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  • Join the city manager and his team tomorrow in the effort to Keep Worcester Clean. Volunteers will meet at the Bennett Field Pool to clean up the Webster Square neighborhood. Can't stay the entire time? Join us for an hour! Every hand helps! - View Photo - Fri 10/24/2014 03:18 PM
  • Join us this Saturday for a day of Halloween tricks and treats! Festivities will include the Youth Scary Monster Dash at 1 p.m. and the 5K which begins at 2 p.m. (costumes encouraged), both on Front Street. There will be trick or treating and scarecrow making on the Common and a parade of zombies, marching bands and more through the Canal District beginning at 3 p.m. The celebration will continue throughout the night with Halloween-themed events at many of our wonderful restaurants and clubs throughout the Canal District. We hope to see you there for a day of fun for all ages! - View Photo - Fri 10/24/2014 12:00 PM
  • Throughout October, charities that feed the needy are marking World Food Day. This morning, City Manager Augustus, Congressman James McGovern and a host of eager volunteers helped serve food at the St. John's Food Pantry on Temple Street. The St. John's Food for the Poor Program serves a hot, nutritious breakfast to 125+ people a day, five days a week -- that's more than 32,500 meals every year. Visit their website to find out how to donate or volunteer, and see their plans for a new expanded building. - View Photo - Fri 10/24/2014 10:41 AM
  • City Manager Augustus was one of hundreds of city employees who got their flu shot today. Thanks to Division of Public Health nurse Patricia Bruchmann, pictured here, and the team of Anna Maria College nursing students who came to City Hall today to administer the vaccine. Consider this your reminder to get a flu shot! - View Photo - Thu 10/23/2014 11:55 AM
  • Workforce Central Career Center and the Worcester Public Library will host a job fair tomorrow from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Frances Perkins Branch Library. David Clark Company, The City of Worcester HR Dept., H&R Block and Veterans' Inc. are all scheduled to be there. - View Photo - Thu 10/23/2014 09:33 AM
  • Thursday's WCVB Channel 5 Boston broadcast will also highlight Worcester's schools. Stories will examine diversity at South High Community School and the WPS Pipeline program between Worcester East Middle School, North High School and Umass Memorial Medical Center. Superintendent Dr. Melinda Boone will speak about One City One Library. And every day this week, a different Worcester school has done the morning Wake Up Call. On Tuesday, it was Burncoat Middle School's time to shine: - View Video - Wed 10/22/2014 03:37 PM
  • All day tomorrow: watch 5 on Worcester. - View Video - Wed 10/22/2014 10:59 AM
  • Be sure to tune in on Thursday, when WCVB-TV will shine a spotlight on Worcester. Channel 5 will be broadcasting live from Union Station in the NewsCenter 5 EyeOpener, NewsCenter 5 at Noon and NewsCenter 5 at 5:00 throughout 6:30 PM in addition to Chronicle at 7:30 PM. Several stories will be featured that represent the current topics and issues facing Worcester and the unique ways they are being faced. Topics include rebuilding Worcester's neighborhoods, the transformation of the Voc-Tec high school, the importance of the community gardens, the revitalization of Worcester's downtown, reopening libraries, tackling heroin addiction, among others. Thursday's Chronicle is all about Worcester as well. Topics will include the development of the Main South area, Worcester Voc-Tec, City Square & Hanover Theatre area development, new housing in the Gateway area, and the bio industry being fueled by a man who grew up in Worcester. In addition, Channel 5 will be involved in several community service projects in the Worcester area throughout the day. WCVB anchor Randy Price will be a volunteer reader at the Goddard School, while meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbon visits the Tatnuck Magnet School as a volunteer reader. In addition, Chronicle reporter Ted Reinstein and several other volunteers will help to put a vegetable garden to bed for the winter as part of the Community Harvest Project. Lastly, Chronicle reporter Shayna Seymour leads a team to help prepare for a Halloween party for kids that are served by Why Me and Sherry's House - an organization that provides support for families with childhood cancer. - View Photo - Wed 10/22/2014 07:40 AM
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