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Five for the road

WORCESTER – Rahim Nuhaj gives his daughter, Hanna, 4, a high five Tuesday as she explores a school bus with her mom, Ashley, during the Countdown to Kindergarten event at the EcoTarium. T&G Staff/Christine Hochkeppel

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Worcester rooming house shooter gets 17-20 years in prison

WORCESTER — A judge on Wednesday sentenced a former security guard convicted of shooting and killing a handyman at the Albion rooming house two years ago to up to 20 years in prison.Judge David Ricciardone’s sentence of 17 to 20 years for Howard F. Penn’s voluntary manslaughter conviction was nearly the same as the 18 to 20 years recommended by prosecutors, and right up to the maximum 20 years allowed under law for the charge. He also ordered the 56-year-old […]

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Worcester biker could run, but not hide

The dirt biker allegedly popped a wheelie and gave the one-fingered salute the first time an officer tried to pull him over Tuesday night. But roughly two hours later when the officer and biker met again, police reported a different outcome.Huascar Brito, 24, of 37 Illinois St., was arrested and charged with negligent driving of an off-highway vehicle, driving an off-highway vehicle on a public way, disorderly conduct, and other motor-vehicle charges on […]

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Worcester businessman appeals decision forbidding move

WORCESTER — A Chandler Street business owner, who earlier this year was prohibited from being able to move his business into a bigger building he bought on the same street, is making another bid to make that move.Gilberto Ledesma has filed an administrative appeal with the Zoning Board of Appeals, seeking to have it overturn a decision made by the commissioner of the Department of Inspectional Services in June when he denied a building permit for the operation of a tire […]

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Albion shooter to be sentenced today

WORCESTER – After being convicted of manslaughter on Monday for fatally shooting a man at the Albion rooming house two years ago, Howard F. Penn will be sentenced in Worcester Superior Court later today.The former security guard, 56, could face up to 20 years in prison for the voluntary manslaughter charge, […]

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