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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 blood drive pits police vs. fire

Normally a room filled with nurses, police officers and firefighters might suggest a day gone horribly wrong. But at the DCU Center on Friday, the decidedly upbeat atmosphere was an indication that everything was OK.

Spirit of Shrewsbury kicks off month of festivities with car show and boat parade

This year's Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival, the 21st in its history, will culminate with a number of events the weekend of Saturday, Sept 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24. The Cruzzin' Dreams Car Show will be held at the Hebert Candy Mansion, 575 Hartford Turnpike on Thursday, Sept 7 and Thursday, Sept.

Police: Worcester raid snares 'admitted' gang member

WORCESTER – An alleged member of the Providence Street Posse gang was held without bail in Central District Court following a raid of his Hamilton Street apartment police said netted guns, drugs and cash. In a news release Friday, state police highlighted the arrest of Ian Agbanyo, referring to him as an "admitted" gang member.

Schools, employers try to lure students to manufacturing

Amid perceptions that manufacturing is yesterday's work, educators and industry leaders say central Massachusetts' identity as a region that makes things remains intact. Innovation and production abound, they said, fueled by the area's diverse and talented workforce.

Neighbors oppose substance rehab facility on Main Street in Worcester

Irate residents filled a Main Street church Thursday night to speak out against plans to build a rehabilitation facility for recovering addicts at the former Anna Maria Rest Home at 1398 Main St. For two hours residents of the neighborhood asked questions and voiced concerns about plans for an extension of Washburn House, another facility that recently opened at 1183 Main St. Washburn House founder Timothy Rassias explained that the currently operating facility provides care that focuses more acutely on detoxification and the earlier stages of recovery. The planned extension at the former rest home would take those same clients and house them for a longer period of time to bolster their recovery.

Shrewsbury Montessori School now enrolling at new Worcester Campus

The Shrewsbury Montessori School recently announced that they will be expanding. They are opening a new Worcester campus at 30 Anna St. and are now enrolling students in preschool through kindergarten.

Suspected gang member gets 5 to 7 years in prison

Superior Court Judge Shannon Frison sentenced Devonte Barnes to 5 to 7 years in state prison. According to the Worcester district attorney's office, Assistant District Attorney Sarah B. Richardson recommended 10 to 12 years in prison; Peter Clifford, Mr. Barnes' attorney, recommended 5 to 7. Mr. Barnes, 21, of 2 Turner Ave., pleaded guilty Aug. 3 in Worcester Superior Court to charges stemming from what prosecutors said was a confrontation between rival gang members that led to gunfire, April 21, 2015, on Randolph Road.

Worcester traffic alert: Road closings planned during Saturday's Latin American Festival

Motorists are advised that traffic will be heavy in downtown Worcester on Saturday because of the annual Latin American Festival. According to police, drivers can expect traffic restrictions and detours from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. near Worcester Common. Areas affected include Franklin Street from Main to Portland streets, and  Front Street from Main to Commercial streets.

Lance Ballance Exits Cumulus/Worcester, MA

Radio veteran LANCE BALLANCE is on the loose and ready to pursue his next opportunity as he exits CUMULUS/WORCESTER, MA as OM of the cluster as well as AC WXOL PD.. BALLANCE's experience includes WMJJ /BIRMINGHAM, WMC /MEMPHIS, KBIG, and KOST/LOS ANGELES and KOSY/SALT LAKE CITY.

Table Hoppin': Cupcake fans hail to The Queen's Cups Posted at

Renee King of Millbury moved into the city's Canal District on Aug. 1, relocating her business from 238 Millbury Ave., Millbury, going from 750 square feet to 3,300 square feet. Needless to say, King is happy about the new spot.

Concern over NIH cuts unites Worcester's medical school, political leaders

Concerned with President Donald J. Trump's proposal to cut National Institutes of Health funding by 22 percent, UMass Medical School officials, researchers and local political leaders gathered Wednesday to discuss the scientific and economic importance of robust NIH funding. "We're deeply concerned with the proposed cuts by the president and the impact it could have on innovation, medical progress, the health and well-being of patients and our local innovation economy," said Michael F. Collins, chancellor of UMass Medical School.

Worcester to open first dog park Monday at Vernon Hill Park

Though it took a bit longer than expected, the city will open its first dog park Monday at Vernon Hill Park. Another city-sanctioned dog park at Beaver Brook Park will open around Labor Day, though no date has been set, and the city is working on opening a third park downtown in late fall, according to John F. Hill, the city's communications specialist.

Northborough police log, Aug. 18 edition

The information from the police log is obtained directly from the official records maintained at each police station in our circulation area. It contains arrests and samplings of police activity.

Worcester schools, UMass Medical team up for food pantry, laundry rooms for students

WORCESTER – The Worcester public schools and UMass Medical School officials on Wednesday morning announced the launch of an initiative in the school system's north quadrant aimed at alleviating the pressures of poverty on the area's low-income students. The new effort, which is being supported by a recent $3 million donation to UMass by the Remillard family, includes installing new washing machines and dryers at four city schools; continuing to stock a new food pantry established at North High School in the past year, and giving backpacks filled with school supplies to hundreds of students in the quadrant.

Walter J. Kalczynski, 88, of Shrewsbury

Walter J. "Walt" Kalczynski, 88, a longtime resident of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 in Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester after a period of falling health. His wife of 63 years, Marie Kalczynski, passed away June 3, 2016.

News | Man Arrested After Breaking Into Orient Street Home in Worcester

Patrick Carroll, 34, of Ayer was charged with Breaking and Entering in the Daytime with the Intent to Commit a Felony, Possession of Burglarious Tool , and Illegally Attaching Registration Plates. He was taken to police headquarters for booking procedures.

Lifestyle | LePage Named Grand Marshall of Worcester Pride Parade

"I am humbled and honored to have been asked to be a Grand Marshal in this year's parade along with the survivors of the Orlando attack. Please show your support," said LePage on a Facebook post.

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