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From pity to painting: After Parkinson’s diagnosis, man puts brush in left hand

MILLBURY – His wife was the first one to know something was wrong.Michael Wackell Sr.’s legs would shake so much at night that Diane Wackell would awaken from a sound sleep while he kept dozing. When he saw a neurologist, he was told he had non-essential tremors that could precede Parkinson’s disease, though he didn’t have the disease and the tremors didn’t mean he was necessarily get it. But they also didn’t mean he wouldn’t.About a decade later, he received the bad news. […]

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Two Turks join Armenians in Worcester to recall genocide

WORCESTER – They were breaking the silence, they said.Two Turks – one Muslim, the other Christian – spoke at a commemoration Sunday of the Armenian Genocide, the mass killings of 1.5 million Armenians that began 102 years ago at the hands of the Ottoman Empire.“We have a duty to face our past,” said Burcin Gercek, a journalist and author from Istanbul who is a doctoral student at Clark University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. […]

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From pity to painting: After Parkinson’s diagnosis, man puts brush in left hand

MILLBURY – His wife was the first one to know something was wrong.Michael Wackell Sr.’s legs would shake so much at night that Diane Wackell would awaken from a sound sleep while he kept dozing. When he saw a neurologist, he was told he had non-essential tremors that could precede Parkinson’s disease, though he didn’t have the disease and the tremors didn’t mean he was necessarily get it. But they also didn’t mean he wouldn’t.About a decade later, he received the bad news. […]

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Two Turks join Armenians in Worcester to recall genocide

WORCESTER – They were breaking the silence, they said.Two Turks – one Muslim, the other Christian – spoke at a commemoration Sunday of the Armenian Genocide, the mass killings of 1.5 million Armenians that began 102 years ago at the hands of the Ottoman Empire.“We have a duty to face our past,” said Burcin Gercek, a journalist and author from Istanbul who is a doctoral student at Clark University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. […]

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Worcester’s South High could be in line for makeover – or replacement

WORCESTER — City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. is seeking an additional $1.35 million loan order for a feasibility study to determine whether South High Community School should be renovated or replaced by a new building.The loan authorization being sought by the manager is in addition to the $1 million loan approved by the City Council in February.Mr. Augustus is seeking the additional loan authorization because of the anticipated complexity of the study, and the city’s […]

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Annual stART festival opens eyes along Worcester’s Park Avenue

WORCESTER – There was art as far as the eye could see – wearable art, edible art, aromatic art, whimsical art, tinkling art, techno 3D-art, nourishing art, historical art and good old-fashioned art. And stART on the Street founder Tina Zlody declared…its our 10th year on Park Avenue so people know where to find us to shop, eat, enjoy the festivities.

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