Remembrances of Worcester


WA is increasingly turning its strategic vision towards urban leadership. What can we learn  from personal stories and the ways in which things once shined in Worcester ? Ms. Shusas, Ms. Cotton, and Dr. Butler  will form a panel  to reflect on growing up in the city. Q&A to follow.

EVENT INFORMATION: Friday, April 4th  US Lunch Period   Kingsley 39   Pepe’s pizza provided  RSVP:


Carcharodon carcharias

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The Friday Lunch Speaker series entailed a midwinter talk titled The Reemergence of the Atlantic Great White Shark in New England. For links to a wide array of data, research, and conservation organizations & resources – including a fantastic poster on the great white shark biology and ecology , an amazing yet controversial real-time shark tracker application, and Maya Lin’s exquisite online interactive memorial exhibit “What is Missing?”: Continue reading

Worcester Municipal Water System

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Worcester receives over 50 inches of annual precipitation. A water treatment facility located in Holden, MA uses 600 miles of underground pipe to transport on average 23 million gallons a day of filtered municipal water throughout the city– the facility draws from an 8-billion gallon 10 reservoir-system located across the northern Blackstone Watershed and southern Nashua River Watershed in the towns of Rutland, Leicester, Paxton, and Holden. Continue reading