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Slots Battle Heats Up: Plainville Challenges Millbury, Leominster

Yet another slots proposal may come to Massachusetts, as more players enter the scene.

Originally, Penn National Gaming was one of two big players seeking to develop a casino resort in Springfield. But, the Pennsylvania-based firm lost out when...

Worcester Millennials First Generation To Drive Less Than Their Parents

Public Transportation is increasingly popular among college students.

Millennials are driving less than previous generations, recent research says, leading the tide of a sharp decline in driving nationwide.

NEW: Assumption Appoints Director of Public Safety, Police Chief

Steven B. Carl

Steven B. Carl has been appointed director of public safety and chief of police at Assumption College.

Central MA Up + Comer: Trial Attorney Lynette Paczkowski

Trial attorney Lynette Paczkowski is a busy woman between practicing law, leading organizations, and getting active with golf and softball.

Lynette Paczkowski is a trial attorney with Bowditch & Dewey, LLP. Active in the Worcester community, she was a founding member of the Young Professionals...

slides: People Of Color Shut Out Of Worcester’s Best Government Jobs

Government jobs have been a traditional path to economic gain for minority communities, but in Worcester, the jobs have dwindled while populations have increased.

Fifty years after the historic March on Washington, people of color remain underrepresented in nearly every facet of public life – particularly in high paying,...

slides: 12 Great Places to Volunteer in Worcester

As students return to school this week and next, it's time to look up and think about new projects for the fall. Volunteering is...

Julia Steiny: High-Stakes Testing Works If Kids Go To School

Filling in school desks is a large part of students passing high-stakes tests like the MCAS.

In 2003, Massachusetts imposed high-school graduation requirements that included passing the state test, the MCAS. The state set the bar inches from the floor, so "passing"...

Worcester’s Canal District Banks On National Park Designation

A 2003 artist's rendering of Worcester's proposed Blackstone Canal District, which many of the city's business and political leaders say would boost tourism in the city and help revitalize its struggling economy.

John Giangregorio, chair of Worcester’s Canal District Business Association, may be a visionary dreamer. But the owner-operator of Three Gs Sportsbar on Millbury...

Leonardo Angiulo: Who Wins in the NFL Concussion Settlement?

The August 29th NFL settlement is a prime example of how settlements prevent lawsuits from getting messy.

On August 29 the National Football League announced that it had reached a settlement in Federal Court with past players who suffer from traumatic brain injuries...

Labor Day Special: What Central Massachusetts Cares About

While Central Massachusetts takes a hard-earned break from work (and enjoys the official final day of summer), GoLocalWorcester presents the big stories of the year...

slides: 50 Restaurants with Worst Health Code Scores in Worcester

If you have a favorite restaurant in Worcester, you may be interested to know how it fared on its most recent inspection report. However, if...

slides: The Top High Schools in Massachusetts 2013

What is Massachusetts' Top High School? GoLocalWorcester's 2nd Annual Massachusetts' Top High Schools 2013 is the proprietary ranking that crunches hundreds of pieces of data...

slides: New England’s Best Cities 2013

What is New England's Best City? GoLocalWorcester releases its 2nd annual New England's Best Cities 2013, its comprehensive head-to-head comparison of the cities of...

slides: The 25 Biggest Celebrities From Central Massachusetts

Who got famous from Central Massachusetts? More people than you might think. GoLocalWorcester wanted to see which locals had made it the biggest and become...

slides: Worcester’s 10 Most Fashionable Women

With spring fashion all around us, what better time to name Worcester's 10 Most Fashionable Women? It was a delightful challenge, and what emerged is...

Interactive: Every Restaurant In Worcester’s Health Inspections

GoLocalWorcester presents to you today an interactive tool allows you to search, by geography, the establishments you dine at -- and see how they scored...

Worcester Restaurant Inspections: Lukes Calls for Letter Grades

Earlier this week, GoLocalWorcester took a look at the 50 Restaurants with the Worst Health Code Scores in Worcester -- and at least one...

John Monfredo: A Move To Counteract Worcester’s Dropout Epidemic

Kids dropping out of school is a nationwide problem.

At the last Worcester School Committee meeting I had filed an agenda item to support Senate Bill (S.208), “An Act Relative to Dropout Prevention...

slides: 10 Labor Day Weekend Trips Within An Hour Of Central Massachusetts

It’s hard to believe Labor Day Weekend is upon us in Central Massachusetts.  For many, this weekend signifies the end of the...

Worcester DPW + Chamber Accused of Stalling Sewage Upgrades

Millbury's sewage treatment plant, UBWPAD, is still spewing pollutants, and critics say that officials are using excuses to delay its upgrades.

Greater Worcester’s 30-year-old regional sewage-treatment plant in Millbury continues to dump excessive amounts of nitrogen and phosphorous into the Blackstone River. 

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