Monthly Archives: April 2004

Dismas House to mark 15 years


WORCESTER — Dismas House will mark its 15th anniversary in the city with a fund-raising gala at Tuckerman Hall next weekend. The third annual Good Thief Gala will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. “I think this fund-raiser is a great opportunity to celebrate 15 years, and all these people who have come through our house,” said David McMahon, co-director of Dismas House. “It’s a model that works. It’s a way to say thank you to the community […]

Community blooms with thanks: Neighborhood buys land that hosts garden


WORCESTER — “Where there is a will there is a way” had been the rallying cry of students and community organizers who last year vowed to save a popular community garden on Richards Street, after the property on which the garden sits went up for sale. Once a trash heap, the Richards Street Garden, filled with a variety of vegetables and flowers and tended by ministers, former prisoners, disabled adults, students and area residents, had become a patch of pride […]