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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…

See Flamenco Dancing with Edmy Ortiz at the Worcester PopUp with Your Woo Card—The weekend is fast approaching, and GoLocalWorcester brings…

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…

Saul Kaplan: 3 Simple Words to Revolutionize the World—How many people end business meetings with an…

Smart Benefits: Are Skinny Plans Becoming a Big Draw?—Under the employer mandate provision of the Affordable…

College Admissions: 4 Must Know Early Admission Terms—In recent years, early round admit programs have…

JAM’N 94.‘s Monster Jam Coming to Worcester’s DCU Center—JAM’N 94.5, Boston’s #1 for Hip Hop and…

 
 
 

John Monfredo: A Move To Counteract Worcester’s Dropout Epidemic

Kids dropping out of school is a nationwide problem.

At the last Worcester School Committee meeting I had filed an agenda item to support Senate Bill (S.208), “An Act Relative to Dropout Prevention...

slides: 10 Labor Day Weekend Trips Within An Hour Of Central Massachusetts

It’s hard to believe Labor Day Weekend is upon us in Central Massachusetts.  For many, this weekend signifies the end of the...

Worcester DPW + Chamber Accused of Stalling Sewage Upgrades

Millbury's sewage treatment plant, UBWPAD, is still spewing pollutants, and critics say that officials are using excuses to delay its upgrades.

Greater Worcester’s 30-year-old regional sewage-treatment plant in Millbury continues to dump excessive amounts of nitrogen and phosphorous into the Blackstone River. 

NEW: Murray Fined for Campaign Violations, McLaughlin Indicted

Former Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray has agreed to pay $80,000 to resolve allegations of receiving unlawfully solicited contributions. Attorney General Martha Coakley and the Office of...

Central MA Up + Comer: Aviation Entrepreneur George Charles Allen

George Charles Allen is Co-Owner of Allen Aviation, an entrepreneur, philosopher and pianist.

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...

slides: Worcester Ranks As One of the Worst Cities to Raise Children

Worcester gets tagged as one of the worst cities in America to raise a child.  This is not a great list to make, but...

NEW: Mohegan Sun Announces Details Of New Casino in Palmer

An artist's rendering of Mohegan Sun Massachusetts.

Mohegan Sun Massachusetts has reached a host-community agreement with the Town of Palmer for a nearly $1-billion resort casino in the Central Massachusetts community.

slides: Worcester Restaurant Inspections: How the Fast Food Chains Scored

GoLocalWorcester's study of the health code violations in Worcester over a multi-week period conducted by the reporters, researchers and editors, included the evaluation and...

The Lowest Score Goes to the Massachusetts Department of Health

If you are looking for public information about health inspections in the Commonwealth don’t contact the Massachusetts’s Executive Office of Health...

Julia Steiny: Public Admits Being ‘Clueless’ About Education

I have been, in Facebook lingo, a lurker rather than a poster regarding the new national initiative: the Common Core Standards (CCS).

Experts Weigh in on Restaurant Inspections and Foodborne Illness

While restaurant inspections are required throughout the country, how they are conducted, recorded, and utilized varies greatly among towns and cities.

This Week: Investigation - Health Code Inspections in Worcester

In many states, the public can access the findings of health inspectors via governmental Web sites – there is complete transparency. In the Commonwealth, the...

Leonardo Angiulo: Can A Minor Be Arrested For Cyberbullying?

Nothing typed into the cybersphere is anonymous, no matter what your child thinks. Which means everything he or she types is on the record--and can be used against them.

I wager that there are a number of people reading this column that remember when there were payphones on the walls of their High School....

slides: 14 Non-Profits Seek Medical Marijuana License for Worcester County

Fourteen applications to create non-profit medical marijuana dispensaries in Worcester County were received by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health this week to begin phase 1...

In Case You Missed It: New England’s Top Public High Schools

Central Massachusetts's own AMSA Charter School was ranked #4 in New England.

"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: Worcester Schools Launch Attendance Campaign

If 80% of success is showing up, we should all be doing more to ensure that students are taking school attendance seriously.

As the new school year begins, the Worcester Public Schools will be joining districts across the nation for the first ever Attendance Awareness Month as...

slides: The Top 50 Public High Schools in New England

Topping the New England rankings: the Maine School of Science + Mathematics, or MSSM.

With back to school looming in New England, it's the perfect time to look at the 50 public, charter, and technical high schools that top...

slides: New England’s Top 50 Public High Schools: Massachusetts Runners-Up

While a remarkable 26 Massachusetts high schools made New England's Top 50 Public High School list for 2013, another 28 outstanding public, charter and technical schools have earned...

Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Team Battles City Council

The Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Team (WAFT) has gone public with its frustration with Worcester's City Council's lack of progress on passage of a pre-foreclosure...

Natural Gas Leaks Cost Central Massachusetts Consumers Millions

Massachusetts residents are paying the price for thousands of leaky gas pipelines throughout the state.

Leaks in natural gas pipelines have cost Central Massachusetts consumers millions of dollars in the last decade, according to two reports recently published by the...

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