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Diverse performances, audience at Martin Luther King Jr. youth celebration in Worcester
WORCESTER — Dances were performed, poetry recited, awards bestowed and anthems sung at the 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Breakfast Celebration Saturday, a diversity of entertainment reflective of the diversity of the audience.“This is Worcester in this room,” said Councilor-at-Large Khrystian King, a presenter at the event. “We are Worcester. This is what makes a difference in our community and in our country.”The annual [...]

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2020 1:15 PM
Reliant Medical establishes integrated behavioral, physical care model in CMass
WORCESTER — Jon Grafton, 74, of Lancaster has a long history of anxiety and stress. He said that those conditions were negatively impacting his physical health — to the point a few months ago when he was feeling “desperate” and “almost ready to give up.”His wife, Andrea, added that their primary care physician gave them a list of behavioral health therapists and facilities to contact, but they discovered that there was a three-month wait for [...]

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2020 4:20 AM
Laurel: One day during art class in Worcester . . .

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2020 10:41 PM
Health Foundation grants deliver results across Central Mass.
Transportation is a public health issue. If you can’t get to a job, to medical visits, to buy groceries or pick up a prescription, it affects your health.So do clean water, housing, high-quality child care and parenting support, job opportunities, education and access to healthy food.Social determinants of health, including physical environment and social and economic factors, have a major impact on health status, far more than health care alone, according to research [...]

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2020 8:54 AM
Friday is done
WORCESTER — Serene photos of the close of the workweek.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2020 11:07 AM
Politics and the City: Polar Park cost hikes? Stay calm, folks
So, should Worcester residents be concerned about the increased costs for the Polar Park project?Absolutely, and why not?Heck, we're talking about an additional $30 million to an overall project that had been originally pegged at about $100.8 million. And we're still basically early on in the project.One would be a fool not to have any concerns or raise a question or two. [...]

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2020 5:32 PM
From Lee St. PTA to Harvard, Worcester's Nancy Morgan personified service
Anne “Nancy” Morgan married her husband, Paul, in 1947 and moved to Worcester at a time when most husbands worked and their wives stayed home to raise their children.“She wasn’t satisfied with that,” said her son, Dan.Her family always remained her top priority, but after her four children were old enough, she began volunteering in the community. Morgan, who died at 94 on Jan. 11, served on so many boards, many called her a “volunteer [...]

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2020 6:28 PM
Central Mass. sports complexes develop year-round businesses
WORCESTER — If you thought that the New England Baseball Complex, with three artificial turf baseball fields and lights in Northboro, and the New England Sports Center, which has eight full-size ice rinks and two smaller training rinks in Marlboro, were only seasonal businesses, you’d be wrong.They’re busier at opposite times of the year, but both facilities are open year-round, thanks in part to developing strength and conditioning programs on site. [...]

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2020 7:30 AM
Rock and Shock dead, but new event expected to emerge
“Rock and Shock” is no more but a new horror and hard rock convention from the show's original creator will rise from the ashes.On Friday, “Rock and Shock” volunteer and vendor coordinator Michael Welsh posted on the convention’s website, that, “with the heaviest of hearts we have to say goodbye.”“With the way the convention world has changed over the years, becoming more about profit than the fan experience, putting [...]

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2020 5:59 AM
Worcester Academy head of school to step down in 2021
Worcester Academy head of school to step down in 2021WORCESTER — Worcester Academy on Friday announced Head of School Ronald Cino plans to step down in June of next year, after nine years at the post.Cino notified parents, faculty and alumni of his decision on Friday, saying although he has not yet decided what to do after leaving the private day-boarding school, it is "the right moment for me to [...]

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2020 4:10 AM

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2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray Coupe sells for $3 million at Arizona auction
A 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, the first-ever mid-engine Corvette, sold for $3 million which will go to charity for Detroit children.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2020 4:47 PM
The 2020 tax filing season opens Jan. 27: Here's what you need to know
For some taxpayers, returns have become easier to prepare and file but various problems linger, including with the Internal Revenue Service.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2020 3:36 PM
J.C. Penney closing more stores and a call center. Is your store on the list?
More store closures are hitting J.C. Penney. In April, the retailer will close six stores in Ohio, New York, South Carolina, Oklahoma and more.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2020 4:17 PM
Is the stock market closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day?
U.S. stock markets are closed Monday to observe Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2020 4:11 PM
Equifax breach settlement: Time is running out to file a claim for free credit monitoring or money
Affected by the 2017 Equifax data breach? Time is running out to file a claim for free credit monitoring or compensation. The deadline is Jan. 22.

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 3:11 PM
4 changes that could affect Social Security in 2020
If you're one of some 69 million Americans who receive Social Security or SSI benefits, you'll notice some changes in 2020. Here are four.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2020 3:56 AM

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