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Best Romantic Weekend Getaways in New England—Autumn is the perfect time of year for…

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…

 
 
 

Julia Steiny: Common Core Standards Freak Out Chicken Littles

It's true: if allowed to survive, the Common Core State Standards would be a massive, necessary, though slow-moving overhaul of American education.

Worcester’s Most Dangerous Neighborhoods

Your chances of being a victim of violent crime in Worcester are one in 100. With above average crime rates, public perception in Worcester ranks the...

slides: See The List: Worcester’s Most Dangerous Neighborhoods

In a ranking of cities using violent and property crimes data from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Worcester has the ignoble distinction of being ranked...

Massachusetts Has Lowest Pot Arrest Rate In Nation

Marijuana decriminalization in Massachusetts has prompted the lowest rate of arrests for possession by far in the nation before recent legalization measures in Colorado and...

slides: New England States With The Highest Marijuana Arrest Rates

With 18 arrests per 100,000 residents, Massachusetts has the lowest rate of arrest for marijuana possession in the United States.

Leading in Central MA: Entrepreneur, Jacqueline Dube

Jacqueline is a master aesthetician, a licensed massage therapist and the owner of Jacqueline Jase Face and Body Center. She is a former corporate marketing...

NEW: Worcester and Area School Closings and Delays

Here are the list of the schools that are closed are delayed on Monday, December 9, 2013.  Most are in the 90 minute delayed category.

Leonardo Angiulo: The Consequences of Cohabitation

Sometimes it's the mistletoe, sometimes it's the liquor. Whatever the reason, 'tis the season for getting down. And as most people can agree...

NEW: WInter Weather Advisory in Effect Sunday Night into Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Worcester County -- and much of southern New England.  The advisory is in...

slides: Worcester Ranked 63rd Best Performing City For Business

Worcester lags compared to other large metropolitan areas in the nation when it comes to jobs and economic growth. The city improved in longer-term salaries...

slides: The Best Performing Cities in New England

According to the Milken Institute's Best-Performing Cities index of 2013, Worcester's overall rank was 63rd out of 200 large metropolitan areas in the United States.

John Monfredo: Worcester’s Unique Approach to Improve Literacy

Being able to read proficiently is the crucial perquisite to becoming educated. Once you can read, you acquire the knowledge needed to be productive workers...

In Case You Missed It: Highest Paid Teachers in Central MA

"In Case You Missed It," GoLocal's weekend feature, puts the week's top stories in one easy place for you to review and read....

Repeal of Mass’ Gas Tax: The $100 Million Question

A gas tax repeal initiative appears to be heading to Bay State ballots next year, raising the question: does Massachusetts really need the money in...

Culture In Central MA: Creatures Real and Imagined

Kathleen Galat Bowers, Grasshopper Scream, digital archival print, 2013—one of the works which will be featured in the Creatures Real and Imagined exhibit.

Central Mass. Culture Vulture is the portal for arts and cultural events in the region. The heart of Massachusetts provides a wide array of events...

McWorcester: Does McGovern Run The City?

“The real mayor of Worcester isn’t Joe Petty. It’s Jim McGovern.” So says Chris Pinto, vice chairman of the...

Central MA Up + Comer: Entrepreneur Ivania Nicole

Ivania Nicole is involved in all kinds of ventures, from pageantry to boutiques to charity work.

A certified go-getter, this beautiful young Hispanic woman is reaching new heights daily. Ivania Nicole has been gaining experience and recognition in all the right...

Assumption, Alumni Create Colleen Ritzer ’11 Memorial Scholarship

Assumption College and members of its Class of 2011 have established an endowed scholarship in the memory of former student, Colleen Ritzer, whose life tragically ended...

Has the Worcester Economy Become Too Dependent on Meds + Eds?

Some economists say future job growth can't hinge on so-called “meds and eds” as those two sectors reach the end of their...

slides: Human Rights Campaign Graded Worcester Below Average For LGBT Inclusivity

Worcester received below average scores in a recent national survey rating the inclusiveness of municipalities toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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