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Worcester, Massachusetts
Flag of Worcester, Massachusetts Seal of Worcester, Massachusetts
Flag (Detail) Seal (Detail)
Nickname: The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of Seven Hills
Location of Worcester, Massachusetts
Location in the state of Massachusetts
Founded
 -Incorporated
1673
 {{{incorporated}}}
County Worcester County
Mayor Timothy P. Murray (Dem)
Area
 - Total
 - Water

99.9 km² (38.6 mi²)
2.6 km² (1.0 mi²) 2.59%
Population
 - City (2000)
 - Density
 - Metropolitan

172,648
1,774.8/km²
Time zone Eastern (UTC –5)
Coordinates
WGS-84 (GPS)
42.268843° N 71.803774° W
www.ci.worcester.ma.us
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Downtown Worcester, with City Hall at the right

Worcester is a city in Worcester County in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States of America. Its population in the 2000 census was 172,648; a July 1, 2002 estimate put the city's population at 174,962. In terms of population, Worcester is the third-largest city in New England, behind Boston and Providence, Rhode Island. This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... City seal of Worcester, Massachusetts. ... A flag is a piece of cloth flown from a pole or mast, usually intended for signaling or identification. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Nick is short for Nicholas). ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... Incorporation is: In business, incorporation is the creation of a corporation. ... Events The English Test Act was passed. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Worcester County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... A mayor (from the Latin maÄ«or, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ... Time zones are areas of the Earth that have adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... UTC also stands for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time, the basis for civil time, differs by an integral number of seconds from atomic time and a fractional number of seconds from UT1. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (vertically) and longitude (horizontally); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which... Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ... A picture of downtown Worcester, Mass. ... A picture of downtown Worcester, Mass. ... A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Worcester County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Modern New England, the six northeastern-most states of the United States, indicated by red The New England region of the United States is located in the northeastern corner of the country. ... Nickname: Beantown, The Hub, Athens of America Location in the state of Massachusetts Founded September 17, 1630 County Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 232. ... Providence is the capital and largest city in Rhode Island, a state of the United States of America. ...


The metropolitan area is the fastest growing area in the state. The city is ranked twenty-fifth in the nation for its size in terms of current population and economic growth. Nevertheless, downtown Worcester has suffered from the trend toward urban sprawl, as some of its business activity has been lured away by shopping malls. Downtown Honolulu in Hawaii, United States, an example of an urban downtown district Central business district (CBD) and downtown are terms referring to the commercial heart of a city. ... Urban sprawl (also called suburban sprawl and occasionally Los Angelization) describes the growth of a metropolitan area, particularly the suburbs, over a large area. ... The Mall, an out-of-town shopping centre at Patchway, near Bristol, England. ...

Contents


History

Worcester was first settled in 1673 and was officially incorporated in 1684. The settlement was established as a town in 1722, and chartered as a city in 1848. When the government of Worcester County was established on April 2, 1731, Worcester was chosen as its shire town (later known as a county seat). From that date until the dissolution of the county government on July 1, 1998, it was the only county seat. Events The English Test Act was passed. ... Events France under Louis XIV makes Truce of Ratisbon separately with the Empire and Spain. ... Events Abraham De Moivre states De Moivres theorem connecting trigonometric functions and complex numbers Publication of the first book of Bachs Well-Tempered Clavier Fall of Persias Safavid dynasty during a bloody revolt of the Afghani people. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... Events 10 Downing Street becomes the official residence of the United Kingdoms Prime Minister when Robert Walpole moves in. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


John Adams taught at the village schoolhouse in Worcester before returning to Braintree to practice law and contribute to the revolution and founding of the United States. Order: 2nd President Vice President: Thomas Jefferson Term of office: March 4, 1797 – March 4, 1801 Preceded by: George Washington Succeeded by: Thomas Jefferson Date of birth: October 30, 1735 Place of birth: Braintree, Massachusetts Date of death: July 4, 1826 Place of death: Quincy, Massachusetts First Lady: Abigail Adams...


On June 9, 1953, Worcester was hit by a tornado that killed 94 people and damaged a large part of the city. It was the deadliest tornado in New England history. Among others, the tornado struck the then campus of Assumption College (currently Quinsigamond Community College). June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Flint-Worcester Tornadoes were two tornadoes. ... Assumption College is a private, 4-year, Catholic, Liberal Arts college located on 175 acres (708,000 m²) in Worcester, Massachusetts. ... Quinsigamond Community College (QCC, Quinsig) is a public, 2-year academic institution located in Worcester, Massachusetts. ...

Worcester firsts
  • The Declaration of Independence was first publicly read in Massachusetts by Isaiah Thomas in Worcester in July 1776.
  • The monkey wrench was invented by Loring Coes of the Coes Knife Company in 1840.
  • Worcester resident Charles Thurber patented the first modern-day typewriter in 1843.
  • The first national convention of women advocating women's suffrage was held in Worcester on October 23 and 24, 1850.
  • Dr. Russell L. Hawes, a Worcester physician, invented the first machine for folding plain paper into envelopes in 1852.
  • Elm Park became the first public park in the country when land was deeded to the city of Worcester in 1854.
  • Worcester resident Joshua Stoddard invented the steam calliope in 1855.
  • J. Lee Richmond of the Worcesters pitched the first perfect game in major league baseball history on June 12, 1880.
  • Candlepin bowling was first developed in Worcester in 1880.
  • Worcester resident Henry Perky became the first to mass produce shredded wheat in 1895.
  • Albert A. Michelson, chairman of Clark University's Physics Department, named America's first Nobel Prize Winner in 1902 for his experiments relating to his calculation of the speed of light.
  • Dr. Robert H. Goddard of Worcester Polytechnic Institute's class of 1908 and later Clark University patented the first liquid fuel rocket in 1914.
  • Harvey Ball designed the world famous Smiley face in 1963.
  • The first radio station to play a Beatles song in the United States was WORC in Worcester.
  • The first woman to serve on a President's cabinet was Frances Perkins of Worcester; she served as FDR's Secretary of Labor.
  • The first dictionary printed in the U.S. was in Worcester in the 18th century, by Isaiah Thomas, who also printed the largest newspaper of the time, the Massachusetts Spy.
  • In 1847, the first commercial valentine was mass produced in Worcester by Esther Howland.
  • Between September 6-10, 1909, Sigmund Freud delivered his only American lectures at Clark University ("Five Lectures on Psycho-Analysis" later published as "On Psychoanalysis"). Carl Jung joined him, and William James attended.

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Geography

Worcester is located at 42°16'8" North, 71°48'14" West (42.268843, -71.803774)1. Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 99.9 km² (38.6 mi²). 97.3 km² (37.6 mi²) of it is land and 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.59% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


The Blackstone River passes through Worcester, but is almost completely covered as it passes through. Water Street (the traditional hub of Worcester's Jewish population, famed for its bakeries), and the appearance of the river just south of the city, are the only indications of its existence. Just as in Rome, Italy, there are seven very steep hills that distinguish its topography: Airport Hill, Bancroft Hill, Belmont Hill (Bell Hill), Grafton Hill, Green Hill, Pakachoag Hill and Vernon Hill. Lake Quinsigamond, on its eastern border, is frequently the site of rowing competitions. The Blackstone River begins in central Massachusetts and travels through Rhode Island until emptying into Narragansett Bay which connects to the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Roman Colosseum Rome (Italian and Latin Roma) is the capital city of Italy, and of its Lazio region. ... Lake Quinsigamond (also Long Pond) is a body of water situated between Worcester, Massachusetts and Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. ... Rowing refers to several forms of physical activity: For rowing boats in general, see Watercraft rowing. ...


ZIP codes in Worcester are 01601-01610, 01613-01615, and 01653-01655. Mr. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 172,648 people, 67,028 households, and 39,211 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,774.8/km² (4,596.5/mi²). There are 70,723 housing units at an average density of 727.0/km² (1,882.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 77.11% White, 6.89% African American, 0.45% Native American, 4.87% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 7.24% from other races, and 3.39% from two or more races. 15.15% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 67,028 households out of which 29.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% are married couples living together, 15.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% are non-families. 33.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.41 and the average family size is 3.11. Marriage is a relationship and bond, most commonly between a man and a woman, that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


The population is spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 13.3% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.7 males.


The median household income is $35,623, and the median family income is $42,988. Males have a median income of $36,190 versus $28,522 for females. The per capita income is $18,614. 17.9% of the population and 14.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.6% of those under the age of 18 and 11.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Local government

Worcester is governed by a combined City Manager/City Council type of government. A board of elected councilors acts as the legislative body, and the council-appointed manager handles the traditional mayoral functions.


City councilors can run as either a representative of a city district, or as an at-large candidate. The candidate who receives the greatest number of votes becomes the city mayor (unless the candidate specifically refuses to hold the post). Currently, there are 11 councilors: 6 At-Large and 5 district.


Worcester's first charter, which went into effect in 1848, established a Mayor/Bicameral form of government. Together, the two chambers -- the 11-member Board of Aldermen and the 30-member Common Council -- were vested with complete legislative powers. The mayor handled all administrative departments, though appointments to those departments had to be approved by the two-chamber City Council. Alternate use, see charter airline or bare-boat charter. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... An alderman is a member of a municipal legislative body in a town or city with many jurisdictions. ...


Seeking to replace the old, outdated charter, Worcester voters in November 1947 approved of a change to Plan E municipal government. In effect from January 1949 until November 1985, this charter (as outlined in chapter 43 of the Massachusetts General Laws) established City Council/City Manager government. This type of governance, with modifications, has survived to the present day. 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1949 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Initially, Plan E government in Worcester was organized as a 9-member Council (all at-large), a ceremonial Mayor elected from the Council by the Councilors, and a Council-appointed City Manager. The Manager oversees the daily administration of the city, makes all appointments to city offices, and can be removed at any time by a majority vote of the Council. The Mayor chairs the City Council and the School Committee, and does not have the power to veto any vote.


In 1983, Worcester voters again decided to change the city charter. This "Home Rule" charter (named for the method of adoption of the charter) is similar to Plan E, the major changes being to the structure of the Council and the election of the mayor. The 9-member Council became 11, 6 At-Large and 1 from each city district. The Mayor is chosen by popular election, but must run as an At-Large Councilor. 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Landmarks

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The Dodge Park Gazebo

Worcester counts within its borders over 1200 acres (5 km²) of publicly owned property. Elm Park, purchased in 1854 and laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted, was not only the first public park in the city (after the 8 acre (32,000 m²) Common, 1669) but also one of the first of its kind in the nation. Both the City Common and Elm Park are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In 1903 the Green family donated the 549 acres (2.2 km²) of Green Hill area land to the city, making Green Hill Park the largest in the city. In June 2002, city and state leaders dedicated the state's Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Green Hill Park grounds. A view of Dodge Park in Worcester, MA from Randolph St. ... A view of Dodge Park in Worcester, MA from Randolph St. ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Frederick Law Olmsted (April 26, 1822–August 28, 1903) was a United States landscape architect, famous for designing many well known urban parks, including Central Park in New York, New York, the countrys oldest coordinated system of public parks and parkways in Buffalo, New York, the countrys oldest... Events Samuel Pepys stopped writing his diary. ... The National Register of Historic Places is the USAs official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects worthy of preservation. ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Worcester is home to the American Antiquarian Society, Higgins Armory (the largest collection of arms and armor in the western hemisphere), the Worcester Art Museum, Mechanics Hall, the Ecotarium, and the DCU Center (formerly the Worcester Centrum). The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) is both a learned society and national research library of pre-twentieth century American History and culture. ... Higgins Armory Museum Higgins Armory, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, is a public, non-profit museum specializing in the history of world arms and armor. ... The DCU Center, formerly known as the Worcester Centrum Center, is an indoor arena and convention center complex located in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts. ...


Worcester's Union Station, recently renovated back to its French Renaissance glory, opines in symbol the elegance and industrial legacy of this bustling metropolis. The station, once serving 10,000 passengers daily, is now home to an intermodal terminal, a successful restaurant, a blues lounge, and The FDR American Heritage Center Museum and Special Collection showcase.


Worcester also has its share of quirky landmarks. For example, the American Sanitary Plumbing Muesum on Piedmont street is home to a collection of toilets and sinks from various periods of history. The Burnside Fountain, located on the south side of the Worcester Common, is known to locals as "Turtle Boy." The fountain features a boy and a turtle engaged in what many observers believe to be an obscene act. Flush toilet A toilet is a plumbing fixture devised for the disposal of bodily wastes, including urine, feces, methane, semen and vomit. ... Many modern sinks are made of stainless steel Older sinks are usually made of porcelain. ...


Notable people

Born in Worcester

Harvey Ross Ball (10 July 1921 – 12 April 2001) is famous for his invention of the Smiley. ... The smiley has gone through many incarnations over the years, but it consistently retains the same features. ... Mike Barnicle is a radio talk show host in the Boston area. ... Robert Charles Benchley (September 15, 1889 in Worcester, Massachusetts – November 21, 1945) was a humorist, newspaper columnist, film actor, drama editor. ... The Algonquin Round Table was a group of some of the most brilliant writers of the 1920s and 1930s, though it endured long after that. ... Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979), was an American poet and writer, increasingly regarded as one of the finest 20th century poets writing in English. ... Poets are authors of poems, or of other forms of poetry such as dramatic verse. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... Ronald Dworkin (born 1931) is a philosopher, especially noted for his contributions to legal, political, and moral philosophy. ... Mark Steven The Bird Fidrych (born August 14, 1954 in Worcester, Massachusetts) was a Major League Baseball player for the Detroit Tigers. ... Detroit Tigers American League AAA Toledo Mud Hens AA Erie SeaWolves A Lakeland Tigers West Michigan Whitecaps Oneonta Tigers R GCL Tigers The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Samuel Fuller Samuel Fuller (August 12, 1911 - October 30, 1997) was an American film director. ... Richard Leo Rich Gedman (born September 26, 1956) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and left-handed batter who played with the Boston Red Sox (1980-90), Houston Astros (1990-91) and St. ... Boston Red Sox American League AAA Pawtucket Red Sox AA Portland Sea Dogs A Wilmington Blue Rocks Greenville Bombers Lowell Spinners R Gulf Coast Red Sox The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Robert Goddard Robert Hutchings Goddard (October 5, 1882 – August 10, 1945) was one of the pioneers of modern rocketry. ... John Michael Hayes (born May 11, 1919) an American playwright. ... Alfred Hitchcock Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was a British film director closely associated with the suspense genre. ... Rear Window (1954) is a motion picture directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on Cornell Woolrich´s short story It Had to Be Murder (1942). ... To Catch a Thief is a movie made in 1955, and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis and John Williams. ... The Trouble With Harry cover The Trouble With Harry is an American comedy film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, which was released on October 3, 1955 in the United States. ... The Man Who Knew Too Much is the name of two suspense films, one released in 1934 and the other in 1956, and both directed by Alfred Hitchcock. ... Abbie Hoffman, New York City, 1970. ... Ryan Idol is a male porn star of the 1990s who performed in videos catering mainly to gay male audiences. ... Jordan Nathaniel Marcel Knight (born May 17, 1970 in Worcester, Massachusetts) is best known as a member of the boy band New Kids On The Block. ... A boy band (American English) or boyband (British English) is a style of somewhat to mostly prefabricated pop group featuring between three and six young male singer/dancers, but normally five. ... Stanley Jasspon Kunitz (born July 29, 1905) is a noted American poet who served two years (1974-1976) as the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (a precursor to the modern Poet Laureate program), and served another year as United States Poet Laureate in 2000. ... The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress is appointed by the United States Librarian of Congress and earns a stipend of $35,000 a year. ... Photo of artist Denis Leary (born August 18, 1957 in Worcester, Massachusetts) is an actor/comedian/writer/director, whose father immigrated to Worcester from Ireland. ... Charles Olson (27 December 1910 - 10 January 1970) was an important 2nd generation American modernist poet who was a crucial link between earlier figures like Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams and such later avant garde groups as the Beats and L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E. He... Erik Per Sullivan (born July 12, 1991 in Worcester, Massachusetts) is an American television actor known for his role as Dewey, the younger brother to middle child Malcolm on the Fox network series, Malcolm in the Middle. ... Malcolm in the Middle is a situation comedy on the Fox Network. ... Alicia Witt at the premiere of Mission: Impossible 2 Alicia Roanne Witt (born August 21, 1975 in Worcester, Massachusetts) is an American actress. ...

Other residents

Francis Russell OHara (June 27, 1926–July 25, 1966) was an American poet who, along with John Ashbery and Kenneth Koch, was a key member of what was known as the New York School. ... Marshall Walter (Major) Taylor (November 26, 1878 - June 21, 1932) was the cyclist who won the world 1-mile cycling championship in 1899, 1990, and 1901. ... Track cycling is a form of bicycle racing usually held on specially-built banked tracks or velodromes (but many events are held at older velodromes where the track banking is relatively shallow). ...

Transportation

Highways

Interstate 290, a spur route off the Mass Pike (I-90), was highly controversial in its planning and construction in the late 1950s-early 1960s. City residents living in the path of the proposed highway voiced opposition to the plan. However, by 1955 the project was part of the federal Interstate Highway System and out of municipal control. Construction on the Worcester section began in 1958 and finished 10 years later. The entire route, from I-90 to I-495 in Marlborough, opened to traffic in 1970. As one of the main toll-free alternatives to the Mass Pike, I-290 currently carries approximately 125,000 vehicles per day in the city [1], more than the road's design limit of 70,000. Mitchell Freeway in Perth, Western Australia For other uses, see Highway (disambiguation). ... Massachusetts I-290 runs for 20 miles from Auburn, Massachusetts to Marlborough, Massachusetts. ... Massachusetts Turnpike logo. ... t Interstate 90 is the longest interstate highway in the United States. ... Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the... This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1960s. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A typical rural stretch of Interstate highway, with two lanes in each direction separated by a large grassy median, and with cross-traffic limited to overpasses and underpasses. ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Interstate 90 is the longest interstate highway in the United States. ... Marlborough is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


Interstate 190 opened to traffic in 1983 as a spur from I-290 to Route 2, in the north. I-190 joins I-290 at an interchange in north-central Worcester. Summary Massachusetts I-190 runs for 20 miles North, from I-290 in Worcester, Massachusetts to Route 2 in Leominster, Massachusetts. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Massachusetts State Highway 2, always referred to simply as Route 2, is a major East-West state highway in Massachusetts. ... An interchange is a location where two things meet, usually perform some kind of exchange, and possibly go on their ways again. ...


Worcester serves as a hub for several smaller Massachusetts state highways. Route 9 links the city to its eastern suburb, Shrewsbury, and points east. Route 12 was the primary route north to Fitchburg until the completion of I-190. Route 146, the Worcester-Providence Highway, now serves as an alternative north-south route to the traffic-congested I-290/I-395. Massachusetts State Highway 9, always referred to simply as Route 9, is a major East-West state highway in Massachusetts. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... Shrewsbury, Massachusetts - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Route 146 is a high-speed road, mostly freeway, linking RI 146 (the North Smithfield Expressway towards Providence, Rhode Island) to I-290 in Worcester, Massachusetts. ... The 67 mile long north-south Interstate 395 begins at Interstate 95 near Waterford, Connecticut and ends at Interstate 90 in Auburn, Massachusetts. ...

Intracity

The Worcester Regional Transit Authority, or RTA, manages the municipal bus system. The RTA also operates a shuttle bus between member institutions of the Colleges of Worcester Consortium.


Many people also rely on the two taxi companies (known as Red Cab and Yellow Cab) operating in Worcester or on the plentiful parking.

Railroad

Worcester is the last stop on the Worcester/Framingham commuter rail line run by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Union Station, an early-20th century structure restored to full operation in 2000, serves as the hub for commuter railway traffic. It is also an Amtrak station on the line to Chicago, Illinois. A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Amtrak is the trademark name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... Chicago, Illinois — officially the City of Chicago and colloquially known as Chicago, the Second City and the Windy City — is the third largest city of the United States after New York City and Los Angeles and is the largest inland city of the nation. ...

Airport

The Worcester Regional Airport lies at the top of the city's highest hill. Until February 2003, the airport had provided commercial air travel services to central Massachusetts. Attempts to draw commercial service back to the airport have been unsuccessful as of December 2004. The airport remains open for use by private and business flights. Boston-based CBS affiliate WBZ-TV installed a Doppler radar weather station at the station for use in their televised weather reports. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... WBZ-TV (CBS4) is the CBS television owned-and-operated station serving the Boston television market. ... Doppler radar uses the Doppler effect to return additional information from a radar system. ...


Education

Colleges and universities

The city is known for its numerous institutions of higher learning, including:

Many of these institutions participate in the Colleges of Worcester Consortium. This independent non-profit collegiate association operates and facilitates cooperation among the colleges and universities, for example, through its inter-college shuttle bus and student cross registration. The consortium includes all academic institutions in Worcester County, whether within or outside the city boundaries. Members not listed above include Anna Maria College, Atlantic Union College, Nichols College, and Tufts Veterinary School. Assumption College is a private, 4-year, Catholic, Liberal Arts college located on 175 acres (708,000 m²) in Worcester, Massachusetts. ... Worcester Junior College was a public 2-year community college located in Worcester, Massachusetts. ... Clark University, in Worcester, Massachusetts in the United States, is a private teaching and research institution founded in 1887. ... The College of the Holy Cross is an exclusively undergraduate college located in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Founded by Bishop Benedict Joseph Fenwick as a school for boys under the auspices of the Society of Jesus, it was the first Catholic college in New England. ... The Oread Institute, founded in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1849 by Eli Thayer, was the first all-female college in the United States, and only the second college to admit women (the first being Oberlin). ... Quinsigamond Community College (QCC, Quinsig) is a public, 2-year academic institution located in Worcester, Massachusetts. ... The University of Massachusetts Medical School, also known as UMass Medical School, is one of the five campuses of the University of Massachusetts system and specializes in medicine. ... For other Worcester Colleges, see Worcester College (disambiguation). ... and Gold Home page worcester. ... Worcester County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Anna Maria College is a four-year Catholic liberal arts college located in Paxton, Massachusetts. ...


Professional schools

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Preparatory schools

Worcester Academy and the Bancroft School, two well-known preparatory schools, are located in Worcester. The Bancroft School was founded in 1901 and is a K through 12 private school. It is located on Shore Drive, across the road from Indian Lake. Worcester Academy quad, with Warner Theater in the background Worcester Academy is a private preparatory school located in Worcester, Massachusetts. ... In the United States a preparatory school, or prep school, is usually a private secondary school (or high school) designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The tone of this article is inappropriate for an encyclopedia article. ...


Saint John's High School is also located within the metropolitan area.


St. Peter-Marian Jr./Sr. Central Catholic High School, Holy Name and Notre Dame are Catholic High Schools located in the city.


The Highland Military Academy opened in 1856 but is now closed. 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Public high schools

The City of Worcester has five public high schools: Doherty Memorial High School, Burncoat High School, North High School, South High Community School, and Worcester Vocational High School.


The Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Science, a public magnet school for science and mathematics founded in 1992, is affiliated with and located near the campus of WPI. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI (Mass Academy) is an 11th and 12th grade public high school for 100 academically accelerated youths in Massachusetts. ... In the U.S. system of education, a magnet school is a public school that draws students interested in specific subjects such as academics or the arts from the surrounding region (typically a school district or a county). ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other Worcester Colleges, see Worcester College (disambiguation). ...


Local media

Print

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette is Worcester's only daily newspaper. The paper, known locally as just "the Telegram" or "the T and G," is wholly owned by The New York Times Company. Worcester Magazine is an independent weekly newspaper published by Worcester Publishing Ltd.. The paper covers news and events in Worcester County. In City Times is an independently owned and published bi-weekly newspaper covering news stories primarily from the city of Worcester. The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) is an American media company best known as the publisher of its namesake, The New York Times. ...


Broadcast

See also: List of radio stations in Massachusetts AM stations Callsign - City/town - Network affiliation WBZ - Boston WEEI - Boston WEZE WHYN - Springfield WKOX - Framingham - Clear Channel Communications WLYN - Lynn WORC - Worcester WPNI - Amherst WRKO - Boston WTAG - Worcester FM stations WAAF WAMH - Amherst College WAQY - Springfield WBMX - Boston WBCN WBOS - Boston - Greater Media Boston WBOT WFCR - University of Massachusetts...


WCTR TV-3 is Worcester's local news television station, broadcasting on Charter Communications' cable channel 3. Produced partly by NECN, "Worcester News Tonight" is a daily 30-minute news segment reporting on events in the city and in surrounding towns. Charter Communications is a company providing cable television, HDTV, cable telephone and broadband services to many cities in the United States of America. ...


WCRN AM-830 is Worcester's only 50,000 watt radio station. Broadcasting primarily 1950s and 1960s Rock and Roll music, they also broadcast UMass athletics and Worcester Tornadoes baseball games. Mornings feature Frank's Diner (a local DJ morning show) from 6AM to 9AM and Money Matters from 9 AM to noon. The rest of the programming consists of rock and roll hosted by DJ Scott Shannon. Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the... This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1960s. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... The University of Massachusetts (commonly referred to as UMass) is the five-campus public university system of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Worcester Tornadoes is the current name for what will be the first professional baseball team in Worcester, Massachusetts in over 70 years. ...


WCHC FM-88.1 is the College of the Holy Cross's Radio Station. The station features a variety of music all played by students or other members of the College community. The station also broadcasts Holy Cross sporting events, mainly football, basketball, and hockey. This article deals with the history and development of the different sports around the world known as football. For links to articles on each of those sports, please see the list in the Football today section of this article. ... Basketball Basketball is a ball sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a hard, round ball or a puck into the opponents goal, past the goalkeeper or goaltender (often abbreviated goalie), using a stick. ...


Professional sports teams

Worcester does not have a long history with professional sports franchises. The only professional team based in the city in recent years, the Worcester IceCats minor-league ice hockey team, ended its final Worcester season in the spring of 2005. The franchise will move to Peoria, Illinois. The Worcester IceCats was a American Hockey League ice hockey franchise based in Worcester, Massachusetts. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Peoria is the largest city on the Illinois River and the county seat of Peoria County6, Illinois. ...


Worcester Tornadoes

In January 2005, Worcester mayor Tim Murray announced the formation of the Worcester Professional Baseball organization. The organization is a private enterprise, headed by business leaders in central Massachusetts. It set an ambitious schedule of being ready for the 2005 season, playing at an upgraded Fitton Field on the campus of the College of the Holy Cross. The team will play against area rivals in the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball League. It is not affiliated with any Major League Baseball team. 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in January • 29 Ephraim Kishon • 25 Philip Johnson • 23 Johnny Carson • 22 Parveen Babi • 20 Jan Nowak-Jeziorański • 17 Virginia Mayo • 17 Zhao Ziyang • 15 Ruth Warrick • 14 Rudolph Moshammer Recent deaths Ongoing events • Tsunami relief... Worcester Tornadoes is the current name for what will be the first professional baseball team in Worcester, Massachusetts in over 70 years. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ...


On March 9, 2005, in a press conference at Holy Cross, team managemant announced the team name -- the Worcester Tornadoes -- and official logo. The name was chosen from among 1000 entries in a two-month-long naming contest. The "Tornadoes" refers to the deadly tornado that struck Worcester and central Massachusetts in 1953. Team managment plans to honor the memory of the tornado by making a contribution to the tornado memorial, at the present site of Quinsigamond Community College. March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


The Tornadoes played their first game on May 30, 2005, defeating the Brockton Rox. May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ...


The Worcesters

The Worcesters, a defunct Major League Baseball team, was one of the first teams to play in the nascent National League. This team, which operated from 1880 to 1882, is believed to be the only major league team in history to not have an attached nickname. The Worcesters was a 19th century Major League Baseball team. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... 1880 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1882 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


The team's home field, the Worcester Agricultural Fairgrounds, off of Sever Street in Worcester (near the present site of Becker College's Worcester campus), was the site of the first recorded perfect game in professional baseball. Pitcher John Lee Richmond achieved this feat on June 12, 1880, against the Cleveland Blues. The Worcester Agricultural Fairgrounds was a plot of land of 20 acres (80,000 m²) in Worcester, Massachusetts in the 19th Century. ... Since 1991, a perfect game has been defined by Major League Baseball as a game in which a pitcher pitches a complete game victory that lasts a minimum of nine innings and in which no opposition player reaches first base. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... John Lee Richmond pitched the first perfect game in major league baseball history. ... The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


Attendance suffered in following seasons, despite this early spectacle, and at one game in 1882 the crowd was measured at 18 strong. This was down from the franchise high of 3,652 in 1881. At the end of its third season, the team was expelled from the National League, and replaced with a team from Philadelphia. Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ...


The New England Blazers

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City name pronunciation

"Worcester" is correctly pronounced with two syllables, not three: 'wʊstər (IPA) — listen. The first syllable of "Worcester" is stressed and usually rhymes with the first syllable of "pussycat"; however, some residents pronounce "Worcester" to rhyme with "mister." (The speakers in that group have the non-rhotic accent common in New England, and so would say 'wɨstɐ ("WIH-stuh").) This article discusses the unit of speech. ... Note: This page contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... English pronunciation is divided into two main accent groups, the rhotic and the non-rhotic, depending on when the letter r (equivalent to Greek rho) is pronounced. ... Accents mark speakers as a member of a group by their pronunciation of the standard language. ... Modern New England, the six northeastern-most states of the United States, indicated by red The New England region of the United States is located in the northeastern corner of the country. ...


References

  • City Parks (2004). Retrieved June 23, 2004.
  • Considering Worcester's Charter (1999). Retrieved June 17, 2004. (PDF-document)
  • Travel Destinations - Worcester. Lycos Travel. Retrieved June 2, 2004.

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Barnstable | Berkshire | Bristol | Dukes | Essex | Franklin | Hampden | Hampshire | Middlesex | Nantucket | Norfolk | Plymouth | Suffolk | Worcester This is a list of Massachusetts counties: Massachusetts counties Barnstable County: one of three original counties created in the Plymouth Colony in 1685. ... Barnstable County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Berkshire County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Bristol County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Dukes County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Massachusetts. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Hampden County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Hampshire County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Nantucket is an island south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, formed of glacial moraine. ... Norfolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Plymouth County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Worcester County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ...


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Worcester State College is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving community of over 172,000 residents.
Worcester State College's John Coughlin Memorial Field is a 2,500 seat artificial surfacce stadium that is home to the football, soccer, field hockey and women's lacrosse teams.
The Worcester State College Gymnasium is home to the women's and men's basketball teams as well as the women's volleyball team.
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Worcester is the second-largest city in Massachusetts, and the county seat of Worcester County.
Worcester resident Joshua C. Stoddard invented the steam calliope in 1855.
Worcester is home to the American Antiquarian Society, Higgins Armory Museum (the largest collection of arms and armor in the western hemisphere), the Worcester Art Museum, Mechanics Hall, the EcoTarium, and the DCU Center (formerly the Worcester Centrum).
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