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Monfredo: A Follow-Up With More Suggestion to Stop Chronic Absenteeism—In a follow-up to my article on chronic…

Fit For Life: Jobs—In these times, so many people are looking…

Leonard Moorehead, The Urban Gardener: Patience is Virtuous—Good grief, will the snow ever melt?

MA Beauty Expert: Choosing a New Spring Raincoat—Gone are the days when spring meant a…

Sharks Net 6 Goals, Down IceCaps 6-3—Sharks beat IceCaps 6-3 at DCU Center

Huestis: Reason for the Season(s)—Folklore tells us that March comes in like…

Simon Kidgits Club Book Blast to be Held at Auburn Mall on March 3—Auburn Mall will host Simon Kidgits Club's Book…

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of Star Trek, Has Died at 83—"We are assembled here today to pay final…

Friday Financial Five – February 27, 2015—Economic conditions have propelled a transition from owning…

Five Live Music Musts - February 27, 2015—Here are five live music performances that you…

 
 
 

Central MA Up + Comer: Coco’s Closet Founder Jonelle Garofoli

Coco's Closet founder Jonelle Garofoli may run a successful business, but her family is always her priority.

Jonelle Garofoli is the founder of Coco’s Closet, A Children’s Consignment. A Worcester resident and mother of two, Garofoli welcomes the...

NEW: MA Health + Human Services Requests Independent Review of DCF

John Polanowicz, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that HHS has asked the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) to conduct a...

Worcester St. Names Michael Nockunas as School’s New Police Chief

Worcester State University (WSU) has named Worcester resident Michael T. Nockunas as its new Chief of University Police.

9 Challenges Facing Worcester’s New City Manager

Interim City Manager, Edward Augustus

Worcester's new city manager must balance all the issues of good governance to keep the city running while paving the way for a long-term...

slides: Worcester Leaders Speak Out on Challenges New City Manager Faces

Edward Augustus was publicly sworn in as Worcester's sixth City Manager on Tuesday. He replaces the outgoing Michael O'Brien on a nine month...

The Most Charitable Communities in Central MA

Worcester is the philanthropic capital of Central Massachusetts, donating to charitable causes at a higher rate than nearly all surrounding towns — and the state...

slides: See the List: Central MA’s Most + Least Charitable Communities

Which communities make the most charitable donations? GoLocalWorcester has ranked of the most and least generous cities and towns in Central Massachusetts.

Central MA College Standout: Clark’s Brenna Merrill

Clark University's Brenna Merrill is taking what she's learned about herself and using it to empower others.

Brenna Merrill is a Political Science major (with a minor/concentration on Urban Development and Social Change) at Clark University.  A senior from Wheeling,...

NEW: Coakley Calls for New DCF Division for Child Abuse + Neglect

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has proposed a plan to create a separate Child Protection Division within the Department of Children and Families (DCF). This...

Worcester Businesses Outraged over Graffiti Problem

Pleasant Street

The graffiti problem that continues to plague Worcester has residents and business owners outraged at the destruction of property around the city -- as well...

slides: Worcester’s Graffiti Problem in Photos

From a former Friendly's, to storefronts on Pleasant Street, to rail cars and overpasses, it seems that no place in Worcester is safe from...

Leonardo Angiulo: The Limits of the Presumption of Innocence

Even though the outcome might feel like a punishment, civil proceedings just don't provide you with a presumption of innocence.

Here's something you might not know: the presumption of innocence isn't explicitly found in our Constitution, the Bill of Rights or other Constitutional...

slides: New Englanders Star in American Hustle

Since American Hustle's theatrical release in mid-December, the film has dominated water cooler talk across America, especially in Central Massachusetts.

John Monfredo: 10 Ways to Motivate Kids to Do Better in School

Setting academic goals can help motivate, energize, and focus students, believes John Monfredo.

As we enter the New Year, 2014 it’s time to reflect and look at ways of helping our children succeed in school. Study after...

Central MA’s Non-Profit of the Year

GoLocal just recognized this non-profit's CEO as "someone to watch in 2014."  Now, GoLocal wants to take the opportunity to shine the light on...

NEW: Arenacross Weekend Kicks Off at DCU Tonight

AMSOIL Arenacross kicks off tonight at the DCU, and a second night of competition follows tomorrow, January 4. 

14 to Watch in Central MA in 2014

Who will be the people -- and issues -- to watch in Central Massachusetts in 2014? The new year might be just days old, but we'...

Joseph Cox: 14 To Watch in Central Mass in 2014

Joseph Cox, President of Worcester's EcoTarium.

EcoTarium's Cox, who took the helm in 2012, is one to certainly watch in 2014. If you don't know Joe, he helped raise over $26.5 million...

UPDATE: Midday Thursday- Winter Storm Intensifying in Central MA

With a Winter Storm Warning in effect, low temperatures and snow accumulation have complicated many new Englanders' Thursday morning commutes. GoLocal Meteorologist John Ghiorse has...

Next City Manager: 14 To Watch in Central Mass in 2014

Who will Worcester's next City Manager be?  Stay tuned –  this will definitely be a person to watch in 2014.

With Michael O'Brien's departure from the City Manager post he'd held since 2004 for the private sector, Ed Augustus got the nod from...

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