Although located only forty miles from Boston, Worcester, Massachusetts nonetheless has its own distinct flavor. Worcester, after Boston and Hartford, is the third largest city in New England and has the honor of holding the Worcester Music Festival, known as the oldest annual music festival in the country. Home of many higher educational institutions, including Clark University (where Robert Goddard, the founder of rocketry taught) Holy Cross, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (where Robert Goddard was a graduate) and UMass Medical SchoolWorcester was originally named Quinsigamond by the Nipmuc tribe which translates to a fishing place for pickerel, which was undertaken in Lake Quinsigamond. Settled in 1673, burned by the British in 1675, and resettled and incorporated in 1864.
A subsequent war resulted in abandonment, and Worcester was not resettled until 1713 and incorporated in 1722 and named after Worcester, England. Prior to the Revolutionary War, Worcester was a focal point for Patriot activity, and the Declaration of Independence was read aloud at Worcester City Hall for the first time ever. Fredrick Law Olmstead, who designed Central Park in New York City, and the Boston Public Garden and Emerald Necklace in Boston, designed Elm Park in 1854, one of the first public parks in the United States. In 1892, the anarchist Emma Goldman opened a coffee shop in Worcester. Undergoing many transformations throughout the years, Worcester began to thrive again following the Second World War.In modern times, Worcester was infamous for the 1999 fire at the Worcester Cold Storage facility when two homeless men began a fire, which resulted in the deaths of six firefighters. Today Worcester has over 181,000 people, with many races and ethnicities. With a median household income of $61,212, Worcester had 7.7% of families below the poverty line.
The DCU Center, formally known as the Centrum, which opened in 1982 to Frank Sinatra, has 14,800 seats and frequently hosts sporting events and concerts. In 1997 the DCU Center expanded to include a convention center with over 12,000 square feet of display space.
Worcester is in Worcester County. The Superior Court is Worcester Superior Court, located at 225 Main Street, in a wonderful new building. Worcester District Court is located in the same building; it covers civil cases with a stated value of $25,000 or less.
We are proud to serve Worcester residents who are victims of a Worcester personal injury, a Worcester auto accident, or need a Worcester bankruptcy attorney. Burns & Jain have successfully represented clients at Worcester District Court, the Worcester Superior Court, and the federal Bankruptcy Court in Worcester.
Burns & Jain, with its convenient downtown Boston location, is easily accessible from Worcester via highway or the Commuter Rail. Driving directions to our office from Worcester are as follows: head east on I-90, then take exit 24A toward South Station in Boston, merge onto Atlantic Avenue and turn left onto State Street. Right onto Tremont Street and left onto Beacon Street. The Law Office of Neil Burns is located at Six Beacon Street, Suite 600, in Boston, Massachusetts 02108 – the second building on the left on Beacon Street.
Burns & Jain provides consultations, so call 617-227-7423 for an appointment or a case evaluation.