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Protect Clean Water Necessary for Good Health and Strong Economy—Two decades ago, Boston Harbor was widely considered…

Attend Apple Days at Old Sturbridge Village With Your Woo Card—The weekend is fast approaching, and GoLocalWorcester brings…

Worcester PopUp’s October Events—Check out these October events hosted by the…

BVCC to Showcase Local Manufacturers and Students on Manufacturing Day—The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce has partnered…

Youth Opportunities Upheld Inc. To Host Pops Concert—Youth Opportunities Upheld Inc. (YOU Inc.) will host…

Tower Hill Botanic Garden to Host Artisan Weekend—The Tower Hill Botanic Garden will offer visitors…

Exhibition of Iconic ‘Fallen Paintings’ to Open at Worcester Art Museum—Obscure early works by Polly Apfelbaum will be…

Patriots Blown Out By Chiefs In Kansas City—Many billed the Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs…

Worcester PowerPlayer: Businessman Ryan Leary—Each week, GoLocal shines the spotlight on one…

Leonardo Angiulo: Spotlight on the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board—The Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board, and the…

 
 
 

David Schaefer: Dear Worcester, Keep Your Hands Off My Elephant

David Schaefer, Professor of Political Science at Holy Cross, thinks the ordinance banning circuses in Worcester is nothing but nonsense.

The proposed Worcester ordinance banning circuses that display “wild, endangered animals” not only lacks a coherent rationale and would wrongly deny thousands of...

Leonardo Angiulo: Using Contract Law To Spur Congressional Action

Does the decrease in Social Security payments mean that the government is breaking the law?

Dear Sir or Madam, I regret to inform you that this column has been temporarily canceled on account of the government shutdown. Just kidding. I'...

How Hard Has Massachusetts Been Hit by the Federal Shutdown?

A new report shows the impact of the government shutdown which started earlier this month, ranking states as to who has been "most affected" and...

Gov. Patrick Hails $250 Million Impact Of Bay State Lobster Fishery

Dave Barry once summed up the essence of human dread.“All of us are born with a set of instinctive fears,” the humor...

In Case You Missed It: Central MA Highest Paid College Presidents

Where does David P. Angel, president of Clark University, rank in Central Massachusetts?

"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....

slides: 9 Great Fall Foliage Road Trips in Massachusetts

Peak eaf season is arriving in New England, and you'll want to be ready for all the colors when this year's foliage is...

John Monfredo: Adult Learning A Worcester Public Schools Treasure

Adult learning remains a true treasure of the Worcester Public Schools system and more relevant than ever before.

One of the true treasures of the Worcester Public Schools and our city has been the continuation of Adult Learning classes. According to John McGovern,...

slides: Highest Paid College Presidents in Central Mass.

Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D., President of Becker College.

With tuitions continuing to climb, expenditures at colleges and universities are coming under increasing scrutiny. With that in mind, GoLocalWorcester took a look at what...

Worcester Councilor Lukes Calls Circuses Cruel + Moves To Ban Them

PETA's anti-circus message has a proponent in Worcester City Councilor Konnie Lukes, who has put forward an ordinance to ban them in Worcester.

Konnie Lukes recalls going to the circus once or twice since she was a kid. When she became an adult, though, she says she learned...

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....

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