fall sports Sep 18

New High-Risk Communities on Mass. COVID Map Get Abrupt End to Fall Sports

All school fall sports in Worcester were postponed just days before practice was set to begin after the city’s being designated as high risk of spreading the coronavirus by Massachusetts health ...

  • Worcester Jun 30

    Man Fatally Stabbed in Worcester, Police Say

    A man was fatally stabbed early Tuesday morning in Worcester, Massachusetts, police said. Officers were called to Cutler Street near Grafton Street at about 1 a.m. for a report of a stabbing where they located a 29-year-old man with stab wounds, according to Worcester police. The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead, po...
  • Molly Bish Jun 28

    Molly Bish's Disappearance Still Unsolved After 20 Years

    Twenty years after Molly Bish disappeared while working her lifeguard shift at Comins Pond in Warren, Massachusetts, her family held a vigil there with 20 cars and 20 light jars. Molly was 16 when she disappeared on June 27, 2000. Three years later, her partial remains were found in nearby Palmer, but no one has ever been charged in the…...
  • Massachusetts State Police Jun 24

    Worcester's DA Accused of Violating Ethics Law in Police Report Altering Scandal

    Massachusetts ethics officials have accused the district attorney for Worcester County of violating state conflict of interest law by ordering one of his prosecutors to replace a police report containing embarrassing details about the arrest of a judge’s daughter with a sanitized version. The State Ethics Commission’s enforcement division said Wedn...
  • Worcester Jun 24

    City Councilors Reconsidering Increase in Worcester Police Budget After Protest

    Protesters gathered outside City Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts, to voice their opposition to an increase in the police department’s budget, and city officials now say they will reconsider their decision. The demonstrators objected to city councilors’ unanimous vote last Tuesday to raise the budget of the Worcester Police Department b...
  • Christopher Columbus Jun 24

    Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized in Worcester

    A statue of Christopher Columbus in Worcester, Massachusetts, has become the latest likeness of a controversial historical figure to be vandalized. Surveillance video captured two men tossing red paint and spray-painting the statue outside of Union Station at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, the city said. The video shows one man dump paint on the head of ...
  • Clark University Jun 13

    Clark University to Require Negative COVID-19 Test for Returning Students, Faculty

    Universities around the country are trying to figure out how to safely bring students back to campus amid the coronavirus crisis. Worcester-based Clark University has announced that it will be giving students the option of in-person or online classes in the fall – including stringent COVID-19 testing guidelines for everyone on campus. Clark student...
  • Worcester May 28

    Coronavirus Puts Summer Jobs in Limbo, Stressing Would-Be Workers

    Summer may be nearly here, but with many seasonal jobs on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the uncertainty for the workers who fill those jobs is stressful. Brendan Hallihan says he’s now competing for any available summer jobs with thousands of other people in Worcester, Massachusetts, who have found themselves suddenly unemployed. He said it...
  • Worcester May 27

    New Coronavirus Cluster at Sam's Club Distribution Center in Worcester

    Nineteen employees at the Sam’s Club distribution center in Worcester have tested positive for the coronavirus, city officials said Tuesday. “It looks like we have another cluster at the Sam’s Club distribution center in Worcester,” City Manager Edward Augustus Jr. said. “That facility is not open to the public, so it ...
  • Ecotarium May 26

    As Smaller Mass. Museums Begin Reopening, One in Worcester Makes Big Changes

    The Ecotarium in Worcester has been a pretty lonely place the past couple of months. The nature walks normally filled with families and the live animal habitats usually busy with onlookers are all empty due to the coronavirus pandemic. But that’s about to change, as smaller museums in Massachusetts have been given the green light to reopen — ...
  • bowling May 19

    Worcester's Last Candlepin Bowling Alley Closes Due to Coronavirus

    The last candlepin bowling alley in the Massachusetts city where the sport was invented is closing, and management says the coronavirus pandemic is to blame. Colonial Bowling Center in Worcester is shuttering for good, manager Paul Wambach told The Telegram & Gazette on Monday. The fall to spring season provides most of the alley’s revenu...
  • coronavirus Apr 22

    Doctor Encouraged by Successful Treatment, Highlights Need for Donors

    A potential breakthrough in the treatment of COVID-19 has come as UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester reports promising results with its first blood plasma treatment of a seriously ill coronavirus patient this past Saturday. “The ability to have a treatment that works this quickly and this dramatically is just a huge weapon in the arse...
  • coronavirus Apr 18

    Worcester Irish Pub Provides Food for Front-Line Workers

    Quinn’s Irish Pub in Worcester hasn’t been able to open its doors to the many local police officers, firefighters, nurses and EMTs who often grab a pint at the bar or take in an Irish band at the neighborhood haunt. They’re fighting the coronavirus, while restaurants across Massachusetts can only offer food to take out or deliver. “I was......
  • PPE Apr 15

    Worcester Has a PPE Litter Problem, and the City's Pushing to End It

    Crumpled up facemasks and a rainbow of rolled up latex gloves are littering parking lots and streets throughout Massachusetts as people try to stay protected and protect others amid the coronavirus outbreak. While most of these items of personal protective equipment, or PPE, are disposable products, officials warn they shouldn’t be disposed of outs...
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