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  • Vietnam Veterans for the Community and North High School JROTC placed flags on veterans' graves and markers on Tuesday at Hope Cemetery. The Vietnam Veterans have been doing this for the past five years with the help of the North High JROTC. Wreaths were also placed at the eight Medal of Honor recipients at several city cemeteries, including: Sgt. David Roche, Indian Wars, Hope Cemetery, Sec. D, lot 6012. Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Co A, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place & date: Cedar Creek, Montana 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Birth: Ireland. Issued: 27 April 1877. Citation: For gallantry in action. - View Photo - Wed 05/20/2015 03:04 PM
  • Check out this great opportunity! - View Link - Tue 05/19/2015 01:58 PM
  • Help us give the city's summer recreation program a great name! You could win a family four-pack of tickets to Marvel Universe LIVE at DCU Center! Deadline is Friday! Please email your best names to - View Photo - Mon 05/18/2015 07:45 PM
  • Stratfield Street, off Hamilton, will be closed most of the day for repairs to a water main break. Water is off to about eight homes in the area while repairs are being made. Repairs are expected to be completed later today. - Sat 05/16/2015 07:28 AM
  • Watch out for road work at the following locations next week. - View Photo - Fri 05/15/2015 10:04 AM
  • There are two more days left to donate books to the Worcester: the City that Reads book drive. Help them reach their goal of collecting 32,000 books by Friday! Drop off your new or gently used books for kids Pre-K through grade eight. Your donations will be distributed among low-income students, social agencies, and organizations with summer school programs in order to promote reading among young students. For a list of places where you can drop off books, including the first floor of City Hall, please visit or - View Photo - Thu 05/14/2015 02:02 PM
  • A big thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday for the latest City Manager's Clean Team event. The team was in the Indian Lake area and picked up trash, removed brush, cut grass, and cleaned litter from the water. Thanks to the Indian Lake Watershed Association Inc, Mayor Joe Petty, Tony Economou District 1 City Council, students from St. John's High School and everyone else who came out and made the neighborhood a cleaner place! - View Photo - Thu 05/14/2015 10:50 AM
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: McKeon Rd at Blackstone River Rd is closed due to a train blocking the road. Please avoid the area. - Wed 05/13/2015 05:40 PM
  • Here's the latest street sweeping schedule, courtesy of the City of Worcester Department of Public Works and Parks. - View Photo - Wed 05/13/2015 09:44 AM
  • On April 25, hundreds of volunteers from the Coes Zone Task Force, Working For Worcester, the City Manager's office and other community groups worked to clean up Coes Pond. They cut down so much brush and branches that the dumpster that day was quickly filled up. Unfortunately, that load was only half of what was cut down so half still remains at the beach. But thanks to Casella Waste Systems, another Dumpster is on the way for another group of volunteers next weekend. Casella has provided support for a number of cleanups across the city, including several Working for Worcester sites, City Manager's Clean Team events, and Earth Day cleanups. Thank you to Casella from the city of Worcester. - View Photo - Tue 05/12/2015 06:43 AM
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