Coffee with Cece …

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Cece.

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Fair Trade🐦🐦 Green Mountain🌄 coffee. 💜K cups!

…Then to work on CECELIA. We hit stands next week!

My 2018 wish for Worcester: the Worcester Public Schools instructional aides AND substitute teachers are paid a LIVING WAGE BY THE CITY OF WORCESTER. One of our aides was homeless! Our “subs” can barely pay their bills! Both groups of educators make little more than minimum wage – and they love kids, schools, education, Worcester! Why exploit them, City Manager Augustus and Woo School Committee?

Needed now! Respect for Worcester County’s working men and women (like in the bad old good old days!). Some photos of my uncles/aunts and grandpa’s work lit:

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GOOD-PAYING JOBS FOR WORCESTERITES START AT CITY HALL! City Councilor Candy Carlson is RIGHT ON!: ALL City Employees must be paid at least $15/hour by the city! Worcester County Food Bank’s Executive Director Jean Murray and so many in the social services are also FIGHTING FOR $15!

This $$$💜😘 is key to REDUCING POVERTY IN WORCESTER! ONE IN FOUR OF OUR CITY’S KIDS IS FOOD INSECURE, social-worker-speak for HUNGRY!!

How can we be great, if our citizens are sick from hunger?

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In the Canal District, homeless youth…

– pics+text by Rose T.

P.S. My immigrant grandparents came to Worcester with the clothes on their backs and big tin and wood trunks (one per family) filled with everything they loved in the world. They believed in America and her promise to the forsaken of the world. They built good lives here in the Woo…

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Wedding photo – so young!!

They got hard but good-paying, union factory jobs; sent their kids to our once solid, no-nonsense public schools; lived in affordable housing they could even buy (three deckers)!!! This city built them, they built the city!

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Rose’s relatives aspired to the Denholm’s Dream, the American Dream!