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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
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."

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.

Comic Con headed to Worcester Posted at

Sure, there are a few pop culture figures of note at this year's MASSive Comic Con, such as wrestlers Diamond Dallas Page and Booker T, "Stranger Things" actor "Chester Rushing" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" actors Kevin MCNally and Martin Klebba, but really, the star attractions are the comic book creators. This year's comic writers and artists set to attend include Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti , Stéphane Roux , Megan Hutchison , Tim Townsend , Dave Johnson , Paul Mounts , Cully Hamner , Nelson Faro DeCastro , Frank Tieri and Ming Doyle , among others.

Trial starts for Webster marijuana defendant

WORCESTER - As lawmakers in Boston this week tweak voter-approved marijuana legalization and consider scrapping mandatory minimum sentences, federal prosecutors in Worcester on Wednesday set about the task of securing a 5-year mandatory minimum sentence in a marijuana growing case. Nhi Le, formerly of Webster and now of Worcester, listened through an interpreter as a jury heard opening statements in her U.S. District Court trial on marijuana-related charges.

T&G challenges federal order in Worcester SWAT raid lawsuit

WORCESTER - The Telegram & Gazette has filed a legal challenge to a recent order in federal court that prevents media access to pretrial documents in a case between the city of Worcester and a family suing its police department over a SWAT raid of their Worcester home on Hillside Street. In a nine-page motion filed Monday, Peter J. Caruso, an Andover lawyer who represents the newspaper, argued the order is overly broad and asked U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to modify it to exclude documents generally considered public.

Worcester PD: No foul play in death of boy, 18 months, on Sigel Street

There are no signs of foul play in the death of an 18-month-old boy at a Sigel Street apartment Sunday night, according to police. The baby was rushed by ambulance to UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus after his mother called 911 to report the child was not breathing.

News | Two Arrested After Worcester Police Find Remains of Newborn Baby on Lake Ave

Worcester Police arrested two people in the area of Lake Ave after finding the remains of a newborn baby in the woods behind the property. Edwin Santiago, 31, of Lake Ave and Jennifer Rheum, 36, of Lake Ave were placed under arrest and charged with Walking on Railroad Tracks.

Food | Chef Walter's Flavors + Knowledge: Lamb Chops Orange Marmalade

Stir marmalade in small skillet over medium heat until marmalade melts. Strain into small bowl, discarding solids.

Worcester City Council ponders infant mortality rate

A relatively high infant mortality rate in the city has been a consistently confounding problem for public health officials over the past two decades.  At the City Council Tuesday night, at-large Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes wondered if there is any light at the end of the tunnel for improving the city's infant mortality rate.  In a communication updating the council on efforts to reduce the rate, Dr. Matilde Castiel, the city's commissioner of health and human services, noted that the city's infant mortality rate has fallen from more than 8 per 1,000 births from 2003 to 2005, to fewer than 6 per 1,000 births from 2012 to 2014.

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! Coming to Worcester

The legacy of the beloved "Mister Rogers" lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, from The Fr Ed Rogers Company and airing daily on PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and all of his friends are hopping aboard Trolley to delight live audiences with Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! coming to The Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 7 at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at TheHanoverTheatre.org, by phone at 877.571.SHOW or at The Hanover Theatre box office located at 2 Southbridge Street in downtown Worcester.

Worcester pair arraigned in discovery of babya s remains

A prosecutor suggested Tuesday that a couple returned to a basement they had been living in to remove a bag containing a baby's remains. Edwin Santiago, 31, and Jennifer S. Rheaume, 36, both of 384 Lake Ave., were each charged with disinterment of a body, concealing fetal death out of wedlock and trespassing on railroad tracks.

Worcester libraries ready to kick off summer reading season

The Worcester Public Library is kicking off the 2017 Summer Reading Program "Build a Better World" this weekend with events at all library branches. The program is free and open to readers of all ages.

News | Worcester Man Arrested After Assaulting Two During Party on Crystal Street

Essau Chagoha, 43, was charged with Mayhem, Assault, and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Armed Robbery, Strangulation and Misleading an Investigation. On Sunday, June 18, at approximately 5:52 a.m., Worcester Police responded to an apartment within the city for a report of an injured woman needing assistance.

Free Fun Fridays Return This Summer

Two Berkshire County museums bookend the Highland Street Foundation's ninth annual Free Fun Fridays initiative, a summer program that offers visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. Eighty-five institutions, from art museums to zoos, will join the program, an increase from the 80 venues that took part in 2016.

Webster seeks probe of emails alleging police brutality, cover-up

WEBSTER – Selectmen voted Monday to ask the office of the Worcester district attorney to investigate the source of emails that accused a patrolman of excessive force, and two police supervisors of trying to cover it up. The town received the emails earlier this year, and an independent internal affairs investigation recently concluded that the accusations in them were unfounded.

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