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Worcester police to comment on what appears to be arrest video
WORCESTER - Police said they will comment Monday on a video that surfaced on social media Sunday.Two short video clips posted on Facebook appear to show police officers arresting two men near a white pickup truck in a parking lot on Southbridge Street.The police log shows two men were arrested on Southbridge Street overnight. Zachary Lugo, 27, of Rutland, was arrested at 241 [...]

POSTED JUNE 11, 2018 5:44 PM
'Jesus Christ Superstar' lead Ted Neeley in Worcester June 19 at benefit screening of film
WORCESTER — It's the sort of role that can change your life.Playing Jesus Christ on stage and then in the 1973 movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" has pretty much defined Ted Neeley's life.While he's also done many other things as an actor, singer, drummer, composer, producer and arranger, Neeley seems happy to have had what continues to be the role of a lifetime."It's always been comfortable for me. I've never [...]

POSTED JUNE 17, 2018 8:01 AM
Meet the Chef: Kenny Smith/Volturno, Worcester
WORCESTER — Kenny Smith, executive chef at the award-winning Volturno in Worcester, "began working in kitchens as a teenager washing dishes out of high school."He probably didn’t know it at the time, but top chefs in the country, including the late Anthony Bourdain, claim that if you want to be a chef, you need to wash dishes first. It’s the best way to enter the business.Smith said when he realized he wanted to pursue a career in culinary arts in [...]

POSTED JUNE 17, 2018 12:04 PM
Mass. budget amendment aims to relieve backlog in Worcester juvenile court
WORCESTER - Central Massachusetts legislators are pushing to retain an amendment adopted in the Senate budget that would add a justice to the Worcester County Juvenile Court for the fiscal year beginning July 1.A letter dated June 11 to members of the Conference Committee, who are negotiating differences between the Senate and House versions of the state budget, said four judges and a circuit court judge currently hear more than 600 cases a year, more than a 40 percent increase [...]

POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 4:28 AM
Swimmers and standers
WORCESTER - Lake Quinsigamond is a place to keep cool, whether in the water at the beach or just paddling by.

POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 3:12 AM
Worcester to open pools, beaches July 1; state pools open Saturday
WORCESTER - The heat has arrived, and soon will come the relief. The Crompton Park pool and all city splash parks and beaches open for the season July 1, according to the city Department of Public Works & Parks.Cristoforo Colombo and Greenwood spray parks and Crompton Park pool will be open seven days a week, from noon to 7 p.m., until the end of summer.Crompton Park pool runs free lunch and dinner programs every day. New this year, Crompton is offering swimming lessons. [...]

POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 2:09 AM
Worcester motorcyclist dies in overnight crash on Franklin Street
WORCESTER - Police are investigating a motorcycle crash on Franklin Street early Sunday morning that took the life of a 23-year-old Worcester man.The motorcyclist, Matthew Kachadoorian, was believed to have died on impact. Police said it appeared Mr. Kachadoorian lost control of the motorcycle, which ran onto the sidewalk, then struck a small tree and a light pole. He was pronounced dead at the scene.Police said they were called to the area of 631 Franklin St. about 4:10 a.m. [...]

POSTED JUNE 17, 2018 10:46 PM
Military Notes
VETERANS NOTESMondayMarine Corps League Worcester Detachment 144 will meet at 7 p.m. at 181 Lake Ave., Worcester. The executive board will meet at 6 p.m. For more information, call (508) 797-0141 or visit Retirement Ceremony: VFW Charles F. Minney Post 3329 will meet veterans at the post at 16 South Main St., Millbury, to set up for the flag retirement ceremony at 6:30 p.m. at [...]

POSTED JUNE 17, 2018 8:45 AM
Worcester Dining Center Menus
Hot meals: Elder Services of Worcester Area Inc. and Tri-Valley Inc. sponsor a dining program on weekdays for people 60 and older. For a list of dining sites and other information, call (508) 852-3205.The menu for the week of June 17 is:Monday: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, fresh fruitTuesday: Marinated pork loin, brown rice, Oriental-blend vegetables, mandarin [...]

POSTED JUNE 17, 2018 6:12 AM
Woman suffers head injuries when bike hits SUV in Worcester
WORCESTER - A 21-year-old woman suffered head injuries Friday night after the bicycle she was riding collided with an SUV at Queen and Chandler Streets.Witnesses said the woman did not slow down or attempt to brake as she rode down Queen Street and into the intersection, police said. Investigators believe the bicycle may have faulty brakes. The bicycle hit a rear side door of a 2003 Nissan Xterra driven by a 57-year-old man. The SUV was on Chandler Street at the time of the accident [...]

POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 12:31 AM

GANNETT Syndication Service

401(k) investors: Follow the 5% rule to protect your retirement savings
Retirement investing isn't a get-rich-quick scheme. It’s about getting solid but volatile stock market-like returns gradually without much risk.

POSTED JUNE 17, 2018 2:00 AM
China tariffs on U.S. soybeans could cost Iowa farmers up to $624 million
An escalating U.S.-China trade dispute could cost Iowa soybean farmers as much as $624 million, depending on how long tariffs are in place and how quickly farmers can find new markets for their soybeans.

POSTED JUNE 17, 2018 10:47 AM
McDonald's to test plastic-straw alternatives in U.S. later this year
In September, McDonald's restaurants in the U.K. and Ireland will begin switching to only paper straws, thanks to a successful test run.

POSTED JUNE 15, 2018 3:26 PM
Sprint and Verizon’s latest deals offer still more definitions of “Unlimited”
Recent wireless deals from Verizon and Sprint offered new twists on those "unlimited" plans, which are hugely popular with consumers.

POSTED JUNE 17, 2018 8:28 PM
World Cup is great for soccer fans but history shows your 401(k) may suffer during games
World Cup viewers are bullish on soccer. But futbol craze doesn't add up to gains for 401(k) investors while tournament is underway.

POSTED JUNE 17, 2018 12:05 PM
Waymo self-driving vehicle involved in Arizona crash
The driver of the vehicle that crashed into the Waymo vehicle in Mesa, Arizona, was arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired. One child was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

POSTED JUNE 17, 2018 4:38 PM
3 things to consider before starting a business
It may seem like a great idea, but is it the right fit for you?

POSTED JUNE 17, 2018 4:00 PM
Warner Bros. crackdown puts Dark Mark over Harry Potter festivals
Harry Potter fans are upset with Warner Bros., as the Hollywood studio has stepped in to halt unofficial festivals celebrating the book and movie franchise.

POSTED JUNE 17, 2018 3:35 PM
Trump's insults, tariffs inspire Canadians to organize boycott of U.S. goods
Canadians are boycotting U.S. goods but history shows that the results of economic boycotts are mixed. Among the most successful was the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 12:01 AM
Where are consumers in the U.S.-China trade dispute? Right in the crosshairs
Trump's move to impose $50 billion in tariffs on China could cause a hit to consumers beyond paying more for products whose prices rise due to import taxes.

POSTED JUNE 16, 2018 5:47 AM

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