Worcester police arrest NY man after Canal District gunfire

Worcester police arrest NY man after Canal District gunfire

WORCESTER – A New York man was arrested after he allegedly fired gunshots early Sunday in the Canal District.

Fabio Baez, 22, of New York City was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition without a firearms identification card, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.

He was charged with being a fugitive from justice. Police said that around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, two officers on patrol near Harrison and Water streets saw a group of […]

No bail for motorist charged in Worcester hit-and-run death

No bail for motorist charged in Worcester hit-and-run death

WORCESTER – An Ayer man, who allegedly was driving drunk when his car struck and killed a Worcester woman and injured her brother Saturday on Lincoln Street, is being held without bail until a dangerousness hearing Tuesday afternoon.

In Central District Court, Daniel Depew, 29, of 7 Old Towne Road, Apt. 437, Ayer, was arraigned on  charges including drunken driving (third offense), drunken driving involving a motor vehicle homicide, […]

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

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 […]

City Hall Notebook: 4 vacant seats on Worcester library board

City Hall Notebook: 4 vacant seats on Worcester library board

The city clerk’s office has begun the process to fill some of the vacancies on the Worcester Public Library’s board of directors.

City Clerk David J. Rushford is recommending that two of the four vacancies on the 12-member library board be filled by the City Council at its meeting on Oct. 20, with the other two being filled in December.

The two vacancies that would be filled first are the unexpired terms of James Kersten, whose term was supposed to run through Dec. 31, 2017; and […]

Troop earns ‘100-year’ badge

Troop earns ‘100-year’ badge

RUTLAND — For Boy Scout Troop 54, it’s all about camping. Regardless of the weather: sun, rain or snow, the Worcester-based troop has gone camping at least once a month for 81 consecutive months — nearly seven years.

While it is significant that boys and their leaders choose to leave the comforts of home for outdoors adventures each month, the troop’s greater accomplishment being the first Boy Scout troop in […]

Annual stART festival opens eyes along Worcester’s Park Avenue

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 the 2015 festival a success.

“We have good weather, good publicity, it’s our 10th year on Park Avenue so people know where to find us to shop, eat, enjoy the festivities. I’d say there will be 55,000 […]

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