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Worcester’s Favorite Christmas Song?

Worcester’s Favorite Christmas Song?

Christmas music only get’s played once a year (even though it seems to be several months worth) and everyone has their favorites. Our annual poll celebrates the much loved Christmas Novelty Songs that have been engrained in our collective memories since we were all children. Which is your favorite??

School Resource Officer Debate

School Resource Officer Debate

School Violence has been a topic on “Talk of the Commonwealth” for a number of weeks now. Was it a mistake to take the School Resource Officers out of the schools? Well as Hank talks about you had violent incidents when you had Resource Officers in the schools so the answer can’t be as simple as putting them back in. Yet it seems as if some type of staff is going to be hired to take the place of the Resource Officers so would it have been easier to keep them? What is the answer? How much do we expect of our teachers and administrators? Has money been spent on more counselors and school psychologists? If you’re talking about it – we’re talking about it. The phone/text lines are always open at 774-364-8255.

Dr. Hirsh –  “I think masking is really going to make a comeback.”

Dr. Hirsh – “I think masking is really going to make a comeback.”

“I think masking is really going to make a comeback.” Dr. Michael Hirsh tells us that RSV is causing the Emergency Rooms to be overrun. Kids are getting hit hard because for the last few years they have been wearing masks and very young kids haven’t gotten exposed the way they would have in the past and so older kids are getting hit with it in a way they haven’t before. “School systems are going to have to rethink this a little bit if we want to get through the next few months.” Conversations are happening with the school health advisory committee. Dr. Hirsh does recommend kids wear masks through the holidays to keep them out of the hospital.

Closing the Dual Tax Rate in Worcester

Closing the Dual Tax Rate in Worcester

Hank and “Big” Ben are joined by Walter Bird, former editor of Worcester Magazine and Matt Wally, former Worcester City Councilor, to talk about closing the dual tax rate in Worcester. Does it need to be more business friendly? And, school violence. Was it a mistake to take the School Resource Officers out of the School? We’re keeping it local. If you’re talking about it – we’re talking about it.

The Attack on Corrections Officer Matthew Tidman

The Attack on Corrections Officer Matthew Tidman

On August 31st, Corrections Officer Matthew Tidman, was brutally attacked. An inmate at MCI-Shirley bludgeoned Tidman with a weight. Miraculously, after being on life support, he has begun the road to recovery. His brother Lucas joins us to talk about how his family is fighting to make sure no other officer suffers what they call a preventable attack.

Holiday Season Scammers

Holiday Season Scammers

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving has already come and gone as well as Black Friday and small business Saturday. BUT with cyber Monday today, and giving Tuesday tomorrow…we need to stay “shopper smart”!

This time of year are highly anticipated opportunities for scammers to cash in on your holiday generosity! BBB has some tips to shop safe and shop smart this holiday season.

Massachusetts Employee Training

Massachusetts Employee Training

The state of MA is offering a great program to employers so they can train their employees. Karyn Rhodes of Complete Payroll Solutions gives you everything you need to know to take advantage.

WORCESTER PODCASTS

Improving Your Health with Fallon Health’s Richard Burke

Understanding Medicare

If you are an older adult who wants to change your Medicare coverage for next year, now is the
time to do it. We’re in the middle of the important Medicare Annual Election Period which means
time is of the essence when it comes to assessing your changing budget and health care needs
for the upcoming year.
We’re pleased to two local Medicare experts joining us for today’s episode of Improving Your
Health with Fallon’s Richard Burke. Fallon’s President and CEO and Deb Daviau, their VP of
Medicare and Executive Director of its NaviCare program are here to talk about how to find a
plan that is best suited for your specific needs.

WBDC-PODCAST

Table Talk Pie and Mount Carmel Sites

The podcast of the WBDC centers on two new housing projects going up in Worcester. One at the site of the former Table Talk Pie bakery next to Polar Park. The other off 290 at the former site of Mt. Carmel. Craig Blais, President and CEO of The Worcester Business Development Corporation is joined by Rich Mazzocchi, Partner at Boston Capital and Jim Lambert, Development Director at Wood Partners. They go into detail about the need for housing, the projects they are bringing to Worcester and what attracted them to the city, and comment on inclusionary zoning.

Holiday Season Scammers

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving has already come and gone as well as Black Friday and small business Saturday. BUT with cyber Monday today, and giving Tuesday tomorrow…we need to stay “shopper smart”!

This time of year are highly anticipated opportunities for scammers to cash in on your holiday generosity! BBB has some tips to shop safe and shop smart this holiday season.

Rollstone Bank and Trust podcast- Cybersecurity

On this episode of the Rollstone Bank and Trust podcast, COO Arthur Feehan talks to us about Cybersecurity. Feehan recently took part in a table top exercise that dealt with a mock cyber attack. As Feehan tells us the bank has multiple layers of security and is constantly adding to those safety measures. He also says that they are continually educating their customers to employ best practices. The recent exercise tested how institutions will react to a particular scenario.

Worcester Red Sox Show- December 1, 2022

On this edition of the Worcester Red Sox Show, Dr. Charles Steinberg shares the news that MILB has informed the club that after certifying ticket sales for all 120 minor league baseball teams the Worcester Red Sox were number one in attendance for the season. Dr. Charles also shares a first look at the new Worcester Red Sox theme song for 2023.

Tercentennial Weekend June 10th, 11th and 12th

One of the highlights of Tercentennial Weekend June 10th, 11th and 12th will be the parade Saturday morning. One of the highlights of the parade will be the giant marionettes representing the different ethnic groups in the city. Representatives from the Creative Hub, Guardians of Traditions, The Hector Reyes House and the artist behind the marionettes talk about a collaboration that will not only honor the city but that has bound the participants together.

Discover Central Mass- November 24, 2022

Join Tim Power from Discover Central Mass as he and Hank Stolz speak with the dynamic owners of Castle Cantina, A Tapas Bar and Restaurant with Caribbean flavors located in Leicester and Thyme Herbal Apothecary on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester. Fascinating behind the scenes stories.

A Night to Remember: Folk Guardians of Worcester

Amazing upcoming events at Mechanics Hall for the Holidays. Fill your holiday season with the joy of music. Sunday Nov. 13th a special, FREE, event. A NIght to Remember: Folk Guardians of Worcester. Presented by Guardians of Traditions and Mechanics Hall. 3-5 PM: Hall of Culture 6-8PM: Live Performances.

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