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.
Hardwick diver makes colorful — and very rare — catch
- HARDWICK — The odds of winning $1 million on a $30 scratch ticket are far better than the odds of hand-catching a rare calico lobster in Massachusetts, so one might say Andrew Ward is a big winner — except that he didn't keep the prize.
Worcester train service could get a boost from $25M Allston station project
- ALLSTON — A combination of public and private financing will pay for the $25 million West Station at an old freight yard in Allston, creating train links to Worcester, North and South stations and possibly Kendall Square in Cambridge, state officials announced Tuesday.
The 'other' Stevens farm in Barre offers window to the past
- BARRE � There are two Stevens farms in this bucolic community of 5,365.
Railroad asks judge to lift order blocking propane facility in Grafton
- WORCESTER — The Grafton and Upton Railroad asked a judge Tuesday to let it go ahead with its long-delayed plan to build a liquefied propane transloading facility at its rail yard in North Grafton.
Baker supports Worcester Housing Authority's work rules
- WORCESTER — Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles D. Baker Jr. Tuesday voiced support for the Worcester Housing Authority's vetoed efforts to expand its “A Better Life” program, calling it an “appropriate way to move forward” for the city. “I would like to see more models like this in Massachusetts, for sure,” Mr. Baker told reporters at a press conference Tuesday morning at the WHA's 40 Belmont St. headquarters.
West Brookfield police get OK to use Narcan
- WEST BROOKFIELD � Selectmen approved a policy Tuesday night governing the use of nasal spray Narcan by town police to revive opiate overdose victims.
Rutland man's blood on ammo box in suspect's boyfriend's car
- WORCESTER — Slaying victim Francis P. Spokis' blood was on an ammunition box police recovered from James Rutherford's car after his July 13, 2011, arrest, a jury was told Tuesday.
Attorney general rules Uxbridge selectmen violated Open Meeting Law
- UXBRIDGE � The state attorney general's office ruled recently that the Board of Selectmen violated the state Open Meeting Law in May when four of five members met outside a formal meeting to discuss board officers.
Jefferson Mill condo project in Holden is revived
- HOLDEN � The Jefferson Mill condominium project, dormant since 2008, has been granted a two- year extension for its site plan special permit, which is scheduled to expire Oct. 23.
Math teacher named to Oxford school board
- OXFORD � A sixth-grade math teacher in Southboro is the newest member of the Oxford School Committee.
The latest news via the City of Worcester Facebook Page.
- The best way to prevent seasonal flu is by getting a flu vaccination every year.
The Worcester Division of Public Health will host a Flu Vaccination Clinic on Friday, October 10th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence St.
The vaccine is provided free to the public, please bring your insurance card if you have one. The clinic is open to residents of communities which participate in the Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance - Worcester, Grafton, Holden, Leicester, Shrewsbury, and West Boylston. - View Photo - Wed 10/01/2014 02:59 PM
- October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Today, City Hall employees and people across Worcester are wearing purple ribbons to help raise awareness of this terrible problem.
If you or someone you know is being hurt or abused, help is available. Call one of the YWCA Central Massachusetts 24-hour hotlines: 508-755-9030 in Greater Worcester, or 978-537-8601 in North Central Massachusetts. Services are free of charge and confidential. - View Photo - Wed 10/01/2014 10:48 AM
- Have something to say about accessibility in Worcester? Please take a few minutes and fill out this survey, which will help the city to prioritize recommendations for improvements to facilities, programs and services. - View Link - Tue 09/30/2014 04:39 PM
- Are you or someone you know a senior looking for a new job? Work Opportunities Unlimited is offering a Senior Work Search Program at the Worcester Senior Center. You will learn how to complete online applications, review interviewing techniques, work on career planning, and discuss resume development. The program will run for six weeks, from Tuesday, Oct. 14th through November 25th. Stop by the Senior Center or call 508-799-1232 to register for this free program. - Tue 09/30/2014 09:57 AM
- Did you know you can appeal a parking ticket online? You no longer have to come into City Hall in person or use an envelope and stamp. Just visit the city's website. Please note that, in accordance with Massachusetts General Law, you have 21 days from the date a ticket is issued to file an appeal. - View Link - Mon 09/29/2014 04:42 PM
- Congratulations to the city's Water Division, which has been named Large Utility of the Year by the New England Water Works Association. City Manager Ed Augustus, District One Councilor Tony Economou and DPW Commissioner Paul Moosey visited the Worcester Water Filtration Plant on Thursday to congratulate employees.
The Water Division's success stems from a long-term commitment to source water protection, an effective and efficient water treatment system, a sustained capital improvement program and an unheralded workforce that labors behind the scenes to ensure the people and businesses of Worcester have clean, safe water to meet their many needs. The division manages a plant that can handle 50 million gallons of water each day, along with 565 miles of water main, 6,000 hydrants and 40,000 customer meters. - View Photo - Fri 09/26/2014 10:48 AM
- Looking to get involved in your community? Apply to serve on a commission or board. The Community Development Advisory Board is currently seeking two more members. Visit http://www.worcesterma.gov/boards-commissions or call 508-799-1175 for more information. - View Video - Thu 09/25/2014 03:04 PM
- Check out this great event coming up at the library! - View Photo - Tue 09/23/2014 09:12 AM