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Avoid Water from Coes Reservoir on Thursday July 11

Coes Reservoir will undergo treatment of algaecide copper sulfate as a preventative measure against harmful algae on Thursday, July 11. 

Massive Data Breach Could Affect One-Third of U.S. Residents

A data breach at the largest health insurer in the U.S. that could affect one-third of Americans. Find resources to protect yourself here.

Cooling Centers Open in Worcester this Week

The City of Worcester will activate several cooling centers in the city in response to high temperatures forecast this week.
Worcester City Hall in Worcester, MA, during the day.

Opioid Overdose Deaths Down in Worcester, Stratewide in 2023

A new report by the Mass. DPH shows opioid-related deaths down by double digit percentage points in Worcester and statewide in 2023.

Nursing Home Company Settles Understaffing Claims for $4 Million

A company operating nursing homes in Worcester, Fitchburg, and Westborough settles alleged staffing regulation violations for $4 million.

Mass DPH Launches Education Campaign on Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Governor Healey announced Monday the state launched a public education campaign about crisis pregnancy centers in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health educational information on Crisis Pregnancy Centers

UMass Chan Opens New Research Facility in Worcester

The new 350,000 sq. ft. UMass Chan Medical School research building will focus on gene therapy, the neurosciences and molecular medicine.

UMass Memorial Named Leader in Equitable Hospital Care

A new study found UMass Memorial Medical Center one of the 53 best regional hospitals for equitable access in the country.

Fitchburg Receives EPA Funding for Clean School Buses

Fitchburg Public Schools is one of 17 school district in Massachusetts to receive funding from the EPA Clean School Bus Program.
Electric Bus from the U.S. EPA’s Clean School Bus program

FDA Issues Safety Alert on 4 Baby Formula Products

The FDA issued a safety alert about the recall of three baby formula products for possible exposure to a potentially deadly bacterium.