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

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 […]

City Hall Notebook: 4 vacant seats on Worcester library board

City Hall Notebook: 4 vacant seats on Worcester library board

The city clerk’s office has begun the process to fill some of the vacancies on the Worcester Public Library’s board of directors.

City Clerk David J. Rushford is recommending that two of the four vacancies on the 12-member library board be filled by the City Council at its meeting on Oct. 20, with the other two being filled in December.

The two vacancies that would be filled first are the unexpired terms of James Kersten, whose term was supposed to run through Dec. 31, 2017; and […]

Three-way race set for Worcester mayor: Petty challenged by Gaffney, Coleman

Three-way race set for Worcester mayor: Petty challenged by Gaffney, Coleman

WORCESTER – The field for mayor is set, with incumbent Joseph M. Petty facing challenges from Councilor at-Large Michael T. Gaffney and perennial candidate William S. Coleman III. In the meantime, Philip P. Palmieri, who left his longtime District 2 seat to run citywide for an at-large berth on the council, announced Tuesday he would withdraw from the race for council, which potentially clears a path for the Rev. Linda F. Parham, who […]

In Worcester’s District 2, Mero-Carlson and Cortes advance to Nov. 3 ballot

WORCESTER – Candy Mero-Carlson and Jennithan Cortes topped the field of District 2 City Council candidates Tuesday to guarantee themselves spots on the November general election ballot.

Ms. Mero-Carlson, a labor relations executive with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, easily took the top spot Tuesday with 732 votes. Mr. Cortes received 359, and Ana Sequera received 152, according to unofficial results. Larry Shetler received 117 votes. […]

Worcester Polling Locations

Worcester Polling Locations

WORCESTER – The preliminary election is Tuesday. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.The polling locations are: WORCESTER Ward 1, Precinct 1: Unitarian Universalist Church, 90 Holden St.Ward 1, Precinct 2: The Willows, Great Room, 101 Barry Road.Ward 1, Precinct 3: Assumption College, 500 Salisbury St.Ward 1, Precinct 4: Congregation Beth Israel, social hall, 15 Jamesbury Drive.Ward 1, Precinct 5: Price Chopper Supermarket, 72 Pullman St. […]

Politics: Preliminary will offer insight for Nov. show

Politics: Preliminary will offer insight for Nov. show

Preliminary elections are a lot like a dress rehearsal. There is often little drama to them and the results are fairly predictable.But they do provide some good insight into what to expect when the real show – the municipal election – rolls around in November.Such is the case in Worcester, which is holding a preliminary election Tuesday for the at-large and District 2 City Council contests.There are 16 candidates running at-large and the top 12 finishers will advance to […]

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