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Watch & Listen for Police Calls on Parade Day in Worcester

WORCESTER – The Worcester County St. Patrick’s Day Parade is this Sunday, March 24 at 12 PM. If you can’t make it to the parade, you can always watch it online here: CharterTV3 Coverage [or channels 776 & 193 for Charter Spectrum cable customers in Worcester].


94-year-old Worcester veteran Paul Snow finally gets high school diploma

SHREWSBURY — It was a special case of better late than never for Paul Snow, who received his high school diploma from St. John’s High School on Thursday, nearly 74 years after he would have gotten it if he hadn’t enlisted in the U.S. Navy to serve in World War II.


Immigrants to march in Worcester for driver's licenses

Cyrus Moulton Telegram & Gazette Staff @MoultonCyrus — WORCESTER — Edgar Bermejo has a job in construction and two school-aged daughters — one of whom has asthma and a heart condition that requires frequent emergency hospital visits.


3 Things To Do in Grafton: Pancake breakfast, chicken dinner, and 'Seusical Kids'

The Grafton Youth Lacrosse Association is hosting a pancake breakfast and raffle on Saturday, March 23 from 8 -11 a.m. at the Millbury Street Elementary School, 105 Millbury Street. Tickets are $10, sold at the door. Raffle prizes include RedSox tickets, hotel nights in Boston, a kayak, a Chromebook


Guilty verdict for two defendants in Worcester prostitution ring

WORCESTER — A Superior Court jury Friday found two men with alleged gang ties guilty of prostituting five women. Angelo Gonzalez, 36, of Worcester, was found guilty of one count of human trafficking for sexual servitude, but not guilty on four counts of the same charge, and guilty on all five counts


Former Worcester bar owner hopes to fill void in the city by opening restaurant, nightclub in Union Station

When the opportunity arose to open a restaurant and nightclub in Worcester’s Union Station, former bar owner William Broullon saw a chance to become the missing puzzle piece in the middle of the city’s renaissance.


Snow to hit Massachusetts overnight into Saturday; Up to 8 inches expected in parts of Berkshires

Wednesday may have marked the start of spring, but a winter storm is heading toward Massachusetts. Snow showers are expected statewide across Massachusetts overnight into Saturday morning, with the heaviest snowfall in higher terrain regions.


Woburn Teacher On Leave After Alleged ‘Drug Possession On School Property’

WOBURN (CBS) — A teacher in Woburn has been placed on leave after “police and the school uncovered alleged drug possession on school property,” Woburn Public Schools announced Friday.


Boston hearing tackles ed funding reform, draws Worcester contingent

Frustration. Passion. Urgency. There was a palpable sense of each as hundreds packed a hearing of the state’s Joint Committee on Education at the Statehouse Friday, pleading for an update to a 25-plus-year-old education funding formula many cities and towns say has left them incapable of meeting the


A year later, CAT III landing system paying off at Worcester airport (and other observations from Airport Director Andy Davis)

This week marked one year since the Category III, or CAT III landing system has been up and running at Worcester Regional Airport, and Airport Director Andy Davis said the results speak for themselves.


Jury begins deliberations in Worcester human trafficking case

Gary V. Murray Telegram & Gazette Staff @GaryMurrayTG — WORCESTER - Jury deliberations began Thursday in the trial of two men with alleged gang ties who are charged with human trafficking for sexual servitude and deriving support from the earnings of a prostitute.


Robert Sorrell of Worcester held without bail on armed home invasion charges

SOUTHBRIDGE — A Worcester man was ordered held without bail Thursday on charges he allegedly used a handgun to commit an armed robbery with two masked accomplices last year. Robert Sorrell, 33, of 45 Grand St., Apt. 229, pleaded not guilty in Dudley District Court to home invasion and armed and mask


In 4-3 vote, Worcester School Committee asks for cost report on district-run busing

Scott O'Connell Telegram & Gazette Staff @ScottOConnellTG — WORCESTER – The School Committee Thursday night voted 4-3 in favor of requesting a report from the administration on the feasibility of moving the district to a self-operated busing system.


Patriots players to lawmakers: 'We are prepared to battle for our children'

BOSTON — Several New England Patriots players donned ties instead of jerseys and testified to a meeting of the Joint Ways and Means Committee at the State House on Friday. The packed hearing dealt with proposals to overhaul education spending to help Massachusetts' neediest children, which state off


Massachusetts House to consider paying for family planning services that lose federal money under new Title X rule

The Massachusetts House plans to vote on a bill that would set aside state money to fund women’s reproductive health centers if they lose federal funding under a new rule proposed by the Trump administration.


Man saved by two officers after losing arm in industrial accident

ROCKLAND, Mass. - A man in Rockland is alive thanks to the quick response from two police officers. At around 5:50 a.m. on Friday, Rockland Police responded to a call for a man suffering severe injuries at the National Coating Corp. at 105 Industrial Way. The company provides commercial and industri


Mission Dispensaries is on track to open a store in Worcester next month, with recreational sales to begin this summer

Mission Dispensaries is set to open a medical marijuana dispensary on Lincoln Street in Worcester next month with the goal of beginning recreational sales this summer. The Phoenix, Arizona-based company has locations throughout the country, including in Cambridge and Georgetown. Worcester’s facility


Police: Driver fell asleep, hit utility pole on Milford's Dilla Street

MILFORD – A section of Dilla Street was shut down Friday after an early-morning crash took down a utility pole. Police said a driver was traveling north on Dilla Street at about 2:30 a.m. when he fell asleep and hit a utility pole in the area of 39 Dilla St. The pole snapped in half, fell onto the r


Horvath & Tremblay sells six properties totaling $30.13 million - including a CVS and auto retail center in Mass.

Leominster, MA Horvath & Tremblay has completed the sale of 6 properties totaling $30,130,769. The properties include a CVS and auto retail center in Mass., two CVS-anchored retail centers in R.I., Verizon Wireless in Maine and Planet Fitness in N.Y.


Massachusetts: Newton Public Schools Sued for Teaching Anti-Semitic Curriculum

Replacement. This situation has come about because Muslim migrants are replacing Jews as a presence in the public square in the U.S. and elsewhere, and bringing their antisemitism with them. The parents who are suing are concerned about the use of Islam-biased, anti-Semitic and anti-Israel instructi