West of 495

By - 10/21/10 - 9:06 am

Then a 14 year old teenager, Lisa Allen came forward Wednesday to tell her side of the story when Republican candidate for US Congress former police officer Sgt Jeff Perry, failed to protect Ms. Allen from Officer Scott Flanagan who performed an illegal strip-search of her. Police officers are entrusted to, and take an oath to, serve and protect. Ms. Allen said Officer Perry protected Officer Flanagan but not her. Ms Allen went further and said Perry "should not be in a position of power."

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By - 9/22/10 - 10:08 pm

In light of Christine O'Donnell's national press embargo, I present part of an interview she gave conservative talk host Dan Gaffney of WGMD, two weeks ago, during her primary race against former Delaware Governor and US Congressman Mike Castle.

By - 9/13/10 - 3:28 pm

To preview your primary ballot for tomorrow, click on the link from the Secretary of State's website:
then enter your address and select a political party. It will show you what choices you'll have on tomorrow's primary ballot.


By - 9/11/10 - 6:18 pm

The Animal Rescue League of Boston has technicians out in Lancaster, building a trap to try to corral a wily llama. No word if it's looking for its mama.

By - 7/1/10 - 11:29 pm

Channel 25 reports This time an emu was captured in Sutton today, only three months or so after one was collared in Waltham. Where are they coming from?

By - 6/3/10 - 6:47 pm

I've recently come across a great example of small-town journalism and wanted to post to a wider audience. The "Westminster Vine" is an online newsletter managed by Jennifer Shenk with numerous local contributors.

By - 5/7/10 - 11:25 am

It appears that he can walk on water, but he can't cross the street safely in Pittsfield.

Lord Jesus Christ was hit in a crosswalk. He's a 50-year-old man from Belchertown and that is his real name. It's a miracle he wasn't hurt badly. He has already forgiven the driver. The police however cited her for failure to yield for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

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 the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

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 Boston TV stations always send rookie reporters to stand in the snow, marveled at Union Station, then parked near Worcester City Hall and walked around. Even in wintertime, there's a lot of green there, such as the display at Sonja's Wig Salon on Franklin Street and the statues that make up the Civil War monument:

The alley next to the abandoned Paris Cinema:

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 connections with access to highways."

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.

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.

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
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 cop. But the court said it could not uphold his conviction on a charge of attempted rape of a child because the legal definition of "attempted" means police would have had to stop him in the moments just before he actually raped a child: