WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman charged with killing a former high school classmate in a treehouse near her home and then disposing of his body in New Hampshire was found guilty by a jury on Monday of second-degree murder.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Matthew Sluka connected with Jalen Coker for a touchdown with 14 seconds left and Holy Cross beat Sacred Heart 13-10 on Saturday in the first round of the FCS playoffs.
Sluka led Holy Cross on an 11-play, 80-yard drive, ending in a 35-yard touchdown to Coker.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts university is investigating a racial slur targeting Black students that was written on the window of a dormitory common space last week, but some students of color say the school's response has been inadequate.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the July 2016 death of a Connecticut man who was found in his car in the parking lot of a YMCA with a stab wound to the chest.
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who bought more than $150,000 worth of commuter rail passes using stolen credit card information, and then sold the passes at below face value, has been sentenced to five years in prison.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts science museum has opened an exhibit on a very topical subject — vaccines.
Officials at the EcoTarium Museum of Science and Nature in Worcester hope that the exhibit that opened this week will play a part in educating visitors about the COVID-19 and other vaccines, The Telegram & Gazette reported.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Worcester is paying tribute to a city firefighter who died in the line of duty while saving the life of a colleague two years ago.
The tribute to Lt. Jason Menard was scheduled at the McKeon Road Fire Station at 6 p.m.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Judson Martindale had 24 points as Holy Cross romped past Regis (MA) 98-51 on Tuesday night.
Bo Montgomery had 19 points for Holy Cross (1-0). Austin Lewis added 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Worcester is getting a new skate park.
A ceremonial groundbreaking for the $2 million project at Crompton Park is scheduled for later this month, but Robert Antonelli Jr., assistant commissioner of public works and parks, tells The Telegram & Gazette the project actually started a few weeks ago.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Ayir Asante caught three touchdown passes and Holy Cross beat Lafayette 35-10 on Saturday for the Crusaders' fourth straight victory.
The win kept Holy Cross (7-2, 4-0) tied with Fordham atop the Patriot League.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Worcester, Mass. health care network says someone hacked into its employee email system, potentially exposing the personal information of thousands of patients.
UMass Memorial Health notified patients earlier this month if their information was involved in the breach, which occurred between June 2020 and January.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A hockey team in Worcester kicked off its season by watching competitive eater Joey Chestnut devour a dozen 4-inch blueberry pies in 90 seconds.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Matthew Sluka passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two scores in Holy Cross' 48-14 victory over Georgetown on Saturday.
Sluka was 7-of-10 passing for 136 yards, and he carried it 10 times for 92 yards.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by a coalition of Black and Latino residents of Worcester who alleged that the city's system of electing school committee members dilutes the voting power of people of color and violates federal voting laws.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A statue of Christopher Columbus in the second largest city in Massachusetts was splashed with red paint overnight, the second time it has been vandalized in 16 months.
A public works crew was on the scene Wednesday cleaning the paint off the 8-foot (2.4 meters) statue, The Telegram & Gazette reported.
HOLDEN, Mass. (AP) — Police in a town outside of Worcester, Massachusetts, are looking for a man they say stole an American flag from a veterans memorial and urinated on it on Monday.
The Holden police department said a witness saw a man drive up to the memorial and lower the flag, the Telegram & Gazette reported.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A developer who paid $10 million for 27 properties in Worcester once owned by now-closed Becker College said he plans to return some buildings to single-family homes, affordable market-rate apartments and student housing.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Five young people walked away with either a 43-inch smart TV or a Nintendo Switch when the city of Worcester announced the first winners of its Youth Vax Giveaway, meant to encourage younger people to get a coronavirus vaccine.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Jake Smith passed for three touchdowns, Khalid Thomas made two interceptions and Harvard beat Holy Cross 38-13 on Saturday.
Kym Wimberly opened the scoring by catching a Smith pass behind the line of scrimmage and racing 41 yards.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A California trucker who was promised $6,000 to transport about $14 million worth of fentanyl across the country to Massachusetts has been sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts' first refugees from Afghanistan following the U.S. withdrawal and Taliban takeover of the country have arrived.
A family of three that includes a husband, wife and young child landed at Boston's Logan International Airport on Friday, according to state officials and local refugee resettlement groups.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — More than 160 people were expected to participate in a charity walk to raise money for the fight against ALS in Worcester.
The goal of the Walk to Defeat ALS on Sunday is to raise $100,000 to bolster no-cost services like support groups, home visits, insurance counseling, referrals to community resources, durable medical equipment loans, the Care Connection program, education and more.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Doctors at a Massachusetts hospital where hundreds of nurses have been on strike since early March are asking them to return to work to help deal with a surge of COVID-19 patients that has led to longer wait times at all the region's medical facilities.
LEICESTER, Mass. (AP) — Voters in Leicester have overwhelmingly approved the town's purchase of the campus of now-closed Becker College.
The town will move forward with an assessment of the property to determine how the buildings will be used, whether any should be sold, and what is needed for maintenance, The Telegram & Gazette reported Wednesday.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — An independent review of the Worcester Fire Department commissioned after the death of a firefighter in 2019 found problems that require “immediate intervention."
The 248-report by Emergency Services Consulting International released Monday found a poor internal communications system and on-scene management and called for a change in leadership structure.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A suspect who evaded capture for almost two decades after a 1999 shooting outside a Massachusetts nightclub that left one man dead and another injured is scheduled to go on trial Monday.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The second largest city in Massachusetts will require everyone to wear masks in indoor public spaces and will also require municipal employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, the city manager announced Friday.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer who shot and killed an armed man who claimed to have a bomb “acted reasonably and lawfully” and will not face criminal charges, investigators said Friday.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man previously convicted of trying to smuggle three kilograms (about 6.5 pounds) of cocaine through Logan Airport in a wheelchair has been sent back to prison for signing for a shipment of cocaine sent to his home.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Massachusetts has topped 18,000.
New daily cases of COVID-19 increased by more than 1,400 Tuesday while newly confirmed coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts rose by 24.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) —
A lake in central Massachusetts was closed to the public Sunday due to high bacterial counts.
Worcester officials said persons and pets will be prohibited from swimming, boating and fishing in Indian Lake, including Shore Park Beach, effective immediately.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Westin Elliott sandwiched a pair of second-quarter touchdown passes around teammate Anthony Witherstone's 35-yard interception-return score and Merrimack stunned Holy Cross 35-21 on Saturday to give the Warriors their first 2-0 start.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi toured a Worcester child care facility Thursday in a visit meant to highlight the importance of affordable child care.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The foundation named for the woman killed while out for a run near her mother's Massachusetts home in 2016 is teaming up with the local sheriff's department for a women's self-defense workshop.
MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — A suspect in the stabbing death of a man whose body was found in a storage unit in Massachusetts where he had apparently been living has been apprehended in Virginia, authorities said Wednesday.
MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — A man who had apparently been living in a storage unit was found dead from multiple stab wounds, Massachusetts officials said Thursday.
WBZ-TV reports the body of 54-year-old Paul Weaver was discovered in a storage facility in Milford on Tuesday.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Two major airlines are offering flights from New England's second largest city to New York City.
JetBlue is set to restart its route from Worcester, Massachusetts to New York City on Thursday evening while Delta Air Lines says it will begin offering a new route from Worcester Regional Airport in November.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts hospital crippled by a nurses' strike that's now entering its sixth month says it's hired more than 100 replacement nurses after talks aimed at ending the standoff stalled.
BOSTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's updated mask guidance now applies to nine Massachusetts counties, according to data released Monday.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Negotiations between management at a Massachusetts hospital and nurses who have been on strike for nearly five months are scheduled to resume Monday.
A federal mediator has scheduled all-day sessions Monday and Tuesday between management at St.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — UMass Memorial Health-Community Healthlink is using $700,000 in grants to renovate a Worcester facility to address what leaders call a national behavioral health crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A 42-year-old man whose child had been asked to leave the pool house used a knife and a baseball bat to attack two teenage lifeguards, police said.
Worcester police responded to the Lincoln Village pool house at about 5:30 p.m.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts hospital announced Wednesday that it is temporarily scaling back some services and reducing capacity in response to a strike by nurses that has now lasted nearly five months.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A panel put together to examine teacher diversity in Massachusetts' second largest city has released a list of recommendations.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A man who robbed another man at gunpoint then shot the victim in the back as he ran away has been sentenced to up to eight years in prison.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who accidentally shot and killed a coworker at a moving company using a shotgun he found while unloading a truck has received a suspended sentence with probation.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A group of striking nurses from a Massachusetts hospital traveled to the headquarters of the hospital's Dallas-based owner ahead of the scheduled resumption of negotiations later this week, officials said.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Worcester police are stepping up patrols at the city's parks and swimming areas after a 17-year-old lifeguard was stabbed and beaten shortly after a group of young men was asked to stop smoking and drinking at a park.
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A man who used sledgehammers and mallets to further damage customers' vehicles at the two auto body shops he owned in an effort to cheat insurance companies has pleaded guilty to dozens of charges, prosecutors said.
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man is suspected of stealing the identities of two people in an attempt to buy an $83,000 car, federal prosecutors said Monday.
Brandon Brouillard, 27, of Worcester, was indicted last week on bank fraud and aggravated identity theft charges, according to a statement from the U.S.