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Worcester temperature Sunday sets a record

WORCESTER - The National Weather Service says the temperature in the city Sunday set a record high for the date, 86 degrees. That surpasses the previous record high temperature for Sept. 24, which was of 85 degrees, set in 1908, 1914 and 2010. Return to Telegram.com for more on this story.

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-24 21:22:32

London studying ways to reduce new fatberg under Chinatown

Thames Water field operation manager Natalie Stearn holds a piece of the Fatberg in an 1852-built sewer at Westminster in London, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. British engineers are studying ways to dispose of yet another oversize "fatberg" threatening London's sewers. Stuart White of Thames Water says t

BOSTON HERALD - 2017-09-25 07:00:00

Puerto Ricans Hunt for Precious Wi-Fi and Cell Signals

Margarita Aponte's eyes filled with tears as she talked with nephews, uncles, brothers and sisters in Florida and Massachusetts for the first time since Maria destroyed nearly every cellphone and fiber optic connection Margarita Aponte and her relatives cleared the road in front of her house with tw

NECN - 2017-09-24 23:17:19

Lewis: Sanctuary by any other name

What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet" These famous lines from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet highlight the complex space that names and labels occupy in our society. They have the power to separate or to group, and to distinguish and define. They ascribe

MILFORD DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-25 10:40:00

Pet Parade: Animal Protection Center Of Southeastern Massachusetts

BOSTON (CBS) - Three cats and a guinea pig up for adoption from the Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts were featured on the Pet Parade Sunday morning. Puff and Fluff. (WBZ-TV) Fluff and Puff are two furry little brothers who were found as strays. The APCSM has other kittens avail

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-24 17:17:00

Federal court strikes down Massachusetts city's controversial drone law

A federal judge has ruled against a drone ordinance passed by city officials in Newton, allowing operators to use drones that fly below 400 feet and without permission of city residence owners. The ruling in the case, Singer vs. City of Newton, was the first of its kind across the country, setting a

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-25 12:41:55

Pair plead guilty to taking part in Central Massachusetts steroid distribution ring

Men from Shrewsbury and Worcester pleaded guilty to taking part in a steroid distribution ring in Boston Federal Court Thursday. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office of Massachusetts, Ryan Baillargeon, 34, and a co-conspirator packaged steroids produced from a a functioning anabolic steroid lab

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-25 12:00:22

Local families among thousands to celebrate pregnancies through IVF clinic

Two-year-old Emanuel "Manny" Binici throws himself into spurts of toddler energy, zooming around the family's Worcester living room with a toy truck, diving into a pile of dinosaurs and then shyly burrowing his head into his mother's embrace before launching himself onto another plaything. Like chil

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-24 23:30:28

1980s head-bangers take it to the Extreme at Palladium

WORCESTER - Extreme. They came back to Central Massachusetts. They played. They conquered. You could even say Extreme took it to the extreme Saturday night at The Palladium. Living up to the band's name, Extreme delivered a blistering homecoming concert. Whether you were a rabid Extreme fan who has

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-24 21:56:37

Sen. Chandler Pushes Bill To Protect Dogs In Kennels, Daycares

WORCESTER, MA-After Sen. Harriette Chandler learned of an incident in 2015 where a four-month old named Bella died in the care of Collinswood K9 Services in Auburn, she became more highly aware of the legislature protecting those who entrust their pets to kennels and boarding facilities. She points

PATCH - 2017-09-24 22:22:59

Sen. Fattman pushes for criminal record in insanity cases

State Sen. Ryan C. Fattman, R-Webster, said he plans to force a legislative vote on whether people who kill but are found not guilty by reason of insanity in Massachusetts should have a criminal record. Under the law, people who kill but are found not guilty by reason of insanity can be released fro

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-25 02:22:32

2018 ballot questions take first step

Will Massachusetts slash its sales tax? Should employers offer paid family leave? What about a $15 minimum wage? Those are among the 21 potential ballot questions Massachusetts voters could decide next year. Attorney General Maura Healey certified 21 initiative petitions on Sept. 6, one of the first

METROWEST DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-25 01:14:11

School association seeks background-check reforms

While background checks are standard procedure for anyone working in a school, some say a gap in the system could put children at risk. Under the current system, the Department of Children and Families provides information about whether a prospective school employee has ever been the subject of subs

METROWEST DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-25 01:01:06

SOMERSET - A man reportedly jumped from the Veterans' Memorial Bridge this afternoon, but the Massachusetts State Police said there is no information available at this time.

A Somerset dispatcher confirmed the incident and referred the matter to the state police. This story will be updated as more information is available. A Somerset dispatcher confirmed the incident and referred the matter to the state police. This story will be updated as more information is available

HERALD NEWS - 2017-09-24 19:20:11

Upcoming concerts: Roger Waters, Sheila E and more

A look ahead at some of the most-anticipated concerts in western and central Massachusetts and Connecticut.September Roger Waters: Sept. 24, 8 p.m. - XL Center, Hartford Sheila E.: Sept. 24, 8 p.m. - The Big E, West Springfield Ten Years After: Sept. 25-26, 3 and 8 p.m. - The Big E, West Springfie

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-24 19:16:47

'Music of Philip Bezanson' to pay tribute to UMass department chair

AMHERST - Philip T. Bezanson may be best known as a beloved figure in UMass Amherst's history that helped put its Music & Dance Department on-the-map starting in the mid 1960s. But as concertgoers attending the college's tribute to the former department chair on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the appropriatel

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-24 16:57:44

State warns of second case of human West Nile Virus found this month

BOSTON - For the second time in less than a month, the State's Department of Public Health is reporting that a second person - this time a resident of Hampden County - tested positive for the West Nile Virus, according to a press release. In a Sept. 21 press release, the state DPH announced that a m

THEGRAFTONNEWS.COM - 2017-09-24 16:56:05

Massachusetts taxi companies struggle to compete with Uber and Lyft

As they struggle to compete with ride-share companies such as Uber and Lyft, many traditional taxi companies face challenges posed by their business models and outdated government regulations, transportation analysts say. "Because of the business being the way it is, ridership is down 40 percent fro

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2017-09-24 13:50:00

Steroid Ring Busted, Goat Spends Weekend On The Town, Bike-Sharing Launch: The Week In Worcester

WORCESTER, MA-A Shrewsbury man and a Worcester man both pleaded guilty to their roles in a steroid distribution ring that operated in Worcester County. Both pleaded guilty in federal court... Read more WORCESTER, MA-After Sen. Harriette Chandler learned of an incident in 2015 where a four-month old

PATCH - 2017-09-25 01:03:56

Planes that won the war fly into Worcester

WORCESTER - Maggie Dana, raised outside London, was 3 months old when the Spitfires saved England. "I was born at the beginning of the Battle of Britain," said Ms. Dana, 77, of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, attending a World War II air show Sunday. "My first toys were airplanes." She was 4 when the pl

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-25 02:47:03