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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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    I have a worcester greenstar 28i junior boiler in my flat, its about 7 years old and has never put a foot wrong apart from losing a bit of pressure over the course of the week. I've moved out of the flat and its been empty for about 8 months, boiler unused. Tried the Hot water at the taps today...
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    Worcester Bosh Greenstar 30si filling loop

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    Worcester RI range,boiler differences

    Hi all new member here. I currently have an 18ri boiler,i want to change it to a 24ri. Whats the difference between them,all the parts inside seem identical,is it just a software change,or the key plug on the main card. Would rather change a small part,not the whole boiler. Any help much...
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    Old Worcester 28si 2

    Hi I'm after some help with a Worcester 28si 2 the other night all stopped working ch and dhw just flashing but every time I would reset it keep flashing. Any way cut long story short the pump was not spinning and the drayton room thermostat was constantly asking for heat strange all went...
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    Worcester boiler not working and flashing 'EA' error code

    My Worcester Greenstar 29 CDI boiler made a loud bang earlier today, and has now stopped working. It is flashing the 'EA' error code, which according to the manual, means no flame is being detected. I tried resetting the boiler a couple of times but upon doing so, it just makes an extremely...
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    Worcester Greenstar 28i Junior Issue

    Hi All, I just have woken up to no heating and no hot water, The bolier is Worcester Greenstart 28i Junior) on the first instance i have checked the pressure on the boiler which was a little bit below 1, i have topped up to a bit below 2, the bolier had solid blue light on it before and after...
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    worcester 42cdi erp continuous humming noise

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    Worcester Bosch flue self tapers?

    Hi guys. Does anyone know where I can get hold of the self tapers for Worcester flue joints? Worcester want like £2.50 per screw. Just been to a local fixings place and they don’t have any. Any help would be great
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    Worcester 24cdi problems, advice please!!

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