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  • Dudley, Charlton see ominous signs on school finances - CHARLTON � Thirty-two officials representing the state, the towns of Dudley and Charlton and their regional school system met at Charlton Middle School recently to share gloomy budget outlooks for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
  • Big time - WORCESTER — The African Percussion Ensemble from WPI performs at The BIG Show at the Hanover Theater in Worcester on Sunday. The variety show was held to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Worcester Area College Mentor Program.
  • Worcester regains 'snowiest city' title - WORCESTER � Saturday's snowfall pushed Worcester back to the top of the list of Snowiest U.S. Cities, with the season total of 119.2 inches edging Syracuse by 0.1 inch, according to the rankings online at .
  • Kickoff rally April 8 for Walk/Run for Homeless - WORCESTER � The Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance will hold a community rally from 5 to 7 p.m. April 8 at Coney Island Hot Dogs, 158 Southbridge St., to kick off the organization's 30th annual Walk/Run for the Homeless.
  • Sunday Sitdown: Sheila S. Aleman on financial awareness for women - Sheila Aleman is a senior financial analyst for Simonds International in Fitchburg by day, and co-owner of All That Events wedding disc jockey and event services on nights and weekends. She also serves on the Worcester County Commission on the Status of Women, where she volunteers to provide financial education. Ms. Aleman speaks to women's groups and individuals about budgeting and gaining control of their personal finances. She recently led a workshop for International Women's Day at the YWCA

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  • Middle school students have a ball touring City Hall Students from Burncoat Middle School, involved with a program at the Latino Education Institute at Worcester State University, had a good time visiting City Hall last week to get a tour and to learn about city government and local history. In this photo, Eric Batista from the City Manager's Office gives the students a little insight into the workings of City Hall. The students also got to perform a mock community forum where they discussed various case studies that pertain to the Worcester community. They also learned all about how the meetings are conducted by watching a recent City Council meeting. - View Photo - Mon 03/30/2015 12:51 PM
  • City Manager Augustus met today with the Shrewsbury Street Merchants Association at Sweet - Kitchen & Bar. The manager talked to the business owners about the city's commitment to helping small businesses and continuing the momentum on economic development across Worcester. (They had some great food, too.) - View Photo - Thu 03/26/2015 03:28 PM
  • Congratulations to the 2015 winners of the Thomas S. Green Public Service awards. These dedicated, community-minded municipal employees go beyond their job descriptions every day, and we are deeply grateful for their service. Thank you to the Worcester Regional Research Bureau for honoring these deserving winners, and thank you to Assumption College for hosting tonight's event. Congratulations to: Patricia Bruchmann, City of Worcester Department of Public Health Pamela Callahan, City of Worcester Department of Human Resources Michael Ferguson, City of Worcester Department of Public Works and Parks Michael Lyons, Worcester Public Schools James Robbins, Town of Westborough Planning Department - View Link - Wed 03/25/2015 01:14 PM
  • The City Council meets tonight at 7 p.m. in the Esther Howland Chamber on the third floor of City Hall. Here is the agenda: If you can't make it in person, you can watch live on Channel 192, or live stream on the city's website: - View Link - Tue 03/24/2015 12:24 PM
  • Yard waste drop-off sites will open April 4. You can use the Millbury Street site for bulk items, by appointment. - View Photo - Tue 03/24/2015 09:39 AM
  • Worcester loves small business! Are you interested in starting a business but don't know where to begin? The Division of Business Assistance, in association with the Small Business Administration and the Worcester Business Resource Alliance, are hosting a series of FREE workshops to help you get off the ground. - View Photo - Mon 03/23/2015 09:36 AM
  • 1 - 5 p.m. TODAY! Polish up your resume and come down to the DCU Center for the 5th annual Workforce Central and Worcester Sharks Professional Hockey Job Fair! More than 80 companies from a wide variety of fields will be there, and they all have openings. - View Photo - Fri 03/20/2015 09:06 AM
  • City Manager Edward Augustus announced today that the city has reached an agreement to sell the former Worcester County Courthouse to a New Hampshire-based developer for $1.2 million. Brady Sullivan Properties, LLC, a $750 million company with a proven track record of historical rehabilitation, plans to convert the building into a projected 115 market rate residential apartments with 3,000 square-feet of retail space. The entire building will be preserved and renovated. The company has indicated there is no plan to seek public funding for the project. Read more: - View Photo - Thu 03/19/2015 03:51 PM
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