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New organization targets inner-city schools with African art and music
July 23, 2014 – 9:29 am | 2 Comments
New organization targets inner-city schools with African art and music

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 …

Free horse and wagon tours of Canal District promote past and future
July 4, 2014 – 1:32 am | One Comment
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 | 4 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.

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

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

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
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 …

Troupe delivers Shakespeare under the stars throughout summer
July 28, 2011 – 1:22 pm | Comments Off

At Worcester’s Memorial Grove Green Hill Park, the play’s the thing. Running now through Aug. 21, the Worcester Shakespeare Company aims to whisk audiences out of the mid-summer heat wave and into two of Shakespeare’s masterpieces.

Female veterans struggle to reintegrate into civilian life
July 15, 2011 – 4:55 pm | One Comment
Female veterans struggle to reintegrate into civilian life

An all-female veterans shelter in Worcester helps vets reintegrate back to civilian life.

Group fights for justice in the criminal justice system
July 11, 2011 – 3:52 pm | Comments Off

A group of prisoners and ex-prisoners seek systemic changes to help them to rebuild their lives on the outside.

City opens new Crompton Park pool
July 1, 2011 – 3:01 pm | Comments Off
City opens new Crompton Park pool

The $2.7 million Crompton Park Pool facility officially opened today along with the city’s four beaches and the newly constructed Greenwood Spray Facility.

Fireworks this Friday at Christoforo Colombo Park
June 29, 2011 – 10:43 am | Comments Off

The City of Worcester will hold its annual Independence Day Celebration Friday, July 2, at Christoforo Colombo Park on Shrewsbury Street.

Chandler Magnet students to wear school uniforms this fall
June 27, 2011 – 10:02 am | Comments Off

When students return to Chandler Magnet School this fall they’ll be sporting khaki pants and blue polo shirts. Last week the Worcester School Committee voted six to one to approve school uniforms for students. The move also received the support of the school’s site council.