Monday, June 4, 2012

Worcester Mag Top Stories

Monday, June 4, 2012

Green U

While many of us still think we're making a cutting-edge contribution to the future of the planet by drinking water from a tap instead of a plastic bottle, the faculty and students at Worcester's colleges and universities are at the forefront of generating new eco-ideas and green innovations in a wide range of fields.

Solutions anonymous

Randy Ormo is no non-partisan. Involved in Democratic politics and himself once flirting with a run for public office (he pulled signature papers for Worcester City Council in 2011), it doesn't mean he can't be bi-partisan. In fact, that's what he'd like to see more of.

Majority rules

With new congressional and statehouse lines re-drawn late last year after the release of the 2010 US Census results, advocates seeking better representation of minority communities celebrated a recent announcement from the state's redistricting committee that doubled the number of majority-minority districts in Massachusetts from 10 to 20. What that means is districts for state representative or state senator whose voting population of African Americans, Latinos and Asians will out-number the amount of registered white voters.

Worcester Farmers' Markets 2012

Farmers' Markets offering fresh produce and other locally made food items in Worcester during the summer and fall 2012 seasons are listed below.