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  • Did you know Worcester produces the same amount of trash as much smaller towns, like Newton and Somerville? Or that the city plans to replace all 14,000 street lights with energy-efficient LED bulbs? Or that a soon-to-be-complete building modernization project will save taxpayers up to 20 percent in municipal energy costs? Read City Manager Ed Augustus's op-ed in this morning's Worcester Telegram & Gazette to learn more about Worcester's leadership on sustainability and the environment. - View Link - Fri 04/24/2015 08:53 AM
  • City Manager Augustus spoke with high school students this morning at Worcester State University during the concluding ceremony of the Worcester Rising Civics Camp, a three-day program aimed at educating students about the importance of civic engagement. The City Manager talked to the students about their questions and concerns regarding the city; topics ranged from environmental initiatives to promoting voting among all members of the community. The camp was made possible by a collaboration between the office of City Clerk David J. Rushford, the Worcester Public Schools and the Urban Studies Department at Worcester State. - View Photo - Thu 04/23/2015 02:07 PM
  • This Earth Day, make a commitment to keep Worcester clean! This trash pile on Ingalls Street is now gone, thanks to the City of Worcester Department of Public Works and Parks and the Regional Environmental Council, which held cleanups around the city this weekend. But wouldn't it be better if that waste had been disposed of properly in the first place? Don't let your neighborhood look like this! The residential drop off center, at 1065 Millbury Street (formerly Ballard Street), allows residents to dispose of an unlimited number of bulk waste items in a timely manner and at a low cost. There is also a yard waste drop-off area, a permanent household hazardous waste collection center and a new compost/winter sand pickup area. And you can always report illegal dumping to the DPW Customer Service line, (508)-929-1300. Get more information: - View Photo - Wed 04/22/2015 09:13 AM
  • Ever wonder how to get involved in your community? Join us April 29 at Worcester Public Library for a free event, and learn all about volunteering on a city board or commission. - View Photo - Tue 04/21/2015 12:51 PM
  • Join Mayor Joe Petty, City Manager Ed Augustus and hundreds of other enthusiastic volunteers at the Working for Worcester Service Day and Rally this Saturday, April 25. Registration and breakfast start at 8:30am followed by the rally at 9:15am, all being held on the Hart Lawn, located at the College of the Holy Cross. You will have the opportunity to work on various projects at 16 different sites around the city--including Coes Pond, Dodge Park, and several schools. There will be free breakfast and t-shirts for all volunteers, a photo booth, live music, and more! Working for Worcester is organized by Worcester college students, and is a city-wide partnership of student organizations, local businesses, academic institutions, city government, and community groups. For more info, check out: and - View Photo - Tue 04/21/2015 11:47 AM
  • This is National Volunteer Week, and the city held several events this week to show our appreciation. On Tuesday, Mayor Joseph Petty and City Manager Edward Augustus hosted an event to honor the many volunteers who keep the city moving. Among the roughly 100 people honored was Helena Alisch, a Friends of the Worcester Public Library volunteer and City Manager Augustus' second grade teacher. Thank you to all who serve! - View Photo - Fri 04/17/2015 03:02 PM
  • Here's next week's street sweeping list. - View Photo - Thu 04/16/2015 02:02 PM
  • Worcester was on the receiving end of nearly 10 feet of snow this winter, with much of it coming during a brutal five-week barrage. The city got together Thursday morning at the Worcester Senior Center to thank the men and women of the City of Worcester Department of Public Works and Parks who helped us all get through it. Mayor Joseph Petty, City Manager Ed Augustus, City Councilors Michael Gaffney, Tony Economou, Gary Rosen and Sarai Rivera; and state Rep. Kate Campanale served breakfast to about 100 hungry DPW employees to thank them for all the hard work. Thank you to Worcester Credit Union for generously sponsoring! - View Photo - Thu 04/16/2015 09:52 AM
  • Worcester Police Department making great strides in recruiting women and people of color for the latest civil service exam. - View Link - Wed 04/15/2015 12:46 PM
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