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Monfredo: Civics Education…A Relic of The Past or Critical Componet to Our Future—According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress

What to Watch For: Patriots vs. Bears—The Patriots welcome the Bears to Gillette Stadium…

Holy Cross at Lafayette Football Preview—Holy Cross visits conference rival Lafayette on Saturday

$73 Million North High has 31% Dropout Rate—In hopes of improving the dropout rate and…

Tom Finneran: I’m Joe Citizen and I Disapprove These Messages—We’re less than two weeks away from Election…

McGovern and Markey Visit WPI to Tour Robotics Lab—U.S. Representative Jim McGovern and U.S. Senator Ed…

Holy Cross Men’s Basketball Predicted to Finish 3rd in Patriot League—Holy Cross Picked to finish 3rd in Patriot…

Fattman Slams Abraham Over Mismanagement—Stephanie Fattman, appearing Tuesday on The Jordan Levy…

See the Great Pumpkin Fest at the Ecotarium with Your Woo Card—The weekend is fast approaching, and GoLocalWorcester brings…

10 Best Loved Bacon Dishes in Worcester—We all love bacon.

 
 
 

Julia Steiny: Bringing Kids In Trouble Back From The Brink

Young people who have slipped into trouble may have a clearer way back through restorative justice programs, which features participating in

Eight years ago, Elissa Bellinger was a happy freshman at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  She'd never been in trouble, and never...

Report: Massachusetts Prison Population Grew Over 200% Since 1980

Data on national incarceration statistics show that in Massachusetts, the prison population in the state has steadily increased since 1980 -- in total, by over 200%.   ...

slides: New England States With The Most Prisoners

While Massachusetts's prison population may have increased by 200% since 1980, the New England state of Connecticut tops the region for having the most men and...

Coming Wednesday: The 10 Coolest People in Worcester 2013

Who are the coolest people in Worcester? It's not an easy thing to do, narrowing the list down to 10, but on Wednesday, July 23, GoLocalWorcester...

Gambling Addicts Are Easy Prey For Massachusetts Casinos + Slots

It may be a myth that those who oppose casino resorts and slots parlors are just “anti-gambling,” as some gambling proponents like to...

Worcester Emerges As Leader In Handling Juvenile Crime

Keeping Worcester County youth from falling into the deeper traps of incarceration is behind a pilot program that has turned around the local juvenile justice system.

In recent years Worcester has transformed from a city stagnant in its dealing with juvenile delinquency to an innovator in the field. The latest evidence:...

Leonardo Angiulo: ‘Self-Defense’ and Massachusetts Law

If you want to understand what a self-defense argument in a criminal case means, you need to understand why that argument is made. In a...

slides: 20 Cheap Summer Dates In Central Massachusetts

The heat wave is about to break (for now), so it's time to get out of the A/C and have some real fun...

Massachusetts Author Gets Inside The Mind Of Whitey Bulger

Boston native Alison McLennan put her background in behavioral science to use, analyzing infamous criminal Whitey Bulger for her recent novel, Falling for Johnny.

As the ongoing trial of James "Whitey" Bulger draws headlines in Boston, Massachusetts native Alison McLennan is no stranger to the workings of the infamous...

In Case You Missed It: 20 Worcester Artists You Need To Know

"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....

John Monfredo: 100 Things Dads Can Do For Their Kids This Summer

With the kids out of school and much less to worry about, there's no time like summer to teach them some important life lessons.

It’s the summer and the start of summer sports for many children. It also brings out Dads to coach and teach their children...

Slots Gambling Back In Play For Central Massachusetts

“The house always wins,” is a gambling axiom. In the Bay State, the house is the Commonwealth–the biggest purveyor of betting...

NEW: Excessive Heat Warning for Worcester

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the city of Worcester and southern Worcester County.

NEW: Worcester Celebrates Newton Square Memorial Restoration

Photo: Amanda Riik/City of Worcester

On July 18 the City of Worcester held a ceremony of restoration of the Newton Square Memorial. The 3pm ceremony gathered volunteers, veterans, and elected officials...

Worcester 16th District State Rep Candidates: Who Can Win?

On Monday, the Worcester Democratic City Committee hosted a forum at Worcester Academy in advance of the August 13th Democratic primary.  The winner will...

Worcester Stands With Trayvon Martin Movement Gains Momentum

Dozens of Worcester residents gathered in solidarity on Tuesday evening to honor slain teenager Trayvon Martin and protest his killer's acquittal.

For two nights in a row, Worcester residents have gathered in demonstration supporting Trayvon Martin, who was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in February 2012. The...

slides: Worcester Demonstration Over Trayvon Martin Verdict

Nearly 60 people congregated on Park Ave. Monday night for the “Breaking Down Racial Stereotypes Rally: Buy Skittles and Not Get Shot” demonstration of...

NEW: Massachusetts Adds 2,800 Jobs But Unemployment Up To 7%

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development today reported that the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) preliminary estimates show that Massachusetts added 2,800 jobs...

NEW: UMass Scientists Have Breakthrough on Down Syndrome Research

Jun Jiang, PhD (left) and Jeanne Lawrence, PhD are among the authors of a study in Nature finding that the extra chromosome in trisomy 21, better known as Down syndrome, can be silenced in a cell culture.

Scientists at UMass Medical School are the first to establish that a naturally occurring X chromosome “off switch” can be rerouted to neutralize...

slides: Worcester’s 20 Artists You Need to Know

The greater Worcester area has an incredible number of artists working in all mediums, from playing the blues to fine art painting. It's what...

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