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Worcester Pride to Host First Annual Youth Dance—Worcester Pride will host its first annual youth…

Friday Financial Five - August 29, 2014—The Tax Foundation has put together a helpful…

The Cellar: Late Summer Values—While this week saw some fantastic weather there…

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Arrivals & Departures Highlight Emotional Day At Gillette Stadium—The New England Patriots and New England Revolution…

Tara Reid to Debut at Worcester’s Rock and Shock 2014—Hollywood actress Tara Reid will appear at the…

DCU Center to Host the TICA International Cat Show—The DCU Center will present the TICA International…

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John Monfredo: Hurrah For Harrity!

Sheila Harrity (far left), accompanied by her students on Tuesday at the Worcester Technical High School.

One of the best-kept secrets in Worcester was revealed on Tuesday when students, state officials, and distinguished members of the academic world gathered at the...

slides: The Best Fall Festivals in New England 2013

There is no better place to enjoy fall than in New England, and the region's incredible array of festivals and fairs is one of...

Central MA Up + Comer: Clark University MBA Student Abigail Donahue

Clark University MBA student Abigail Donahue has made huge strides in her career in global public health, research, and program implementation.

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

NEW: MA Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence Advocates Stricter Laws

The Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence started in 2013 after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut

Member organizations of the newly-formed Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence along with parents of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT...

NEW: Plainville Slots Wins + West Springfield Casino Loses

Plaintville voters approved a slots parlor agreement, while West Springfield voters rejected a resort casino pact.

Tuesday was yet another day of stark contrast for two gaming developers eyeing Massachusetts locations. Plainville voters approved by more than a 3-to-1 margin a...

Julia Steiny: A Smart Way To Engage Math-Haters

A summer program by the Northern Rhode Island Collaborative taught kids to appreciate the usefulness of math in the real world.

Five high-school seniors cluster behind a pillar in a lecture hall at Rhode Island College. Behind them is a movie-sized screen, and in front looms...

Walmart Pays Central Massachusetts Workers Less Than Costco

Wal-Mart employees get paid much less than they do at Costco.

When you think of low-paying jobs, you might think of Walmart and Costco. But in Massachusetts – and elsewhere across America – Costco beats Walmart...

NEW: Foxwoods Reaches Host Agreement with Town of Milford

After a passing a resolution by a 2-1 margin, despite Chairman William Buckley's opposition, the Milford Board of Selectmen has signed a host agreement...

slides: Fall Preview: The 20 Best Fall Events in Central Massachusetts

With fall officially here, Central Massachusetts is buzzing with great events from rock and roll to arts on the street, from Beethoven's Ninth at...

NEW: Deval Patrick Kicks Off School Year at Auburn’s STEM Academy

Governor Deval Patrick toured the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy for Middle School Engineers at Auburn Middle School.

Governor Deval Patrick joined Secretary of Education Matthew Malone on Friday to tour the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy for Middle School Engineers...

slides: Fall in Central MA: 25 Great Spots for Apples

There's a perfect early fall crispness to the air this weekend, and that gets everyone in the mood for the first rite of the...

In Case You Missed It: Hottest Real Estate Towns in Central Mass.

A look at the hottest real estate towns in Central Massachusetts was the most highly-read and shared story this week.

"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....

John Monfredo: 8 Priorities For Families in the New School Year

Make sure your kids put their best foot forward this year with these tips.

“The evidence that parent involvement can make a significant difference in student achievement is beyond question…” The new school year has begun...

Slots Battle Heats Up: Plainville Challenges Millbury, Leominster

Yet another slots proposal may come to Massachusetts, as more players enter the scene.

Originally, Penn National Gaming was one of two big players seeking to develop a casino resort in Springfield. But, the Pennsylvania-based firm lost out when...

Worcester Millennials First Generation To Drive Less Than Their Parents

Public Transportation is increasingly popular among college students.

Millennials are driving less than previous generations, recent research says, leading the tide of a sharp decline in driving nationwide.

NEW: Assumption Appoints Director of Public Safety, Police Chief

Steven B. Carl

Steven B. Carl has been appointed director of public safety and chief of police at Assumption College.

Central MA Up + Comer: Trial Attorney Lynette Paczkowski

Trial attorney Lynette Paczkowski is a busy woman between practicing law, leading organizations, and getting active with golf and softball.

Lynette Paczkowski is a trial attorney with Bowditch & Dewey, LLP. Active in the Worcester community, she was a founding member of the Young Professionals...

slides: People Of Color Shut Out Of Worcester’s Best Government Jobs

Government jobs have been a traditional path to economic gain for minority communities, but in Worcester, the jobs have dwindled while populations have increased.

Fifty years after the historic March on Washington, people of color remain underrepresented in nearly every facet of public life – particularly in high paying,...

slides: 12 Great Places to Volunteer in Worcester

As students return to school this week and next, it's time to look up and think about new projects for the fall. Volunteering is...

Julia Steiny: High-Stakes Testing Works If Kids Go To School

Filling in school desks is a large part of students passing high-stakes tests like the MCAS.

In 2003, Massachusetts imposed high-school graduation requirements that included passing the state test, the MCAS. The state set the bar inches from the floor, so "passing"...

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