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WORCESTER – From left, Michael Cournoyer and Ari Goodman, both seniors at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, stop to check out two large, melting Pokémon snow sculpures along Institute Road, created by fraternity members, on Saturday. [Staff/Steve Lanava]

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Worcester State speaker: Symbolic progress but racism remains

WORCESTER – A black man may have been elected twice to the White House, but activist Nyle Fort told an audience at Worcester State University on Tuesday that the struggle for racial equality in America continues.“Racism, more than anything is a system of injustice,” Mr. Fort told about 20 students and community members at Worcester State. “We still live in a knowingly not just racial, but racist society.”Mr. Fort, 27, is a youth pastor, freelance […]

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Worcester police ready to add horses to their roster

ACTON – The Mounties are coming.Spurs on their boots and riding helmets on their heads, seven officers who will form Worcester’s first mounted police unit since the 1940s graduated from a 10-week training program at the Massachusetts State Police stables in Acton on Tuesday.The first mounted patrols should be in city parks and neighborhoods this summer.The mounted officers are expected to serve as goodwill ambassadors for the police force. “You’ve […]

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Catch ’em

WORCESTER – From left, Michael Cournoyer and Ari Goodman, both seniors at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, stop to check out two large, melting Pokémon snow sculpures along Institute Road, created by fraternity members, on Saturday. [Staff/Steve Lanava]

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Worcester State speaker: Symbolic progress but racism remains

WORCESTER – A black man may have been elected twice to the White House, but activist Nyle Fort told an audience at Worcester State University on Tuesday that the struggle for racial equality in America continues.“Racism, more than anything is a system of injustice,” Mr. Fort told about 20 students and community members at Worcester State. “We still live in a knowingly not just racial, but racist society.”Mr. Fort, 27, is a youth pastor, freelance […]

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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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Entertainment

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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