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slides: Central Mass. Nonprofits Suffering from Government Shutdown

Food pantries have been hit especially hard by the government shutdown.

As the government shutdown enters its third week, Central Massachusetts nonprofits are beginning to feel the pinch. Those that aren’t are fearful that...

WCCC Releases Pocket Guide to Community Services

Worcester Community Connections Coalition is affiliated with YOU, Inc.

The Worcester Community Connections Coalition has released its Pocket Guide to Community Services in both English and Spanish. The guide is a comprehensive listing of...

Julia Steiny: Economy To Youth: Make Your Own Jobs

Juliette LaMontagne’s Breaker offers millennials a unique, hands-on alternative learning opportunity — working on projects with serious social impact.

"School is often divorced from the real world. And Millennials believe they have to follow their passions, so they're very frustrated. So how do...

slides: Two Central MA Entrepreneurs Bet On New Baseball League

Can two passionate entrepreneurs, John Creedon Jr. (left) of Worcester Baseball (posing with team General Manager Dave Peterson) and John Morrison of the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs (not shown), get pro-level baseball back into the black in Central Mass.? It's a toss up.

"Curse" is not too strong a word to use regarding Worcester’s experience with pro-level sports teams. The Worcester Sharks hockey team, which first...

Girl Scouts to Host Geek Is Glam STEM Expo at WPI

The Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will cohost a Geek Is Glam (GIG) STEM Expo at WPI on...

slides: Central MA Medical Marijuana Race Narrows to 13 Players

Licenses are expected to be awarded in January 2014.

With Phase 1 of the application process complete, the number of players vying for five potential licenses to dispense medical marijuana in Worcester County has narrowed...

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...

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