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Ex-ambassador, speaking in Worcester, sees rewards in US ties with Indonesia
WORCESTER - The United States needs to continue to cultivate its relationship with Indonesia, or it risks losing crucial economic and political influence to China, a former ambassador to the unique democracy said Tuesday.Ahead of a planned talk at the Worcester Club on Wednesday with the Worcester World Affairs Council, Robert O. Blake Jr. said the country, the largest Muslim-majority democracy in the world, wants continued American investment, but U.S. interest in Asia has waned [...]

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 12:27 AM
Worcester Redevelopment Authority adds workforce diversity to new ballpark plan
WORCESTER - As part of the initial groundwork for the ballpark project, the Worcester Redevelopment Authority is looking for ways to ensure that construction workforce diversity goals can be met and better reflect the composition of the local community.BASEBALL IN WORCESTER: FULL COVERAGE OF CITY’S NEW TEAM [...]

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 1:41 PM
Worcester schools to roll out drug intervention program for student offenders
WORCESTER – Anticipating an increase in youth drug use as legal marijuana shops open around the region, the Worcester public schools plan to roll out a drug intervention program for students in early 2019.The initiative, funded with a $15,000 award from the U.S. Department of Education, is intended as an alternative to suspensions and other, stiffer punishments given to students found in violation of the district’s ban on [...]

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 10:25 AM
Scenes for Liam Neeson movie filmed in downtown Worcester
WORCESTER - Standing on Commercial Street watching scenes being filmed for the Liam Neeson flick "Honest Thief" on Monday morning, Jackie Giaquinto of Ayer said she was there for one reason."I'm hoping for a Liam sighting," she said.Ms. Giaquinto, a former Worcester resident, had the day off and headed to downtown Worcester to check out the filming. She is a [...]

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 1:56 AM
Photos at Worcester eatery draw social-media fire
WORCESTER – Controversy has erupted on social media after the owner of a local pizzeria posted the image of transgender celebrity Caitlyn Jenner, before and after transition, on the women’s and men’s bathroom doors.The owners of Dacosta’s Pizza and Bakery at 40 Millbrook St. recently removed the photos. But some online are calling the apology insincere.Owner Marc Felicio of Holden was reluctant to speak to a reporter last week who offered an [...]

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 1:34 AM
City Hall Notebook: Police seek to replace cruisers
Police Chief Steven M. Sargent is recommending the purchase of 15 to 20 marked police vehicles each year.He said that would result in the Police Department's fleet turning over approximately every five years and ensure that all vehicles in the fleet are safe, mechanically sound and operational.In a report going before the City Council Tuesday night, Chief Sargent said the Police Department has 250 vehicles, including marked and unmarked cruisers, surveillance vehicles, and [...]

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 1:08 AM
Worcester schools launch redesigned website; new logo on hold
WORCESTER – Finally correcting what many people inside and outside of the school system felt was a shortcoming, the school department unveiled its redesigned website Monday.The new site at, developed by MRW Connected Inc., has been in the works for the past year, and according to school officials provides a more welcoming, attractive and easily [...]

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 12:28 AM
Research Bureau: 36% of Worcester entrepreneurs are foreign-born
WORCESTER – About 36 percent of Worcester’s 2,050 entrepreneurs were born outside the United States, according to a new report from a local public policy research group.The Research Bureau said the city’s foreign-born entrepreneurs also own their own incorporated businesses at a higher rate than native-born entrepreneurs. The report was based on U.S. Census Bureau data and was developed with the Worcester Business Journal, a business publication that [...]

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2018 10:46 PM
One on One: Maria Eugenia Ferré Rangel, chairperson of the board of directors for GFR Media
College of the Holy Cross graduate Maria Eugenia Ferré Rangel is chief global stakeholder management and communications officer for Grupo Ferré Rangel, a 3,500 people-strong, 100-year entrepreneur family business based in Puerto Rico with five major areas of development – real estate, media, customer engagement, investment and social entrepreneurship. She is also chairperson of the Board of Directors for the company's media branch, GFR Media. She graduated from Holy Cross [...]

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2018 5:43 PM
1 dead in motor vehicle crash on Malden Street in Holden
HOLDEN - One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Malden Street Sunday evening.The crash happened at about 5:45 p.m.The victim, who was alone in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Holden police, who said they are investigating the crash along with the Massachusetts State Police.Police closed Malden Street to traffic for several hours, from Wachusett Street to Bullard Street.The victim's identity was not being released Sunday [...]

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2018 11:14 AM

GANNETT Syndication Service

Was Amazon's headquarters search 'a giant ruse'? NYC, D.C. centers of power prevail
As Amazon dangled the prospect of 50,000 jobs and economic transformation, did the losers get played?

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 2:23 PM
Chick-fil-A announces nationwide delivery with DoorDash and 200,000 free chicken sandwiches
Chick-fil-A and DoorDash announced a partnership for delivery at more 1,100 restaurants, and they're giving away free sandwiches to celebrate.

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 6:19 PM
Amazon’s HQ2 will bring 25,000 jobs each to New York City and Northern Virginia
New York City and Arlington, Virginia, will divvy up the 50,000 high-paying jobs online retail giant Amazon is expected to bring.

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 3:22 PM
Why Amazon didn't pick your city for its second headquarters
Of the 20 cities that made the second round of Amazon's beauty pageant for its second headquarters, these didn't make the cut.

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 1:14 PM
Safety group releases 'worst toys' holiday list
A Black Panther "slash claw" and a Power Rangers plastic sword are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season. (Nov. 13)

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 6:31 PM
Chick-Fil-A will start delivering to your home
You can now have Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwiches delivered right to your front door.

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 6:14 PM
FDA recalls another blood pressure drug for possible cancer risk
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a third blood pressure medication recall over concerns the contaminated drug might cause cancer.

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 6:04 PM
How luxury appliances can up your entertaining game
Having friends in is easy when your kitchen appliances are built to impress

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 4:58 PM
Worried about the stock market dropping? Here's how often you should check your portfolio
There's no perfect answer to this question. Many people love watching the day-to-day movements of stocks, while others find checking prices stressful.

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 11:16 AM
The best pre-Black Friday deals you can get right now
You don't have to wait for Black Friday to find awesome deals for the holidays.

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 12:24 PM

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