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  • The annual Festival of Lights is this Friday on the Worcester Common! Come to City Hall to celebrate the holidays with the tree lighting, a visit from Santa, musical performances, horse drawn carriage rides, free hot chocolate and more. The festival goes from 6 to 8 p.m. with the tree lighting at 6:30. After the tree lighting, enjoy free skating on the Oval. #FOL2015 Worcester Common Oval - View Photo - Mon 11/30/2015 03:00 PM
  • Remember that winter parking rules are in effect starting Dec. 1. You can check the specifics for your street right here: - View Photo - Mon 11/30/2015 12:55 PM
  • For the fourteenth annual Goods For Guns Day, Worcester and 15 other Central Massachusetts communities have scheduled their guy buyback day for December 12th, in honor of the victims who were lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, on December 14th, 2012. Mayor Joseph M. Petty is calling on his fellow mayors to join him to make the anniversary of the massacre the yearly, statewide gun buyback day. READ MORE: - View Photo - Mon 11/30/2015 09:29 AM
  • Congratulations to three of the Worcester Police Department (Official)'s finest on their promotions. Christopher Curtis was promoted to Captain, while Michael Brunstetter and Michael Peters were promoted to Sergeant during a ceremony this afternoon at City Hall. - View Photo - Tue 11/24/2015 04:37 PM
  • Know a World War II vet? The city is looking for local veterans to write letters about their experiences to be placed in a time capsule next June, to be opened 100 years from now. Those who may need help writing can contact contact RSVP Worcester Area Volunteers at 508-791-7787. - View Photo - Tue 11/24/2015 01:44 PM
  • Worcester has won a 2015 Community Development Achievement Award from the National Community Development Association, in recognition of the city's Union Hill Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. "I'm honored the City's efforts are being recognized, but the real reward will be better schools, street, sidewalks, homes and neighborhoods for our residents," said City Manager Augustus. LEARN MORE: - View Photo - Mon 11/23/2015 02:36 PM
  • Looking for something to do in Worcester or Central Massachusetts? Whether you are looking for a nearby coffee shop or planning a day trip, Woo Pass is your creative, local, and fun guide to finding just the right places to eat, stay, and play in the Worcester region - and it's free! iOS: Android: - View Link - Mon 11/23/2015 08:57 AM
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