Thursday, August 30, 2007

Philanthropic Opportunity

From now on we will be occasionally posting charitable events that are presented to the Registry by members of the local community.

The first such event is the "RAC IT UP" pool tournament sponsored by the Friends of Worcester Neighborhoods in conjunction with Charter Communications, the Worcester Sharks, Boston Billiards, and WSRS/WTAG. The benefit hopes to raise between ten and twenty thousand dollars to keep athletic programs running in Worcester's high schools, which are currently being threatened by budget cuts. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 26 from 5-10pm at Boston Billiards.

For more information please contact Amy Plante, or Ruth McClure,

Monday, August 27, 2007

Proposed Redistricting of Registry of Deeds

Massachusetts House Bill Number 3877 proposes to redistrict 14 of the 55 cities and towns currently belonging to the Worcester District Registry of Deeds to the Worcester North District. This bill, filed by Representatives Harold Naughton and Robert Rice of Clinton and Gardner respectively, displays a general lack of understanding of the operation of both the Worcester and Worcester North Registries of Deeds and the goals and efforts made by the Registers of Deeds and the Secretary of the Commonwealth since the failure of the County system and the establishment of the Registry of Deeds as a division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth in 1998.

Here is some more information about the Registry of Deeds and this bill in the news.

"Deeds Reshuffle" - T&G 8/24
"Lines Drawn over Changes in Registries" - T&G 8/21

Friday, August 3, 2007

Grand Opening

Last night the Registry of Deeds celebrated its Grand Opening at our new location at 90 Front Street. The reception was very well attended and the program included remarks from Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin, Worcester City Manager Michael V. O'Brien, Young Park of Berkeley Investments Inc., John Shea, President of the Worcester County Bar Association, and Philip Feinzeig, Chairman of the WCBA Real Estate Committee. This was followed by a video presentation detailing our move and the transformation of the Worcester Outlets Food Court into a cutting edge Registry of Deeds. The video will be available on shortly. Once again we thank all of the vendors and our staff without whom this would never have been possible.