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NEW: Guilfoyle Named Assumption’s Exec. Director of Communications

Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption, Assumption College is a private, Roman Catholic, liberal arts college.

Assumption College President Francesco Cesareo announced today the appointment of Michael Guilfoyle as executive director of communications. In this position, which he begins on Oct. 28,...

Central MA Up + Comer: Health Coach Andrea Davis

After being injured in a head-on collision as a teenager, health coach Andrea Davis began working toward a career to help people lead healthier lives.

Central MA Up + Comers is a weekly profile of a member of the next generation as they begin making their mark on the Central MA...

slides: Massachusetts Drug Overdose Deaths Up 47% Since 1999

Drug overdose fatalities are up 47% in MA since 1999.

Drug overdose deaths in Massachusetts have climbed 47% since 1999, according to a report recently released by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH). 

Julia Steiny: We Are Raising A Generation Of Slackers

What this country needs is more Eagle Scouts and fewer slackers. But how do we get there?

Look around you:  there's no shortage of work to be done.  If anything, public-service budget cuts are making most communities shabbier. ...

Fiscal Hawk Roberta Schaefer Urges State Aid For Worcester

The Research Bureau's Roberta Schaefer wants Worcester to receive state aid for city assets that other communities benefit from, and that Worcester gets hardly reimbursed for.

Roberta Schaefer has been watching Worcester City Hall like a fiscal hawk since 1985. While the longtime head of The Research Bureau plans to retire at...

MA Medical Society Urges Stricter Regulation of E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes have yet to be classified by the FDA.

The Massachusetts Medical Society voiced its support for a proposed law to significantly increase regulation of e-cigarettes in Massachusetts. Dr. Louis Fazen, testifying on behalf...

NEW: Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Central Mass. Until 10PM

Worcester County continues to be part of a Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued by the National Weather Service, continuing until at least 10pm tonight.

Leonardo Angiulo: Legal Lessons From The Salem State Stabbings

The well-publicized stabbings of late September at Salem State University raise questions about fugitives.

Salem State University was in turmoil the last part of September when a young man making bad decisions caused many people to fear for their...

slides: Bad Roads Cost New England Consumers $80 Billion Annually

Bad roads cost consumers up to $800 annually.

Roads in substandard condition cost the average urban driver $377 annually, totaling more than $80 billion nationwide. In areas where roads are especially bad, consumers can pay...

poll: What Would You Rather Have In Your Town: Casino or Medical Marijuana?

Central Massachusetts may soon be the home of any number of controversial new businesses: casinos as well as medical marijuana dispensaries. As casino opponents rally...

In Case You Missed It: Worcester’s Highest Paid School Employees

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

EXCLUSIVE: JetBlue CEO Barger Sees More Airlines Headed Worcester’s Way

JetBlue CEO Dave Barger speaks openly about his airline, Worcester, and the Red Sox.

Dave Barger knows well that Worcester has seen several passenger airlines come and go since the 1980s. The reasons for the failed market attempts are...

MA Casino Opponents Fight for Repeal Option on 2014 Ballot

Three casino licenses have been approved for the state of MA.

Opponents of the Massachusetts Casino Deal are stepping up their efforts to include a repeal question on the November 2014 ballot. An initial proposal to include...

How the Affordable Care Act Could Affect MA Residents

The Affordable Care Act officially took effect on Tuesday.

With its marketplace officially opening on Tuesday, the Affordable Care Act has finally transformed from a political bargaining chip to a reality for many Bay...

NEW: Government Shutdown Hurts MA Students Seeking Financial Aid

The government shutdown is hurting students applying for financial aid at local colleges, according to a press release by Quinsigamond Community College (QCC).

Central MA Up + Comer: Barry Communications VP Lindsay Gerhardt

Barry Communications Executive Vice President Lindsay Gerhardt has a bright future to look forward to.

Central MA Up + Comers is a weekly profile of a member of the next generation as they begin making their mark on the Central MA...

EXCLUSIVE: Schilling Responds to 38 Studios Law Suit

In a blistering response to the State of Rhode Island's lawsuit over 38 Studios default on $75 million in state funding, the defendants led by former...

Quinsigamond Community College To Celebrate Manufacturing Day

Quinsigamond Community College celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) will celebrate Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 4. In recognition of its successful manufacturing technology education program, the college will host a...

Government Shutdown Could Cost Worcester County $3 Million A Week

Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park. All national parks will remain closed during the shutdown.

While the politicians who caused Monday night’s government shutdown continue to receive their paychecks, Worcester County stands to lose up to $3 million per...

WRTA to Build $38 Million Maintenance Facility on Quinsigamond Ave.

The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) has planned two public meetings to discuss the $38 million maintenance facility to be built near Compton Park on Quinsigamond...

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