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Angiulo: Bringing Both Sides of Local Disputes to the Negotiating Table—Local government may have the lowest profile of…

Smart Benefits: Serve Up Wellness for the Holidays—The holiday season may bring good cheer

Holy Cross Rolls Nichols, 101-70, Improves to 3-0—Holy Cross improves to 3-0 on the season.

Jones, Bunbury Carry Revolution To Crucial Road Win—Jermaine Jones and Teal Bunbury collected a goal…

Patriots Have The Wright Stuff—Shut Down Detroit 34-9—The New England Patriots got two touchdowns from…

New England’s Booziest States—New England is known for it's love of…

Sharks Can’t Find Net, Lose 1-0 In Hershey—The Worcester Sharks have now dropped five straight…

Monfredo: A Magical Night … as Students Showed Off Their Talent—The arts are an integral part of the…

Fit For Life: Don’t be a turkey…—It's Thanksgiving, but I am going to stick…

Holy Cross vs Georgetown Football Preview—Holy Cross closes out their season on the…

 
 
 

Marijuana Use in the New England States

New England states lead the nation in rates of marijuana use according to recent health surveys by the U.S. Department of Health and Human...

Central MA College Standout: Clark University’s Maya Singh

Clark senior Maya Singh has two passions that make an unlikely—yet successful—pair: social justice and theatre.

Maya Singh, a 21-year-old senior from Sterling, MA., is pursuing a double major at Clark in History and Theatre Arts. Her specialty area, within her...

Worcester Schools Achievement Scores Fall Behind Rest of MA

Areas for improvement remain throughout Massachusetts' public educational system despite high marks in state-by-state national comparisons. In Education Week's newly released Quality Counts 2014 survey...

slides: Report Card: See New England’s School Policy + Performance Grades

In Education Week's newly released Quality Counts 2014, a survey of K-12 achievement, the nation as a whole earns a “C-” while Massachusetts...

NEW: Smart Meters on Worcester Zoning Board Agenda Tonight

The Worcester Zoning Board of Appeals meets tonight to discuss the controversial proposal for a communications tower in Tatnuck Square.

The Worcester Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a meeting later today to decide the fate of two proposed National Grid “smart meter”...

Leonardo Angiulo: Medical Decision-Making in the Case of Children

According to Leonardo Angiulo, the legal authority of parents to make decisions on behalf of their children is very broad for a good reason: there is no one else qualified to make those decisions.

Tragedies, especially medical emergencies, carry heavy emotional burdens. Part of the toll comes from the suddenness of the event. Part of it can be the...

QCC to Host Community Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

Quinsigamond Community College will hold its 29th Annual Community Breakfast on Monday, January 20, to honor the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mass + RI Among Bottom States for Job Growth in 2014

Predictions for job growth in 2014 place Rhode Island and Massachusetts at the bottom of the nation. That sour assessment comes out of a positive national...

slides: See Which New England States Will Generate the Most Jobs in 2014

The U.S. economy is projected to generate 2.6 million jobs in 2014, according to research from Moody Analytics. The economic forecasting company is predicting an increasing...

John Monfredo: An Analysis of New Worcester Public School Data

According to John Monfredo,many of the statistics show how the schools mirror what’s happening in our community.

Just recently Worcester School Superintendent Dr. Melinda Boone released an update on the October 1st enrollment figures. Besides the enrollment increasing slightly from last...

Massachusetts State Debt Among Highest in US

Massachusetts has the fourth highest level of outstanding debt per capita in the nation: The state owes $3,816 per resident, a combination of bonds, leases, and...

slides: See Which New England States Have the Most State Debt

In a new report this week, the national public policy group State Budget Solutions released their fourth annual State Debt Study, revealing that state governments...

United Way of Central MA Announces Free Tax Preparation

United Way of Central Massachusetts, part of the Worcester Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coalition, has announced that the 2014 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites...

MA Residents Face Among Highest Transportation Costs in US

While Massachusetts contributes a high percentage of transportation-related revenue toward roads, a new report show that road-related taxes and fees can't keep pace...

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...

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