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A month after 17 people were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students in Central Massachusetts plan to ... planned in Central Massachusetts at Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School, Algonquin Regional High School, Burncoat High School in Worcester, ...
WORCESTER - The city's crime rate continued its downward trend last year, underscored by significant overall declines in property crime and violent crime. According to 2017 crime statistics compiled by the Police Department's Crime Analysis Unit, the greatest drops in crime were in the categories of ...

Snow was still accumulating across Massachusetts Tuesday evening as a nor'easter that could drop up to 2 feet of snow continued to slam the region. ... [6p] Incredible and we're not done over E MA; more to come, likely will see several locations come near to the 2 foot mark, perhaps above; the full list ...
WORCESTER - The heat from a fire March 5 on Green Farms Road was so intense it burned and ruined firefighters' gear. But the danger didn't stop Worcester Fire Lt. Christopher Kelly, who was about to head to work when he saw his neighbor's home aflame and rushed to save its occupants. Nor did the ...
WORCESTER, MA--Officials say due to the number of students who walk to school, and concerns about safely shoveled sidewalks and walkways, Worcester Public Schools are closed on Wednesday. The city asks that residents take the time to get some shoveling done on Wednesday so Thursday is ...
The map below displays power outage data reported to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency by National Grid, Eversource and Unitil. Figures are updated every 15 minutes. Click on a city or town to view the percentage of customers without power, notes on restoration and other information ...

With the city getting blanketed by more than a foot of snow on Tuesday, officials have called off school in Worcester and Fitchburg for Wednesday. The decision to cancel school for a second straight day was made late Tuesday afternoon. Snow that began overnight is expected to continue into Tuesday ...
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) -- If anyone is missing a large, golden key to the city of Worcester, North Adams police have it. It's unclear how the key ended up more than two hours from the Massachusetts city it belongs to. North Adams police reported finding the key March 5 in a Facebook post seeking its ...
ANDOVER - A Sturbridge man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 495 early Monday, according to state police. Derek Frechette, 48, was traveling on the highway in his GMC Sierra about 12:30 a.m. when the vehicle went off the road and overturned in a wooded area, police said. He was ...
WORCESTER, MA--A Worcester man was sentenced on Monday in connection with a scheme to defraud the state of tobacco excise taxes and submitting false ... tobacco wholesalers must file an excise tax form monthly and pay a 210 percent excise tax on smokeless tobacco brought into Massachusetts.
As Massachusetts residents prepare for a third nor'easter in recent weeks to hit the state, schools are announcing school closings and delays. The latest storm will move into Massachusetts late Monday night, shortly before midnight and continue throughout the day on Tuesday. Blizzard-like conditions are ...
Gov. Baker Urges Public To Stay Off Roads During Nor'easterGovernor Charlie Baker provides an update on the nor'easter that will hit Massachusetts Tuesday. Coastal Communities Worried About Flooding During Next Nor'easterResidents along the coast are concerned about flooding as a nor'easter approaches.
WORCESTER - A city man is being treated for serious facial injuries after a beating and slashing early Monday. He had gone home injured after a 2 a.m. walk on Everett Gaylord Boulevard, police said, and his girlfriend persuaded him to go to the hospital. He walked to into the St. Vincent Hospital ...
WORCESTER - The city called off school for Tuesday ahead of a looming storm that could dump 12 to 18 inches on the region. ... Snow is expected to move into Central Massachusetts after midnight and continue throughout Tuesday, tapering off late Tuesday, though slight snow and some snow showers ...
Mattie Castiel, commissioner of city Department of Health & Human Services; Joe Finn, executive director of Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance; Sharon Krefetz, retired professor of Political Science/Urban Development, Clark University; the Rev. Bob Bachelder, minister and president, Worcester ...
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) -- If anyone is missing a large, golden key to the city of Worcester, North Adams police have it. It's unclear how the key ended up more than two hours from the Massachusetts city it belongs to. North Adams police reported finding the key March 5 in a Facebook post seeking its ...
West Station is planned to be built on the Framingham/Worcester communter rail line in the former Beacon Park Yard in Allston as part of a project to straighten the Mass. Pike at the Allston interchange. But the Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced in December that the project - originally ...

WORCESTER - As students across the country stage walkouts to demand tougher gun laws in response to the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the Worcester school department is planning its own organized walkout. On March 14 - the day most planned student walkouts are scheduled to ...
WORCESTER COUNTY, MA--The March Nor'easter is wreaking a bit of havoc. Heavy winds and rain have knocked out the power to more than 2,500 homes in Worcester County, mostly in Worcester proper. As of 11 a.m. on Thursday, National Grid reported 2,570 outages county-wide, with 246 of those in ...
With the weather expected to worsen as the day goes on, school in Worcester will let out two hours earlier than usual on Friday. A majority of districts in Central Mass. will have regular hours on Friday. Like Worcester, the Quabbin Regional School District will have an early dismissal. COMPLETE LIST OF ...
Worcester District Attorney Joe Early told reporters that police conducted a well being check this afternoon at the home, and found children ages 2, 5 and 7 in the home along with the woman. The two youngest are boys. The death is considered "suspicious." The Massachusetts Fire Marshal's Office ...
Students were expected to be released at 1 p.m., according to the school. With the weather expected to worsen as the day goes on, school in Worcester let out two hours earlier than usual on Friday. A majority of districts in Central Mass. had regular hours on Friday. Like Worcester, the Quabbin Regional ...
The following schools have announced closures or delays for Friday, March 2, due to major Nor'easter bringing hurricane and winter-storm conditions to Massachusetts. The Nor'easter is expected to hit Southern New England late Thursday evening into Friday morning, bringing hurricane force winds gusts ...
The unspeakable tragedy in Florida has revived discussion of capital punishment. It is an enduring issue, going back here in Worcester for almost two centuries. On April 21, 1824, The Massachusetts Spy, Worcester's leading newspaper at the time, came out against the death penalty. The Spy was ...
Photos shared by the Worcester Fire Department show firefighters on scene at a multi-family home at 92 Hamilton St. Deputy Fire Chief John F. Sullivan told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette that nobody was injured in the blaze except for a firefighter who suffered a minor injury, but was not taken to the ...
Worcester Restaurant Week is a 13-day event that showcases a variety of eateries scattered across the city and nearby area. From Feb. 26 through ... Server Tara Benoit of Worcester earns her nickname 'The Mayor' while greeting customers at The Sole Proprietor' on Highland Street. She is thus named ...
BOSTON - Responding to an "overarching perception" that there are minimal confidentiality protections for people who report sexual harassment in the Massachusetts House, a team of lawyers on Thursday unveiled a series of recommended internal policy changes. The recommendations, including a new ...
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Mass. man accused of sending white powder to Trump Jr. is arraigned in Worcester ..... "These kind of hoaxes may not cause physical harm, but they scare the heck out of people," said Andrew Lelling, U.S. attorney for Massachusetts. In 2001, letters containing anthrax addressed to news organizations and ...
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On Tuesday, Richardson accused Worcester County Register of Probate Stephanie Fattman of failing to respond in a timely manner to his requests for counsel for Bobby. He said she and other officials are "apathetic" to the plight of a Vietnam veteran who has a constitutional right to marry. Fattman didn't ...
The storm is expected to bring significant coastal flooding, localized inland flooding, and plowable snow especially in the hills of northern Worcester County, according to Benjamin ... Hurricane-force wind gusts could hit coastal areas, but Central Massachusetts could see winds in the 30 to 50 mph range.
Forecasters predicted a rough evening commute. Worcester called off school for Wednesday, and most other communities in Central Massachusetts dismissed school early. The National Weather Service is calling for a foot or more of snow in much of Central Massachusetts, with heavier amounts in the hills.
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WORCESTER - New Media Investment Group, parent company of GateHouse Media, is acquiring the Holden Landmark Corp. for an undisclosed price. ... "There's clearly a strategic fit here between my group and our local GateHouse properties in Central Massachusetts that excites me," he said. "I see a ...
This is the centennial year of the first state championship meet, first held in 1918 with one division crowned and that practice continued through the winter of 1923. Track moved into two divisions (Class A and B) from 1924-47, while Class C & D were added from 1948-85. In 1986 a single state ...
UXBRIDGE - An elderly woman escaped a fire in her home at 425 River Road Wednesday morning. Homeowner Elizabeth Osiecki suffered minor injuries and was treated by emergency medical personnel at the scene. She refused further medical attention, authorities said. Ms. Osiecki reported the fire ...
It was warm enough Wednesday for Daniel and Rebekah Cressman of Worcester to take their 1-day-old daughter outside. Ruby was ..... On Thursday, Worcester and points north of the Massachusetts Turnpike could get snow; points south of the Pike might see a mixture of rain and sleet, Ms. Buttrick said.
Three men were arrested in Worcester on gun and drug charges Tuesday night after Massachusetts State Police troopers pulled over a car for motor vehicle violations. police say that once the car was pulled over, troopers found cocaine, marijuana and a loaded .40-caliber Glock with high capacity ...
WORCESTER - A man was shot in the leg in an attempted robbery on Grafton Street Monday night. police said they went to the Accra Girls restaurant at 1280 Grafton St. (Route 122) around 10:30 p.m. on a report of two men fighting; shortly after, another call came in reporting a gunshot victim had shown up ...
Mail: No regular delivery. Express mail will be delivered and the lobby of the main post office on East Central Street in Worcester will be open. Worcester Regional Transit Authority: Buses will run on a Saturday schedule, with the exception of Routes 22, 33 and 42, which will operate on their regular ...
Worcester, MA--Worcester is celebrating Black History month with a variety of events and commemorations, "reflecting on the many sacrifices and great contributions African Americans have made to our country. "Throughout our history, African Americans have courageously worn our Nation's uniform ...
AUBURN - Auburn is the latest Central Massachusetts town to agree to join in litigation seeking to recover municipal costs incurred because of the opioid crisis. Richard M. Sandman, an attorney at Rodman, Rodman & Sandman PC in Malden, gave a presentation Monday night to selectmen before the ...
... for what Mr. Mizikar termed "critical infrastructure." The requested appropriations will be in the form of warrant articles at the annual town meeting. Most of the funding would go for water and sewer improvements, including installing sewers along Route 20 in conjunction with a similar project in Worcester.
MassHousing provided $16.4 million in tax-exempt permanent financing, which generated $9.1 million in equity for the project through federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development. Other funding sources include $2.4 million federal ...
... expand its Fruit Sever Apartments in Worcester. The nonprofit development organization plans to add two apartments and renovate common areas, mechanical systems and the building's exterior, according to a news release from the Massachusetts Development finance Agency, or MassDevelopment.
The Summit Lounge opened Friday on Water Street as a club where members can smoke tobacco, cigars and marijuana, which is now legal to consume under Massachusetts law. The club does not sell marijuana or allow its sale on the premises. The opening drew widespread media attention. It also drew ...
SOUTHBRIDGE - Southbridge high school principal Andrae Townsel notified the school community on Monday he is resigning to take a position near his hometown of Detroit. Mr. Townsel, in his second year as the high school principal, did not reply to a text message seeking comment Monday night.
Courtesy of WinnCompanies WinnCompanies is rehabilitating Wellington Communities in Worcester, Mass. ... financing, which generated $9.1 million in equity for the project through federal low-income housing tax credits from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Mr. Augustus worked on the issue of homelessness in Worcester before he became city manager in 2014. In 2007, as a member of the Massachusetts Senate, Mr. Augustus served on Worcester's Task Force to End Homelessness, which offered a new approach to addressing the issue, an attempt to move ...


 

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