Worcester North High School: Ready to Make History in the MIAA Division 1 ChampionshipWhat's Up WorcesterNewsBreak Contributor
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Worcester, MA is considering a revolutionary idea: no homework on certain days of the weekWhat's Up WorcesterNewsBreak Contributor
Beloved Worcester Sgt. Derrick Leto Remembered for His Dedication to Service and Kind HeartWhat's Up WorcesterNewsBreak Contributor
Wellesley College Students Vote to Allow Trans Men AdmissionAnne SpollenNewsBreak Contributor
Rollover crash Saturday night on Highland Street in Holliston turns fatal
HOLLISTON — Two people were killed Saturday night after a rollover crash on Highland Street, authorities said in a press release. Authorities identified the victims as Joshua Taylor, 23, of Holliston; and Haley Gens, 23, of Connecticut. According to the Holliston Police Department, police responded to 717 Highland St. at 9:53 p.m. Saturday for...
Massachusetts State Police seize 47,000 fentanyl pills
NEW BEDFORD – Massachusetts State Police and their local police partners continue to make progress in their efforts to interdict large-scale dealers of fentanyl pills. In a statement released yesterday, the MSP announced the arrest of Bestlee Vazquez for trafficking fentanyl pills passed off as oxycodone. This arrest was...
The T opened up the world to me. Now it's stuck
I’ve been riding the MBTA since the day my mom dropped me off at Alewife Station to take the Red Line to Charles River Esplanade, for free sailing lessons at Community Boating. That was back in 2001, when you could get through the fare gate by dropping a fistful of coins into a box. The fares and gates have since been updated, and nearly everything else is deteriorating.
Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey declares the end of the state's COVID-19 public health emergency on May 11th
Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey has announced that the state's COVID-19 public health emergency will come to an end on May 11th. This announcement came ahead of the 45-day notice required by state law, allowing additional time for organizations affected by the change to prepare for the end of the public health emergency. Healey also plans to rescind an executive order that required all executive branch state employees to have received their primary series COVID-19 vaccines on May 11th.
First day of Spring on the horizon for western Massachusetts
The first day of spring is tomorrow, but our weather was very wintry this past week, and today was colder than average for the St. Patrick's Parade.
Large-Scale Massachusetts Cocaine Supplier Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Conspiracy
A Fitchburg man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Worcester for his role in a wide-ranging fentanyl, heroin, crack and cocaine trafficking conspiracy. Pedro Villot-Santiago, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, 400 grams or more of fentanyl, 280 grams or more of cocaine base (commonly known as crack cocaine) and 500 grams or more of cocaine. U.S. Senior District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman scheduled sentencing for Sept. 12, 2023. Villot-Santiago was indicted in July 2020 along with 17 others, including his brother and co-conspirator Jonathan Villot.
Worcester Police Department mourns off-duty death of Sgt. Derrick Leto
Sgt. Derrick Leto, an 18-year veteran of the Worcester Police Department, has died off-duty, city officials said. He was 42. Leto was a role model who volunteered his time across Worcester and had a “far-reaching” impact on his colleagues and community, the police department said in a statement.
Three Fast Food Chains Top the List as Most Popular in Massachusetts
Massachusetts is loaded with excellent restaurant options across the state. Whether it's Boston, Springfield, Worcester, Cape Cod, Berkshire County, and everywhere in between, you'll find yourself excellent seafood choices, tasty Italian dishes, yummy Chinese cuisine, and the list goes on and on. Depending on the Day, Some Massachusetts Residents May...
Cases of tick-borne babesiosis increase significantly in New England
The disease is now considered endemic in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. New research shows that the tick-borne disease babesiosis is becoming much more common in some New England states. Research conducted from 2011 through 2019 shows that cases of babesiosis “significantly increased” in northeastern states, according to a recently...
Nero's Law deadline extended for EMT, paramedic medical training for injured police K9s
On April 12, 2018, Yarmouth police Sgt. Sean Gannon lost his life and his K-9 partner, Nero, suffered life-threatening injuries during a shootout with a suspected drug dealer. “We were shocked, and Nero was bleeding to death,” said Rep. Steven Xiarhos, R-Barnstable, who at the time was on the scene as Yarmouth’s deputy chief of police. “And all the paramedics and EMTs were not allowed to touch him because in Massachusetts, you (could) not legally help an animal and you (could) legally put it in an ambulance.”
13th Annual Battle of the Badge Saturday
FRAMINGHAM – The 13th annual hockey game between Framingham Police & Framingham Fire will take place Saturday, March 25. The Police Blue Liners face the Fire Jakes at Loring Arena at 2 p.m. Admission is free. Last year, the Police Blue Liners won the hockey game.
Rhode Island State Police arrest wrong-way driver after head-on crash
LINCOLN, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island State Police department said one person was arrested and multiple were injured after a wrong-way, head-on crash in Lincoln. Police said they got a call for a wrong-way driver on Route-146 at 3:15 Sunday morning. Authorities said Evan Baptiste of Worcester was...
Civics Sunday: Town Election Candidate Update
Below is a table showing candidates who are campaigning for elected office at the May 23, 2023, Town Election. This table is accurate of Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Completed nomination forms are due into the Town Clerk’s office by April 7, 2023. Please consider serving Holliston on one of these elected Boards / Committees.
4 states move to bolster food aid after pandemic SNAP benefits end
With the end of pandemic SNAP benefits, several states are moving to bolster monthly allotments to replace the temporary boosts provided as a federal emergency measure. Why it matters: Over 41 million people relied on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a monthly benefit for eligible low-income people to use on food purchases, in 2022 alone. The emergency allotments provided SNAP households an additional $95 or more every month depending on household size and income.
Mass. property tax foreclosure laws harmful, inequitable
Last year, Deborah Foss was forced to live in her car during the coldest months of the year after New Bedford officials placed a tax lien on her home and sold it to a private company called Tallage for $9,626 — the total amount she owed, including interest. The tax lien gave the investor authority under Massachusetts law to take her home, sell it for $241,600 and keep all the profits. Deborah lost her home and her value in it over a debt that was worth just a fraction of the value of her home.
VIDEO: 22News marches in the 70th Annual Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade
22News marched in the parade and saw hundreds of people waving to us and wishing the news crew a happy anniversary as we celebrate 70 years along with the 70th annual Holyoke St. Patrick's Day parade.
Fire Fighters Union files suit in Massachusetts over chemicals in gear that “is killing us”
Dedham, MA – The International Association of Fire Fighters filed suit Thursday against the National Fire Protection Association for what they say is its role in imposing a testing standard that effectively requires the use of PFAS in fire fighter protective gear. “The very gear designed to protect fire...
Are you a fan of Bronzetti's Pizza in Framingham? It has reopened in new location
FRAMINGHAM — Fans of Bronzetti's Pizza and Kitchen once again have a place to get their slice of heaven. Offering a brand of pizza that has roots in the city dating back to 1939, Bronzetti's was last seen at Fun and Games on Route 9. It left that spot during the COVID-19 shutdown, but now it's back up and running in a new location — inside the South Framingham Fraternal Order of Eagles lodge at 55 Park St.
Woman killed, two others injured in Wrentham crash
WRENTHAM, Mass. (WPRI) — One woman has died and two others were injured after a car accident in Wrentham, Mass. on Friday night. According to police, just before 8 p.m., they were called to a report of a two vehicle crash in front of District Court. When they arrived on scene, they found two vehicles, […]
Silver Alert: Missing 83-year-old in North Providence, possibly endangered
NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The North Providence Police Department said they’re looking for a missing 83-year-old woman reported missing Sunday morning. According to police, Rosa Troncoso was last seen Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. and is believed to be endangered by a physical or mental illness. Troncoso...
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