By Rosalie Tirella
We agree with the Worcester parents, teachers and students who are calling for the REMOVAL of WPD police presence – daily – at our WPS. One cop per Worcester public high school – stationed there every day. A few others for our city’s public junior highs … Pointless, a waste of taxpayer money, DEPRESSING FOR THE STUDENTS. Sends a wrong message to students: You are criminals, we are WATCHING you.
Wow. I can imagine me, the Burncoat Senior High junior, coming to Burncoat to be greeted by a cop, all in blue, gun in holster? His police cruiser in my school parking lot – where my fave teacher, Mr. Caron, my chemistry teacher, parks his car. Where my friend parks her old Nova – urban special. The school I love, where I meet my friends and study hard … Wow. Get rid of the police uniform in our schools.
If there is an emergency/need, ok – the principals must dial 911. Other than that, use the money TO HIRE A MINORITY TEACHER WHO TEACHES BLACK STUDIES – FROM AFRICA all the way to present day South Africa, America. Plus: jazz, the blues, the foundation artists of rock n roll. Play John Coltrane – don’t train guns on our kids. Most good. Many neglected. Many deprived.
FROM CHEF JOEY:
CARROT CAKE AND MUFFINS♥️
Text and pics by Chef Joey
Here is an easy summer recipe that’s fun to make and pretty inexpensive, if you use real ingredients.
I happen to buy one coconut – they cost a dollar. I drilled a hole, drained it, cracked it open…
I removed the coconut meat and put it in the food processor. … or coconut was all I needed for this whole cake. The other time consuming ingredient is a cup and a half cooked carrots …
… that are mashed. The rest of the cake is easy!
So take 3 cups of flour and one cup of sugar.
Add 1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt and mix it all together …
Add 1 cup of vegetable oil
and 1 1/3 cup of crushed pineapple – juice taken away. Then add your cooked carrots and four eggs, well beaten – mix together by hand if you want.
You can add crushed walnuts – add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and stir well.
Pour batter into two greased 9 inch cake pans or, if you prefer to make muffins, this recipe will make approximately 36 muffins. Pour into muffin tin trays … or you can mix it up like I did in McMuffins! Bake at 375 for 30 minutes for cake … approximately 15 minutes for cupcakes.
Cool completely before frosting – frosting is real easy! I took a tablespoon of flour, put it in a pan and added a little milk. I added two containers of Greek yogurt and confectioner sugar. Mix over a low heat until it thickens for a few minutes – set aside and then add a stick of softened butter.
Mix together. When the yogurt cools, frost – fewer calories than cream cheese! Enjoy!♥️