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Friday Financial Five: November 28th, 2014—It’s a busy time for the economic calendar

10 Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers—Thanksgiving is over and you are still left…

Finneran: Lord, For These Many Things I Am Grateful—Americans need Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Central MA—This holiday season, be sure to give love,…

25 Ways to Give in Central MA this Holiday Season—The holidays are a time of giving -…

Celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village with Your WOO Card—The weekend is fast approaching, and GoLocalWorcester brings…

Newport Manners & Etiquette: Thanksgiving & More—Last minute Thanksgiving etiquette questions you may also…

Harr Motor Group Donates Coats to Families in Need—Worcester”s Harr Motor Group’s Coats for Kids program…

The Cellar: Thanksgiving Add-Ons—Thanksgiving is upon us and if you’re into…

Paul Giorgio: The Political Roots of Thanksgiving—Tomorrow we celebrated Thanksgiving, the most political of…

 
 
 

slides: Massachusetts Employment Rates Rank Among Nation’s Best Since 2007

Employment in Massachusetts has proven to be resilient during the economic downturn of the past several years.

Central MA College Standout: Clark University’s Allegra Marra

Clark senior Allegra Marra's love for making a difference took her all the way to Southern Africa last year.

Allegra Marra believes in making a difference. A senior at Clark University majoring in International Development and Social Change, she is a student ambassador for...

Union Claims MA DCF Employees are Overworked, Not Underperforming

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Central to the disappearance of Jeremiah Oliver is a debate over the caseworkers responsible for his safety: were they overworked, or just not doing their...

Clark University Claims Sharp Increase in Early Action Applicants

Clark University has reported a sharp increase in early-action applications for Fall 2014 admission. As of December 20th, the university had received 32.8 percent more applications than...

Angiulo: Comparing Legalized Prostitution in Canada versus America

This week I learned that prostitution is legal in Canada. I swear I didn't know this until December 20th when the Canadian Supreme Court...

Clark Awarded $1.1 Million Grant For Teaching of Math + Science

Pausing together for a photo after a press conference Dec. 19 at Clark University are, from left: Congressman James McGovern; Thomas Del Prete, director of the Adam Institute for Urban Teaching and School Practice (Clark); Melinda Boone, Worcester Public Schools Superintendent; Katerine Bielaczyc, director of the Hiatt Center for Urban Education (Clark); and Clark University President David Angel.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Clark University with a grant totaling $1.1 million to support an extensive new project to further teaching excellence in...

Can MA Regulate Marijuana When it Can’t Regulate Tobacco?

“Bootlegging” is making a comeback in states with high tobacco sales taxes like Massachusetts, where one in five cigarettes is smuggled in by...

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 ...

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