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Bell rings for Worcester firefighters
WORCESTER - The annual Firefighters Memorial Sunday is always a solemn occasion, as the names of Worcester Fire Department members who have passed away over the previous year are read aloud to the tolling of a fire bell.This Sunday morning's ceremony marked a particularly difficult year for the department, said Worcester Fire Chief Michael J. Lavoie in an interview afterward."Yes, I mean we had Christoper Roy killed in the line of duty, and John Kennedy died in the line of duty, [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2019 4:42 PM
Worcester exhibit 'Lo Sagrado/The Sacred' explores Latino spirituality
WORCESTER — Hoping to relate history of the spirituality of the Worcester Latino community, a new exhibit titled "Lo Sagrado/The Sacred" explores Latino religion.The Latino History Project is behind the free exhibit at the Worcester PopUp at 20 Franklin St., displaying different ways Latinos look at spirituality. The exhibit, on view through Tuesday, also includes information on how Worcester religious institutions have helped the Latino community.Complementing the [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2019 4:00 PM
Laurel: All together for the holiday in Worcester

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2019 11:03 PM
Rock and Shock in downtown Worcester
WORCESTER - Landon Richmond of Boston's "Know No Truth" art and apparel gallery, welcomes Jason Moore of Pittsfield to the 11th annual Rock and Shock Horror Convention held at the DCU Center through the weekend.

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2019 2:39 PM
A touch of blue for breast cancer awareness
Prostate cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer. These are the diseases most men think about when talking to their doctors about preventive screening. But breast cancer?Unless there’s a symptom, typically, “They don’t check and we don’t look,” said Dr. Anne C. Larkin, a surgical oncologist at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester and senior associate dean of educational affairs at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.While breast [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2019 6:09 AM
Worcester schools survey: 26 percent of students have no technology to do homework on
WORCESTER – A recent survey of Worcester public school students found more than a quarter of respondents had no technology in their home to do homework on.The survey, which the School Department conducted earlier this month and drew responses from 10,703 students in second through 12th grade, also found more than half of students did their homework on a cell phone.Sarah Kyriazis, [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2019 9:21 PM
Resident brings theater to The Willows
WORCESTER – When an elderly gentleman at The Willows of Worcester on Barry Road won millions of dollars in the lottery, he immediately bought the luxury senior living community and now his more than 200 friends live there for free. Another resident who was also lucky at the lottery doled out countless $100 bills to residents.“That was my favorite one. I would say, the funniest one,” 92-year-old Dorothy Kashuk said about “To Sleep Per Chance to Dream," one [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2019 9:18 PM
Central Mass. administrators to take part in pilot program aimed at increasing superintendent diversity
Principals from the Athol-Royalston and Leominster school systems are among the first administrators to participate in a new pilot program aimed at making the state’s school superintendents more diverse.The Influence 100 initiative, launched on Friday, also is intended to create "more culturally responsive districts and leaders" in general, according to the state’s Elementary and Secondary Education Department. [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2019 9:16 PM
Worcester Plaza tower sold for $16.5M to Boston investment firm
WORCESTER – Worcester Plaza, the 24-story glass tower that is one of the most visible elements of the city’s skyline, has been sold for $16.5 million to a Boston investment firm that says it plans to invest “significant capital” into the building.Synergy Investments, a Boston commercial real estate firm, registered the deal Thursday, records at the Worcester Registry of Deeds show.“We are very pleased to make our first acquisition in Worcester [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2019 7:54 AM
No Columbus Day Parade in Worcester this year
WORCESTER — For the first time in perhaps more than a century there will not be a Columbus Day Parade down Shrewsbury Street this weekend.However, a new committee has taken over the event and plans to resume with a bigger and better parade in 2020.The number of people who attended and participated in the parade along a mile-long stretch of Shrewsbury Street, had been dwindling the last few years. Several people who attended the annual event [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2019 1:53 PM

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Major partners drop out, Warren fires back: Facebook's Libra faces a tough road ahead
The alternative currency plan proposed by Facebook could still launch, but the road to get there has just gotten way harder, according to analysts.

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2019 5:50 PM
'My loans are dead': 28-year-old pays off $102K in student loans, celebrates in cemetery
Mandy Velez graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013 and had accrued more than $102,000 in student debt over the course of six years.

POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2019 6:43 PM
BMW's extra Apple CarPlay fee on luxury SUV is a money grab
Should BMW charge $80 a year for Apple CarPlay, a driver assistance system that's free from Chevy, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and others?

POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2019 10:00 AM
Aston Martin reveals what it calls 'the greatest car lineup in a Bond movie, ever'
The company's classic DB5 and V8 Vantage, along with the new DBS Superleggera and Aston Martin Valhalla, will be spotlighted in the movie.

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2019 11:21 AM
When's the right time to replace your clunker with a new or lightly used car?
My philosophy has always been to pay cash for a lightly used car and then drive it until the doors fall off. But which repair should be the last?

POSTED OCTOBER 11, 2019 3:04 PM
Stop stressing about lattes. It's bank fees that cost you money.
We should stop lecturing people on how they spend their money and focus on where they keep it. Look at the fees banks charge, for example.

POSTED OCTOBER 11, 2019 5:08 PM
GE's pension freeze raises a question: Should you take a lump-sum buyout or keep benefits?
Buyout offers present a quandary to employees who must decide whether to take a one-time payout or stick with the guarantee of a pension.

POSTED OCTOBER 11, 2019 2:07 PM
The market & impeachment: May Trump process be worse on stocks than Nixon, Clinton probes?
Here's how stocks fared when Nixon and Clinton faced impeachment. What could happen to markets and your 401(k) during a Trump impeachment?

POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2019 2:27 PM
Save, manage, retire, spend: The Daily Money is here
Welcome to The Daily Money, your daily destination for news on what makes the world go 'round.

POSTED JUNE 25, 2019 2:01 PM
More than 3,600 workers go on strike at Mack Truck plants in 3 states
More than 3,600 hourly workers at Mack Trucks Inc., in Florida, Maryland and Pennsylvania went on strike at six plants at 11:59 p.m. Saturday.

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2019 10:00 PM

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