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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...

Eric Dickson: 14 To Watch in Central Mass in 2014

Eric Dickson, President and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care.

Dr. Dickson, who was named President and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care this past February, will no doubt continue to have an influential role...

Neema Hakim: 14 To Watch in Central Mass in 2014

Neema Hakim, President and co-founder of the Worcester Student Government Association.

The Holy Cross senior is no stranger to politics – both locally, and in Washington, DC, having worked as an intern in the Office of...

Medical Marijuana: 14 To Watch in Central Mass in 2014

Who will get medical marijuana licenses in Worcester County in 2014?

Who will get medical marijuana licenses in Worcester County will be watched for certain in 2014. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health in November released the...

Central MA Up + Comer: NKD Worcester’s Kristie Lee Laskes

Kristie Lee Laskes, owner of Worcester's NKD Waxing, Lashes, and Makeup has found a career that blends work and pleasure.

Kristie Lee Laskes is the owner of NKD Waxing, Lashes and Makeup in Worcester. Originally from Leominster, she currently lives in the Worcester area with...

NEW: Worcester and Fitchburg Schools Closed

Both Worcester and Fitchburg schools are clsoed for Thursday.

Top Stories in Central Massachusetts in 2013

Casino battles.  Fraudulent foreclosures. Jet Blue's arrival.  The filming of American Hustle.   GoLocalWorcester's top stories in 2013 covered a wide range...

NEW: Winter Storm Warning Issued, John Ghiorse Updates

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Central Massachusetts, in effect from Thursday at 4:00 AM until Friday at 10:00 AM. With heavy...

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