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WORCESTER – From left, Michael Cournoyer and Ari Goodman, both seniors at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, stop to check out two large, melting Pokémon snow sculpures along Institute Road, created by fraternity members, on Saturday. [Staff/Steve Lanava]

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Worcester State speaker: Symbolic progress but racism remains

WORCESTER – A black man may have been elected twice to the White House, but activist Nyle Fort told an audience at Worcester State University on Tuesday that the struggle for racial equality in America continues.“Racism, more than anything is a system of injustice,” Mr. Fort told about 20 students and community members at Worcester State. “We still live in a knowingly not just racial, but racist society.”Mr. Fort, 27, is a youth pastor, freelance […]

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Worcester police ready to add horses to their roster

ACTON – The Mounties are coming.Spurs on their boots and riding helmets on their heads, seven officers who will form Worcester’s first mounted police unit since the 1940s graduated from a 10-week training program at the Massachusetts State Police stables in Acton on Tuesday.The first mounted patrols should be in city parks and neighborhoods this summer.The mounted officers are expected to serve as goodwill ambassadors for the police force. “You’ve […]

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Judge won’t reconsider dismissal of murder charge against Worcester woman

WORCESTER — Rejecting a request by prosecutors, a judge has declined to reconsider her dismissal of a murder charge against a Worcester woman in the 2014 stabbing death of the woman’s fiance.In a Nov. 3 ruling, Judge Janet Kenton-Walker dismissed a murder charge that was pending against 34-year-old Stephanie Fernandes in Worcester Superior Court, in the May 7, 2014, fatal stabbing of 31-year-old Andrew T. Wagner. Mr. Wagner, a correction officer in Connecticut, was stabbed […]

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Man struck by gunfire in Plumley Village

WORCESTER – A 20-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound after a hail of gunfire broke out early Sunday morning in the area of 20 Everett Gaylord Blvd.Police said the victim was found by police around 3:40 a.m. on the ground between several parked cars in a nearby parking lot. He was bleeding heavily from an apparent gunshot wound to the leg. Police said officers applied a tourniquet to the victim’s leg, and paramedics arrived and transported him to a local hospital. His […]

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