Worcester Sun, June 8: In this issue

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Worcester schools surely, slowly address safety audit priorities |  “Very, very few of the recommendations have been addressed,” School Safety Liaison Robert Pezzella said this week. “However, I’m confident that the majority of the critical recommendations will be addressed by the end of the [2016-17] school year.” The 2015 safety audit suggests officials should be $1M into their work by now. Patrick Sargent checks the progress.

Worcester's downtown skyline could see many significant changes.

Editorial: Worcester civility in a time of ‘chaos and turmoil’ |  In the span of 24 hours last week the City Council requested a policy for having police at public meetings and City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. recommended people not give money to an increasing number of panhandlers on city streets. We examine what these events have in common.

June8SunSpot_teaseSun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 65]: Worcester packs on the red tape |  With stricter statewide regulations on the horizon, Worcester health officials finally hopped on the bandwagon alongside more than 100 other cities and towns in the commonwealth to address a dangerous scourge that has enticed and beguiled our youth for generations. But then, restrictions and age limits can only take you so far — right? Hitch has some thoughts on this super-sized problem.


Courtesy Worcester Cultural Coalition and Dennis Smith

Dennis Smith’s “Sunflower with Barn”

Inbox [June 8]: Exhibit opens at City Hall, Assumption gets $1M for new building, Auburn Rotary honored, Mass. Symphony announces summer dates |  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 info@worcester.ma. 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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