15 WRTA Route Changes Went into Effect on Saturday
The Worcester Regional Transit Authority [WRTA] has made changes to 14 bus routes [one route has two changes].
The route changes went into effect on Saturday, June 22. The changes to the affected routes included multiple inbound and outbound on weekends, new weekend times on some routes, and the addition and subtraction of stops from other routes.
For a full list of changes, click here: Services Changes.
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Worcester Police Gang Unit to Apply for a $500k Youth Crime Prevention Grant
The Worcester Police Department [WPD] will apply for a grant of $500,000 from the U.S. Dept. of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
The WPD Gang Unit hopes to that money to implement programs aimed at serving yout at risk of becoming involved with gangs.
The WPD has proposed a Gang Reduction and Youth Diversion Strategy (GRAYDS) that builds upon community partnerships to address known risk factors for youth and gang violence. Through social intervention, organization change, and opportunities provision strategies the efforts will ensure data-driven solutions aimed at reducing and sustaining reductions in community youth violence.
According to Chief Steve Sargent, the WPD will partner with the Worcester Community Action Council to provide case management services, the Worcester Public Schools to coordinate assistance for eligible youth, and Main South Community Development Corporation to implement a police-youth dialogue program.
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From the016.com: New Bakery and Coffee Shop to Be Part of $1M Project on Grove St.
The following is from our media partners at the016.com:
A building being constructed on the site of a former carwash will house a new bakery, according to documents on file with the City of Worcester.
Domar Realty Group recently began pouring the foundation for a building at 270 Grove St., across the street from the Oak Barrel Tavern. The site was previously Gervais Car Wash, which was demolished earlier this year.
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A Worcester man Faces a manslaughter charge in connection to the death of 21-year-old woman in December 2019. The two had been drinking before the incident.
A three-year-old girl pushed an air conditioner out and fell from a window at an Illinois St. home on Wednesday, June 3. She is hospitalized with serious injuries.
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