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WORCESTER - Ed Russo, owner of Lock 50 on Water Street in the Canal District, and his nephew Tim Russo, the chef, have brought "garden igloos" to the restaurant's patio to extend the outdoor dining season. The two were outside Tuesday, putting new furniture in the igloos and setting the table for patrons. The Russos said Boston and New York establishments have the lighted, warm units, and it was time to bring them to Worcester.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 10:46 PM
Worcester to open Downtown Dog Park on Thursday
WORCESTER - The city on Thursday will open another dog park, at 38 Green St. A ceremony is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.The 7,300-square-foot Downtown Dog Park, at Green and Foster streets, will be the third in the city. Now open are Vernon Hill Dog Park (144 Providence St.) and [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 10:15 PM
Jim McGovern, Tracy Lovvorn debate at Mechanics Hall
WORCESTER - Incumbent U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern and challenger Tracy L. Lovvorn engaged in a sprawling debate Monday night at Mechanics Hall that touched on everything from political polarization, to immigration, to violence against women.Over the course of more than an hour, Mr. McGovern, a Worcester Democrat, presented himself as an experienced legislator who has supported projects that have benefited the 2nd Congressional District while advocating for the middle class in [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 5:42 PM
New Table Talk Pies building planned at South Worcester Industrial Park
WORCESTER — The South Worcester Industrial Park is poised for another new development, this time a freezer building for Table Talk Pies.Developer Chacharone Properties LLC of Worcester has filed plans with the city for development of a 27,600-square-foot building at 25 Southgate St. The building would be used hold pie ingredients and frozen pies made at [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 5:02 PM
Worcester Board of Health endorses comprehensive sex ed curriculum for city schools
WORCESTER – The city Board of Health on Monday voted to endorse implementation of a comprehensive sex education curriculum in city schools after hearing from health officials and students that the district’s efforts in that area are not enough.In particular, a couple of current high-schoolers told the board they want a more inclusive sexual health program that will cover sexual orientation and gender identity, as [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 10:57 AM
Bid for downtown improvement district heads to Worcester council
WORCESTER - A group of downtown property owners is asking the City Council to allow the establishment of a Business Improvement District that would encompass roughly 78 acres downtown.Such a district, which is allowed under state law, would provide business and property owners with a legal mechanism for collecting and allocating self-imposed fees via an annual assessment.The money could be used to fund a variety of "public realm" improvements in the district, such as [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 3:30 AM
U.S. Rep. James McGovern and challenger Tracy Lovvorn debating at Mechanics Hall tonight
WORCESTER - The two candidates for the 2nd Congressional District are facing off in a debate at Mechanics Hall on Monday.The debate between incumbent Democrat James P. McGovern of Worcester and challenger Republican Tracy L. Lovvorn of Grafton got underway about 7 p.m.Questions are being asked by a three-member panel: Meryl Kessler, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts; Irene Hernandez, vice president of the central region of the [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 2:30 AM
Happy Quilters at Worcester Senior Center stitch Thanksgiving raffle prize
WORCESTER - Jeddy Brank folds a quilt that she and Ethel Gustafson, left, have been working on for a year during Monday's monthly Happy Quilters group sessions at the Worcester Senior Center. The quilt squares represent the 12 months of the year.The Friends of the Worcester Senior Center will raffle off the quilt during the Thanksgiving lunch at the center and proceeds will go back to the center.The six members of the Happy Quilters often create quilts for charity, such as baby [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 11:06 PM
Conifer seed bugs raising a stink for area residents
The conversation goes something like this: "Anyone know what is with the ridiculous amount of stink bugs? They are swarming the outside of our house. I have never seen this many.""All over the place!""My house is covered in them!""I’m freaking out!"On several local community discussion pages on Facebook over the last couple of weeks, conversation threads have grown long with area residents wondering, ranting and worrying over the appearance of what most are [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 5:23 PM
Region's roster of police dogs undergoes changes
Attrition has forced at least two local police departments, Auburn and Dudley, to suspend their use of police dogs.But police canines are such a shared resource, so this hasn't been a problem.Moreover, several other police departments in the region continue to add to the litter.In Auburn, after growing the canine program to "a model for other departments to follow," longtime canine officer James Ljunggren resigned last summer to take a job with the state [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 4:26 PM

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Cheers to this: Beer industry brewing ways to offset climate change effect on beer supply
Beer lovers shouldn't get too worried about a study suggesting global warming could result in a beer shortage, two beer industry representatives say.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 4:12 PM
Stock market rebounds, powered by earnings that ease fears over health of economy
The stock market rebounded Tuesday after strong earnings results from Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson eased fears about the health of the economy.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 4:53 PM
Report: Uber, Lyft each looking to go public in 2019 as rivalry heads to Wall Street
According to The Wall Street Journal Uber and Lyft are looking to go public next year, with Uber's valuation potentially coming in at $120 billion.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 4:11 PM
This is the average American's salary. How does yours compare? Some tips for improving it
The average U.S. worker today earns roughly $46,641 a year. The median salary in the country, however, is only $30,533, according to government data.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 8:00 AM
Netflix adds 7M subscribers in Q3, beats earnings expectations, sends stock soaring
Netflix posted strong Q3 earnings based on better-than-expected subscriber growth overseas. The video streaming service's stock was up 14% after-hours

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 6:29 PM
Does this black man's life matter in Silicon Valley? Police death hits home at Facebook
Facebook exec Ebele Okobi is drawing national attention to the death in police custody of her 36-year-old brother.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 6:31 PM
For startups with creative vision, 'T-Pain's School of Business' is now in session
The "Buy You a Drank" singer dabbles in startup investing, and brings his small business knowledge to a new series debuting Oct. 16 on Fuse.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 8:00 AM
Sears store closing list: 142 more Sears, Kmart locations closing in Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Sears Holdings plans to close another 142 unprofitable stores, as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, on top of 46 store closings announced in August.

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 8:31 PM
Dow mounts 548-point rebound after earnings reports come in strong
Strong profits from stocks in the Dow Jones industrial average-- Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson -- gave a boost to the bruised market.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 5:49 PM
Sears is in trouble: What shoppers should do now with the bankruptcy filing
Sears has been flailing for years, and now the company has filed for bankruptcy protection.

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 5:36 PM

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