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  • The Route 20 corridor got a big boost this morning, as state and city officials announced they will split the cost of a $20 million project that will reconstruct the Whitla Drive sewer pumping station and expand the city's sewer system to the only major area in the city not currently connected. The project will improve the environment by cutting down on sewage overflows into Lake Quinsigamond and Broad Meadow Brook, and provide infrastructure needed for continued economic development. "It's not often that, with one project, we can reduce our carbon footprint, improve our blue spaces, cut operational expenses, AND create new exciting opportunities for economic development," said City Manager Edward Augustus. "This project does all that." - View Photo - Fri 06/24/2016 01:01 PM
  • "We talk about a lot of lofty goals," said City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. at the launch of the 2016 CHIP held Thursday afternoon in the White Room at the Crompton Collective. "This crowd is an indication of the community coming together not just for the kickoff of something, but to sustain it." - View Link - Fri 06/24/2016 10:23 AM
  • Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, and other state and local officials announced today that Worcester will receive $200,000 to make needed repairs to the state's Vietnam Memorial in Green Hill Park. Worcester is proud to be the site of the statewide memorial, and proud to maintain it, with the help of a group of local Vietnam veterans. - View Video - Thu 06/23/2016 05:51 PM
  • Out to Lunch is in full swing on the Common this afternoon! Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito stopped by, and the city manager met with some excited kids out enjoying the music. - View Photo - Thu 06/23/2016 12:57 PM
  • Ground was broken yesterday for a project by Roseland Residential Trust, which will bring 365 luxury apartment units to the CitySquare project downtown. "The momentum of Downtown Worcester is plain to see, and the addition of Roseland's high-quality, market rate housing will only build on that energy," said City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. "This is a great example of smart growth, bringing hundreds of people downtown to live near our intermodal transit hub, where they can take a bus across the city or an express train into Boston. As we continue to build density and downtown increasingly becomes a genuine neighborhood, I see even more great things on the horizon." - View Photo - Thu 06/23/2016 09:33 AM
  • Out to Lunch is back! Starting tomorrow, join us on the Common every Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 pm, for great music, food, crafters, and more! Tomorrow will feature Adam Ezra Group and a performance by the Imperial Lion Dance team. - View Photo - Wed 06/22/2016 01:03 PM
  • Check out Worcester Telegram & Gazette's Facebook page at 11 for a live discussion with City Manager Augustus and Police Chief Steve Sargent about public safety issues and community policing in the city. - View Link - Wed 06/22/2016 10:35 AM
  • This Saturday! Turn in your unwanted firearms in exchange for gift cards for groceries. Or, get free gun locks for any unsecured weapons in your home. Sponsored by the city of Worcester, Worcester Police Department (Official), Worcester Division of Public Health, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Belmont AME Zion Church and Joseph D. Early Jr., Worcester County District Attorney's Office. - View Photo - Wed 06/22/2016 07:33 AM
  • Big celebration today at Vernon Hill Park to kick off Recreation Worcester for its second year! The program starts Monday, with a summer of FREE supervised sports, arts and crafts, educational activities, two free meals per day, and more. Sign up today: worcesterma.gov/recreationworcester Thank you to all our sponsors: UMass Memorial Medical Center, College of the Holy Cross, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Joseph D. Early Jr., Worcester County District Attorney's Office - View Photo - Tue 06/21/2016 05:28 PM
  • Today we broke ground on a new park at Coes Pond. This park include a multi-generational, universally accessible designed playground -- one of the first in the state. The park will also be the new home of the historic Stearns Tavern, which will be on the move from its current home on Park Ave in the coming weeks. The building will be run by Seven Hills Foundation as a cafe and community center, providing job training and a welcoming atmosphere for people with disabilities in our community. A huge thank you to the 27 private businesses and organizations who donated nearly $450,000 worth of equipment and in-kind work, allowing this project to happen. - View Video - Tue 06/21/2016 11:42 AM
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