Editorial: Putting the brakes on Worcester’s ‘tag days’

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Hardly anything evokes as much fondness and nostalgia as baseball. Make that “youth baseball” — or youth softball, basketball, football or gymnastics — and hearts melt.

But nostalgia hits a wall at the mention of “tag days” on Worcester streets.

Where Cross, East Central and Shamrock streets meet Shrewsbury -- soon Worcester drivers could see the return of little-league "panhandlers" there.

Patrick Sargent / For Worcester Sun

Where Cross, East Central and Shamrock streets meet Shrewsbury — soon Worcester drivers could see the return of little-league “panhandlers” there.

These fundraisers, typically involving young people at busy intersections asking drivers for cash, have not been missed by motorists the last three years.

Let’s keep them in the past.


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