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Branford Marsalis Quartet opens Music Worcester season Oct. 19 at Mechanics Hall
WORCESTER — Branford Marsalis can talk about jazz in a no-nonsense and detailed manner that would satisfy the most demanding jazz aficionado.But the saxophonist, composer, bandleader and educator can also say about his upcoming concert with his jazz quartet at Mechanics Hall that "we're gonna have fun."The Oct. 19 performance will open Music Worcester's 2018-19 concert season. The opening is becoming a family happening. Trumpet player, composer, artistic director [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2018 11:00 PM
Jim McGovern, Tracy Lovvorn debate at Mechanics Hall
WORCESTER - Incumbent U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern and challenger Tracy L. Lovvorn engaged in a sprawling debate Monday night at Mechanics Hall that touched on everything from political polarization, to immigration, to violence against women.Over the course of more than an hour, Mr. McGovern, a Worcester Democrat, presented himself as an experienced legislator who has supported projects that have benefited the 2nd Congressional District while advocating for the middle class in America. [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 4:11 AM
Worcester Board of Health endorses comprehensive sex ed curriculum for city schools
WORCESTER – The city Board of Health on Monday voted to endorse implementation of a comprehensive sex education curriculum in city schools after hearing from health officials and students that the district’s efforts in that area are not enough.In particular, a couple of current high-schoolers told the board they want a more inclusive sexual health program that will cover sexual orientation and gender identity, as [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 3:57 AM
Bid for downtown improvement district heads to Worcester council
WORCESTER - A group of downtown property owners is asking the City Council to allow the establishment of a Business Improvement District that would encompass roughly 78 acres downtown.Such a district, which is allowed under state law, would provide business and property owners with a legal mechanism for collecting and allocating self-imposed fees via an annual assessment.The money could be used to fund a variety of "public realm" improvements in the district, such as [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 3:30 AM
U.S. Rep. James McGovern and challenger Tracy Lovvorn debating at Mechanics Hall tonight
WORCESTER - The two candidates for the 2nd Congressional District are facing off in a debate at Mechanics Hall on Monday.The debate between incumbent Democrat James P. McGovern of Worcester and challenger Republican Tracy L. Lovvorn of Grafton got underway about 7 p.m.Questions are being asked by a three-member panel: Meryl Kessler, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts; Irene Hernandez, vice president of the central region of the [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 2:30 AM
Happy Quilters at Worcester Senior Center stitch Thanksgiving raffle prize
WORCESTER - Jeddy Brank folds a quilt that she and Ethel Gustafson, left, have been working on for a year during Monday's monthly Happy Quilters group sessions at the Worcester Senior Center. The quilt squares represent the 12 months of the year.The Friends of the Worcester Senior Center will raffle off the quilt during the Thanksgiving lunch at the center and proceeds will go back to the center.The six members of the Happy Quilters often create quilts for charity, such as baby [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 11:06 PM
New Table Talk building planned at South Worcester Industrial Park
WORCESTER — The South Worcester Industrial Park is poised for another new development, this time a freezer building for Table Talk Pies.Developer Chacharone Properties LLC of Worcester has filed plans with the city for development of a 27,600-square-foot building at 25 Southgate St. The building would be used hold pie ingredients and frozen pies made at Table Talk’s nearby 51,200-square-foot bakery, an adjacent facility also developed by Chacharone for the pie [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 10:15 PM
Conifer seed bugs raising a stink for area residents
The conversation goes something like this: "Anyone know what is with the ridiculous amount of stink bugs? They are swarming the outside of our house. I have never seen this many.""All over the place!""My house is covered in them!""I’m freaking out!"On several local community discussion pages on Facebook over the last couple of weeks, conversation threads have grown long with area residents wondering, ranting and worrying over the appearance of what most are [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 5:23 PM
Region's roster of police dogs undergoes changes
Attrition has forced at least two local police departments, Auburn and Dudley, to suspend their use of police dogs.But police canines are such a shared resource, so this hasn't been a problem.Moreover, several other police departments in the region continue to add to the litter.In Auburn, after growing the canine program to "a model for other departments to follow," longtime canine officer James Ljunggren resigned last summer to take a job with the state [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 4:26 PM
Complaints of overcrowding, delays for Worcester buses
WORCESTER - After a rash of complaints about delays and crowded buses over the past month, school officials are looking to make improvements to the district’s transportation service going forward.According to parents, there have been cases of excessively long waits at bus stops, as well as at least a couple incidents of students having to sit in aisles because their buses were overcrowded.While [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 11:28 AM

GANNETT Syndication Service

Police see flurry of Honda airbag thefts as criminals aim to resell on black market
Criminals are stealing airbags out of relatively new Honda cars for apparent resale to questionable repair shops or online customers, USA TODAY found.
     
 
 


POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 5:02 PM
Sears is in trouble: What shoppers should do now with the bankruptcy filing
Sears has been flailing for years, and now the company has filed for bankruptcy protection.
     
 
 


POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 5:36 PM
Plan for a smaller Sears begins to emerge in bankruptcy court
Sears has proposed having its Chapter 11 reorganization plan filed by late December and confirmed in March 2019.
     
 
 


POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 5:56 PM
President Trump says Sears was 'improperly run' and its bankruptcy is 'a shame'
President Trump commented on Sears' Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on Monday, calling it 'a shame,' and saying the retailer was "improperly run."
     
 
 


POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 2:05 PM
Can the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL get you to break up with your iPhone or Galaxy Note?
Google's new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones sport an excellent camera and a feature to turn the table on telemarketers.
     
 
 


POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 4:57 PM
Controversial Sears boss Eddie Lampert might be the company's last hope in bankruptcy
Eddie Lampert, who engineered the company's 2005 combination with Kmart and became CEO in 2013, may be all that stands between Sears and liquidation.
     
 
 


POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 5:59 PM
Sears store closing list: 142 more Sears, Kmart locations closing in Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Sears Holdings plans to close another 142 unprofitable stores, as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, on top of 46 store closings announced in August.
     
 
 


POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 8:31 PM
Suds shortage? Warming climate threatens world's beer supply
Worldwide, over the next few decades, beer could become more scarce and thus more expensive because of human-caused global warming, a study says.
     
 
 


POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 4:51 PM
Taco Bell brings back its World Series' 'Steal a Base, Steal a Taco' promotion
Taco Bell is bringing back its "Steal a Base, Steal a Taco" promotion and will give away free tacos if a base is stolen during the postseason series.
     
 
 


POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 10:47 AM
PG&E keeps nearly 60,000 Northern California customers in the dark to reduce wildfire risk
Pacific Gas and Electric purposefully shut off electricity to thousands of customers, to prevent a wildfire in Northern California.
     
 
 


POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 10:00 PM

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