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Two Worcester County Men Sentenced to Prison for Human Trafficking

WORCESTER – Two men from Worcester County were sentenced to prison on Tuesday after being convicted of human trafficking and multiple counts of making money from earnings of a prostitute.


$5K bail set for Worcester man charged with moving body

WORCESTER — Bail of $5,000 cash has been set for a 54-year-old city man charged in connection with the discovery of a body buried in the Penn Avenue apartment building where he lives.


Taproom event raises $6,000 for child in need

Locals raised (glasses) and $6,000 for third grader at Dawson Elementary School, Abby Collins, at a fundraiser held at Seven Saws Brewing in Holden on March 10. The 8 year old was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in early 2019.


District attorney presents grants to Project Graduation

WESTBOROUGH — Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. presented two grant checks on Wednesday to support Project Graduation. These funds will be used to support fun and safe post-graduation activities to students of Westborough High School. This year, Early’s office has given more tha


Hudson home damaged by fire

HUDSON - Firefighter fought a single-alarm house fire late Tuesday morning that scorched the vinyl siding and wood paneling on a home at 20 Alberta Drive. Homeowners Donna and Steve Rothberg were inside the two-story home at the time of the fire, but neither of them suffered injuries. Donna Rothberg


Former state trooper sentenced to prison in overtime scandal

BOSTON — A second trooper convicted in the state police overtime scandal uncovered by 5 Investigates was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday. Retired trooper Gregory Raftery, the worst overtime offender charged so far, was sentenced to three months in federal prison for collecting $51,337 in pay f


Arts supporters march on Statehouse for increased funding

BOSTON — Arts advocates armed with instruments and picket signs marched to the Statehouse Tuesday to request government support and public investment for arts in Massachusetts.


Worcester mayor opposes assigning police officer to Claremont Academy

Scott O'Connell Telegram & Gazette Staff @ScottOConnellTG — WORCESTER – Mayor Joseph Petty said he does not support a request from the school district to assign a full-time police officer to Claremont Academy, saying the school and the surrounding neighborhood are already safe.


"It's choosing to wake up": Family still grieving one year after daughter's tragic suicide

Grafton, Mass. — Fresh off a late winter snowfall, a red colonial near Worcester, Massachusetts, looks idyllic. But the last year has been a stunning immersion into the worst kind of grief for the family that lives there.


Marlborough To Get MA's First Museum In The Streets

MARLBOROUGH, MA — Marlborough is on its way to becoming the first city in the Commonwealth with a Museum in the Streets. Downtown Marlborough will soon house a trail of outdoor panels, detailing the city's history and fun facts about residents and life in Marlborough over the decades. The project ha


Two downtown Clinton buildings, parking lot sold for $2.5M

A Westborough entity has purchased two downtown Clinton buildings and a parking lot for a combined $2.5 million. Property records on file with the Worcester County Registry of Deeds show Westborough entity Bramex LLC purchased 1-7 High St., 11-17 High St. and 19-25 High St. for $1.2 million, $100,00


PHOTOS: Worcester's 2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade

WORCESTER, MA— It may not have been St. Patrick's Day for the rest of the world on Sunday, but it was in Worcester. Park Avenue was the scene of the city's annual St. Patrick's Day parade — the parade was postponed from its original date due to bad weather forecasted. The delay didn't stop people fr


Woman says she was thirsty, tries to break into Westborough store

WESTBOROUGH – A Brookline woman told police she was thirsty when she tried to smash her way into a Rte. 9 supermarket on Tuesday with a piece of granite. Police arrested Kamiylah Alexander, 22, after the 12:50 a.m. incident at the Stop & Shop, 290 Turnpike Road, police spokesman Lt. Glenn McLeod sai


It’s nice to be popular

Hudson/Shrewsbury – Residents of Hudson and Shrewsbury already know the many benefits of living in their respective towns. Now, thanks to an article in Boston Magazine, many others do as well.


Trooper convicted in rape case sentenced to 10-15 years

LOWELL -- Fired state trooper Robert A. Sundberg was sentenced to 10--15 in prison at MCI Cedar Junction during a noon hearing at Lowell Superior Court Tuesday. Sundberg, 48, of Fitchburg, formerly a 14-year veteran of the State Police, was convicted last week and just hours later was fired by the M


Michael Mead is new athletic director at St. John's High in Shrewsbury

SHREWSBURY - Michael Mead, a longtime teacher and coach at St. John's High School, will be the school's next athletic director. Mr. Mead will replace Patrick White, who is retiring.


'Fab Four' to play for Our Father's House

FITCHBURG -- Our Father's House will host its annual Beatles concert in April to raise money to help men and women who are in need of shelter and services. "It's a family affair for people of all ages who enjoy Beatles music," said Laila Michaud, member of the organization's board of directors. "Peo


Worcester-based Pernet Family Health Service to hold ‘Curling Challenge’

Region – Since the U.S. Men’s Curling Team won Gold in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, there has been an increase in interest in the sport. Pernet Family Health Service, Inc. is seizing the moment by hosting the first annual Pernet Cup Curling Challenge Saturday, April 13, at the Fidelity B


Weetabix plant in Clinton to lay off 181 workers

Lisa Eckelbecker Telegram & Gazette Staff @LisaEckelbecker — CLINTON — A cereal manufacturing plant owned by Post Holdings Inc. will lay off 181 workers between June 1 and July 7, according to a filing with the state.


22-Year-Old Dies From Injuries in Dudley Crash: Police

A 22-year-old Massachusetts man has died from his injuries suffered in a crash, according to police. Dudley police say Quinn A. Paul of Southbridge died later on Sunday after he was taken to UMass Hospital in Worcester via a medical helicopter.