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Worcester man gets 15-20 years for spate of robberies

WORCESTER - A city man was sentenced to 15 to 20 years in state prison Friday for a string of robberies three years ago in several area communities. Judge James G. Reardon Jr. imposed the sentence on Cortez Palmer, 40, formerly of 68 Merrick St., after Mr. Palmer pleaded guilty in Worcester Superior

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-22 19:39:03

Man Stabbed Multiple Times in Worcester

A man remains in the hospital after being stabbed several times in Worcester, Massachusetts Thursday evening. Police say the 45-year-old victim was stabbed multiple times in the torso and arms near the intersection of Main and Austin streets around 9:30 p.m. The victim was transported to the hospita

NECN - 2017-09-22 09:02:57

Man stabbed on Worcester's Main Street is in serious condition

WORCESTER - The 45-year-old man stabbed multiple times Thursday night near the intersection of Main and Austin streets was in serious condition Friday, according to a police press release. The victim was heard screaming, "I've just been stabbed," when police arrived at about 9:30 p.m. He was lying o

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-22 04:54:45

Worcester's Mercantile Center to Host 1st Ever Oktoberfest

Worcester's Mercantile Center to Host 1st Ever Oktoberfest The celebration will take place on Thursday, September 28 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. "We are thrilled to present the downtown Worcester community with a new and exciting after-work event this fall, aimed at attracting a diverse group, enthusia

GOLOCALWORCESTER.COM - 2017-09-21 23:59:59

Worcester Turtleboy blog outs its own source on Worcester Magazine harassment allegations, calls her a 'moron' and 'not a victim'

Worcester's Turtleboy Sports blog has outed the main source of its story that accused Worcester Magazine editor Walter Bird of sexual harassment. The blog now accuses the source of lying to the Telegram & Gazette about her role in bringing forward the accusations. The accusations, initially publishe

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 20:48:18

Vintage planes touching down at Worcester Regional Airport

WORCESTER - Vintage planes are touching down at Worcester Regional Airport Friday in anticipation of the weekend "Wings of Freedom Tour." World War II bomber and fighter aircraft highlight the show. Pictured, the crew of a A B-17G Flying Fortress arrives at the airport. The event runs through Sunday

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-22 20:10:15

Mercy Centre in Worcester resumes seasonal picnic tradition as clients, family and friends join a day of celebration

"The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes." - William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice WORCESTER - Life isn't always a picnic. But for more than four decades, the Me

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-23 01:09:11

Folk singer Gordon Lightfoot steps back into Worcester

Two years ago, Canadian legend and folk star Gordon Lightfoot came to Worcester's Hanover Theatre and battled a cold that hampered an already age-weary voice. It didn't seem to matter. The wordsmith whose songs are like mini-stories set to music, soldiered through and brought fans to their feet. On

WORCESTERMAG.COM - 2017-09-22 03:02:59

Former principal suing Worcester school officials over alleged breach of contract

WORCESTER - A former principal who claims she was terminated after being reassigned to another position within the school system last school year is suing the school system, School Committee and district superintendent for breach of contract. Yuisa Perez, formerly principal at the Goddard School of

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-23 01:23:45

Michael Sam to Open Worcester State's Diversity Leaders Series

The presentation will take place on Wednesday, September 27 at 11:30 a.m. at the May Street Banquet Hall. A University of Missouri football star, Sam was believed to be an early round 2014 NFL draft pick. He came out as gay during an ESPN interview, and many felt the revelation resulted in his being

GOLOCALWORCESTER.COM - 2017-09-21 23:59:59

Worcester teachers union demands to negotiate implementation of emergency response program

WORCESTER - Citing concerns about their training requirements, the school system's teachers union has issued a demand to the school department to negotiate the already underway implementation of the district's new emergency response procedures. Roger Nugent, president of the Educational Association

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-22 23:26:53

Amazon should choose Worcester for second headquarters, could help pay for East-West rail, Newton Mayor Setti Warren says

Amazon should pick Worcester as the place to locate its second headquarters, and the online behemoth could kick in funds for a fast East-West rail line connecting Boston and Springfield, Newton Mayor Setti Warren said Friday. Warren, a Democratic candidate for governor in 2018, said Worcester is in

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-22 14:01:15

Confederate flag captured by Worcester infantry to be on display at NC museum

WORCESTER - A highly-prized Confederate flag captured by a Worcester regiment during a Civil War battle 155 years ago will be temporarily returned home for display in the North Carolina community where it had been captured. The city board that maintains Civil War artifacts left behind by the former

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-22 01:52:15

Manhattan Short Film Festival to debut in Worcester with 10 shows starting Sept. 28

WORCESTER - From modest beginnings 20 years ago, the Manhattan Short Film Festival has become a worldwide phenomenon with more than 100,000 people attending screenings at more than 250 venues across six continents. For the first time beginning Thursday, Worcester will be part of what has been called

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-22 01:00:00

Man stabbed multiple times in chest and arms in downtown Worcester

Worcester police are investigating after a person was stabbed multiple times at the intersection of Main and Austin Streets Thursday night, the Telegram & Gazette reports. Police said the victim, a 45-year-old man, suffered from several stabs wound in the torso and arms. The incident occurred around

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-22 11:27:40

State Transportation Dept. to build new headquarters in Worcester

WORCESTER - The state plans to build a new highway headquarters in Worcester. Low-bidder CTA Construction of Waltham will manage construction of a $35.5 million state Department of Transportation building on Plantation Parkway, the company said. Helene Karl Architects of Groton was also chosen for t

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-21 20:53:42

Get Out And Do Something: Upcoming Events On The Worcester Calendar

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PATCH - 2017-09-22 01:32:23

Democratic gov. candidate Warren says Worcester should be state's Amazon HQ pitch

"We should urge Amazon to come to Worcester," the Newton mayor, a Democrat, told reporters in a conference call. He said, "It needs to be combined with high-speed rail." Andy Metzger State House News Service BOSTON - Worcester is the ideal Massachusetts location for Amazon to build a second headqua

HERALD NEWS - 2017-09-22 17:23:15

Lyme disease the focus of weekend conference in Worcester

WORCESTER - Michele J. Miller had no idea her mother kept journals for years, detailing her silent suffering from the disease that ended her life at 71. After the 2013 death, Ms. Miller started reading about her mother's life. In 2007, accounts in Jeanne L. Cloutier's journals began to change. She s

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-22 00:02:02

Steroid Ring Helpers Plead Guilty To Roles In Worcester County Distribution

SHREWSBURY, 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 in Worcester on Thursday. Ryan Baillargeon, 34, Worcester, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to pos

PATCH - 2017-09-23 00:48:26