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Worcester Aud getting role in movie with Liam Neeson
WORCESTER - The long-vacant Worcester Memorial Auditorium will have a part in the movie "Honest Thief."Through the magic of Hollywood, the first-floor lobby of the historic building will transformed into a bank lobby, and the scene that will be filmed there involves actor Liam Neeson breaking into the bank's vault, according to Alex Berard, the location manager for the film project.Mr. Neeson will be the only actor in the scene.Mr. [...]

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2018 3:49 AM
Worcester students are treated to Railers hockey game
WORCESTER - Of the 6,043 fans who attended the Worcester Railers’ 3-2 shootout victory Wednesday over Reading at the DCU Center, 4,500 of them were elementary school students from the Worcester public schools.The second annual Railers School Day Game sponsored by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette’s Newspapers in Education program began at 10 a.m. so the students could come, and they made a lot of noise. When they played “noise time” on the overhead [...]

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2018 3:12 AM
Wildwood Mushrooms owner seeks to rebuild after Sutton farm closed by fire
WORCESTER - Less than a year after Wildwood Mushrooms farm opened in Sutton, a fire shut it down.But as with his produce, a Leicester man plans to grow the farm from the detritus, with help from a community fundraiser Sunday at 3cross Fermentation Cooperative.“It would have been easy for me to quit after this happened, but I’m taking it for an opportunity to grow the business and get better,” said Brad Allain, 33, owner, purveyor and cultivator of Wildwood [...]

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2018 2:39 AM
Clark professor helps produce new study on climate change solutions
WORCESTER – A comprehensive new study co-produced by a Clark University professor says that improving management of natural resources in the U.S. can help counter the effects of climate change.But geography professor and environmental scientist Christopher Williams also cautioned such an undertaking won’t completely prevent global catastrophe, adding countries still need to drastically reduce their dependency on fossil fuels. [...]

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2018 2:02 AM
Holy Cross to cancel classes Friday for sensitivity summit after report of anti-gay assault
WORCESTER - Mystery surrounds an alleged anti-gay assault at the College of the Holy Cross that sparked an outcry on campus and helped set the stage for Holy Cross’ move to cancel classes this Friday afternoon for a campuswide sensitivity summit.Holy Cross has refused to release details of the alleged hate crime reported on campus in the early morning of Oct. 27. The college has declined to disclose details of what allegedly happened, the sex of the student who filed the [...]

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2018 1:26 AM
College Town: WPI club has magic formula
At the Society of Magicians, one of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s newest clubs, there are certain types of magic that members have found it best to avoid.The goal of most magic tricks is to amaze the audience, and at a school that abounds with science and math geniuses, that can be challenging.Sophomore Emily Staknis, the society's president, says magic based on physics doesn’t work well at WPI. “I tend to avoid those kinds of tricks because people [...]

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2018 12:47 AM
Life sciences in Mass. is touted as 'the place to be'
WORCESTER - There’s a “revolution” again in Massachusetts. But in 2018 that revolution is not in the streets but in labs, operating rooms and boardrooms, and leaders in the life sciences fields say intellectual flexibility is required to participate.“You have to think about life in a much more systemic way,” said Travis McCready, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, a public-private agency, in a keynote address at the Next-in- [...]

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 11:24 PM
Winter wardrobe at work
WORCESTER - Police Sgt. Mike Brunstetter directs traffic at a road construction site on Greenwood Street on a windy and chilly Wednesday.

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 11:13 PM
North Brookfield man indicted on weapons charges
WORCESTER - A North Brookfield man was indicted Wednesday in federal court on charges of unlawfully possessing guns and ammunition, after police found a cache of weapons in his home after an alleged home invasion.Seth Decoteau, 36, was indicted in U.S. District Court on one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of possession of an unregistered firearm, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling.The charges stemmed from an [...]

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 11:08 PM
2 arrested after policeman witnesses exchange of gunfire on Providence Street
WORCESTER - A police officer working a paid detail witnessed an exchange of gunfire on Providence Street Wednesday morning.Three men who fired at a Jeep were on foot and ran away, police said, but the officer radioed for help, and police caught up with the driver and the passenger, who had returned fire.Around 10:25 a.m., an officer was working an off-duty assignment near Vernon and Ames streetes when saw a Jeep going north from Providence Street toward Dorchester Street. Three [...]

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 10:38 PM

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'Monopoly for Millennials' reminds players that 'adulting is hard'
In Hasbro's new "Monopoly for Millennials" game, the tagline reads: "Forget real estate. You can't afford it anyway."

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 8:54 PM
At Nike NYC, an app delivers clothes to the fitting room, and pays for what you buy
Nike's new flagship opens in Manhattan Thursday, blending the digital with the physical to make shopping quick and convenient

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 8:31 PM
Powerball winner, a single mom, shares her wealth with wounded veterans
'It's very important to me that we never forget the sacrifices soldiers and their family members make for our country,' said Lerynne West of Iowa.

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 6:59 PM
Did PG&E cause the devastating Camp Fire? California utility's stock is plunging
California utility Pacific Gas & Electric acknowledged it may be found liable for causing the state's Camp Fire and could face "significant" costs.

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 12:44 PM
Black, Hispanic homeownership rates remain stuck below whites
All homebuyers face a tough housing market, but larger shares of black and Hispanic buyers had to surmount more obstacles than white buyers.

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 12:29 PM
'Build the wall' toy says Trump's wall would protect against 'mob' of migrants
Conservative retailer Keep and Bear soon will begin shipping a LEGO-like "build the wall" toy that extols the virtues of Donald Trump's proposed border wall.

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 11:08 PM
Move over airlines! Uber unveils new frequent-flyer style program
Uber unveiled a new program that will help customers earn perks like cheaper fares, better customer support, and priority pickups at airports.

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 10:03 PM
Keurig launches Drinkworks Home Bar, a pod-based cocktail delivery machine
Keurig and Anheuser-Busch team up to offer the Drinkworks Home Bar, which uses pods to make cocktails, beer and mixers.

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 6:11 PM
4 moves you can make today to be richer by the end of the year
Try these end of the year money moves to go into 2019 in stronger financial shape.

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 7:00 AM
The best Black Friday deals you can get right now
You don't have to wait for Black Friday to find awesome deals for the holidays.

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 4:11 PM

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