Thieves ‘violate’ Vernon Hill church | Police are investigating the theft, which parish officials said occurred early Saturday morning. Parishioners were alerted to the incident by the Rev. Ryszard Polek, church pastor, at weekend Masses. “I am so heartbroken,” said Rev. Polek, who marked his second year as church pastor on the day of the break. “It was a really sad day.”
Editorial: Differing reactions show government at its worst | While state government works feverishly to correct a problem that threatened a small business, the Worcester City Council did the opposite just a couple of months ago. We look at the cases of Nashoba Valley Winery and Gilberto Ledesma.
Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 73]: Signs of the Trump-ocalypse | Trump-for-president signs have been turning up missing from fence posts and front-yard sod from coast-to-coast, and now the anti-American scourge has reared its selfish, ignorant, belligerent head in Grafton Hill and all around Worcester. [Wait: selfish, ignorant, belligerent — sound familiar?!] On the bright side, there will be new signs trumpeting a vice presidential candidate ready to take their places before you know it. Meantime, Hitch has an idea about how to make Trump supporters feel great again.
State news: Mass. industry index reports declining business confidence | Katherine Kiel, chair of the Holy Cross Economics Department, said June’s survey results were complicated by Great Britain’s June 23 vote to leave the European Union. “Any time there is uncertainty that obviously causes people to be less confident about decisions they planned on making. As long as there is this uncertainty, no one knows what the impacts will be and we’ll see that for a while.” Find out what else has leading business people across the state concerned.
Inbox [July 6]: Officials laud TIF-boosted Quinsig Village development, Saint-Gobain promotes Worcester exec, theater troupe sets auditions, WRTA seeks feedback | 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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Sun Shine: Windows into city’s past at Denholms
“I started working on the windows because I saw the condition of the building. I wanted to lend my hand any way I could. At the same time, I wanted to honor my grandmother by doing this work.” Christopher Sawyer has been brightening the landmark’s facade for several years. Learn more about his motivation and plans for the future.
Local Business Spotlight: Seed to Stem transplanting to Canal District
The eclectic nature-themed gift shop is pulling up stakes on Shrewsbury Street soon for bigger space — and maybe even more customers! — in Crompton Place. Longtime collaborators, the owners are taking their skills with skulls (they plant things in them), flowers and other eye-catching items from Restaurant Row to the Canal District in August.