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The second largest city in New England Worcester was named after its predecessor Worcester England. Located forty miles from Boston, Worcester was originally settled by the English in 1673. Esther Howland, an early resident of Worcester, designed the first American valentine cards. Worcester also hosted some filming for the Star Trek Nemesis filming. The city is also home to its own art museum, Hanover Theater of the Performing Arts, and the Rock and Shock a convention for horror as well as a heavy metal concert.

Population: 182596
Local Newspapers: The Worcester Telegram and Gazette
Local Sports Teams: Worcester Sharks (AHL) Worcester Tornadoes (Can-Am Baseball)
Local Colleges: Jesuit College of the Holy Cross Clark University

Zip Codes associated with worcester, massachusetts: 01602 01603 01604 01605 01606 01607 01608 01609 01610 01612 01655
Towns/Cities near worcester, massachusetts : Spencer Northborough Edgemere Auburn Millbury Forest Grove Westborough Cherry Valley

Worcester News
Asian Festival brings diverse flavors to Worcester

Vietnamese ao dai dresses and conical no la hats, Indian saris and Japanese kimonos could be seen among the crowd at the Southeast Asian Coalition's 14th annual Asian Festival. Lion dancers leaped from the stage and cavorted among the guests.

Police investigate report of stabbing at Wild Willya s Burgers in Worcester

A woman was injured Saturday in what was reported as a stabbing at Wild Willy's Burgers, 317 West Boylston St. A police spokesman said the initial call was that a person was being stabbed in the hand at Wild Willy's Burgers. The victim was taken to the hospital and no one was in custody as of early Sunday afternoon, he said.

One last hot dog lunch for Saint Johna s High School alumni

Recalling the standard "two dogs loaded with a bag of butter," alumni gathered Saturday for one last hot dog lunch outside the soon-to-be-demolished old Saint John's High School building on Temple Street. "This is a new beginning for the City of Worcester," said former Worcester Mayor Timothy J. Cooney Jr., Class of 1958, who held a souvenir brick from the building.

News | Three Men Indicted in Worcester for Murder in Stabbing Death of Clinton Man

Three men were indicted on murder and other charges for the stabbing death of a man outside of a Clinton bar on April 15. The announcement was made by Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. Oscar Rodriguez, 23, of 36 Park St. Martin Fregoso, 28, of 709 Main St. and Christopher Rolon, 23, of 42 Lakeside Ave, building 7, were charged with murder and two counts of aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. They had previously been charged in Clinton District Court with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and have been held on $100,000 cash bail.

News | Two Men Indicted in Worcester for 2016 Fitchburg Murder

Two men were charged in Worcester in connection with a home invasion and murder last December, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. Ramon Millan, 37, of Bridgeport, Conn., and Jose Crespo, 32, of Newark, N.J. were both indicted for murder, home invasion, three counts of aggravated kidnapping, arson of a dwelling and armed robbery while masked. A third defendant in the case, Wilfredo Muniz, 31, of Bridgeport, Conn., was indicted under the intimidation of a witness statute for misleading a police investigation.

News | Goods for Guns Buyback Program to be Held on Saturday in Worcester

The City of Worcester and the Worcester Police will hold their semi-annual Goods for Guns Buyback Program on Saturday. The event will take place on Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Universalist Unitarian Church This program is a collaborative effort of the Worcester Police Department, UMASS Memorial Medical Center, Worcester Department of Public Health, Worcester District Medical Society, the Injury-Free Coalition for Kids of Worcester, and the office of District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Turn in your operable gun and receive gift certificates to local supermarkets.

Berkshire Hills' quest to becomes New England's next breakout bank

With its pending purchase of Commerce Bank in Worcester, Mass., and a Boston address staked out for its new headquarters, Berkshire Hills Bancorp is moving closer toward its goal of becoming New England's next regional bank.

Worcester schoolsa summer food service program continues to expand

WORCESTER – A half-decade into feeding the city's students during the summer, the district's nutrition department this year has ambitious plans to serve 50,000 meals to local children in the next two months. According to Donna Lombardi, department director, that total would be a roughly 40-percent increase from the 35,000 meals the summer meals program served last year.

Grand jury indicts man in killing of runner in Massachusetts

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New York man charged in series of armed robberies in Worcester

A New York man has been charged in a series of armed robberies that took place in the city in May. Timothy Moriarity, 25, of Farmington, New York, faces charges of armed robbery while masked and assault with a dangerous weapon, a firearm.

Worcester man gets 7-9 years for trying to kill 3-year-old nephew

WORCESTER - Calling the facts of the case "chilling," a judge sentenced a Worcester man Friday to 7 to 9 years in state prison, with 3 years of probation to follow, for the attempted murder of his 3-year-old nephew. Taj McDonald, 22, of 157 Country Club Blvd., pleaded guilty May 9 in Worcester Superior Court to charges of assault with intent to murder, two counts each of attempted murder and strangulation or suffocation, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon , assault and battery on a child with injury and reckless endangerment of a child.

The Hanover Theatre Celebrates Don Phipps' 85th Birthday with Special Concert

The Hanover Theatre celebrates Don Phipps' 85th birthday with a special concert, Sunday, October 22 at 2 p.m., featuring the White Heat Swing Quartet and David Wickerham on The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. The Mighty Wurlitzer was originally donated to The Hanover Theatre by Phipps, a member of the American Organ Society.

Hitting the brakes: Benson & Wood auto mechanics to close doors

After 90 years at the same location, Benson & Wood at 367 Park Ave. is lowering its last hydraulic-powered car lift, aligning its last set of tires, changing its last spark plug and closing the garage doors for good. Robert F. "Sy" Simoncini, 70, of Worcester and Bruce M. Cutler, 60, of Spencer are the owners of Benson & Wood.

City Hall Notebook: Public input sought on redesigned website Updated at

The public can now check out the pilot version of the city's newly-redesigned website and let city officials know what they think about it. The easiest way to view it is to go to the home page of the city website and click on the link that reads: "The City of Worcester Pilot Website Redesign."

Worcester teachers, school board members open to summer contract talks

WORCESTER – After a contentious spring, the teachers union and School Committee are poised to participate in an accelerated bargaining schedule over the summer to get a new contract done in time for next school year. "I think it's very unusual," Roger Nugent, president of the Educational Association of Worcester, said of the ambitious schedule.

Schoola s out forever at Nelson Place in Worcester

It was the last last day of school Wednesday for what's now considered the old Nelson Place Elementary School.  The students who rushed out the doors Wednesday afternoon to start their summer vacation will be the last students to have attended the ailing old school, built in 1924. Across the property from the building is a gleaming new $58 million replacement, which should be ready to open for the 2017-2018 school year.  According to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Nelson Place, nestled into a neighborhood near Indian Lake, enrolls around 470 pupils.

Gift certificates for guns Saturday at Worcester church

WORCESTER - Residents looking to dispose of an unwanted gun may turn it in Saturday and get a gift certificate for their efforts at the semiannual Goods for Guns buyback program at the Unitarian Universalist Church.  The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the church at 90 Holden St, Worcester.

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