Madame Rhubarb And Worcester’s War on Alcohol

“Twenty-eight federal prohibition agents led by John Hall, prohibition enforcement director for Worcester county, and part of the Worcester liquor squad under Sergt, Joseph P. Murphy, working independent of each other, yesterday staged the greatest series of raids Worcester has seen in months. More than a dozen alleged ‘speakeasies’ were busted by the federal agents,…

Long Live the Lunch Wagon King! Worcester’s Diners Prove Resilient

The lunch cart has been synonymous with controversy from the very beginning. At the turn of the century, business mogul, R.C. Taylor could be heard all over town damning the “infernal lunch carts” as the demise of Worcester’s economic development. “They make Worcester so cheap, nasty cheap…No other city on earth would stand the lunch…

Worcester’s Baseball Team: Worcester Worcesters

The Worcester Tornadoes came to Worcester’s Fitton Field at Holy Cross with grand fanfare; winning the Championship their first year in the Can-Am League. Just a few short years later, they exited the scene with the same furry as the tornado they were named after. Is baseball in Worcester doomed? It may seem that way, as the…