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.
Cambridge St. businesses seek relief from truck-eating low bridge
- WORCESTER — Frustrated by tractor-trailer trucks repeatedly hitting and getting stuck under the Providence & Worcester Railroad bridge on Cambridge Street, two businesses in that area have appealed to the city to take steps to prevent it from happening in the future.
The latest news via the City of Worcester Facebook Page.
- In recognition of the passing of State Representative John J. Binienda who died today, August 22, 2014, and in honor of his 28 years of service, City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. has asked that the United States flag, the Commonwealth flag, and the City flag be lowered to half-staff on municipal buildings and properties until sunset on his burial date. - View Photo - Fri 08/22/2014 02:57 PM
- Construction Activity
The Department of Public Works & Parks advises motorists that there will be traffic delays at the following locations where resurfacing or sewer related construction activity will take place during the week of August 25. The usual hours of work will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Roadway Resurfacing Related Work
Cambridge Street - Webster Sq. to Railroad Bridge (delays expected to be minimal at this time)
Canterbury Street - Hammond St. to Gardner St.
Commercial Street - Front St. to Foster St.
Cutler Street - Grafton St. to Aetna St.
Davis Street - Piedmont St. to Queen St.
Foster Street - Main St. to Commercial St.
Franklin Street - Main St. to Portland St.
Front Street - Main St. to Commercial St.
Hackfeld Street - Highland St. to Institute Rd.
Hollywood Street - May St. to Oberlin St.
James Street - South Ludlow St. to Town Line
Lincoln Street - Goldsberry St. to Burncoat
Lodi Street - Lamartine St to Lafayette St.
Paradox Drive - Beaconsfield Rd. to Wrentham Rd.
Queen Street - Austin St. to Kingsbury St.
Russell Street - Elm St. to Pleasant St.
Stark Road - Mower St. NW
Tatnuck Square - Chandler St. to Mill St.
Tiffany Avenue - Brightwood Ave. E'ly
Tristant Court - Entire
Wigwam Avenue - Lake Ave. to Frank St.
Wrentham Road - Entire
Boston Avenue - Entire
Cohasset Street - Entire
Dana Avenue - Entire
Elmire Avenue - Entire
Ernest Avenue - Entire
Gordon Street - Hamilton St. N'ly
Hilton Avenue - Entire
Kilby Street - Main St. to Tainter St.
Plantation Street - Wells St. to Franklin St.
Revere Street - Entire
Rudolph Street - Entire
Toronita Ave. Area Drain/Sewer Project - Fri 08/22/2014 12:43 PM
- Today is American Antiquarian Society Day in Worcester! Congratulations to AAS on its well-earned National Humanities Medal. City Councilors Morris Bergman and Phil Palmieri, City Manager Edward Augustus and Director of Cultural Development Erin Williams honored AAS and President Ellen Dunlap during today's Out to Lunch concert. - View Photo - Thu 08/21/2014 01:29 PM
- Thanks to "Voice to the Voiceless" on WCUW 91.3 for having on City Manager Edward Augustus and Mayor Joseph Petty (who appeared by phone) for a great discussion this afternoon about the issues facing Worcester. - View Photo - Tue 08/19/2014 02:53 PM
- City Manager Edward Augustus was among officials who helped break ground this morning at 93 Grand Avenue, the former Worcester Loomworks property.
The 125,000-square-foot building -- which has been vacant for more than three decades, sits on 1.7 acres in Worcester's Main South neighborhood. It will be completely rehabilitated to provide one- two- and three-bedroom apartments with affordable rents for working families. The $27 million, two-phase development will include 94 apartments and is expected to create 175 to 200 new construction jobs in the area. - View Photo - Mon 08/18/2014 03:26 PM
- There was a lot of art going on in Worcester on Friday. Caleb Neelon finished work on his 40-foot mural on the side of the Denholm Building. City Manager Edward Augustus, Mayor Joseph Petty visited the mural to thank Caleb and pose with "The Block Player".
Meanwhile, the young artists from the HOPE Coalition were celebrated at the Worcester Pop-Up on Franklin Street. These talented young people showed off their positive messages expressed through art in their "I'm About this Life" exhibition.
Thanks to the sponsors, Caleb and his assistant, James Mustin, the kids and everyone in Worcester who came out to support the arts! - View Photo - Mon 08/18/2014 09:06 AM
- Interested in job opportunities with the city of Worcester? Want to learn more about serving on a board or commission? Come to the City of Worcester Opportunities Fair, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug 20 at Worcester State University. - View Video - Fri 08/15/2014 09:56 AM
- If you care about accessibility in Worcester, please take a few minutes to fill out this survey. It will help the city prioritize recommendations for improvements to facility, program and service access. The survey is available at www.surveymonkey.com/s/worc_ada and will be open through August 26th.
This survey is part of the city's efforts to update its ADA Transition Plan, a living document used to monitor corrective actions. You can view the city's draft self-evaluation report here: http://www.worcesterma.gov/announcements/city-s-draft-ada-self-evaluation-available-for-review - View Link - Thu 08/14/2014 01:15 PM
- The new Seven Hills Foundation Cafe at City Hall is officially open!
City Councilor Frederick Rushton, City Manager Edward Augustus, Seven Hills VP for Government and Community Relations William Stock helped cafe employees Heather and Justin cut the ribbon Thursday morning.
The cafe will serve coffee, juice, nutrition bars, fruit, and much more to employees and visitors. It will provide employment and workforce development to Seven Hills participants, while also offering healthy food and beverage options to our patrons. It is open to the public every weekday, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
All purchases will support the Seven Hills Foundation, which provides exceptional integrated clinical, educational and community-based support to children and adults with disabilities and significant life challenges. - View Photo - Thu 08/14/2014 10:36 AM