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Monfredo: State of the School Address: A Celebration of Accomplishments and Vision for the Future—There is no greater asset in this city…

Finneran: Too Old, Too White, Too Male To Understand….—why parents would allow their young children---girls specifically---to…

Friday Financial Five – October 31st, 2014—Two positive developments this week include

The Cellar: Wines That Get Better With Time—Invest now and enjoy later....

Worcester Sharks Lose 3-4 to Portland Pirates—The Worcester Sharks (4-2-1-0, 9pts) fell to 2-2-1-0…

See Halloween Band Bash at the Worcester PopUp With Your Woo Card—Let Us WOO You Week of October 30th

Pulitzer-Winning Poet Laureate Trethewey to Speak at Clark—Pulitzer Prize-winner and recent U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha…

Auburn and Greendale Mall to Host Halloween Events—Auburn Mall and Greendale Mall will celebrate Halloween…

Central Mass Grown Receives $60,000 Grant—The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission and the…

7 Reasons To Be Excited About The Celtics Season—Celtics season tips off tonight

 
 
 

Fiscal Hawk Roberta Schaefer Urges State Aid For Worcester

The Research Bureau's Roberta Schaefer wants Worcester to receive state aid for city assets that other communities benefit from, and that Worcester gets hardly reimbursed for.

Roberta Schaefer has been watching Worcester City Hall like a fiscal hawk since 1985. While the longtime head of The Research Bureau plans to retire at...

MA Medical Society Urges Stricter Regulation of E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes have yet to be classified by the FDA.

The Massachusetts Medical Society voiced its support for a proposed law to significantly increase regulation of e-cigarettes in Massachusetts. Dr. Louis Fazen, testifying on behalf...

NEW: Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Central Mass. Until 10PM

Worcester County continues to be part of a Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued by the National Weather Service, continuing until at least 10pm tonight.

Leonardo Angiulo: Legal Lessons From The Salem State Stabbings

The well-publicized stabbings of late September at Salem State University raise questions about fugitives.

Salem State University was in turmoil the last part of September when a young man making bad decisions caused many people to fear for their...

slides: Bad Roads Cost New England Consumers $80 Billion Annually

Bad roads cost consumers up to $800 annually.

Roads in substandard condition cost the average urban driver $377 annually, totaling more than $80 billion nationwide. In areas where roads are especially bad, consumers can pay...

poll: What Would You Rather Have In Your Town: Casino or Medical Marijuana?

Central Massachusetts may soon be the home of any number of controversial new businesses: casinos as well as medical marijuana dispensaries. As casino opponents rally...

In Case You Missed It: Worcester’s Highest Paid School Employees

"In Case You Missed It," GoLocal's Saturday feature, puts the week's top stories in one easy place for you to review and read....

EXCLUSIVE: JetBlue CEO Barger Sees More Airlines Headed Worcester’s Way

JetBlue CEO Dave Barger speaks openly about his airline, Worcester, and the Red Sox.

Dave Barger knows well that Worcester has seen several passenger airlines come and go since the 1980s. The reasons for the failed market attempts are...

MA Casino Opponents Fight for Repeal Option on 2014 Ballot

Three casino licenses have been approved for the state of MA.

Opponents of the Massachusetts Casino Deal are stepping up their efforts to include a repeal question on the November 2014 ballot. An initial proposal to include...

How the Affordable Care Act Could Affect MA Residents

The Affordable Care Act officially took effect on Tuesday.

With its marketplace officially opening on Tuesday, the Affordable Care Act has finally transformed from a political bargaining chip to a reality for many Bay...

NEW: Government Shutdown Hurts MA Students Seeking Financial Aid

The government shutdown is hurting students applying for financial aid at local colleges, according to a press release by Quinsigamond Community College (QCC).

Central MA Up + Comer: Barry Communications VP Lindsay Gerhardt

Barry Communications Executive Vice President Lindsay Gerhardt has a bright future to look forward to.

Central MA Up + Comers is a weekly profile of a member of the next generation as they begin making their mark on the Central MA...

EXCLUSIVE: Schilling Responds to 38 Studios Law Suit

In a blistering response to the State of Rhode Island's lawsuit over 38 Studios default on $75 million in state funding, the defendants led by former...

Quinsigamond Community College To Celebrate Manufacturing Day

Quinsigamond Community College celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) will celebrate Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 4. In recognition of its successful manufacturing technology education program, the college will host a...

Government Shutdown Could Cost Worcester County $3 Million A Week

Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park. All national parks will remain closed during the shutdown.

While the politicians who caused Monday night’s government shutdown continue to receive their paychecks, Worcester County stands to lose up to $3 million per...

WRTA to Build $38 Million Maintenance Facility on Quinsigamond Ave.

The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) has planned two public meetings to discuss the $38 million maintenance facility to be built near Compton Park on Quinsigamond...

Julia Steiny: If Only Congress Could Get A Divorce

Statistically, children have the best health-and-welfare results when raised by their married, biological parents -- with one huge caveat.  Kids growing up in high-conflict...

slides: Worcester’s Highest Paid School Employees

The 20 highest paid Worcester Public School employees made a combined total of nearly $2.8 million in 2012, according to records released by the City of Worcester&rsquo...

Warren Applauds FHA Loan Modifications As Helping MA Homeowners

Senator Warren pushed for the FHA to adopt this new policy

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced significant changes to its loan modification policy on Friday. The new policy will allow income not related to employment ...

Mount Wachusett CC Hosts Green Schools Conference

In an effort to encourage sustainable practices at Massachusetts’ schools, the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) hosted the Massachusetts Green Ribbon Schools Conference at...

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