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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

Giorgio: Thoughts on the Midterm Senate Election—As we enter the final week of the…

 
 
 

slides: The New England States That Smuggle The Most Tobacco

According to a study on tobacco taxation and sales, there is a growing trend in bootlegged cigarette sales across the United States. As tobacco taxes...

John Monfredo: Worcester’s South High Teaches a Lesson in Giving

Andy's Attic at the South High Community School in Worcester.

Schools, in general, mirror what’s taking place in society and for many schools it’s not only about academics but it&rsquo...

Massachusetts Healthcare Spending Highest in the Nation

Health care spending in Massachusetts is the highest in the nation, at 36 percent above the national average.

Massachusetts Ranked 4th Healthiest State in Nation

Massachusetts continues to lead the nation toward better health. The state ranks high on key health measures like its relative low prevalence of obesity and...

slides: The Healthiest States in New England

Four of six New England states rank in the top ten healthiest states according to the 2013 America's Health Rankings, conducted by the United Health...

Central MA Up + Comer: The Queen’s Cups’ Renee King

Renee King may have found her dream job at the Queen's Cups, but she wants people to know that she is more than a cupcake!

Renee King is the 24 year-old owner of The Queen's Cups in Millbury. She sells gourmet cupcakes, cookies, and other small treats. She is a 2012...

Massachusetts Questionable Insurance Claims Up 57 Percent

Questionable auto insurance claims are up dramatically in Massachusetts over the past three years according to national statistics.

slides: The 10 MA Cities with the Most Questionable Insurance Claims

Massachusetts has seen an increase in insurance claims that are flagged as questionable, based on National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) data from 2010-2012.

Julia Steiny: If the CCSS Are Not Our Common Vision, What Is?

To my chagrin, people whom I respect took my column of last week out to the woodshed for a thrashing. I'd conflated those objecting...

Worcester Tax Rate Showdown Pits Businesses Against Residents

Worcester's dual tax structure is under fire again as the city council proceeds to set rates for 2014. Business leaders have lambasted the current disparity...

Central MA College Standout: Howard University’s Jazmin Hampton

Howard University's Jazmin Hampton dedicates much of her time to others, whether it's cheerleading, mentoring, or working toward becoming an emergency pediatric physician.

Howard University sophomore Jazmin Hampton is a Worcester native. A graduate of Abby Kelley Foster Regional Charter School, Hampton is preparing for a career as...

NEW: John Ghiorse’s Winter Weather Update

Weak low pressure over Western Pennsylvania this morning will redevelop and intensify south of New England later today. It will then move quickly away from...

NEW: Union Responds to DCF Commish Comments on Case of Missing Boy

SEIU Local 509, the union that represents caseworkers at the Department of Children & Families in Massachusetts has issued a response to  Department of Children ...

AG Candidate Propses Fingerprint Recognition for Guns Sold in MA

Warren Tolman, candidate for Massachusetts Attorney General, has unveiled his proposal to mandate fingerprint recognition technology on all newly manufactured firearms sold in the state.

The State of Talk Radio in New England

A talk radio host in New England is once again under scrutiny for comments made on air, this time facing political backlash in Rhode Island, and now opposition to that response as well.

With recent attention and scrutiny paid to the fate of beleaguered Rhode Island radio talk show host John DePetro, the scenario unfolding raises a question...

slides: Infamous Talk Radio Controversies

Talk radio host John DePetro is currently in the hot seat for calling female union supporters "whores" -- which is not the first time he...

NEW: More Winter Weather on the Way

New England is preparing for more winter weather on Tuesday. Here is what to expect: 

Leading in Central MA: Worcester Local First’s Julie Theriault

Julie Theriault of Worcester Local First

The Executive Director at Worcester Local First, Julie Theriault is one of the city’s biggest boosters. A former resident of Quebec City, Canada,...

slides: Gun Money’s Influence in Massachusetts

Guns fuel big money in politics, even in states like Massachusetts, where a combined $182,025 was reported in direct contributions during and after the recent 2011-12...

John Monfredo: How to Teach Kids the Importance of Giving Back

It is important to take time to give back during the holidays to ensure that those in need do not get left out in the cold.

The Christmas Holiday for many can be most stressful for poverty within the city is everywhere. It is reassuring to see so many organizations stepping...

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