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Hopkinton developer to bring self-storage facility plan to voters

HOPKINTON — A local developer will bring his plan to build a self-storage facility on South Street straight to Town Meeting voters. In December, the Zoning Advisory Committee rejected Paul Mastroianni’s request to bring a zoning bylaw amendment to Town Meeting to allow such a business by right in th


Franklin's Dom Sackley proves size doesn't matter, holds own as Panthers take sixth at Div. 1 State meet

METHUEN — Franklin’s Dom Sackley often finds himself at a disadvantage whenever he hits the wrestling mat for a match. As a sophomore, Sackley finds himself not having as much experience as whoemver he may be wrestling. And weighing only 162 pounds, he is usually giving up anywhere from six to10 pou


What’s Open and Closed on Presidents’ Day 2019

FRAMINGHAM – Monday, Feb. 17 is Presidents Day. Federal, state, and municipal offices, including the City of Framingham’s Memorial Building are closed on Monday. Framingham Public Schools are on vacation this week.


ICE officials arrest Holliston Uber driver accused in Ashland sexual assault

FRAMINGHAM – Minutes after a Holliston Uber driver left his arraignment on sexual assault Monday, federal immigration officials arrested him in the Framingham District Court parking lot.


Framingham Man Found With Fentanyl: Police

FRAMINGHAM, MA- A Framingham man is facing drug possession with intent to distribute charges after police found him passed out in a Route 9 Motel on Monday. Police got a call that a man, identified as Michael Gonzalez, was intoxicated and banging on one of the motel room doors on the second floor. W


Trio of Framingham Students On Tufts University Dean’s List

MEDFORD – Tufts University recently announced the dean’s list for the Fall 2018 semester. Among students earning dean’s list honors are a trio from Framingham. Dean’s list honors at Tufts University require a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater.


Woman Killed in Massachusetts Highway Crash

One woman was killed Saturday night when her car crashed on a Massachusetts highway. State police say the single-vehicle crash happened around 7:40 p.m. on Interstate 93 southbound at Exit 33 in Medford.


Fitchburg man arraigned on rape charge at Great Wolf Lodge

Steven H. Foskett Jr. Telegram & Gazette Staff @SteveFoskettTG — FITCHBURG - A city man was arraigned this week on charges he raped a fellow employee at Great Wolf Lodge. According to the Worcester district attorney's office, Darren Ngabe, 23, of 83 Crestview Lane, was arraigned Wednesday in Fitchbu


Southborough soccer stadium possibility earns cheers

SOUTHBOROUGH — Residents and visitors to MetroWest Saturday expressed excitement over news that a nonprofit group that advocates for sports for women is eyeing a parcel of land near the junction of Interstate 495 and Rte. 9 for a 13,000-seat soccer stadium and sports complex.


Bill to protect Wood-Pawcatuck watershed passes U.S. Senate

HOPKINTON – The U.S. Senate this week voted 92-8 in favor of a bipartisan public-lands package, which includes language from Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., to designate segments within the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.


AAA Gives 3 MA Restaurants 5-Diamond Rating

AAA has released its national lists of five- and four-star restaurants, and 14 restaurants in Massachusetts made one of the two lists. The five-star list, released Thursday, includes just 67 restaurants in North America and only three new restaurants were added this year. In other words, just 0.2 pe


Plans for U-Haul storage, rental site in Framingham move forward

FRAMINGHAM — Plans to redevelop a five-story office building near the Technology Park into a storage facility are moving forward, despite the city’s push to bring more high-end businesses there.


Foster's Top 'Dog on the court

Devin Foster broke the all-time Canton High boys basketball scoring record Friday night against Milford High, but it didn't come easy. It did come early, though, on a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 3:38 left in the opening period, but only after Foster's first two shots ended in an air-ball


Cluttered home hinders Framingham firefighters' efforts

FRAMINGHAM – Fire officials say a large amount of clutter near the front door hampered them in their efforts to fight a blaze late Thursday night at a Newton Park Road home. Nevertheless, it took firefighters less than half an hour to extinguish the 11:30 p.m. fire at 1 Newton Park Road, Assistant F


Police Looking for Women Allegedly Seen Shoplifting Patriots Gear

Police in Mansfield, Massachusetts are seeking the public's help to identify two women allegedly seen on surveillance camera shoplifting Patriots gear. Authorities say the two women stole a handful of Patriots hats and other merchandise from The Paper Store in Mansfield Crossing on January 30, ahead


Technician suffers chemical burns at Milford research company

MILFORD – An employee at Nitto Avecia was hospitalized with chemical burns Friday after being splashed with a form of acid at the Fortune Boulevard research company. The technician was taking apart a hose connection late Friday morning, but did not realize the hose was pressurized and was splashed w


Hazmat Response Prompts Milford Building Evacuation

A Milford, Massachusetts building is being evacuated amid a hazmat investigation. The Milford Fire Department are at the scene of a hazmat for an unknown substance at 155 Fortune Boulevard, officials said.


One Person Hospitalized After Hazmat Incident In Milford

MILFORD, MA- One person was hospitalized after a hazmat incident at Milford's Nitto Avecia facility Friday. Milford fire officials said the call came in around 11:30 a.m. about a hazmat situation at the facility, the building was evacuated. It is unclear what chemicals were released.


Student Arrested for Assaulting Police Officer at North High

WORCESTER – On Thursday morning, a 16-year-old male was arrested at North High School after physically assaulting a Worcester Police Department [WPD] School Resource Officer.


Velozo and Harris Score 57 Points To Lead Framingham State To Victory

FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham State University women’s basketball team received a combined 57 points from the duo of junior Emily Velozo and senior Tiphani Harris,as the Rams closed the regular season with an 80-52 victory over MCLA in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference action at the A