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The first marker of the Worcester Black History Trail will be unveiled at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, at the corner of John and N. Ashland Streets.
Posted: Friday 05/27/22
The Worcester Veteran’s Council and the City of Worcester Division of Veterans’ Services will honor and observe Memorial Day with the following ceremonies...
Posted: Thursday 05/26/22
The Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) notified the Worcester Division of Public Health and Department of Inspectional Services that it currently plans to spray areas of the city with mosquito pesticides next month on June 1, 7, 14, 22, and 28.
Posted: Wednesday 05/25/22
When: Sunday 05/29/22 1:00 PM
Where: Elm Park, 121 Russell Street
When: Monday 05/30/22 9:00 AM
When: Monday 05/30/22 6:30 PM
Where: Saint Bernard's Church, 236 Lincoln Street
When: Tuesday 05/31/22 4:00 PM
Where: City Hall, Esther Howland Chamber, 455 Main Street
When: Tuesday 05/31/22 4:30 PM
Where: Durkin Administration Building, 20 Irving Street ROOM 401
City offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.
Posted: Friday 05/27/22 4:16 PM
LAST CALL for artists, farmers, nonprofits, and food vendors to apply for Out To Lunch 2022! The deadline to apply is May 30.
Posted: Friday 05/27/22 7:55 AM
Worcester JROTC students helped distribute flags ahead of this weekend's Memorial Day ceremonies. Here are the details for the events: http://www.worcesterma.gov/announcements/memorial-day-ceremonies-in-city-of-worcester
Posted: Thursday 05/26/22 4:44 PM
The public is welcome to attend the City's upcoming Memorial Day ceremonies.
Posted: Wednesday 05/25/22 1:30 PM
View a list of scheduled construction related activity for resurfacing, water and sewer work city-wide. Motorists are advised that there will be traffic delays at these locations.
Licenses are issued each year, expiring on March 31. The renewal period for said licenses begins April 1 and goes until May 31. Licenses renewed after the renewal period may be subject to a late fee.
The Division of Parks, Recreation & Cemetery maintains and manages a par 72, 18-hole municipal golf course offering City residents and non-City residents alike an exciting and challenging round of golf.
The City of Worcester holds drop-off days specifically for household hazardous waste. Household hazardous waste drop-off is by appointment only. We will only accept waste from Worcester residents and proof of residency is required.
The Worcester Public Works Department operates three yard waste drop-off sites for all Worcester residents, open April through November.
The Treasurer & Collector of Taxes periodically holds public auctions for land and/or property that fits into one of three categories; Tax Foreclosure, Tax Collector's Deed Sale and Tax Lien Assignment Sale. All public notices, registration forms, property listings and related content is subject to change and should be checked periodically for updates.
The City of Worcester offers many opportunities for young people to obtain employment at various levels, from supervisory to staff. Interested candidates should follow the instructions for each opening in order to apply for the position(s) of interest.
DPW&P will sweep arterial streets from 11:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, and residential streets from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning April 4.
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One of the duties of the City Manager as Chief Executive Officer of the City of Worcester is to appoint members of municipal boards, commissions, and advisory committees. In some cases the nominated appointees must have their nominations approved by vote of the Worcester City Council.
All residents committed to preserving the vitality of our democratic institutions are urged to volunteer their services to one of these local government agencies whose effective operations depend so heavily upon enlightened citizen participation.