1/23/2013

Worcester, Mass., City Manager Michael O'Brien has recommended that $40,000 be allocated from his contingency account to support youth athletics, after the City Council gave initial approval to cracking down on aggressive panhandling, including "tag days," during which players solicit donations from drivers at intersections. O'Brien wants $25,000 to go toward maintenance of city-owned sports facilities and $15,000 toward sports programs at public schools.

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