Struggle to put healthy food in Main South still faces challenges
July 17, 2014 – 8:52 am | 14 Comments

Main South is a desert when it comes to healthy food choices. And although farmers markets place nutritious foods right within reach, for some, it’s still just too pricey.

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New organization targets inner-city schools with African art and music
July 23, 2014 – 9:29 am | 30 Comments
Sidy Maiga, Zach Combs and Issa Coulibaly. (Photo courtesy of African Arts in Education)

Sidy Maiga, Zach Combs and Issa Coulibaly. (Photo courtesy of African Arts in Education)

By Rodrigo Saavedra

After a successful collaboration through 24 New England area schools, Crocodile River Music and the Gallery of African Art in Clinton are moving an African arts education initiative to Worcester to target inner-city youth.

“Last year we launched it as a pilot program and residency outreach program from Crocodile River Music and the Gallery of African Art in Clinton as way to bring the music and arts together with dance and connect school students with the rich heritage of Africa,” said Zach Combs, director of the Gallery of African Art and a musician in Crocodile River Music.

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Worcester farmers markets
July 17, 2014 – 9:43 pm | 20 Comments
Worcester farmers markets
Free horse and wagon tours of Canal District promote past and future
July 4, 2014 – 1:32 am | 17 Comments
Free horse and wagon tours of Canal District promote past and future

By Noah R. Bombard
Worcester Wired
You can’t miss them. The two giant draft horses pulling a wagon-load of passengers around the Canal District are traffic stoppers. They’re meant to be.
Mixed on those wagons of passengers are …

Crowdfunding your college education
July 1, 2014 – 11:22 pm | 24 Comments
Crowdfunding your college education

Mitchell Pandolph is only $10K short of reaching his dream of being the first person in his family to go to college. So he’s turning to the Internet for help.

Nantucket beaches
June 18, 2014 – 4:20 pm | 22 Comments
Nantucket beaches

40th Pole –Located on Nantucket Sound at the end of Eel Point Road. A bit of a local secret. Nicknamed “The Bathtub” for its calm surf and warm waters. Restrooms. Limited parking.
Brant Point –Close walk …

Martha’s Vineyard beaches
June 18, 2014 – 4:09 pm | 23 Comments
Martha’s Vineyard beaches

 
East Beach –(Cape Pogue Wildlife Refuge and Wasque Reservation) Located on Chappa-quiddick Island, Edgartown. One-thousand acres of preserved land. Beautiful barrier beach with sandy shoreline, salt marsh and pond. Swimming, fishing, bird-watching, and hiking. Restrooms and …

Cape Cod beaches
June 18, 2014 – 2:39 am | 23 Comments
Cape Cod beaches

Craigville Beach — Centerville, off Route 28, Barnstable. Gentle surf, no undertow. Lifeguards, restrooms. Parking is $15. Weekly and season visitor passes of $50 and $200 purchased from Recreation Department.
Sandy Neck Beach — Off Route …

North Shore beaches
June 18, 2014 – 1:57 am | 27 Comments
North Shore beaches

Good Harbor Beach — Located off Route 127 in Gloucester. Lazy rolling surf, picnic tables, concession stand, snack bar, showers, bathrooms, lifeguards and bathhouse. Parking is $20. Weekends $25.
Stage Fort Park — Located off Route …

South Shore beaches
June 18, 2014 – 1:03 am | 17 Comments
South Shore beaches

Dorchester Hills Reservation –Malibu, Savin Hill, and Tenean beaches link up to form part of the continuous greenway system from Castle Island in South Boston to the Neponset River.Open year-round, dawn to dusk. For Malibu …

Boston beaches
June 18, 2014 – 12:33 am | 27 Comments
Boston beaches

Castle Island: Pleasure Bay, M Street Beach, and Carson Beach  — Located in South Boston. Take the Red Line to JFK/UMass. Beautiful picnic area, fantastic views of harbor. Run by Department of Conservation and Recreation. …

Mayor O’Brien updates progress on storm recovery
October 31, 2011 – 5:04 pm | Comments Off on Mayor O’Brien updates progress on storm recovery

Mayor Joseph O’Brien releases a statement updating residents on the cleanup and restoration efforts under way since Saturday’s storm that left much of the region without power.

Bishop McManus optimistic about diocese’s future
October 13, 2011 – 9:52 pm | Comments Off on Bishop McManus optimistic about diocese’s future

By Matt LaBarre
Contributor
Bishop Robert McManus has been responsible for overseeing the Worcester Roman Catholic Diocese for more than seven years now and has seen the diocese through a number of changes. His passion for reaching …

Books for free — if you don’t mind the smoke
October 2, 2011 – 10:58 am | Comments Off on Books for free — if you don’t mind the smoke
Books for free — if you don’t mind the smoke

Staff Report
Piece by piece, the smokey remains of the Ben Franklin Bookstore on Salem Street are finding their way out the door. But there’s still a lot to go. The used bookstore closed in May …