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.
Creepy items stolen from charitable 'haunted house' in Auburn
- AUBURN — Body parts, severed heads, hideous masks and a tombstone were stolen from the front yard of 11-year-old Nathan Johnson's home at 12 Reithel St., but that hasn't stopped him from supporting his favorite charity.
Whitin Community Center swim director charged with sexual assault
- WORCESTER — A former swim director and lifeguard at the Whitin Community Center in Northbridge was ordered held on $25,000 cash bail Thursday on charges of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl at the center.
In 4th Worcester District race, Durant, Spiewak differ on legislator's role
- State Rep. Peter J. Durant, 49, R-Spencer, said he's proud of what he's accomplished after four years in the state House of Representatives representing the 6th Worcester District and wants to continue his work in Boston.
Rosa bows from debate, Perrault cites 'mudslinging'
- LEOMINSTER — State Rep. Dennis Rosa, D-Leominster, did not attend the only head-to-head debate scheduled earlier this week between him and Republican challenger Jacques Perrault in the 4th Worcester District race.
- WORCESTER — "Wolfman" Robert J. Greene is served a cold draft beer by bartender Heather Philip, dressed as a butterfly, as The Halloween Costume Ball gets underway Thursday at Grille 57 on Highland Street. Cash prizes for the best costumes and a Skaryoke party are planned.
Ready to rake?
- WORCESTER — Quentin Williams, 8, his brother Michael Williams, 6, and friend Goliath Montes, 6, all of Worcester, didn't let the lack of rakes deter them from clearing leaves Thursday in front of their home on Coral Street.
Patrick, in Westboro, reacts to Menino's death
- WESTBORO — In his first public statement after the death of Thomas M. Menino, Gov. Deval L. Patrick Thursday called the loss "huge" both personally and for the city of Boston.
After crash, car comes to stop atop guardrail in Sterling
- STERLING — Authorities investigated a two-car crash Thursday morning on Interstate 190 north that left one car wedged on top of the guardrail over Route 12.
Former Templeton health board member barred from town buildings after using anti-gay slur at selectmen’s meeting
- TEMPLETON — Former Board of Health member Randy Lawrence has been barred from town buildings following an outburst at a selectmen's meeting Monday night at which he also yelled an anti-gay slur at the chairman of the board.
After being on high alert, Southbridge police relieved that fugitive's trail has ended
- A 26-year-old fugitive from Southbridge who is accused of raping a 13-year-old girl, and later of committing rapes, kidnappings and robberies across the country, was arrested late Tuesday after crashing his SUV into the Hudson River and pulling a gun on a man in upstate New York, authorities said.
The latest news via the City of Worcester Facebook Page.
- Happy Halloween! To get in the spirit, City Manager Augustus and Eric Dunphy of Vital Emergency Medical Services helped judge a pumpkin decorating contest yesterday at the Goddard House, a community for elders on Main Street. - View Photo - Fri 10/31/2014 09:54 AM
- Today is the first anniversary of the opening of the original One City, One Library location, at the Roosevelt School. Four schools -- one in each quadrant of the city -- have been chosen to house libraries that are open to students during the school day and to the public after hours, on weekends, and vacations. The other locations are at Tatnuck Magnet, the Goddard School of Science and Technology and Burncoat High School, which will open in early 2015.
The One City, One Library initiative is a collaboration of the city, schools, public library and community of Worcester with the purpose of bringing public library services and resources to the families of and communities surrounding public schools. This unprecedented partnership between the Worcester Public Library and the Worcester Public Schools seeks to not only give students and teachers access to current library materials and library services, such as literacy programming during the school year, but also to provide the community access to neighborhood-based library services when school is not in session and in the summer months. - View Photo - Thu 10/30/2014 10:51 AM
- Today, we celebrated new life for an old building downtown. Thanks and congratulations to Quinsigamond Community College and the Worcester Business Development Corporation on cutting the ribbon at 20 Franklin St., the former Telegram & Gazette building.
This project was a joint effort by the city, QCC and WBDC. The new 74,000 square foot facility can accommodate up to 2,000 students and houses the college's healthcare programs. The facility boasts state-of-the-art amenities, including labs that simulate the rear of an ambulance and a doctor's office complete with examination and waiting rooms. - View Photo - Wed 10/29/2014 04:37 PM
- Looking to get involved in your community? Please consider applying to serve on one of the city's boards or commissions. - View Link - Wed 10/29/2014 01:01 PM
- Welcome to Worcester, Talytas Cafe, Mexican & Salvadorean cuisine.! Mayor Joseph Petty, City Manager Ed Augustus, Chamber President Tim Murray and a host of others helped cut the ribbon (and ate some tasty food) this evening.
This new restaurant just opened at 20 Front St., downtown near City Hall. Owners Jakeline Estrada & Robervan Riveira serve Mexican and El Salvadoran food. The location was previously underused and in some disrepair, and is now a clean, fresh atmosphere with some of Jakeline's own artwork hanging on the walls. They were able to find the perfect spot for their new business with site location assistance from the city's Division of Business Assistance. - View Photo - Tue 10/28/2014 05:10 PM
- Remember: leaf collection starts next week. Check out this video for more information. - View Video - Mon 10/27/2014 08:57 AM
- The City of Worcester was honored by National Grid and the Green2Growth Initiative with an award for demonstrating leadership in the field of energy efficiency & sustainability at the upcoming Massachusetts Energy Summit on Tuesday, October 21 at DCU Center. Here's John O'Dell, our Director of Energy & Assets, with the award.
In 2011, the city signed an agreement a comprehensive $26.6 million energy and conservation facility modernization contract across 92 city-owned buildings with Honeywell International. These energy-efficiency and renewable energy upgrades, 60 percent of which are in school facilities, are guaranteed to cut the city's annual utility/energy and operating costs by more than $1.4 million per year for the next 20 years and reduce municipal carbon dioxide emissions by more than 6,000 tons annually. - View Photo - Sun 10/26/2014 06:16 AM
- Check out all the fun being had today at Canalloween! Still time to get down here for the parade at 3 pm. And there are plenty of Halloween-themed events going on all night in the Canal District. - View Photo - Sat 10/25/2014 02:38 PM