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Worcester, Massachusetts is located in Worcester County. Zip codes in Worcester, MA include 01655, 01603, and 01605. The median home price in Worcester is $195,000 which is roughly $128/per square foot. More Worcester information.

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4 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Alleged drunk driver, charged with hitting state police cruiser in Worcester, released from custody

A Fitchburg motorist accused of hitting a state police cruiser on Interstate 290 while allegedly drunk was released on personal recognizance after his arraignment today. It was his second arrest for drunken driving, according to a prosecutor.

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7 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Prosecutor: Drug-related murder trial to expose Worcester's underbelly

A dispute over a cocaine transaction led to the fatal stabbing of James "Popeye" Notice 10 years ago in a Franklin Street apartment building known at the time as a drug house, a prosecutor told a Worcester Superior Court jury today.

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10 hrs ago | WBUR-AM Boston

Boston Area's Economic Growth Slowed Last Year

Economic growth in the Boston metro area, a broadly defined region that stretches south of the city and north into New Hampshire, slowed last year when compared with 2012 figures, a new estimate finds. Greater Boston's economy grew 1.6 percent in 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Tuesday morning .

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14 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Sturbridge selectman wants colleagues onboard with local commuter rail station

A selectman made an impassioned plea Monday night for her fellow board members to support an initiative for the state Department of Transportation and CSX to establish a commuter train depot station between Worcester and Palmer. "I do not want to spend time discussing if this is possible or not, I want to know if it were possible, if we are united," Selectman Mary E. Redetzke said.

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18 hrs ago | Go Local

Health | UMass Medical School Study Questions Alzheimer's Treatments

More than half of the people in nursing homes who are in end stages of Alzheimer's disease are prescribed medications with questionable benefits, according to a recently published UMass Medical School Study. These treatments - such as medication to treat dementia and to lower cholesterol not only drive up medical costs, but also put patients' health at risk since may have troubles swallowing pills and communicating side effects to healthcare providers.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

DUI charged after crash into state police cruiser on I-290

A state police cruiser was heavily damaged after being struck by a vehicle driven by an alleged drunk driver about 8:15 p.m. Monday in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 290 near the College Square exit. The trooper was taken to an area hospital as a precaution, a state police spokesman said.

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WSRS-FM Paxton

Nine Months...Still Keeping It Off

YP10 changed my relationship with food. That's why I've been able to keep the weight off for NINE MONTHS and counting!!! Wow! So great to back home and on the air in Worcester! Did you miss me? Ha! Seriously thoughI couldn't be more excited to a part of the team here at 96.1 WSRS! I'm still doing stand up around New England and you'll notice I still have a tendency to be a bit of a wise guy.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Bail set at $25K for Worcester teen charged in death of 'good friend'

A Hacker Court man charged with manslaughter in a fatal shooting earlier this year pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Friday in Worcester Superior Court. Karega Adolphe, 18, of 6 Hacker Court, was indicted Sept.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Worcester seeks to toughen tobacco ordinance

The city administration is recommending a series of amendments to the city's tobacco control ordinance, intended to make it harder for tobacco companies to market their products to local children and lessen the impact of second-hand smoke in city-owned facilities. City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. said the amendments will directly support and advance the Community Health Improvement Plan, which has a goal of making Worcester the healthiest city in New England.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Inner-city students thrive through Yes We Care

Picture a child after school, working diligently at his or her homework. Such diligence, it would be easy to believe, will likely be met with success.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Beacon Firehouse, 108 Beacon St., Worcester

The Beacon Firehouse at 108 Beacon St. in Worcester was designed for Engine Company No. 3 by Eli Belisle and George Clemence for around $25,000.

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Go Local

GoLocalWorcester | Lifestyle | 10 Reasons it Stinks to be a Straight Single Woman in Worcester

If you are a single woman in Worcester - you know the challenges. Many a young man who loves his fantasy football league more than a night out.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

UnionLeader.com

Nashua couple's minivan stolen with toddler in back seat

Police in a Massachusetts city say a Level 3 sex offender is accused of stealing a New Hampshire couple's minivan with a 20-month-old daughter in the back seat from outside a local courthouse.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

9 years later, Worcester man's disappearance remains a riddle

Waldemar Feliciano got up one November morning in 2005, told his girlfriend he was going to make some phone calls and vanished. Rumors began to swirl about his disappearance.

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Sentinel & Enterprise

Resort's impact positive for most

It's been three months since Great Wolf Lodge opened in Fitchburg, and despite continued criticism from a local carpenters union, the mayor and a business official say the resort is a success that's drawing numerous out-of-state visitors to the area. Great Wolf Lodge's niche is to be a cruise ship on land.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

MCPHS is looking for people in need of eye care

MCPHS University rolled out its state-of-the-art eye and vision center at 10 Lincoln Square just two years ago, filling what was once the Crowne Plaza Hotel. While the facilities are top-notch and their services are open to the public, the school would like to see more patients.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Worcester juvenile court, busiest in state, sees fallout of opiate crisis

Worcester County Juvenile Court is busy these days. Too busy, according to First Justice Carol A. Erskine, who attributes much of the rise in court involvement with families and children to the opiate abuse crisis.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Worcester artist's work re-introduced in WAM exhibit

Worcester artist Howard B. Johnson, Jr. stands next to his piece "One Day Cannibals Raided the Cookie Jar" in the Worcester Art Museum's Contemporary Art Gallery. A detail of the mixed-media piece is below.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Worcester leaders ask council to keep Augustus as manager

With the City Council scheduled to elect a new city manager Tuesday, a group consisting of more than 40 high-profile community leaders is making an 11th-hour bid to keep Edward M. Augustus Jr. as the city's chief executive. In a letter delivered to the mayor and city councilors Friday afternoon, the group is urging them "to make a united effort" to recruit Mr. Augustus for the long-term city manager appointment.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

100 rally in Worcester against worldwide police brutality

Community activist Tony Brown speaks during the Communities United Against Police Brutality march and rally at Worcester City Commons Saturday night. WORCESTER - Hoping to quell what they said were overeager police who have overstepped their duties all over the world, including here in the city, more than 100 people met on the Common Saturday night for a rally called Communities United Against Police Brutality.

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