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Worcester ( (listen) WUUS-tər) is a city in, and county seat of, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, Worcestershire, England, as of the 2020 Census the city's population was 206,518, making it the second-most populous city in New England after Boston. Worcester is approximately 40 miles (64 km) west of Boston, 50 miles (80 km) east of Springfield and 40 miles (64 km) north-northwest of Providence. Due to its location near the geographic center of Massachusetts, Worcester is known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth;" a heart is the official symbol of the city.
Worcester developed as an industrial city in the 19th century due to the Blackstone Canal and rail transport, producing machinery, textiles and wire. Large numbers of European immigrants made up the city's growing population. However, the city's manufacturing base waned following World War II. Long-term economic and population decline was not reversed until the 1990s, when higher education, medicine, biotechnology, and new immigrants started to make their mark. The city's population has grown by 28% since 1980, reaching a new all-time high in the 2020 census and experiencing urban renewal.
Modern Worcester is known for its diversity and large immigrant population, with significant communities of Vietnamese, Brazilians, Albanians, Puerto Ricans, Ghanaians, Dominicans, and others. 22% of Worcester's population was born outside the United States. A center of higher education, it is home to eight separate colleges and universities, including Holy Cross, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and Clark University. Architecturally, Worcester is notable for its large number of 19th century triple-decker houses, Victorian-era mill architecture, and lunch car diners such as Miss Worcester.
Worcester is the principal city of Central Massachusetts, and is a regional government, employment and transportation hub. Since the 1970s, and especially after the construction of Route 146 and interstates 90, 495, 190, 290, and 395, both Worcester and its surrounding towns have become increasingly integrated with Boston's suburbs. The Worcester region now marks the western periphery of the Boston-Worcester-Providence (MA-RI-NH) U.S. Census Combined Statistical Area (CSA), or Greater Boston.

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  1. jammersp67

    Google Nest E and Worcester 32CDI issue

    Hi all, The Nest E has been installed and working fine for 2 years now. I have a worcester 32CDI Combi about 5 years old. The last day or so, the boiler hasn't been firing up on schedule, so i have investigated and this is what happens; When I click the thermostat up to 19deg's or when it...
  2. A

    Worcester rsf hot water cutting off

    Hi.i was asked to take a look at my customer worcester 28i. When calling for hot water the boiler fires up fine and the water gets hot. After approx 30secs of running hot water the boiler shuts down. With the hot tap still running( water gone cold) the boiler then fires up after about 5sec and...
  3. Ted808

    Worcester greenstar, Hot water intermittent.

    Heating works and hot water- sometimes, but I noticed when I turn the hot tap on the pressure gauge drops to zero. I've not seen this before. Topping up the pressure doesn't seem to make a difference. As soon as the heating only is on pressure goes back up to 1.5bar. The thing is the flat is...
  4. S

    Viessmann Vitoden 200-W vs Worcester 36CDI

    Looking for a bit of advice on which one of these two to get, or any other similar suggestions? Just moved into an old Victorian property and we are replacing the boiler. Considering efficiency and reliability which one should I go for? Many thanks
  5. C

    Veisman or Worcester Bosch Boiler

    Hi guys, just after a little advice please. I must be very fortunate, as I have a 28 year old Valiant VCW-GB242-EH Combi Boiler, which over the 28 years has only had minor leaks caused by the odd gasket and rubber diaphragm replacement...Fingers crossed. I do however realise that the party may...
  6. C

    Refilling key snapped in open position on Worcester MT10-safe to use?

    Hi all, I wonder if someone can help. We have a Worcester MT10 combi boiler that has a fault with the expansion vessel. The landlord is having the boiler replaced this weekend, but in the meantime I was advised by their plumber to top up the pressure each morning (as it's currently dropping...
  7. D

    Worcester Heatslave Diverter Valve Problems

    Worcester Heatslave 12/14 Had a plumber out for a suspected diverter valve problem. He changed the top part and left. Next day he said the brass part might me a bit sticky, so he changed that. Now I have heating and hot water. Unfortunately the hot water comes out scalding for a short while...
  8. D

    Worcester Greenstar 30 Cdi Combi loss of CH & HW -overheating

    Hi all, 12 year old boiler, regularly serviced working fine, then wife turned on hot water and it stopped working. Same then with CH. Left it for a while worked and then stopped again. I looked at it when got home and when run water boilersstarts up, temp rises and then it cuts out. Same with...
  9. M

    Low gas rate on Worcester Greenstar Junior 28i

    Hoping someone can give me advice with this one. At an annual gas service today I found a Worcester Greenstar Junior 28i to be using only running at around 12kW on high when carrying out the gas rate. The CO readings were where they should be, fan speed was okay and inlet working pressure was...
  10. M

    Worcester 28i junior fan running

    Hi all, My boiler is a Worcester 28i Junior and the fan switches itself on for no reason. The timer will be off and the hating may have been off for several hours but it does this intermittently throughout the day and night. We have noticed that our electricity bills are higher than normal and...
  11. D

    Worcester Greenstar 24i E9 with code 276 fault

    Hi, I am handy DIYer but not interested in touching anything boiler related! Just interested before I get a Gas safe engineer out what I could be looking at for what the problem is and rough cost. So in a nutshell, I put a radiator on in a room in the extension, noticed after that the pressure...
  12. P

    Worcester green star 30si fault

    We have a Worcester green star 30si boiler Hot water is fine. Ch temp is set at 70 degrees but boiler heats to 68 quite fast then takes ages to heat to 72 when it finally pumps round system, Seems to be on constant low burn?

    air problem with Worcester life 8000 regular

    Has anyone had any experience with the drain off/bleed valve on the primary return ,adjacent too main heat exchanger on Worcester life 8000 (45kw) regular ? I want too replace the 3/8 threaded drain off /bleed valve with a AAV ,has anymore does this? large system 28 rads 3 floors ,sealed...
  14. N

    URGENT Worcester GreenStar 2000

    Hi everyone! Would greatly appreciate advice. I am visiting my elderly parents to find that their boiler is on the blink. As per the attached photo, the small box to the right of the boiler unit has a flashing green light (located at the top). The boiler switches on but then randomly switches...
  15. T

    Water not heating. Worcester Greenstar 30CDi

    Hi, I have a worcester greenstar 30 CDi Classic regular. The central heating is working fine but the water is not heating. If i put the system off for about 10 mins and start it up again it still does not heat the water. I am not getting an error code. Where do I start? thanks teslacar (BTW...
  16. S

    Worcester Boiler - Fault has the engineer stumped (video)

    Hello, My mum has a Worcester Greenstar HE30 boiler (15+ years old). Since its last service (and possibly coincidentally) it has been making a booming/banging sound randomly. This is a noise like a pocket of gas igniting and can be loud enough to make you jump. It's been impossible for the...
  17. J

    Worcester Bosch 30Si new room thermostat install

    I've got a Worcester Bosch Greenstar 30Si combi boiler and I'm trying to replace the room thermostat which has a faulty display. The faulty thermostat is a DT10RF optimiser which is discontinued so I purchased a Comfort 2 RF which is supposed to be the equivalent replacement. It should be a...
  18. grumpydad

    Baxi 836 Vs Worcester Bosch 8000 35kw

    Hi all. My glowworm e50 has seen better days. Situation = 4 bedroom detached house, header tanks in the loft, all the rads are singles, they are all the originals from 1996. No TRVS. Some are rusted on the bottoms. Vented heat only. Essentially, it's time to spend some money. Got two...
  19. M

    Worcester compact service tool

    Hi all. Got a few of these boilers coming up to 4yrs old and want to know if anyone has used something other than the recommended service tool which costs £57?
  20. Geraint Thomas

    Worcester boiler pump runs for hours

    Hi all, We've bought a property that has a Worcester Greenstar 37CDi boiler installed, with an old British Gas RS2 Thermostat linked to it. I'm not clued up on boilers in any way, though I'm quite handy with mechanics and always like to learn how things work. The problem: The internal Bosch...
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