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Matthew Wally announces run for District 5 seat on Worcester City Council

WORCESTER – Matthew Wally is making another bid for Worcester City Council, this time as a district council candidate. Mr. Wally announced his candidacy for the District 5 council seat Thursday, after running for an at-large seat two years ago and falling short of winning one of those six seats. In his announcement, Mr. Wally said he decided to run for the district council seat because of the greater impact he believes a district councilor can have on the unique needs […]

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Worcester man accused of grabbing cash while clerk was busy

WORCESTER— A man wanted for grabbing cash from the register of a convenience store was arrested Wednesday by police responding to a report of a disorderly person.Jonathan Woodman, 32, of 25 Queen St. was arrested at his home and charged with robbing the Honey Farms Market at 353 Grafton St.Police said a man believed to be Mr. Woodman went into the market early Tuesday morning wearing a jacket with the […]

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Worcester rape suspect held on $100K cash bail

WORCESTER — A 26-year-old city man charged with rape, kidnapping and strangulation or suffocation was ordered held on $100,000 cash bail at his arraignment Thursday.Brendan M. Simpson, whose address is listed in court records as 47 Katahdin St., was arraigned in Central District Court on three counts of rape and single counts of kidnapping and strangulation or suffocation, crimes allegedly committed March 12.Judge Janet J. McGuiggan set bail of $100,000 cash or $1 […]

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Worcester man arraigned for spitting on WRTA bus driver

WORCESTER — A Worcester man accused of spitting in a Worcester Regional Transit Authority bus driver’s face was arraigned Thursday on an assault and battery charge.According to prosecutors and police accounts, Melvin Gonzalez, 37, of 15 Lovell St., spat at bus driver Alex Chviruk on Dec. 30 because he was upset that Mr. Chviruk refused to stop the WRTA bus to let him off where he wanted in the lower Grafton Street area, rather than at the next designated bus stop. The bus […]

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Matthew Wally announces run for District 5 seat on Worcester City Council

WORCESTER – Matthew Wally is making another bid for Worcester City Council, this time as a district council candidate. Mr. Wally announced his candidacy for the District 5 council seat Thursday, after running for an at-large seat two years ago and falling short of winning one of those six seats. In his announcement, Mr. Wally said he decided to run for the district council seat because of the greater impact he believes a district councilor can have on the unique needs […]

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Worcester man accused of grabbing cash while clerk was busy

WORCESTER— A man wanted for grabbing cash from the register of a convenience store was arrested Wednesday by police responding to a report of a disorderly person.Jonathan Woodman, 32, of 25 Queen St. was arrested at his home and charged with robbing the Honey Farms Market at 353 Grafton St.Police said a man believed to be Mr. Woodman went into the market early Tuesday morning wearing a jacket with the […]

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Worcester’s South High could be in line for makeover – or replacement

WORCESTER — City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. is seeking an additional $1.35 million loan order for a feasibility study to determine whether South High Community School should be renovated or replaced by a new building.The loan authorization being sought by the manager is in addition to the $1 million loan approved by the City Council in February.Mr. Augustus is seeking the additional loan authorization because of the anticipated complexity of the study, and the city’s […]

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Entertainment

Annual stART festival opens eyes along Worcester’s Park Avenue

WORCESTER – There was art as far as the eye could see – wearable art, edible art, aromatic art, whimsical art, tinkling art, techno 3D-art, nourishing art, historical art and good old-fashioned art. And stART on the Street founder Tina Zlody declared…its our 10th year on Park Avenue so people know where to find us to shop, eat, enjoy the festivities.

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