West of 495

By - 4/20/10 - 5:14 pm

Daily Worcesteria reports they walked back and forth across Main Street today, holding signs with slogans like "Let us cross. It's the LAW!"

By - 4/17/10 - 11:32 am

Conor Yunits is liveblogging the Republican state convention. So is Red Mass. Group, natch. David Bernstein is twittering up a storm. There's more on Twitter at #magopcon.

By - 3/27/10 - 2:27 pm

Leominster city worker learns her boyfriend, the mayor, dumped her for another city worker via e-mail:

... The mayor's defense of his actions followed months of rumors that his ex-girlfriend, Stacia L. Venturi - upon discovering his relationship with Lisa L. Vallee, the economic coordinator - slapped Mr. Mazzarella on City Hall steps on Jan. 19, the day of the special election to replace

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By - 3/7/10 - 8:50 pm

Some people spent today at Castle Island, or on the Common or just going for a walk. We drove to Worcester. It's just how we roll, plus, the kidlet had never been to the Big W. So we wondered why Lake Quinsigamond isn't a river, pondered the part of Rte. 9 where... Read more

By - 2/18/10 - 10:29 am

Well, at least when it comes to rail transportation. The T&G reports today that as CSX winds down operations in its Beacon Park yard in Allston, it's planning to shift its operations to the west. And according to Transportation Secretary Jeff Mullan, the new set-up promises to "make Worcester the freight rail hub for all six New England states with east-west and north-south rail... Read more

By - 1/31/10 - 12:05 am

The sky was clear over Leominster Saturday night, so Jody LaFerriere could shoot the full moon, or wolf moon, the largest of the year.... Read more

By - 1/11/10 - 1:17 pm

$41.5 million in emergency funding to fight Asian Longhorned Beetles.

The money will go to increased tree surveys to find potentially infected trees and to tear them down and grind them up in an attempt to stop the bug from spreading beyond the Worcester area.... Read more

By - 12/20/09 - 12:59 pm

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By - 12/10/09 - 8:41 am

Mass. High Tech reports what an Evergreen Solar executive told investors last week.

By - 12/9/09 - 6:30 pm

Jody reports some "serious thunder" west of 495.

By - 12/9/09 - 9:02 am

Yes, Virginia, those living outside of 495 may well be having a home day for the whole family. Quite a lot of schools and the like closed out where it's really snowing.

  1. http://www1.whdh.com/stormforce/index.php
  2. http://wbztv.com/schoolclosings
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By - 12/4/09 - 12:55 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today reversed an attempted-rape conviction for a man who agreed to pay an undercover Worcester cop $200 for sex with her supposed foster child, because police arrested him before he could get near the girl.

The court upheld Kerry van Bell's conviction on a charge of soliciting sex for a fee, because he agreed to hand over the money to the... Read more

By - 12/3/09 - 8:04 pm

Spatch is tweeting the Worcester warehouse fire, using Worcester Fire Department records.

By - 11/12/09 - 8:57 am

After falling far behind other areas during the boom years, Boston has been making up lost ground during the Great Recession. That, at least, according to a new study from the Milken Institute that ranks metropolitan areas by their success at creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth, with a heavy emphasis on technology.

The study compared performance from 2003-08 to gains and... Read more

By - 11/3/09 - 4:57 pm

The man, identified in his suit only as John Doe, claims that in 2006, a "Cops" camera crew accompanying some Worcester officers illegally broke into his house and filmed the cops arresting him as he lay in his bed, naked and cowering in fear.

The man charges both Worcester police and the Fox crew violated his civil rights. He says he was asleep one... Read more

By - 10/19/09 - 9:29 am

The Worcester PD really, really didn't like a story in the Worcester Telegram about possibly bogus master's degrees held by members of the local constabulary. Daily Worcesteria reprints a police statement, which not only says the department will give first dibs on news to local TV and radio stations but adds:

... Unfortunately, the dark, dirty, and poorly lit newsroom is affecting their

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By - 10/17/09 - 7:19 am

Front page material, even.

It's something I noticed in April of 2008, and wrote again about in March of 2009.

Interesting that new details are coming out, like the fact that a third of their workforce are temporary. I wonder how many of them are "independent contractors"...

The Globe also completely fails to mention that after securing money from the state... Read more

By - 10/16/09 - 3:19 am

A state trooper found Carlos Montalvo, 25, and Amanda Montalvo, 24, sitting in their blue Honda sedan in the breakdown lane and stopped to assist.

Come for the Big E, stay for the bank roll.

By - 9/1/09 - 1:23 pm

Right in the story about the crashed plane on 495:

I just want to say that while I'm very grateful that the pilot and passenger are all right, I'm tired of all these pilots acting as though they don't have to obey the rules of the road! Swerving between traffic, ignoring red lights, landing on highways -- it's going to cause a tragedy one

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By - 8/6/09 - 3:25 pm

Julie Powell went to Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. She is the Julie in the pair Julie & Julia, the author of the book by that title, and the person Amy Adams plays in the movie by Nora Ephron.

[float=right]IMAGE(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk143/nfsagan/juliepowell.jpg)[/float]Powell is the young woman who cooked all of the recipes in Julia Child's French Cookbook, one recipe every evening after work... Read more

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