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  • How many kids are in Worcester Public Schools? How many people in Worcester work in health care? How many have college degrees? Find the answers to all these questions and more in the 2015 Worcester Almanac, published by the Worcester Research Bureau. http://www.wrrb.org/reports/2015/02/worcester-almanac-2015/ - View Link - Wed 03/04/2015 06:30 AM
  • City Manager Augustus today joined District Attorney Joseph Early and a host of leaders from the local law enforcement, policy making, medical, public health, and treatment communities to announce a new task force aimed at fighting the region's opiate addiction crisis. The city manager thanked District Attorney Early for creating the task force, which will help leaders from across all disciplines make a targeted effort to improve treatment options, educate medical professionals about the dangers of over-prescribing pain medication, and take other steps to fight the epidemic. "This is really going to take a coordinated effort," the city manager said. - View Photo - Tue 03/03/2015 12:16 PM
  • We have our third and final winner in the #woochallenge: Ted Coyle, who sent in this photo on Twitter. Ted will get four box seats to any 2015 Worcester Bravehearts home game, four hot dogs and drinks and either a chance to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at one of our games OR a chance to ride on the Bravehearts fire truck in the Worcester Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday. Congratulations! And thank you to everyone who shoveled out a fire hydrant this winter, whether you posted the photo or not. Your efforts helped make Worcester safer for everyone. - View Photo - Tue 03/03/2015 09:37 AM
  • A big thanks to Worcester Academy for donating a school-owned property to the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Today, City Manager Ed Augustus and other city officials today joined student officers for Worcester Academy's Habitat for Humanity Chapter and WA administrators as the school handed over 21 Aetna Street to Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester to create affordable housing for families who would otherwise not be able to purchase a home. Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester has made the decision to raze the current structure and to construct a duplex on the lot. The organization made the decision after determining that the present house would not be suitable for rehabilitation. The city of Worcester has fully funded the project, which means that demolition, and then construction, can move ahead without delays in the months ahead. On hand for today's event included Worcester Academy Head of School Ron Cino, MetroWest/Greater Worcester Habitat Executive Director Tim Firment, Worcester City Manager Ed Augustus, Director of Housing Development for the city of Worcester Miguel Rivera, and Michael Traynor, the city's chief development officer. - View Photo - Mon 03/02/2015 05:51 PM
  • Tune into the Jordan Levy Show on WTAG AM 580 - FM 94.9 tonight from 5-6 pm to hear City Manager Augustus, along with John Kelly and Amanda Wilson from the city's Division of Inspectional Services, talk with Jordan. They will discuss how to limit the danger of roof collapses, frozen pipes and eventually, flooding when all of the snow begins to melt (it's going to happen, we promise!). - View Photo - Mon 03/02/2015 12:40 PM
  • Congratulations to Robert Harden Jr., who has won our second #woochallenge prize! He will receive four tickets to the The Original Harlem Globetrotters game at the DCU Center on March 27th at 7 p.m. AND a chance to throw up the ball for the Honorary Tip-Off! Robert sent a photo on Twitter of his cleared hydrant on Edwidge Street: https://twitter.com/hardenjrrobert/status/569681641494458368 Remember, there's still one more prize package to win. We'll do that drawing early next week, so you still have an entire weekend to get out that shovel and camera. Everyone who entered already is still eligible to win, and we will be contacting our first 20 entrants soon with details on how to pick up their free Globetrotters tickets. Good luck! - View Photo - Fri 02/27/2015 12:44 PM
  • Thanks to Todd Marrone for sharing this #woochallenge photo on Twitter. There are a few hours left before we draw the next winner around noon. Get those photos in! - View Photo - Fri 02/27/2015 09:19 AM
  • Be sure to check out all Worcester has to offer during restaurant week! - View Link - Thu 02/26/2015 04:55 PM
  • Last night, the city honored former Councilor Charles E. Scott, the city's longest serving African American Councilor. Mr. Scott was a small businessman, a talented baseball player and a champion of equal rights for all. This plaque honoring Councilor Scott now hangs on the second floor of City Hall, outside the Election Commission. - View Photo - Wed 02/25/2015 09:32 AM
  • Join us this evening at City Hall as we honor Charles E. Scott, the longest serving African-American City Councilor in Worcester's history. From 1918 to 1921, and again from 1926 until his death in 1938, Mr. Scott served the residents of the city. Tonight, the city of Worcester will unveil a plaque honoring his contributions to the community. - View Photo - Tue 02/24/2015 11:52 AM
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