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  1. GoLocalWorcester | News | Fattman Slams Abraham Over MismanagementRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | Go Local

    Stephanie Fattman, appearing Tuesday on The Jordan Levy Show on WTAG, as part of her campaign to be elected to Registrar of Probate, criticized the current management of the probate office. Fattman said that management is lacking and the office's technology is unsuitable for the people of Worcester County.

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  2. GoLocalWorcester | News | Bad Roads Cost Each Worcester Driver $1,700+ Per YearRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | Go Local

    Deficient roads and bridges and congested or lack desirable safety features throughout Worcester are proving costly to motorists in the city, as a new report suggests that each Worcester driver is spending an additional $1,733 per year. The report which was released by TRIP, a nonprofit transportation organization based out of Washington D.C. says that higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes, and congestion-related delays are all factors that contribute to Worcester residents having to pay additional money.

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  3. GoLocalWorcester | News | Confusion Surrounds Worcester’s Newly Proposed Smoking OrdinanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | Go Local

    As the city of Worcester works to strengthen the smoking ordnance in the city to deter businesses from selling tobacco products to minors, a lot of confusion is being created as to how exactly the city will make the adjustments. The current language written by the city has created more questions than answers about the proposed changes, creating confusion among Worcester city councilors and others throughout the city.

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  4. GoLocalWorcester | News | Senator Chandler Collecting Food For Worcester Food PantriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | Go Local

    Massachusetts State Senator Hariette L Chandler will be collecting canned goods and dry goods throughout Halloween at her Campaign Headquarters at 552 West Boylston Street in Worcester, which is located next to the world famous Halloween Outlet. The goods will be distributed to the Worcester County Food Bank, the Saint John's Food Panty, and the food pantry at Saint Peter's/Saint Andrew's Parish.

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  5. GoLocalWorcester | Politics | Paul Giorgio: Ebola Should Not Be A Political FootballRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | Go Local

    It's probably a good thing to worry about Ebola. However, the chances of an average American contracting it are almost nonexistent.

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  6. GoLocalWorcester | News | Worcester’s Demographic Shift Creating Uphill Battle for RepublicansRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | Go Local

    Throughout the past decade or so, the city of Worcester has blossomed into a much more diverse community, something that is altering the way that the city leans when voting. While the many of the cities throughout Central Massachusetts are becoming more Republican, Massachusetts' second largest city is becoming more Democratic, a byproduct of the influx of non-white voters inhabiting the city who historically vote overwhelmingly Democratic.

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  7. GoLocalWorcester | News | NEW: MA Taxi Owners and Operators Form Coalition to Fight UberRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | Go Local

    Fed up with Uber and other transportation network companies openly breaking existing Massachusetts laws while offering ride for hire services, taxi owners and operators throughout Massachusetts have come together to form a coalition to fight against Uber. The Massachusetts Regional Taxi Advisory Group has formed hoping to address the variety of issues raised by Uber and other similar companies, hoping that local law enforcement will enforce laws and hold these companies to the same standards that traditional taxi services are held to.

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  8. GoLocalWorcester | News | Worcester Cab Companies Outraged Over Uber Coming to TownRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | Go Local

    Taxi companies throughout the city of Worcester have become outraged that ridesharing company Uber has officially made their way into Worcester. While local competition may be a factor in the taxi companies' angst toward Uber, Worcester Red Cab Vice President Maggie Donovan says that the outrage stems from something much deeper.

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  9. GoLocalWorcester | News | Worcester Schools Face Even More Confusion Over New Standardized Test ChangesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Go Local

    A confusing memo sent out by Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester has created more questions than answers as to whether or not students will be allowed to opt out of state standardized testing this upcoming school year. Although the first page of Chester's memo states that students will not be allowed to opt-out of the MCAS or the PARCC test this year, the second page of the memo has language saying that students will be allowed to refuse to participate.

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  10. GoLocalWorcester | Lifestyle | Best Halloween Events in New EnglandRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2014 | Go Local

    Whether your tastes run from the scary to steampunk to film festivals to family activities, GoLocal has you covered with our roundup of the best Halloween attractions in the area. Highlights include Canalloween, the Rock and Shock Horror Convention, the Steampunk Mansion Mashup, and the Roger Williams Park Zoo Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular.

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  11. GoLocalWorcester | News | Central MA Nurses Decry Ebola Preparedness ProceduresRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2014 | Go Local

    Nurses from across the nation have come together in saying that there has not been proper training or equipment distributed to properly prepare hospitals to deal with a potential Ebola case, and Central Massachusetts is no different. Nurses from many of the hospitals in Central Massachusetts have been outspoken in saying that they have not received enough training and they do not feel safe with the amount of protective ear that they have been given.

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  12. Food | Holy Cross Dining Receives Awards for CateringRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | Go Local

    College of the Holy Cross Dining has received two awards for catering in the NACUFS Loyal E. Horton Awards for the President's Council dinner and the Slow Food Gala. Earning both a bronze award and an honorable mention, this is the third year in a row that Holy Cross Dining has been awarded for their work, having previously received a gold prize for the inauguration dinner in honor of the Colleges' 32nd president, Rev.

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  13. GoLocalWorcester | News | John Monfredo: Left Behind: Chronic Absenteeism and Negative Educational OutcomesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | Go Local

    Chronic absenteeism is a major factor in the achievement gap and now that September is over school systems need to take a close look at absenteeism for according to research it starts in September. I have been beating the drums on this issue for several years because of the devastating effect it has on our students.

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  14. GoLocalWorcester | News | UPDATE: Former Assumption College Student Charged With Bomb ThreatRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | Go Local

    The person arrested for the bomb threat emailed to Assumption College on Tuesday evening was formerly a student at the college. Mohammed Braimah, a 21-year-old currently living in Hyde Park, was formerly a student at Assumption College.

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  15. GoLocalWorcester | News | NEW: Arrest Made In Assumption College Bomb ThreatRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | Go Local

    An arrest has been made in the recent case of the bomb threat email sent to Assumption College on Tuesday, October 14th. The Worcester Police have arrested 21-year-old Mohammed Braimah of Hyde Park on Friday, October 17th around 12:54 AM on warrants for the following offenses: intimidation of a witness, bomb threat, bomb threat causing evacuation, and disruption.

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  16. GoLocalWorcester | News | Worcester’s Teachers Union Hosting “Moratorium on PARCC” SessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Go Local

    The Educational Association of Worcester will host a "Moratorium on PARCC: An Informational Session" open to parents/guardians, teachers, and the general public on Monday, October 27th, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at 397 Grove St. in Worcester. The information session will be moderated by Donna Colorio, founder of the Common Core Forum and will give parents and guardians the opportunity to learn about their right to refuse the PARCC testing pilot this year.

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  17. GoLocalWorcester | Lifestyle | Make Your Own Halloween Mask at Worcester Center for Crafts with Your Woo CardRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Go Local

    The weekend is fast approaching, and GoLocalWorcester brings you the best places to use your WOO Card around town for discounts and WOO Points. Share discounts and special offers at more than sixty area cultural destinations, restaurants, hotels, retailers, transportation providers and more! Best of allWOO Cards NEVER expire! Use the coupon code 'GLW' to save $5 off the online purchase of a WOO Card today.

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  18. GoLocalWorcester | News | BREAKING: Assumption College is Being Evacuated Due to Bomb ThreatRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | Go Local

    Assumption College is being evacuated on Tuesday night as a precaution as a result of the College receiving an email threat about a bomb on campus. The college is removing all students, faculty and staff and relocating them to WPI.

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  19. GoLocalWorcester | Lifestyle | “Canalloween” Comes to Worcester’s Canal District on October 25thRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | Go Local

    Worcester's Canal District will become the home for Worcester's biggest Halloween party on Saturday October 25th beginning at 2 pm. Now in its third year, the event will feature a 5K Scary Monster Dash where runners are encouraged to dress up in costumes beginning at 2pm on Front Street, post race fun at some of the Canal Districts' restaurants, and a parade at 4pm.

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  20. GoLocalWorcester | News | NEW: Dead Babies Found in Blackstone Home Were Fully ClothedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | Go Local

    Troubling new details have surfaced in regards to the horrifying conditions found inside a Blackstone home where three infants were found dead last month. According to Assistant District Attorney John Bradley who presented the Commonwealth's evidence against Ericka Murray, the mother of the three children at least two of the dead babies found were clothed and had been alive for some period of time.

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