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|Laurel: A new field of dreams in Worcester
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 6:34 AM
|Worcester spends millions on neighborhood park upgrades
WORCESTER - Downtown’s rebirth is striking, but perhaps less prominent are a variety of projects on which the city has spent more than $50 million - quietly and without fanfare – to improve some of the most neglected and forgotten parks, many with significant neighborhood impacts.While some residents think City Hall only focuses on downtown projects that are most visible, City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. has helped breathe new life into a number of the city's 61 [...]
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 2:52 AM
|Politics and the city: 'Pessimism and doubt have retreated' with Worcester Red Sox agreements
At last week's big civic celebration of the successful efforts to bring the Pawtucket Red Sox to Worcester, City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. called it his "proudest moment" as the city's chief executive.And rightly so, for he was able to accomplish something that previous Worcester city managers were unable to get done during the past four-plus decades.Each city manager, going as far back as Francis J. [...]
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 2:35 AM
|Worcester Dragon Boat Festival brings 40 teams to Regatta Point
WORCESTER - To the pounding of drums and cheers from shore, dragon boats raced along Lake Quinsigamond Saturday, each team keen to earn the title of dragon boat champion in the second annual Worcester Dragon Boat Festival.The race at Lake Quinsigamond's Regatta Point featured teams from across the state, each with 20 paddlers, a drummer who kept a beat through the race to ensure the team paddled together, and a person on the rudder.Suzanne DeGeorge, director of marketing and [...]
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 1:48 AM
|Close-up encounter with WWII-era aircraft at Worcester Regional Airport thrills the fans and connects the generations
WORCESTER - As the B-25 Mitchell engine roared to life and taxied down the runway Saturday it was difficult not to think of the young men who fastened the same hook-and-eyelet seat belts 75 years ago, not knowing whether they would return from a bombing run over the Pacific.But the B-25 was on a different mission at Worcester Regional Airport, one of several World War II-era aircraft visiting here to provide a link with the past. “I came to see these old planes that [...]
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 1:32 AM
|Worcester Housing Authority to study city's public housing needs
WORCESTER – The Worcester Housing Authority has begun a project that could lead to its first meaningful expansion of public housing units in more than two decades.“When most of your stock is 60 years old, you’ve got to look to the future,” said WHA Chairman Joseph P. Carlson, whose commission is expected to award a contract next month for a large-scale feasibility study of the authority’s entire housing stock.WHA, the second-largest housing [...]
POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 11:19 PM
|31-year-old Lawrence woman killed in I-290 Worcester crash
WORCESTER - A 31-year-old Lawrence woman died early Saturday morning from injuries she sustained in two-vehicle crash on Interstate 290.State police said the accident occurred on I-290 eastbound, just prior to Exit 22, at around 2:30 a.m.According to a preliminary investigation done by Trooper Antwan Haywood, the woman, who was driving a 2017 Honda Civic, rear-ended a Ford F-350 pickup truck that was towing a car carrier.As a result of the collision, the operator of [...]
POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 8:15 PM
|Paper by Clark University professor Jeffrey Arnett says technology use may be keeping kids safer
WORCESTER – Cellphones and video games have garnered plenty of blame for society’s ills. But a Clark University researcher makes the case they may be beneficial in at least one way: keeping youths safer.Jeffrey Arnett, a faculty member in the school’s psychology department who specializes in the research field of "emerging adulthood," bases his hypothesis on recent data showing a stark decline in teen drug use, [...]
POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 2:48 PM
|Worcester superintendent: Back-to-school rally here to stay
WORCESTER – Superintendent Maureen Binienda said she will continue to hold her annual kickoff rally for staff right before the first day of the school year, despite a School Committee member’s claim that some teachers feel the event is not the best use of that time.For three years now, ever since she became superintendent in 2016, Ms. Binienda has organized a pep rally-like celebration at the DCU Center at the end of summer [...]
POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 11:15 AM
|Clark professors work to rebuild Puerto Rican coffee industry in wake of Hurricane Maria
A year ago Thursday, Hurricane Maria, the second of two major storms to swipe the Caribbean last September, barreled through the middle of Puerto Rico, completely devastating the island.In the wake of the destruction, two Clark University faculty members are examining how to rebuild one of the decimated industries, coffee production and supply. They say their research shows a model of resilience and how local survivors can "build back better" to stabilize their community. [...]
POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 7:33 PM
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|Walmart warns Trump that new China tariffs could mean price hikes on bikes, Christmas lights
Walmart wrote a letter to the U.S. Trade representative, that warned new tariffs on China imports would raise prices for U.S. consumers
POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 3:42 PM
|New China tariff list creates risk of 'downward cycle' for US auto industry
More than 100 items that go into vehicles face 10 percent tariffs as President Donald Trump escalates his trade war with China.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 10:31 AM
|Who is drinking the most? The drunkest — and driest — cities in America
24/7 Wall Street reviewed the adult excessive drinking rate in 381 U.S. metro areas to identify the 20 drunkest (and 20 driest) cities. The cities with the highest excessive drinking rates are concentrated in the Midwest, while those with the lowest rates are mostly in southern states.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 10:53 AM
|50 highest grossing restaurants in America
POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 12:18 PM
|20 of the best-selling Halloween decorations on Amazon—and if they're worth it
Sure, they look spooky, but are they worth buying?
POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 7:19 PM
|Here's how one consumer desperate for a loan got slammed by a fake check scam
Consumers are losing thousands of dollars as they deposit what look like real checks. Banks find out much later that the checks are phony.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 5:00 PM
|How to watch all your fall TV shows after cutting the cord
As the fall television season approaches and a lineup of new and returning series kicks off, we look at your best streaming TV options to catch up and keep up.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 10:29 AM
|The most exclusive Chevrolet Camaro in the world: See GM's $128,000 Hot Wheels Camaro
Since 1968, Mattel's Hot Wheels has replicated Chevrolet Camaros. Now, Chevy's hand-built COPO Camaro is offering a Hot Wheels version.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 1:04 PM
|Where to get a pumpkin spice fix: Hint, the fall flavor isn't just at Starbucks
It's pumpkin spice season! Find the fall flavor at Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, Cheesecake Factory, Cracker Barrel and at the grocery store.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 3:35 PM
|Clothing, jewelry, prescription drugs among America’s most counterfeited items
U.S. customs and border officers seized and destroyed some 34,143 shipments containing counterfeit items in the 2017 fiscal year.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 12:56 PM