rain, concerts will move indoors. 50 remixworcester.com. Millbury St. 508-752-6213. 508-756-2100. Douglas Rd., Whitinsville. alternativesnet.org. “Totally Tuesdazed!” Tunes in the Diner every Solstice. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., >Friday 31 Tuesday Night!. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Leominster. 978-537-7750. The Committee presents Abnormal, BKardi, Senior Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. The Flock of Assholes. Get your 80’s on! The Flock Brown, Elijah Williamson, Hard Hittin Ent. It’s a BBQ of Aholes is back at JJ’s, playing your favorite 80’s hits! facebook. Jubilee Gardens. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sahara Cafe & Restaurant, T.J. Peavey. A veteran, accomplished and eclectic singer, Bash! Good Music,Great food and musical performances to end the com/pages/Flock-of-Aholes. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and 143 Highland St. 508-798-2181 or jubileegardens.com. songwriter and guitarist. Pass The Hat. 8-10 p.m. Jak’s Pub, 536 summer off right and gear up for a great school year! The Raven, Main St. 508-757-5257. Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. Tantrum Saturdays with DJ Tony T. As always if you are 258 Pleasant St. 508-304-8133 or facebook.com. 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Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 11-3 Main St., Webster. 508-949-6232 or er3.com/book a.m. Tuesday - Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 11-3 a.m. Clark University: University Gallery, Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Friday, 9-3 a.m. Saturday. Admission: Adults $7, Seniors (59 and Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, Noon-8 p.m. Wednesday, over) $5, Students (with ID) & children (3-17) $2, Children under 3 Free, Groups (any age) $. 203 Union St., Clinton. 978-598-5000 or 978-598-5000x17 or or museumofrussianicons.org. The serene setting of Fruitlands Museum in Harvard comes alive with Old Sturbridge Village, Story Hour at the blues, New Orleans-style R&B and rock-and-roll music when Boston-based Old Sturbridge Village Book Store, Thursdays, band The Love Dogs perform Thursday, Aug. 30. The seven-piece through Dec. 27. Admission: $7 - $20 charged band is comprised of instruments including saxophones, piano, the trombone, by age. Children under 3 fre. 1 Old Sturbridge drums and of course, a little guitar. The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with Village Road, Sturbridge. 800-733-1830 or barbecue food offered by the Harvard Lions Club for purchase or guests are 508-347-3362 or osv.org. welcome to bring their own picnic. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Concert Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts tickets $15 per carload nonmembers, $10 per carload members. 102 & Humanities, the Arts Center, Hours: Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard. fruitlands.org. 2-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Friday, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. 111 Main St., Southbridge. 508346-3341 or qvcah.org. Noon-5 p.m. Thursday - Saturday. 950 Main St. 508-793-7349 or Rollstone Studios, Hours: 11-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday 508-793-7113 or clarku.edu. Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday - Saturday. Admission: Free. Clark’s Cafe and Art On Rotation Gallery, Hours: 6 a.m. 633 Main St., Fitchburg. 978-348-2781 or rollstoneartists.com. to 1 p.m. Sunday - Saturday. Admission: Free for gallery. 310 High Salisbury Mansion, Salisbury Mansion Tours, Thursdays, St., Clinton. 978-549-5822 or 978-365-7772 or aorgallery.com. Fridays, Saturdays, through Dec. 31. Hours: closed Sunday College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Wednesday, 1-8:30 p.m. Thursday, 1-4 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 40 Gallery, Create: Featuring the Work of 20 SF Bay Area Artists, Highland St. 508-753-8278 or worcesterhistory.org Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Taproot Bookstore, Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 Saturdays, Aug. 29 - Oct. 6. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday, p.m. Monday - Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday. 1 College St. 508-79310 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 1200 West 3356 or holycross.edu/departments/cantor/website. Boylston St. 508-853-5083 or TaprootBookstore.com. Danforth Museum of Art, Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, The Sprinkler Factory, Hours: Noon-6 p.m. Sunday, 9 closed Monday - Tuesday, Noon-5 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday, a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, closed Saturday. 38 Harlow St. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 123 Union Ave., Framingham. sprinklerfactory.com. 508-620-0050 or danforthmuseum.org. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Artist Reception - Marine Dark World Gallery, Canman “Modern Psychedelicism” New Botanicals and Strange Flowers, Thursday; Guided Garden Tour, Exhibit, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, through Dec. 30. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed through Aug. 31; Modern Psychedelicism, Through Aug. 30. Hours: Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $10 closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Saturday. 179 Grafton Adults, $7 Seniors & $5 Youth, Free to Members & Children under . St. darkworldgallery.com. 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111 or towerhillbg.org. 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>Sunday 2 Annual Labor Day Polish Picnic. Polish and American food all day (eat in, outside, or take food home) live music by: Dennis Polisky and the Maestro’s Men (2:00 - 6:00 in the PACC Hall, $8.00 cover charge also: the Pulaski Brass Band (12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Free) this event runs rain or shine, the PACC has a large wood dance floor noon-6 p.m. Polish American Citizens Club (PACC), 37 Harris St., Webster. 508-943-9716.

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www.centralmassclass.com LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES WORCESTER HOUSING AUTHORITY FIRE ALARM SYSTEM UPGRADES MA 12-3/12-7 MILL POND APARTMENTS; MA 12-2 ADDISON APARTMENTS and MA 12-4 MAYSIDE APARTMENTS INVITATION FOR BIDS The Worcester Housing Authority (WHA) will receive sealed General Bids for FIRE ALARM SYSTEM UPGRADES at MA 12-3/12-7 MILL POND APARTMENTS; 600 Mill Street, MA 12-2 ADDISON APARTMENTS, 2 Addison Street; and MA 12-4 MAYSIDE APARTMENTS, 20 May Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605 until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 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 fire alarm system upgrades and appurtenant work in various buildings located at the following WHA Properties: MA 12-2 Addison Apartments, 2 Addison Street; and MA 12-4 Mayside Apartments, 20 May Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605. Alternate (Add Alternate No. 1): Add Alternate adds the fire alarm system updates and appurtenant work in various buildings located at the following WHA Property: MA 12-3/12-7 Mill Pond Apartments; 600 Mill Street, Worcester, MA 01605. Estimated Construction Cost: The work is estimated to cost approximately $344,000. 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 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, August 22, 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. A Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at Addison Apartments, Community Building, 2 Addison Street, Worcester, MA 01605. Immediately following the conference, each of the three (3) job sites 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): No later than 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. The Contract Documents may be seen, but not removed at: F.W. Dodge, MHC/Joe Merritt & Co.,17 Everberg Rd,Unit C,Woburn, MA 01801 (781-430-2008). Reed Constr 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) 6353312. 08/23/2012 & 08/30/2012

WORCESTER HOUSING AUTHORITY ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS August 30, 2012 SEALED BIDS shall be received at the Purchasing Office, 69 Tacoma St., Worceseter, MA 01605 IFBs maybe picked up at the location above or will be mailed/emailed to you . Please email purchasing@worcester-housing.com or call (508) 695-3203, TDD (508) 798-4530. Bidders are responsible for ensuring they have received any/all addenda prior to submitting a bid. Separate awards will be made for each IFB. WHA reserves the right to reject any all responses, in whole or in part, deemed to be in their best interest. Award of all contracts is subject to the approval of the WHA Executive Director or Board of Commissioners. The Operating Agency shall indemnify and hold harmless the WHA and its officers or agents from any and all third party claims arising from activities under these Agreements as set fort in MGL c.258, section 2 as amended. Bid No. Release Date Project Title Bid Surety Bid Opening 12-30 8/30/2012 Power Washing & Graffiti Removal N/A 10:00 a.m., Sept. 13, 2012 12-36 8/30/2012 Independent Public Accountants N/A 2:00 p.m., Sept. 13, 2012 12-37 8/30/2012 Surplus - Vehicle N/A 3:00 p.m., Sept. 13, 2012 Re Cappoli Chief Procurement Officer

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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, September 5, 2012 At: 7:00 p.m. To act on a petition from: Steven Venincasa, 6 Mcintosh Ct., Westboro, MA For a Variance/ sp. permit in the Millbury Zoning Ordinance relative to: pre-existing, non-conforming structure at 38 Maple Street, Map 54, Lot 68, in order to demolish rear portion of the rear home. All interested parties are invited to attend. Richard P. Valentino, Chairman Millbury Board of Appeals 08/23/2012 & 08/30/2012

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608 508-831-2200 Docket No. WO12D1147DR DIVORCE/SEPARATE SUPPORT SUMMONS Ofosu Andrews vs. Ago Kassie To the above named Defendant: You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon: Ofosu Andrews 52 Goldthwaite Road Worcester, MA 01605 a copy of your answer to the complaint for Divorce which is herewith served upon you, within 20 days after service of this summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to do so, the Court will proceed to the hearing and adjudication od this action. You are also required to file your answer to the complaint in the office of the Register of this Court at the above named court either before service upon plaintiff’s attorney or within reasonable time thereafter. Witness, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court. Date: April 18, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 08/30/2012

Sutton Planning Board Public Hearing Notice In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Ch. 40A § 5, the Sutton Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider changes to the Town of Sutton Zoning Bylaw Section VI.L. – Accessory Apartments by making various changes ranging from grammatical corrections to addition of new provisions. The hearing will be held on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 7:15 P.M. at the Sutton Town Hall. Scott Paul, Chairman Sutton Planning Board Published August 23rd and 30th, 2012

Town of Sutton Conservation Commission The Sutton Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at 7:15PM, at the Sutton Town Hall, 4 Uxbridge Road, Sutton, MA. The purpose of this hearing is to review a Request for Determination of Applicability submitted to the Conservation Commission by Lester Szawlowski, Manchaug, MA. The project consists of repair of an existing dock on Map 53, Parcel 7 & 11, for 24 Holt Road, in Manchaug, MA. This notice is publicized in accordance with the provisions of General Law Chapter 131, Section 40 commonly known as the Wetlands Protection Act, and the Sutton Wetlands and Riverfront District Administration Bylaw. August 30, 2012

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www.centralmassclass.com LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 508-831-2200 Docket No. WO12P0884EA CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION Estate of: Gaetano Angelico Date of Death: 01/26/2012 To all interested persons: A Petition has been filed by: Concetta Davis 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: Concetta Davis 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 09/11/2012. 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 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: August 15, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 08/30/2012

PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF MILLBURY PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT MARTHA COAKLEY, STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, HAS RETURNED WITH APPROVAL DATED AUGUST 21, 2012 THE AMENDMENTS TO THE TOWN OF MILLBURY’S GENERAL BYLAWS AND ZONING BYLAWS ADOPTED UNDER WARRANT ARTICLE #30 (GENERAL) AND #23,24,25 and #26 (ZONING) ACCEPTED AT THE MAY 1, 2012 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING. A TOWN BULLETIN WITH THE BYLAW AMENDMENTS IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE, 127 ELM STREET AND WILL BE POSTED IN PUBLIC PLACES IN TOWN. OFFICE HOURS ARE 8:30 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. MONDAY THRU FRIDAY. TUESDAYS THE OFFICE REMAINS OPEN UNTIL 7:00 P.M.. QUESTIONS, CALL 508-865-9110, MILLBURY TOWN CLERK 08/30/2012, 09/06/2012 & 09/13/2012

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 508-831-2200 Docket No. WO12P2246EA CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION Estate of: Audrey Livingston Hickey Date of Death: 05/24/2012 To all interested persons: A Petition has been filed by: Doris L Doull 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: Doris L Doull 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 09/18/2012. 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: August 23,2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 08/30/2012

Worcester Housing Authority Public Notice Designers registered in Massachusetts are advised that applications are available for preparation of plans and specifications and construction administration for the Greenwood Kitchen Modernization project at the Authority’s 667-2 Greenwood Gardens, Elderly/Disabled Housing development. The firm must provide full basic services including investigation and initial design through preparation of contract documents, bidding and construction contract administration. The project manager or person charged with handling this project must be an Architect registered in Massachusetts. The construction cost is $375,000.00 The Fee for Basic Services is $30,000.00 Applications and brochure requirements can be picked up on August 22, 2012 between the hours of 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM or mailed by calling (508)635-3302; or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Worcester Housing Authority, 81 Tacoma Street Worcester, MA 01605 ATTN: Tina Rivera. Fifteen copies of the application must be submitted to the above address by September 13, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. A pre-proposal briefing meeting will be held on August 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM at 327 Greenwood Street Apartment in Worcester MA.The successful applicant will be required to submit certificate of professional liability insurance indicating minimum coverage in the amount of $250,000.00. 08/23/2012 & 08/30/2012

Worcester Housing Authority Public Notice Electrical Engineers registered in Massachusetts are advised that applications are available for preparation of plans and specifications and construction administration for the Great Brook Valley Gardens Electrical Upgrades project at the Authority’s 12-1 Great Brook Valley Gardens, Family Housing development. The firm must prepare schematics, design development and construction documents with increasingly detailed cost estimates at each stage. Consultant will provide complete construction administration and inspectional services until acceptance of all construction work in accordance with Department of Housing and Urban Development standard design contract. The construction cost is $1,100,000.00 The Request for Proposal, Applications, and Summary of Qualifications may be obtained at the Worcester Housing Authority, 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA or by contacting Tina Rivera at (508) 635-3302 after 10:00 a.m. on August 22, 2012. A pre-proposal meeting will be held on September 5, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m. 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605. Interested candidates must submit three (3) copies of attached form proposal before 2:00 p.m. on September 21, 2012 to the Worcester Housing Authority, 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605, Attention: Mr. Fred Paris, Director of Modernization & Construction. The successful applicant will be required to submit proof of professional liability insurance in the amounts of $500,000, and General Liability in the amount of $1,000,000. 08/23/2012 & 08/30/2012 Town of Millbury Public Hearing The Millbury Board of Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 7:15 p.m. in the Conference Room, Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA to act upon the application for a change of manager and new officers for Sixty Elm, Inc. d/b/a A&D Pizza, 60 Elm Street, Millbury, MA. 08/30/2012

CONSERVATION COMMISSION The Millbury Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 7:25 P.M. at the Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street to act on a Notice of Intent from Jason Abraham for construction of an addition to existing dwelling at 29 Cedar Avenue. Said work falls under the jurisdiction of the Wetlands Protection Act M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40. Donald Flynn Chairman 08/30/2012

Worcester Housing Authority Request for Proposals Exterior Masonry and Building Envelope Renovation Pleasant St. Apts. (12-5) 275 Pleasant Street The Worcester Housing Authority (WHA) is requesting applications from experienced Architects or Engineers registered in Massachusetts to provide full design, construction administration and inspectional services for the Exterior Masonry and Building Envelope Renovation project at Pleasant St Apts. 275 Pleasant Street. The construction budget is $1.2 million. A pre-proposal meeting will be held on Sept 5, 2012 @ 1:00 p.m. 275 Pleasant Street in the Community Rm, Worcester, MA 01605. The Request for Proposal, Applications, and Summary of Qualifications may be obtained at the Worcester Housing Authority, 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA or by contacting Tina Rivera at (508) 635-3302 after 10:00 a.m. on August 22, 2012. Interested candidates must submit three (3) copies of attached form proposal before 2:00 p.m. on September 20, 2012 to the Worcester Housing Authority, 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605, Attention: Mr. Fred Paris, Director of Modernization & Construction. For additional information contact Tina Rivera at (508) 635-3302. 08/23/2012 & 08/30/2012

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Joseph Cox Joseph Cox, 39, of England was just appointed the new president of the EcoTarium, effective October 1. With a degree in environmental science and a master’s in museum studies, Cox will bring his experience and knowledge to the EcoTarium. We asked Cox about his vision for the EcoTarium, his background in science and museums, and how he feels about starting a new life in Worcester. Why did you decide to join the EcoTarium? What about it drew you to the position of president? Since moving to the United States from London I’ve lived almost exclusively in Southwest Florida. When I arrived in the U.S., I worked for the Conservancy Nature Center, a 21-acre educational facility with award-winning summer-camp programs, state-of-the-art wildlife rehabilitation facility and gorgeous nature trails and museum. For the past eight years I’ve worked to design the exhibits, raise the funds and oversee the construction of the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. The EcoTarium, with its mission to create a better world by inspiring a passion for science and nature, is a perfect blend of the two institutions that I led in Florida (but in a new and exciting part of the country). The board of the EcoTarium is looking to the future and has created a long-range plan titled the Third Century Plan, a guide that will continue to position the EcoTarium as an invaluable resource for the community. The EcoTarium is perfectly poised to deepen its role as a vital community resource inspiring children to love science and nature, to connect with the environment and appreciate their community.

What’s the first thing you will do as president of the EcoTarium? A strong institution has strong community partners, and I intend to meet with colleagues at educational, cultural and social-service agencies. The EcoTarium has an incredibly broad range of educational and cultural offerings from the treetop canopy and zip line to field trips, night journeys and wildlife trails... I intend to experience all of them.

What visions do you have for the EcoTarium? The rapidly accelerating social, environmental, economic and educational changes of the 21st century have positioned museums to become a pivotal component in the success of a community. Museums such as the EcoTarium are destinations for lifelong learning experiences. From programs for preschoolers and inspiring school field trips aligning to the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks to college internships, parenting programs and lecture series, the EcoTarium offers opportunities for the entire community. As we rollout the Third Century Plan the results will be an even more dynamic museum with new exhibits, wildlife habitats, improved guest amenities, improvements to the grounds and increased endowment and enhanced partnerships in the community.

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How will you bring your experience at Golisano Children’s Museum and Conservancy of Southwest Florida to the EcoTarium? At both the Conservancy and the Children’s Museum we were able to build strategic partnerships that strengthened the museum. The partnerships were traditional such as local school systems, libraries and universities and less traditional such as the shelter for abused women and children, our public broadcasting station and the Humane Society. Working with the local cultural community is something I look forward to in Worcester and with so many local institutions having recently hired new directors, this is a great time to forge new friendships.

Why did you decide to study environmental science and how did that lead to working with museums? Growing up in the village of Wyke Regis in England, I was surrounded by the gorgeous countryside of Thomas Hardy. Whether exploring Chesil Beach or blackberry picking near Wyke Castle, we spent all our time playing outside. That early childhood connection is what inspired a lifelong passion for science and is why I believe museums like the EcoTarium can truly have an impact on children.

What draws you to nature and science and what is your favorite aspect? There is so much that we have discovered since I was a young child falling in love with science. Extra solar planets have been discovered, Pluto was demoted, Star Trek’s “PADD” led to the iPad and species have both vanished from the planet and been rediscovered. This is

such a dynamic time for discovery—for new experiences—but we must also explain to the next generation that our actions have – and their actions will impact the future of our planet.

Tell me about one of the most interesting experiences you’ve had working in this field. The most interesting experience I’ve had was meeting one of my childhood idols, Jane Goodall, not once but twice while working at the nature center. On her second visit we had 500 children who had participated in her Roots and Shoots program along with their parents in a huge tent. The children had worked incredibly hard to turn the tent into a scene out of Africa—flora and fauna, music and culture; everyone was at fever pitch waiting to hear Jane speak. Meanwhile, Jane was laying down in one of our classrooms extremely unwell, it was serious enough that we had an ambulance standing by; we didn’t want the nature center to be known as the place Jane Goodall died. Thankfully she rallied, spoke to an ecstatic crowd and continues to inspire children around the world. — Alicia Lazzaro

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