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Tuesday | Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Unemployment rates fell in Central Massachusetts metropolitan areas during July over the same month last year, according to data released Tuesday by the state.
Tuesday | Sentinel & Enterprise
The Green Acres housing project in Fitchburg has been getting plenty of coverage in the Sentinel & Enterprise, and we're glad to see changes are being made for the better.
Tuesday | Sentinel & Enterprise
Join Growing Places on Saturday, Sept. 6, for its fourth annual garden-harvest fundraiser, the Backyard Bash, as the nonprofit agency raises money to build vegetable gardens and teach low-income families and community groups in North Central Massachusetts how to grow, harvest and use their own fresh produce.
The group, named the Committee to Protect Massachusetts Jobs, on Monday announced its official launch, saying it plans to argue that the casino industry will bring 10,000 jobs to Massachusetts and will stop tax dollars from flowing to Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maine.
AAA Southern New England reported Monday that self-serve regular has dropped another 3 cents in the past week to an average of $3.47 per gallon, and is now down 15 cents in the past month.
City Grants Administrator Wendy Wiiks announced Thursday the city has signed a contract with a Mattapoisett architectural firm to do a structural and historical assessment of the Drake House, which was a stop on the Underground Railroad for at least one slave seeking freedom.
Learn more about the Civil War era during these programs at the library. Some require advance registration at leominsterlibrary.org or by calling 978-534-7522.
Fred Berthoff, of City Music in Leominster, sold a $600 guitar to a customer who picked Saturday specifically to take advantage of the sales-tax holiday.
A prisoner at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Facility charged with murdering a 72-year-old fellow inmate was ordered held without bail during his arraignment at Clinton District Court on Friday morning.
State officials on Thursday morning reported the latest employment snapshot, which shows the state added 67,300 jobs over the past year.
"We've basically had them doing everything," said Thomas Clark, the credit union's CEO and treasurer.
The Leominster Public Library will host a living-history encampment with Company "A" of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the Civil War, this regiment became the Union Army's first formally organized unit made up of free black men.
A 72-year-old inmate, serving a life sentence, was murdered Tuesday afternoon in the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Facility, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. William Sires, convicted in the 1973 murder of his mother in Pittsfield, was found badly beaten and near death in a cell on Tier N1 at about 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Nicholas McDonald, who has a seizure disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, has worked at the Market Basket on John Fitch Highway in Fitchburg for 13 years this Saturday, but these days, "I'm just a volunteer," he said, referring to ongoing employee protests.
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