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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.

TELEGRAM.COM - 2018-12-14 20:47:00

Spencer man dies in Friday night crash on Route 49

SPENCER, Mass. - Spencer Police announced that Cole Victor, 25, of Spencer, Mass. has died as a result of the fiery crash that occurred on Friday night in the town, according to the police department's official Facebook page.

BOSTON 25 NEWS - 2018-12-15 11:51:14

Northbridge, Southbridge tax breaks approved

A renovation of the former Whitinsville Medical Center and an expansion of a Southbridge manufacturer were approved by the state for tax breaks Thursday. The Economic Assistance Coordinating Council approved a total of six projects for tax breaks that combined will create more than 3,700 new jobs an

WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2018-12-13 07:00:00

1 Dead After Crash, Vehicle Fire in Spencer

A person is dead after two vehicles crashed, causing a fire in Spencer, Massachusetts, a source told the NBC10 Boston Investigators. Cole Victor, 25, of Spencer, was killed in what fire officials are calling a "very serious" crash and vehicle fire on Route 49 shortly before 10 p.m.

NECN - 2018-12-15 05:17:54

Craft beer restaurant owner buys Riviera strip club

The owner of a craft beer restaurant franchise has purchased the Riviera Show Club on Southbridge Street, but no changes are planned just yet. The Worcester License Commission approved the transfer of the business' liquor and entertainment license to CBE Worcester, LLC, which is doing business as Cr

WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2018-12-13 07:00:00

Palmer man charged with murder in deadly stabbing

PALMER, Mass. (WWLP) - A Palmer man is facing murder charges after a deadly stabbing in the town Thursday. According to the Hampden County District Attorney's Office, police were called to 321 River Road in the Thorndike section of Palmer Thursday.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-12-14 17:39:00

Metalogic moving to Southbridge Innovation Center as campus owner refinances

The owner of the Southbridge Innovation Center and Savers Co-operative Bank have agreed to the restructured financing of four buildings to provide $8.9 million in aggregate refinancing, coinciding with a new manufacturer joining the park.

WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2018-12-12 07:00:00

Cannabis Control Commission gets approval for 10-year lease at Worcester’s Union Station

The state Cannabis Control Commission has received one of the final approvals it needs to move its offices to Worcester’s Union Station. The Worcester Redevelopment Authority voted unanimously Friday morning to authorize a 10-year lease with the state to provide office space for the Cannabis Control

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-12-14 14:59:12

Westfield Bank ATM installed at Springfield's Union Station

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Every week, people passing through Springfield's Union Station inquire about the availability of an ATM. On Friday, Congressman Richard Neal and Mayor Domenic Sarno helped cut the ribbon for the Westfield Bank ATM in the Union Station concourse.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-12-15 00:20:00

Owner of Worcester’s Kenmore Diner plans to open rock ‘n’ roll-themed bar in former Blackstone Tap location

The former location of the Blackstone Tap in Worcester’s Canal District will soon be home to a new rock ’n’ roll-themed bar. George Yantsides, owner of the Kenmore Diner, is planning to open the bar in February, according to the Worcester Business Journal. He said the 1960s and 1990s rock ’n’ roll-t

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-12-13 19:36:27

3 Massachusetts men plead guilty to drug dealing - and win pleas to be home (temporarily) for the holidays

SPRINGFIELD -- Two Holyoke men and a Chicopee man on Thursday pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to distribute. The two Holyoke brothers will be going to state prison, the Chicopee man to the Hampden County Correctional Center in Ludlow.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-12-13 22:27:11

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

WORCESTERMAG.COM - 2018-12-13 12:15:00

Police searching for suspect after woman stabbed in Worcester

WORCESTER (WHDH) - Worcester police are searching for a suspect after a woman was stabbed outside a McDonald’s early Thursday morning. Officers responding to a reported stabbing outside the Main Street restaurant about 1:39 a.m. found a 26-year-old victim sitting on the sidewalk and suffering from a

WHDH.COM - 2018-12-13 13:33:47

CT State Police: Two Danielson individuals with active arrest warrants arrested

KILLINGLY, Conn. (WTNH) - Connecticut State Police conducted an arrest on two individuals with active arrest warrants in Killingly on Wednesday night. According to police, members of Troop D were conducting surveillance of a known 'crack house' on Furnace Street in Danielson area of Killingly at 7:5

WTNH.COM - 2018-12-13 06:43:00

Wareham Pot Shop To Open For Recreational Marijuana Sales On Monday

WAREHAM (CBS) — The first recreational marijuana retailer in the southeastern part of Massachusetts is set to open in Wareham on Monday. Wareham police confirmed to WBZ-TV that Verilife, a medical marijuana dispensary at 112 Main Street, will begin sales of recreational marijuana Monday. It will bec

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-12-13 16:59:17

Fire hits Worcester apartment house: 'I lost everything'

Scott O'Connell Telegram & Gazette Staff @ScottOConnellTG — WORCESTER – Three days after losing one of their own, firefighters from the city’s Webster Square station headed out to another fire on Allen Street early Wednesday morning, according to fire officials.

TELEGRAM.COM - 2018-12-12 13:19:00

Homeowner of popular Torrington Christmas House speaks out on facing foreclosure

TORRINGTON - It is a house you can spot from miles away and for years, the Christmas House has drawn in crowds from all over. However, it could be its last year because the home is facing foreclosure.

FOX61.COM - 2018-12-13 04:25:33

Two Retired State Police Officers from Central Mass. Plead Guilty to Overtime Abuse

Two retired officers agreed to plead guilty on Monday in connection with the ongoing investigation of overtime abuse at the Massachusetts State Police. Retired Troopers David Wilson, 58, of Charlton, and Daren DeJong, 57, of Uxbridge, both agreed to plead guilty pursuant to plea agreements filed Mon

THISWEEKINWORCESTER.COM - 2018-12-12 15:47:00

Arrest Made In $650 Tolland Supermarket Heist

TOLLAND, CT — An Ashford woman was charged with fifth-degree larceny for making her way out of the Tolland Big Y with more than $650 worth of stuff, state police said. The caper took place at 5:48 p.m. on Dec. 5, according to a report. The loss prevention staff at the Fieldstone Commons Big Y superm

PATCH - 2018-12-12 20:23:00

‘He loved his job’: Worcester mourns firefighter Christopher Roy, who died battling 5-alarm blaze

A black cloth now frames the door for Ladder 4 at the Webster Square Fire Station in Worcester. Mourners have left bouquets in front of the building, the flowers piled high at the foot of the department’s flagpole — the flag flying at half-staff for a fallen colleague.

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-12-10 18:29:11