Somewhere in Brazil in 2006 or 2007, Sandra Ferreira called a phone number given to her by a friend. Some time later she received a fax of official-looking paperwork along with a note with the time and place of an upcoming interview at the United States Embassy.
The ceiling is crumbling so badly that nets have been stretched across it and parts of the foundation are held up by hydraulics. It sounds like the symptoms of a condemned building, but Nelson Place's 500 students continue to show up for their kindergarten through 6th grade classes every day under these conditions.
Grant for Workforce Training announced
On June 5, the Patrick-Murray administration announced $2.1 million in Workforce Training Fund grants to 28 companies in Massachusetts. One of the groups getting some of the grant money was the Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board in Worcester, which received $103,675 on behalf of five companies located in southern Worcester County.
Keeping Art Alive at Hanover Theatre
The Hanover Theatre is attempting to strengthen its bond with the Worcester Public School System and broaden awareness of the arts through outreach in the form of the Unum Student Critic Program. The pilot year of the program ran in 2009 and is still going strong for the next Broadway season at Hanover.