In this issue, March 16

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The Pint will take over for Scorz as the next-door neighbor to Victory cigar lounge.

Patrick Sargent / For Worcester Sun

The Pint will take over for Scorz as the next-door neighbor to Victory cigar lounge.

Local Business Spotlight: The Pint, coming soon to Shrewsbury Street |  Just another typical father-son establishment elbowing its way into the Shrewsbury Street scene? Not exactly, but this duo hope their long-awaited collaboration combined with a distinct formula, good timing and a plum location will make The Pint, set to open in May, a worthy competitor on Restaurant Row. Patrick Sargent pulls up a stool for the 411.

Editorial: Superintendent Binienda | The School Committee Monday night, March 14, chose current South High Principal Maureen Binienda to be the new superintendent of Worcester Public Schools. With one dissenting opinion, the 29-minute meeting ended with the selection of “the person uniquely able and qualified to unite the community.”

March16SunSpot_teaseSun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 41]: If the shoe fits … |  The first time the Holy Cross men’s basketball team advanced to the Div. 1 NCAA tournament, there were eight teams invited to two regional sites and the whole thing lasted a week. The Crusaders won three games at Madison Square Garden, toppling Oklahoma for the 1947 national championship. They were the alphas back then, with Hall of Fame coach Doggie Julian, All-America forward George Kaftan and some freshman named Cousy.

This season Bill Carmody and crew were 10-19 and hadn’t won outside Worcester since early December, before an incredible run in the Patriot League tournament vaulted HC into the Big Dance for the 13th time. Hitch sizes up the Crusaders’ chances in the 68-team, 13-site, three-week extravaganza.

WCAC donation

Courtesy Worcester Community Action Council

Southbridge Savings Bank hands off a big check to WCAC.

Inbox: Bank gifts $36k to Worcester Community Action Council; Central Mass. Lyme Foundation 2016 conference; Oak Hill CDC to offer realty services; Friends of Newton Hill launch new website, membership drive; Health Foundation of Central Mass. |  Interesting and worthwhile things happen every day in our community. Alas, we can’t cover them all. That’s where Inbox comes in, to offer readers an easily digestible compilation of interesting and noteworthy items you and your neighbors keep telling us about. Have a release or a photo you or your group would like to share? Let us know by emailing it to Be sure to include a link to the full release on your site or Facebook page so we can include it and send Sun members your way.

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