News & Announcements
Stay informed as to what's going on within Worcester. From Special Announcements, to WPD Press Releases, DPW&P Notices & Announcements to the latest breaking news, you're sure to be in-the-loop with the following News & Announcements:
The latest news via the Telegram.com.
Arts, crafts, gems, motorcycle racing
- It would be colossally un-American to actually wait until Black Friday to begin one's holiday shopping, and those who organize events like the Castleberry Holiday Arts & Craft Festival, which is happening this weekend at DCU Convention Center, 50 Foster St. in Worcester, are fully aware of this fact.
Fitchburg State names 3 finalists for president
- FITCHBURG — The Fitchburg State University Presidential Search Committee has presented the university's Board of Trustees with a list of three finalists to become the institution's 11th president.
Cold day, warm job
- NORTHBRIDGE — John Briand (left), Scott Grignon and Jamie Luchini of the Northbridge Department of Public Works operate a hot box, a machine used to heat asphalt to so crews can repair road surfaces. The crew was out filling in potholes Friday. It will remain cold Saturday, with highs in the upper 30s.
Worcester's Arboretum Village Estates rock slope deemed subpar
- WORCESTER — The developer of the multiphase Arboretum Village Estates subdivision in the Quinsigamond Village area has been ordered by the city to bring a large, rock-facing slope constructed in the development into compliance with the city's zoning ordinance.
Agreement in place to save historic Southboro house
- SOUTHBORO — An agreement has been reached to save the historic Joseph Burnett House.
North Brookfield Town House victim of budget cuts
- NORTH BROOKFIELD — The $1 million Town House rehabilitation project appears to be a partial casualty of the state's effort to erase a $329 million budget deficit before the end of the fiscal year.
Rose Olver, pioneering Amherst College professor and wife of former congressman, dies
- AMHERST � Rose Richardson Olver, the first woman tenure-track professor at Amherst College who played a critical role as the school went coeducational, has died.
Trio busted on drug charges in Worcester's Quinsig Village
- WORCESTER — Police arrested three people Friday and seized dozens of bags of heroin after allegedly witnessing a drug-buy during an investigation in the Quinsigamond Village area.
T&G's parent company is sold to New Media, parent of GateHouse Media
- Halifax Media Group, owner of the Telegram & Gazette and 35 other newspapers and affiliated websites, has agreed to be acquired by New Media Investment Group Inc., the parent company of GateHouse Media LLC.
Washington Square hotel plan outlined
- WORCESTER — The six-story, 120-room hotel envisioned for a plot of land at the Washington Square rotary will be based on the "extended stay" model and will cater to professionals, developers told the Shrewsbury Street Neighborhood Association Thursday night.
The latest news via the City of Worcester Facebook Page.
- Thanks to the eager, but chilly, young people from the HOPE Coalition who were on the Common yesterday with the Division of Public Health passing out smoking cessation info for the Great American Smokeout.
To help mark the occasion, here are Five Ways to Get Ready to Quit Smoking, courtesy of the Central Massachusetts Tobacco-Free Community Partnership:
Quitting smoking can be hard, but there are ways to make it easier.
1. Set a quit date. Choose the Great American Smokeout or another quit day within the next 2 weeks.
2. Tell your family and friends you plan to quit. Share your quit date with the important people in your life and ask for support. A daily e-mail, text message, or phone call can help you stay on course and provide moral support. Plan a smoke-free lunch date or game night to distract yourself. Or gather your family in the kitchen to cook a special meal together.
3. Anticipate and plan for challenges. The urge to smoke is short--usually only 3 to 5 minutes. Surprised? Those moments can feel intense. Before your quit date, write down healthy ways to cope. Even one puff can feed a craving and make it stronger. Healthy choices include:
o Drinking water
o Taking a walk or climbing the stairs
o Listening to a favorite song or playing a game
o Calling or texting a friend
4. Remove cigarettes and other tobacco from your home, car, and workplace. Throw away your cigarettes, matches, lighters, and ashtrays. Clean and freshen your car, home, and workplace. Old cigarette odors can cause cravings.
5. Talk to your doctor about medicines to help you quit. Nicotine patches, nicotine gum, or prescription medicines can help you quit for good. Your quit coach and pharmacist can also give you guidance.
For more information about local in-person support contact Tina Grosowsky, email@example.com, 508-856-5067. For resources on quitting visit www.makesmokinghistory.org. - View Photo - Fri 11/21/2014 02:05 PM
- Congratulations to Habitat for Humanity Metro West/Greater Worcester on the groundbreaking of their next project, 79 Kendig Street in Worcester! The property is the former site of the College Hill Civic Association. The home will go to a wounded war veteran and will be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified. - View Photo - Wed 11/19/2014 03:50 PM
- City Manager Ed Augustus today named Mike Traynor as the city's permanent Chief Development Officer.
"I am delighted to continue Worcester's positive economic momentum by naming Mike Traynor as the City's permanent Chief Development Officer," Augustus said. "Mike is a talented negotiator with a wealth of experience and strong relationships with all the key players in the region and I'm sure he'll be a great success." - View Link - Mon 11/17/2014 04:55 PM
- Tomorrow, elementary school students will test out their dance steps to learn about sustainability and renewable energy while generating electricity with their footsteps on a Sustainable Dance Floor at the Boys & Girls Club, 65 Tainter Street.
On Saturday, November 15 from 10 am to noon, a public energy workshop with tips on how to save energy and money will be held. The sustainable dance floor will be available for use during the workshop. Parents and their children are welcomed and invited to participate.
The Energy Workshop is designed to provide information and assistance to renters, homeowners, landlords, and small business owners on how to save money on utility bills. Programs and incentives to help save money and use less energy will be covered, along with neighborhood-wide energy strategies.
The Energy Workshop is sponsored by the City of Worcester with the Grand Loom Works project, along with the Institute for Energy & Sustainability and the Community Builders. The Sustainability Hub and MassSaves are also participating. - View Photo - Thu 11/13/2014 09:38 AM
- Worcester is proud to have been given a perfect 100 for its LGBT policies by the Human Rights Commission. In a report released today, Worcester was one of just 38 cities nationwide with a perfect score. Visit the city's website to learn more: http://www.worcesterma.gov/announcements/worcester-gets-perfect-score-on-human-rights
And click here to read the full report, which includes a profile of Worcester as a success story: http://www.hrc.org/campaigns/municipal-equality-index - View Photo - Wed 11/12/2014 04:57 PM
- Congratulations to Worcester Police Department (Official) Officer Sean Lovely and the Worcester Public Library's One City, One Library team, who have been given the Eleanor Riik Award for service excellence. They were honored during a luncheon at City Hall this afternoon.
On February 25, 2002, the city presented the very first service excellence award to Eleanor Riik. Because Ellie was an outstanding employee and her commitment to excellence embodied all that she did, the employee service excellence award was later renamed the Eleanor Riik Award in her honor.
Employees from seven departments received nominations this year. Officer Lovely was honored for his dedication and commitment to community policing on his beat in the Oak Hill neighborhood. He has also spent countless hours of his own time researching and compiling records on all of Worcester 237 veterans squares, which you can find on his website: www.worcvs.org.
The One City, One Library team was honored for their exemplary customer service and dedication to a new initiative that helps put libraries in schools across the city.
Congratulations to all! - View Photo - Wed 11/12/2014 01:20 PM
- A few scenes from today's Veterans Day parade and program at the Historic Armory. Thank you to all of Worcester's veterans and everyone who came out to honor them. - View Photo - Tue 11/11/2014 03:45 PM
- Today, Worcester thanks all who have served. We hope you can join us for one of today's events, starting with a Veterans Day breakfast at 8 a.m. The parade starts at 11 a.m. See this link for details on all the events: http://www.worcesterma.gov/announcements/worcester-to-mark-veterans-day - View Link - Tue 11/11/2014 07:25 AM