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Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy mourned by thousands
George Barnes Telegram & Gazette Staff @georgebarnestg — WORCESTER – Firefighter Christopher L. Roy was remembered Saturday morning as someone who could move a mountain with his smile and as a firefighter who excelled at his work.
Shrewsbury’s second retail marijuana establishment gets green light
Shrewsbury – The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved, without discussion, at its Dec. 11 meeting, to move ahead with a Host Community Agreement (HCA) with PharmaCannis Massachusetts, Inc., doing business as Verilife, for the second of two medical and retail marijuana establishments to be located
Funeral held for fallen Worcester firefighter
The city of Worcester wept Saturday for one of their firefighters who died in the line of duty last weekend. Thousands of firefighters from every corner of the country made it their mission to pay respect to 36-year-old Christopher Roy.
Bulger trial witness found not guilty in 1991 Worcester killing
A convicted felon who once testified that he had been shot by a hitman associated with mobster James “Whitey” Bulger was found not guilty by a Worcester County jury Friday in the 1991 slaying of an armored truck guard at a supermarket.
Man killed, two seriously injured in head-on crash in Spencer
A 25-year-old Spencer man was killed when the car he was a driving apparently crossed the center line of Route 49 in Spencer and crashed head-on into a pickup truck traveling in the opposite lane at about 9:40 p.m. Friday night. The truck then burst into flames.
5 Open Houses In The Shrewsbury Area
SHREWSBURY, MA — Shopping around for a new home online can make you feel like you're going in blind. While listing images can help, they're no replacement for the real thing. That's why open houses are so nifty: No more guesswork involved!
Fire departments across Massachusetts paying respects to fallen Worcester firefighter
WORCESTER, Mass. (WWLP) - Firefighters and community members came together to pay their respects to Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy Friday night. Thousands of people came to calling hours for the fallen firefighter. The 36-year-old firefighter was killed fighting a fire in a Worcester apartmen
Snow, sleet and freezing rain expected Sunday into Monday in Massachusetts
A wintery mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected to hit parts of Massachusetts this weekend. The storm is expected to hit Massachusetts first in the southwestern corner of the state, near Great Barrington, early Sunday morning before traveling east. The Springfield area should expect preci
Thousands honor fallen firefighter Christopher Roy at wake
Cyrus Moulton Telegram & Gazette Staff @MoultonCyrus — WORCESTER - The church parking lot was a sea of navy blue uniforms, with thousands of firefighters from throughout the state gathering Friday afternoon to thank fallen Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy for his sacrifice.
Meze to open new Shrewsbury Street restaurant in February
One of Shrewsbury Street's only vacant restaurant buildings will soon be occupied by its neighbor. Meze Greek Tapas, fresh off of obtaining alcohol and entertainment licenses from the Worcester's License Commission on Thursday, told WBJ it plans to open in a neighboring building in February.
Shrewsbury Sheisterino Part 1: Fake Marine Service Dog Trainer Uses Chris Roy’s Name And Wisconsin House Fire To Raise Money For Fraudulent Amazon Gift Wish
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Holiday week activities at Marlborough Public Library
Marlborough –The Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main St., is offering free upcoming special events for kids and teens. The Children’s Room will have all kinds of activities during the holiday break. Come and make a Cactus Snow Globe craft and listen to some holiday stories Wednesday, Dec. 26, a
Thousands attend wake for Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy
Thousands of mourners attended a wake Friday for Worcester Firefighter Christopher J. Roy, a 36-year-old father who was killed last Sunday while battling a blaze at an apartment building on Lowell Street.
UPS buys $18.3 million worth of land in Worcester County for Massachusetts distribution center; 350 new jobs planned
UPS bought $18.3 million worth of real estate in the Worcester County towns of Grafton and Shrewsbury last month, taking another step toward construction of its planned $200 million, 800,000-square-foot regional distribution center near the MBTA station and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Jury acquits Ralph DeMasi in '91 guard slaying in Worcester
Gary V. Murray Telegram & Gazette Staff @GaryMurrayTG — WORCESTER - Ralph DeMasi, the 82-year-old career criminal charged with murdering an armored car guard during a robbery 27 years ago in Worcester, was found not guilty Friday by a Worcester Superior Court jury.
5 Things To Do This Week
1. Holiday Concert: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14; Nashoba Regional High School, 12 Green Road, Bolton. The Nashoba Regional High School bands and choruses will perform. Admission is $5 per person and is payable at the door. Seniors and students are free.
Bruins To Hold 50/50 Raffle To Support Family Of Fallen Worcester Firefighter
The Boston Bruins are doing what they can to help a family in need. The proceeds from the 50/50 raffle during the Bruins vs. Buffalo Sabres game at TD Garden on Sunday, Dec. 16 will benefit the family of fallen Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy. A fund has been set up for Roy’s daughter, Ava, by
Worcester firefighters battle another blaze after loss
Worcester firefighters doused a ferocious fire Wednesday morning with heavy hearts, battling cold and flames in the predawn hours just a street away from the funeral home where their fallen comrade will be remembered later this week.
FEATURE: End of Shift: Worcester mourns loss of Firefighter Christopher Roy
'IT’S PERSONAL’ “It’s personal. It’s personal for the whole city of Worcester,” city resident Jay Marcimo said after having laid a wreath at the base of a flagpole outside the Webster Square Fire Station Sunday afternoon, hours after Roy’s death. Roy served on Ladder 4 at the station. “We remember w
Route 290 Crash Causes 2 Mile Traffic Backup
WORCESTER, MA- A two-vehicle crash on Route 290 East backed up traffic for two miles. One of the vehicles in the crash was a tractor trailer, no injuries have been reported. Massachusetts State Police advise drivers to expect delays.