Decision 2016

Decision 2016

  So you got fooled by the headlines.  It happens.  It has become the norm in main stream media that the headline has nothing to do with the substance (or lack thereof) of the article.  But I promise this will be more entertaining than what you have been reading about the election, because in all actuality this has to do with my family’s decision for 2016…….Our Banana Split results.   Last year we decided instead of buying four ice creams…

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Time to let go

Time to let go

Recently I wrote a piece titled “Always say Goodbye” about the closing of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  My wife Darcy (aka The Baseball Widow) shared her feeling on the matter as well and asked me to post on her behalf.  Hope you enjoy.   On Saturday afternoon, I took my girls to church not realizing that this particular Saturday would be the last time I sat in the pews of this beautiful church we have called our parish (for myself…

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Always say goodbye

Always say goodbye

Always say goodbye, because you never know if you will get the chance.  That happened to me this past weekend.   I used to travel a lot and in the spring my baseball umpiring duties force me to miss or reschedule some things, including attending mass.  On average I would say I attend mass 45 out of 52 weeks of the year.  I was a parishioner at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. I did not get to say goodbye to the…

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Burncoat Middle Robotics team raising funds for World Competition

Burncoat Middle Robotics team raising funds for World Competition

Burncoat Middle robotics team seeks $ to compete in world meet WORCESTER – A handful of Burncoat Middle School students are readying for the challenge of their young lives, but first they must raise the money to follow their dream.Five eighth-graders will board a bus bound for the 2016 VEX Robotics World Competition, being held April 20-23 in Louisville, Kentucky.

School Committee to Vote on new Superintendent

School Committee to Vote on new Superintendent

Tonight: Worcester school board set to vote on next superintendent WORCESTER – Faced with one of the board’s biggest decisions in seven years, most School Committee members have seen enough. They’re ready to vote for a new superintendent Monday night. Board members said Friday they’re confident the next school chief is among the four candidates they’re considering for the job: Norrback Avenue School Principal Karrie J.

Pezzella Makes Safety Recommendations for Worcester Schools

Pezzella Makes Safety Recommendations for Worcester Schools

Safety equipment upgrades, more police officers recommended for Worcester schools WORCESTER – The district’s school safety liaison and a special advisory committee advises implementing several recommendations from a recent independent audit of the district’s safety systems, including upgrading school security hardware and adding two police liaison officers.Robert Pezzella also suggests changing the title of his current position from school safety liaison to director of school safety and communication.

Committee Corner: School Budget talks have started in Worcester

Committee Corner: School Budget talks have started in Worcester

John Monfredo, Worcester School Committee   “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”…Ben Franklin That is sound advice from a great leader… Ben Franklin!  Again it’s that time of the year that the community needs to be involved in the school budget and look what we, as a city, are allocating for our schools. The past few weeks the School Committee and Administration have met with our Local Legislator Delegation to discuss the educational needs of our school system. …

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Team work makes the dream work at Burncoat Prep

Team work makes the dream work at Burncoat Prep

Forming a new ‘family’ at Worcester’s Burncoat Prep WORCESTER – The sign hanging on the wall behind Deborah Catamero’s desk offers a persuasive bit of advice: “Save time, see it my way.””It’s really our way,” the Burncoat Street Preparatory School principal said Friday, laughing off what is meant to be a joke.

Worcester School Committee reviews the over testing of Kindergartners

Worcester School Committee reviews the over testing of Kindergartners

Are kindergartners being over-tested? Worcester school board to take a look WORCESTER – The School Committee will look at whether kindergarten students are being made to take too many tests, despite the interim superintendent’s argument that assessments are critical at that age. “I’ll proceed very cautiously before we start interfering” with the district’s testing schedule, said Mayor Joseph Petty, who agreed to send the issue to the board’s Teaching, Learning and Student Supports Standing Committee for further study.