Incorporated as a town in 1722 and as a city in 1848, Worcester has over 180,000 residents. It follows a City Council-City Manager form of government. For transportation, the city is served by the Worcester Regional Transit Authority and the Worcester Regional Airport.
The city has seven high schools, including Worcester Technical High School, Burncoat High School, Claremont Academy, Doherty Memorial High School, North High School, South High Community School and University Park Campus School.
Cultural institutions include the Worcester Art Museum, the Hanover Theatre and the Higgins Armory Museum. The city's colleges contribute to this culture. The Worcester area has 13 colleges with about 30,000 students. They include Anna Maria College, Assumption College, Atlantic Union College, Becker College, Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Mass. College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Nichols College, Quinsigamond Community College, UMass Medical School, Worcester State College and Worcester Polytechnic Institution.
Apart from the educational institutions, major employers include the City of Worcester, Commerce Bank and the Hanover Insurance Group. Media outlets serving the city include the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and the Worcester Business Journal.
Worcester has several courthouses, including Worcester District Court, Worcester Superior Court and a federal courthouse. The Worcester District Court is located at 225 Main Street. The court's jurisdiction is Auburn, Millbury and Worcester.
Quinsigamond State Park sits on the Worcester and Shrewsbury border. In the heart of the city is Elm Park, a 60-acre greenway known as one of the nation's earliest public parks.
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