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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
Worcester City Council considers options for retail marijuana

City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. says the city is advocating at the state level for "maximum flexibility" so municipalities can get as much local control as possible over the establishment of recreational marijuana retail shops. Mr. Augustus told the City Council Tuesday night that his administration is well aware of the concerns many councilors and residents have over the legalization of recreational marijuana, and those concerns have been conveyed to the state Legislature, which is working on rules and regulations governing its retail sale.

Coleman cana t run for 2 Worcester council seats at once

WORCESTER - The Election Commission has been advised that William S. Coleman III cannot run simultaneously for at-large and district City Council seats in this year's municipal election. In an opinion provided to the commission, City Solicitor David M. Moore said state election laws prohibit any candidate from having his or her name appear on the ballot more than once as running for the same office.

Worcester dentist found not guilty of sexual assault

WORCESTER - A Lincoln Street dentist charged with sexually assaulting a female patient during a dental procedure last year was found not guilty Tuesday by a Central District Court jury. The jury of four men and two women deliberated for about 45 minutes before finding Dr.  Nikhilkumar "Nikhil" M. Patel, 55, of 64 O'Donnell Ave., Shrewsbury, not guilty on a single count of indecent assault and battery.

Dianne Williamson: Candidate stung by racist note Posted at

Candidates for public office can expect criticism and blowback. But School Committee candidate Dante Comparetto said he received an ugly, racist note that no one should find in his mailbox.

Man shot in Webster

WEBSTER – A 26-year-old man was shot Saturday at Maynard and Negus streets, Police Lt. Michael D. Shaw said Monday.

Assault, robbery victim dies; Worcester police search for attacker

A 40-year-old man who was assaulted and robbed on Mount Pleasant Street last week has died, the city's second homicide in 2017, according to police. Dai Ha of Worcester suffered head injuries in the May 15 attack and he was never able to provide police with any information about his attackers.

Worcester-based Commerce Bank sold to Berkshire Hills

Pittsfield-based Berkshire announced the deal Monday morning. The company also revealed that it is moving its corporate headquarters to Boston.

News | Three Men Arrested in Worcester on Drug Charges

James Bourget, 51, of Worcester was charged with Possession of Class A Substance and Possession of Class B Substance . Mario Galan, 25, of Worcester was charged with distribution of class A substance and distribution of class B substance, conspiracy and operating a MV with a revoked license.

Then & Now: 79-83 Millbury St., Worcester

Oscar's Coin-op has been a staple on Millbury Street in Worcester since the middle of the last century, continuing in business even while the neighborhood declined around it. Buildings between Oscar's and Messier's diner disappeared one by one, especially when Interstate 290 construction destroyed many streets that had crossed over to the neighborhood where many patrons lived, like nearby Foyle Street.

Worcester police use pepper spray on man who allegedly swung bat at officers after biting neighbor

WORCESTER – Police used pepper spray Sunday to subdue a man they said answered his door holding a baseball bat and began swinging it at officers investigating a report of him biting and choking a neighbor. Officers responded to a call for help at a rooming house at 34 Richards St. around 2 a.m., the Police Department said in a news release, and found a man in torn clothes bleeding from the hand and arm.

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Then & Now: Do you know where this is?

This street, like many in Worcester, has seen its ups and downs, and in this 1962 photo, the trend on this block was mostly down. The building in the center of the photo seems likely to go the way of the one that once inhabited the block to the right, where ragged bricks are speaking of decrepitude.

Thousands rally for public education and "our vision for a better world"

The call-and-response chant "Whose schools? Our schools!" reverberated off the stores and offices lining Boylston Street on May 20 as hundreds of delegates from MTA's Annual Meeting marched down the middle of the busy thoroughfare toward a Rally for Public Education on the Boston Common. They marched to the raucous sounds of a New Orleans-style brass band, which had led delegates out of the Hynes Convention Center and onto the street.

News | Second Person Arrested in Connection to Assault & Robbery on Mt. Pleasant Street

A man has been arrested in connection to the Mt. Pleasant Street assault and robbery of a 41-year-old man.

Lifestyle | Worcester Announces Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series, Friday Farmer's Market

The City of Worcester and the Worcester Cultural Coalition announced the 8th installment of the Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series on the Worcester Common Oval. "The Out to Lunch series is a true testament of how vibrant and culturally rich our city is.

Barnestorming: Grave decorating concerns for Memorial Day Posted at

It is a wonderful holiday and a chance to remember our family, friends and community members who gave us their full measure of devotion. But before we go off and hold parades, gun salutes and wreath ceremonies, graves must be decorated.

Lifestyle | 25 Things to Look Forward to in New England This Summer

The weather is finally cooperating and Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner. That means that summer time is nearly here.

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