Facemask Challenge helps raise $5M for Worcester Together

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Fletcher Foundation, Martha Pappas donations lead COVID-19 fundraising effort 📸 Kathy Rodriguez file photo for The Citizen Chronicle. Face mask made locally by Yolanda Hatzidis. WORCESTER — The Worcester Together: Central Mass COVID-19 Fund announced today that it reached a new milestone of $5 million in donations raised. The fund, […]

QCC community donates supplies to area hospitals, healthcare facilities

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Harrington Hospital among recipients of donations WORCESTER — As the Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis deepens, Quinsigamond Community College faculty, staff, students and alumni have come together to assist area hospitals and healthcare facilities. The College’s science department recently donated 45 cases of nitrile gloves to Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). “This totals […]

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GWCF establishes COVID-19 Response Fund

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$535,000 placed in fund as seed money; additional donations sought WORCESTER — The Greater Worcester Community Foundation (GWCF) has announced a new fund to support a community-wide response to the COVID19 outbreak in Worcester County. Seeded with $535,000, the funds will be distributed by grants that will support the interim and […]

Firefighters deliver baby girl in Southbridge

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Mother and child transported to a Worcester hospital SOUTHBRIDGE — Expecting parents typically develop a birth plan, but sometimes the baby has plans of their own. This proved to be the case as firefighters helped deliver a baby girl on Friday morning. According to the Southbridge Fire Department and Southbridge […]

Early urges drivers to keep ‘Eyes Up, Phones Down’

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Worcester program comes days before enforcement of new handheld law WORCESTER — A public safety awareness campaign launched Tuesday that encourages residents to avoid both distracted driving and distracted walking in order to reduce motor vehicle crashes and increase pedestrian safety. “Eyes Up, Phones Down Worcester” was created by a partnership […]