WORCESTER COUNTY

Coverage of Worcester County, Massachusetts.

In Massachusetts, performing arts centers like the Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, and Tanglewood in Lenox are among the types of non-profit venues that could apply for "mitigation" funds through casino tax revenue.
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Some nonprofit arts venues in Massachusetts could get money from the state if they can demonstrate their bottom lines have been hurt by casino entertainment.

UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.
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Some western and central Massachusetts hospitals say they've checked out people for coronavirus, but so far, there's been no positive cases.

Worcester Fire Chief Michael Lavoie outside the firehouse erected on the site of the Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse Company fire.
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The City Council in Worcester, Massachusetts, will consider a proposal Tuesday night to hire a consultant to evaluate the fire department. The request comes in the wake of the death of a firefighter last fall.

A crowd of people lined up on one end of Worcester’s Union Station one recent Sunday morning. They were there to see a special exhibit commemorating the Worcester Six.

“I guess 20 years is the time to break all this stuff out again and show the people. And the people still support us,” said Angelo Bongovio, a Worcester firefighter from 1983 to 2011.

“We’ll never forget these guys.”

A makeshift shrine at the scene of a fatal shooting in Springfield, Mass. on November 20, 2019.
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The number of murders in Springfield, Massachusetts, spiked this month — and homicides are up Hartford and Worcester.

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