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The second largest city in New England Worcester was named after its predecessor Worcester England. Located forty miles from Boston, Worcester was originally settled by the English in 1673. Esther Howland, an early resident of Worcester, designed the first American valentine cards. Worcester also hosted some filming for the Star Trek Nemesis filming. The city is also home to its own art museum, Hanover Theater of the Performing Arts, and the Rock and Shock a convention for horror as well as a heavy metal concert.

Population: 182596
Local Newspapers: The Worcester Telegram and Gazette
Local Sports Teams: Worcester Sharks (AHL) Worcester Tornadoes (Can-Am Baseball)
Local Colleges: Jesuit College of the Holy Cross Clark University

Zip Codes associated with worcester, massachusetts: 01602 01603 01604 01605 01606 01607 01608 01609 01610 01612 01655
Towns/Cities near worcester, massachusetts : Spencer Northborough Edgemere Auburn Millbury Forest Grove Westborough Cherry Valley

Worcester News
Jury selection starts Thursday in after-hours party slaying trial

WORCESTER - Jury selection is scheduled to begin Thursday in Worcester Superior Court for the trial of two people charged in connection with a fatal shooting three years ago during an after-hours party on Narragansett Avenue. Angel Ortiz-Santos, 25, of 40 Belmont St., is under indictment on murder, assault and firearm charges in the March 22, 2015, shooting death of 27-year-old Christian Omar Puello-Rosado after an argument at a party at 5 Narragansett Ave. A woman who was among 35 to 40 partygoers was also shot, and she survived, according to authorities.

Worcester officials say homeless need more places to go in daytime

Police Chief Steven M. Sargent said Wednesday the matter is a priority for his department and, together with City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr., police will soon roll out a plan to address the problem. The chief's remarks were in response to a question he was asked about problems at the library, from a resident during a Facebook Live forum produced and broadcast by the Telegram & Gazette.

BWW Review: Wilbury Theatre Group's the Flick is Fun and Unexpected

Ever wonder what movie theatre employees do after the projector is shut down for the night? Well, there's a lot of sweeping, but there's also the perfect atmosphere for those types of relationships that develop when you're in your 20s working a job that is neither intellectually stimulating, nor likely to last past a certain stage in the inevitable slog toward adulthood. THE FLICK captures that sweet spot of drama that's not life or death; romances that seem to be based more on proximity than actual feelings, but still feel VERY IMPORTANT; and trying to learn your role in a system that's ever changing.

Crime family associate sentenced for extortion

An associate working for a famed criminal organization was sentenced today in a federal court in Worcester on extortion-related charges. Fifty-three-year-old Gerald Daniele is sentenced to two years in federal prison for loansharking.

Wake held for slain West Brookfield family

Mourners paid their respects to Sara Bermudez and her three children, Madison, 8, James, 6, and Michael, 2, and offered sympathy to father and husband Moses Bermudez, during calling hours Monday at Varnum Funeral Home. The mother and her children will be buried privately Tuesday, together in a special casket, after a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at All Saints Church in Ware.

West Brookfield man accused of DUI crash in stolen truck

A West Brookfield man is facing 10 charges after he allegedly fled from police, crashed a stolen pickup truck, was knocked unconscious, and then awakened and tried to drink from a bottle of Fireball whiskey while firefighters cut him from the vehicle Sunday morning. Michael Taylor, 45, of 142 New Braintree Road, West Brookfield, caught the attention of Officer Paul Dacey, who was running radar on Oakham Road near the North Brookfield Elementary School at about 9 a.m. Sunday.

81-year-old among 7 arrested in Worcester drug raid

WORCESTER - Seven people, including an 81-year-old woman, were arrested Monday after police found drugs during a raid on a Main Street apartment. Police reported finding 14 bags of heroin, six bags of crack cocaine and strips of suboxone during a search of an apartment at 1038 Main St. More drugs were found in vacant apartment in the same building, police said.

Federal court in Worcester: Man accused of sending white powder to Trump Jr. released

A Massachusetts man charged with sending a threatening letter with white powder to President Donald Trump's son has been ordered released from jail while awaiting trial. A judge ordered Daniel Frisiello to be released Monday.

Webster to help residents pay for water filters

WEBSTER – Selectmen on Monday appointed a town accountant, approved of a program that would allow a limited number of residents to purchase home water filtration systems at no interest, and received initial budget numbers for fiscal 2019. The board entered executive session to interview Timothy S. Bell, a certified public accountant with Cerrone, Graham & Shepherd of Worcester.

Fr. Robert Mathieu, 70, formerly of Westborough

Father Bob Mathieu passed away Feb. 16, 2018 from injuries sustained in a car accident in Albuquerque, N.M. He was patient and kind and will be remembered for his laughter and easy going attitude. Over the course of his 42 years in the priesthood, he formed beautiful and lasting friendships, and will be greatly missed.

Rutland selectman declines to resign after vice squad arrest

Selectman Wayne A. Walker, expected to resign after an arrest in a vice squad sting, said Monday night he will stay in office. Mr. Walker, 61, of 176 Maple Ave., was arrested Feb. 21 in Worcester on a charge of paying for sexual conduct, as part of a vice squad sting.

No school in Worcester on Tuesday

The city called off school for Tuesday ahead of a looming storm that could dump 12 to 18 inches of snow on the region. The Worcester area is in line for 12 to 18 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

Worcester man gets 1 year for tobacco tax fraud

A Worcestser man was sentenced Monday to a year in prison in connection with a scheme to defraud the state of tobacco excise taxes and submitting false tax returns. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman sentenced Mohamed Afeez, 32, to a year and a day in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release.

Man slashed, beaten in Worcester

He had gone home injured after a 2 a.m. walk on Everett Gaylord Boulevard, police said, and his girlfriend persuaded him to go to the hospital. He walked to into the St. Vincent Hospital emergency room bleeding, police said.

Woman in critical condition after fire on Kendrick Ave. in Worcester

WORCESTER – A Kendrick Avenue woman was rushed to the hospital after she suffered burns to her face in a fast-moving blaze Monday, according to neighbors. "It's a terrible thing to hear someone screaming, and you can't do nothing right away," a shaken Ray Gibbs, the first person to find the woman, said as he recounted what happened.

Study: Doctors Who Prescribe More Opioids Make More Money

Sturbridge Man Killed In Overnight Crash On I-93 State Police said the man's car went off the road, rolled over, and ended up in the woods off I-93. Third Nor'Easter In 10 Days To Bring More Than A Foot Of New Snow The third nor'easter in 10 days is on the way.

News | Man Arrested for Illegal Possession of Gun in Worcester

Miguel Feliciano, 24, charged with Possession of a Firearm without an FID card, Possession of Ammunition without an FID card, Improper Storage of a Firearm, and Firearms Violation with 3 Prior Violent/Drug Crimes. On March 9, 2018, the WPD Vice Squad was in possession of a search warrant for 660 Main St #301 with Feliciano as the named target.

Lifestyle | See Where Worcester Ranks Among Best Cities for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and partygoers are beginning to wonder what city is the best place to go and is Worcester one of them? According to a recent study completed by WalletHub, Worcester is the 47th best city in the U.S. for St. Patrick's day celebrations out of 200 ranked cities. "More than 32 million people in the U.S. claim Irish ancestry that's over six and a half times the population of Ireland.

Acushnet Democratic caucus rescheduled for Thursday

The re-scheduled Democratic caucus will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Council on Aging, 159 1/2 S. Main St. The purpose of the caucus will be elect delegates to the State Democratic Convention on June 1 and 2 in Worcester. The convention is a nominating one.

Then & Now: 91 Prescott St., Worcester

On what is now a parking area, Washburn and Moen's North Works once operated a boiler house. In 1943, the wire manufacturer abandoned the factory complex, and Worcester Dusting Mill moved into the boiler house building, which burned in 1946.

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