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Central Mass Will Walk for Juvenile Diabetes

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Central Mass Will Walk for Juvenile Diabetes

Worcester State College will be the location for the Worcester Walk to Cure Diabetes. The walk will be taking place Sunday October 18th so there is time to register to participate in this great cause.  As the debate over healthcare and healthcare costs continues in Washington it is clear that certain diseases cost the nation […]

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Worcester Firefighters to be Rehired with Stimulus Funds

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Worcester Firefighters to be Rehired with Stimulus Funds

Today the Patrick administration announced that they would be using discretionary funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to rehire laid off firefighters across the commonwealth.  This is welcome news for Worcester who according to the Telegram will be able to use the funds for 16 firefighters. Congressman James McGovern is quoted in […]

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Worcester’s Seven Hills Impacting Central Mass

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Worcester’s Seven Hills Impacting Central Mass

Last week Children’s Aid and Family Service opened a new $2.5 million facility in Fitchburg. Children’s Aid & Family Service is a non-profit organization owned by Seven Hills Foundation headquartered in Worcester. CAFS has offices in Worcester and Fitchburg and has been serving Central Mass since 1876. The Sentinel reported that the facility will serve […]

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Worcester Sharks BOGO Free Offer

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Worcester Sharks BOGO Free Offer

The Worcester Sharks are kicking off the 2009-2010 season this weekend in Glen Falls, New York but the news of the day is their BOGO offer for the month of October.  If you are a big shoe shopper you might be familiar with the term.  Payless and Famous Footwear use the Buy One Get One […]

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Worcester’s DCU Center Hosts Swine Flu Conference

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Worcester’s DCU Center Hosts Swine Flu Conference

This week Worcester hosted a “Swine Flu Conference” at the DCU Center.  Governor Patrick, John Auerbach of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and healthcare workers from hospitals around the state gathered to get updated on the latest plans for tackling the possible outbreak of the H1N1 Flu. As we reported back in July the […]

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Worcester Gets Ready to Smile

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Worcester Gets Ready to Smile

Let’s face it if you are not from Worcester you may not know about World Smile Day. Yes it is a “holiday” that takes place every 1st Friday of October since 1999. The concept is pretty straightforward with the moto being “Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile”. In today’s fast paced, stressed […]

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Wings of Freedom Visit Worcester

Filed in Arts & Entertainment by on September 29, 2009 0 Comments
Wings of Freedom Visit Worcester

If you are a plane buff or even just an admirer of history you are in for a treat.  The Wings of Freedom Tour is in Worcester’s Regional Airport for a couple of days. The tour brings historic planes to communities across the United States.  On display you will find the B-17, B-24 and P-51 […]

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Worcester Participating in Free Museum Day

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Worcester Participating in Free Museum Day

Smithsonian Magazine is sponsoring free countrywide museum day this Saturday, September 26th.  You will be able to get a free admission card for you and a guest to many of Massachusetts best museums, including most of the ones in Worcester. Worcester does a lot to promote the arts in Central Massachusetts because it has many […]

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Mass College of Pharmacy Transforming Worcester

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Mass College of Pharmacy Transforming Worcester

Yesterday the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences opened their new $10 million academic center in Worcester.  The new building next to the DCU center is another step in the expansion that MCPHS has done in the Worcester/Central Mass area. Colleges are a big part of the Worcester economy and this expansion is more […]

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Crusaders’ Randolph Makes it 3-0

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Crusaders’ Randolph Makes it 3-0

The Holy Cross Crusaders were not phased by Harvard’s initial 79 yard drive to score the first touchdown of the game.  Dominic Randolph calmly brought his team down the field directing traffic like a wily old veteran to match Harvard’s TD. Both teams had something to prove on Saturday.  Harvard, last year’s Ivy League Champion […]

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Worcester Will Miss Clark University President

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Worcester Will Miss Clark University President

Clark University President John Bassett announced he will be resigning from his position in July 2010.  John Bassett has not only elevated Clark University’s stature as an academic institution he also has shown a true commitment to the local Main South neighborhood in Worcester. He recently appeared on a Chronicle episode talking about how Clark […]

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Worcester Born Jeffrey Mullan to Run MassDOT

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Worcester Born Jeffrey Mullan to Run MassDOT

Governor Patrick’s announcement naming Worcester native Jeffrey Mullan as head of Massachusett’s new transportation department was not a surprise.  Mr. Mullan has been bopping around since joining the Patrick administration filling in as needed.  Having been from Worcester though the timing was awful since it coincides with another MBTA crash interestingly on the Framingham-Worcester Commuter […]

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USDA Awards Worcester $4.5 million from Recovery Act

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USDA Awards Worcester $4.5 million from Recovery Act

This past Wednesday the USDA issued a press release announcing $89 million for projects across the US, including Worcester. The $4.5 million will be used to plant trees around the Central Massachusetts areas that were affected by the Asian Longhorned Beetle infestation that has taken many trees in the Worcester area. The American Recovery and […]

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Worcester’s Pet Rock Festival Takes Us to the 70’s

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Worcester’s Pet Rock Festival Takes Us to the 70’s

This Sunday the annual Pet Rock Festival is taking place at Worcester’s Quinsigamond Community College starting at noon.  If you have never heard of it before you may ask yourself is it “Pet Rock” Festival or Pet “Rock Festival”?  I guess it depends how you look at it. The official story is that it is […]

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Holy Cross Offense Finally Explodes in the 4th Quarter

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Holy Cross Offense Finally Explodes in the 4th Quarter

If you were at the Holy Cross versus Georgetown game this Saturday and left before the fourth quarter you might have been wondering if the offense was going to break through in the red zone.  Sader Nation breathed a sigh of relief when they finally did and seemed to shake off what might have been […]

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