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The Worcester Board of Health has come out in unanimous opposition to Question 4 - the ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for adults' recreational use.
UPDATE 10:50 a.m. Tuesday: The victim from Long Island has been identified as 18-year-old Cory Licata. He was a 2016 graduate of St. John the Baptist Diocesan high school in West Islip and was a freshman at Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Eileen O'Connor, a spokeswoman for the group seeking to pass the ballot question, said the effects of the cap-lifting would be concentrated on nine urban districts: Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Fall River, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lowell, Springfield and Worcester.
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Worcester and most of Massachusetts starting Wednesday -- and some meteorologists are calling for the possibility of snow on Thursday.
This is the first general election where Massachusetts voters have the option of early voting; in the past, residents who didn't plan on voting on Election Day had to submit absentee ballots instead.
As heavy fire raced through a Worcester three-decker, residents trapped on the top floor - two children and four adults - rushed to the window and yelled for help, according to the fire department.

Touring in support of one the year's best Metal releases 'Magma', Gojira returns to the palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts for it's 10th appearance at the venue. The line wrapped around the building as this would be my 5th time seeing them in the ...
Starting today, Massachusetts residents will be able to vote for candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot. This year ... Unlike Worcester, most cities and towns will use their city or town hall as early voting locations, but if the town determines that the ...
WORCESTER - As cities to its east and west serve as battlegrounds in the escalating charter school debate in the state, Worcester, along with rest of Central Massachusetts, has remained comparatively detached from the ruckus created by ballot Question 2.
At least a dozen water rescues reported in Worcester, Massachusetts. Flooding and landslides caused a Sunoco gasoline pipeline to leak into a tributary in Lycoming County.
Six people were taken to a hospital after a 3-alarm fire broke out in Worcester, Massachusetts, early Saturday morning.
Worcester bore the brunt of the torrential rains that swept Central and Eastern Massachusetts Friday night, with thousands losing power and motorists being stranded in cars on flooded roads.
Flooding was so extensive in Worcester, where more than 5 inches of rain fell, that the city told residents to stay off the roads.
A man suffered serious injuries, and later died, after colliding with a parked tow truck on Southbridge Street. By Charlene Arsenault (Patch Staff) - October 21, 2016 11:03 am ET.
WORCESTER -- As heavy rain fell across Worcester County on Friday evening, the National Weather Service and city officials warned of flash flooding in Worcester. Worcester police issued a statement just before 8:30 p.m. asking people to refrain from ...
SPENCER - firefighters from several towns are battling a blaze at a house at 3 LaLiberte Lane. Crews reported flames went through the roof of the single-family ranch and that all occupants were out of the home.
Worcester police found Julien Holly, 23, of Springfield, lying in the middle of Harding Street with stab wounds at 1:50 a.m.

Worcester, MA - State and federal health officials are faulting St. Vincent hospital, after a surgeon there reportedly removed the wrong patient's kidney earlier this year.
Boston - Preliminary estimates show Massachusetts gained more than 5,000 jobs in September while the state's unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent - the lowest it's been since June 2001.
Truck driver Ken Hindman takes a break from delivering jet fuel at Love Field in Dallas on Sept. 20, 2016. Hindman, a caller on Rick Roberts radio talk show, says he doesn't "feel one iota of responsibility" for the wrongs committed against black ...
Worcester, MA - Millbury police are looking for suspects who vandalized and robbed a Millbury police officer's home.
WORCESTER -- A project 22 years, six months and some days in the making, the city of Worcester has finally sold all of the parcels available in what was once a ...
The sobriety checkpoint will start on Oct. 21 and go into Oct. 22.
WORCESTER - Kara Rench of Pittsfield displays a grotesque face with protruding fangs - a result that might have possibly been prevented with othodontic treatment - at the Rock & Shock 2016 Horror Movie and music Convention held at the DCU Center on ...
Worcester, MA - Breaking: A woman flagged down police to tell them she had been threatened by a man with a knife on a bike.
The Worcester Redevelopment Authority, which owns Union Station, is looking to replace the flagpoles because the assembly inside them no longer works.
CHARLTON - A 47-year-old-man who allegedly possessed child pornography is being summoned to Dudley District Court for a Nov. 1 arraignment.
SPENCER - firefighters from several towns are battling a blaze at a house at 3 LaLiberte Lane.Crews reported flames went through the roof of the single-family ...
WORCESTER -- Building movers will be delivering the Stearns Tavern from Park Avenue to the corner of Coes and Mill streets around 8:45 a.m.
WORCESTER -- Five Massachusetts cities have received perfect scores for LGBTQ equality in The Human Rights Campaign fifth annual "Municipal Equality Index.
WESTBORO - As the "go-live" date for all-electronic tolling on the Massachusetts Turnpike rapidly approaches, state officials held a hearing at Town Hall ...
WORCESTER -- police identified the 23-year-old Springfield man who was fatally stabbed during a fight in Worcester Sunday as Julien Holly.
WORCESTER - Nearly three decades ago, a lack of student diversity across the district was enough of a problem that the district signed a pact with the state ensuring racial balancing of local schools' student populations.
Worcester, MA - State and federal health officials are faulting St. Vincent hospital, after a surgeon there reportedly removed the wrong patient's kidney earlier this year.
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. - Viola Davis has made an appearance at the groundbreaking of a new community health center in her impoverished Rhode Island hometown.
WORCESTER - insurance marketing Agencies has hired Beth Pearson a sales executive who will specialize in business development and new sales.
... 2016 Reunion will be held Nov. 3-6 at the Landmark Resort, Myrtle Beach, S.C. For more information, visit www.ussharryeyarnell.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - When hurricane Matthew dumped torrential rains on North Carolina, thousands of people found themselves suddenly trapped in homes and cars.
Alibaba, led by founder Jack Ma, is China's biggest online commerce company and has expanded into Entertainment with its 2014 acquisition of a 60 percent stake in a Hong Kong company that became Alibaba Pictures.
WORCESTER - Two local Republican women up for re-election this fall weighed in Sunday before the presidential debate on the controversy swirling about Republican Donald Trump.
WORCESTER - The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has awarded a grant in the amount of $120,000 to the Worcester Cleantech Incubator. The program provides funding to incubators on a competitive basis, with the goal of furthering the important role ...
Nov. 8 will be a critical juncture for U.S. marijuana laws, with five states to consider legalization of recreational use. Giuliano D'Orazio, 24, of Worcester, said he'll vote in favor of the Massachusetts ballot question, which will ask Bay State ...
Boston - The state Department of Transportation has approved rates for the new gantry system that will replace toll booths along the Massachusetts Turnpike at the end of the month. The DOT board of directors voted ... Under the gantry pricing, some ...
The Be Like Brit (BLB) organization will be hosting a donation drive Saturday, October 8 and Monday, October 10 in Worcester, Mass.
AUBURN, MA - Auburn police are determining whether or not criminal charges are warranted after a person wearing a clown mask followed a school bus. leads with, "The Massachusetts National Guard and the Massachusetts State Police teamed up last month to eradicate a pernicious threat to public safety: a single cannabis plant tucked away in an 81-year-old grandmother's raspberry patch.
Have the so-called "creep clown" incidents in New York and New Jersey crept up a little more northeast? That's what Worcester police may be trying to figure out after the report of a man dressed as a blood-splattered clown and holding a pistol near the ...
In Central Massachusetts, unsubstantiated reports have been surfacing in increasing numbers. In Worcester, an alert was issued Wednesday by police heard over the scanner calling for officers to be on the lookout for a clown with a white blood-spattered ...
Worcester police responded around 7:45 p.m. Saturday to the area of 267 Lincoln Street for a report of a gunshot victim. When police arrived ... The victim, identified as 16-year-old male from Worcester, was located in a local emergency room. Police ...
... federal Economic Injury disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Massachusetts as a result of the drought that began on ...






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