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Shameful disrespect of students, communities of color

The reprehensible scene that played itself out in front of Worcester’s City Hall before the May 2 School Committee meeting was emblematic of the ongoing fight around racial equity within the schools. As a group ....

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Sarai Rivera

Worcester progressives raise funds, highlight federal neglect of Puerto Rico

WORCESTER, Mass. – “Where else in the United States of America would that ever happen?” Worcester Mayor Joe Petty asked a crowd of about 100 people. Petty was referring to the fact that up to ....

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Gaffney, Turtleboy done: Time to move forward

Worcester’s far-right political bloc was obliterated in yesterday’s elections, when voters overwhelmingly decided to toss council member and Republican City Committee chair Michael Gaffney into the dustbin of history, and then blocked every one of ....

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Labor, community groups and elected officials say “Vote for Dante Comparetto”

WORCESTER, Mass. - Labor leaders, elected officials, and representatives of community organizations gathered at the Educational Association of Worcester’s headquarters this morning to announce their support for Dante Comparetto’s bid for a seat on the ....

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Election commission

Gaffney/Turtleboy bloc collapsing – Nov. final push needed

The hard-right faction that has come to dominate the Republican Party in Worcester seems to be on the verge of collapse, symbolized most recently by its leader, Michael Gaffney, indicating hours ago that he would ....

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Arbetter speaks

Worcester on record against anti-LGBTQ “conversion therapy”

WORCESTER, Mass. – The city council voted Sept. 5 unanimously to endorse a resolution submitted by Mayor Joseph Petty both urging the state legislature to adopt a bill banning so-called “conversion therapy” on young people ....

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Worcester students make their voices heard to improve schools

[caption id="attachment_451" align="alignright" width="278"] Well over forty people attended the meeting[/caption] WORCESTER, Mass. – Organized by local public high school students, more than 40 people packed into the Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center here July ....

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