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Police Asking For Tips After Man Shot In Worcester Police Asking For Tips After Man Shot In Worcester
Police Asking For Tips After Man Shot In Worcester Police in Worcester say a 24-year-old man was shot during a meeting with his attacker on Thursday, June 13.  The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. in the area of Vernon Street. Worcester police were called to the shooting site and provided first aid until paramedics arrived to take him to an area hospital.  Investigators do not believe the shooting was random, and there is no ongoing threat to the community.  Officers ask anyone with information about the violent attack to contact investigators at 508-799-8651.
56-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Worcester 56-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Worcester
Robert Petterson Killed After Crash On I-290 A 56-year-old New Hampshire man was identified as the victim in a crash on Saturday, June 8, in Worcester, authorities said.  Robert Petterson, of Farmington New Hampshire, crashed his motorcycle after the Harley Davidson came in contact with a 2020 Honda CRV around 1:40 p.m. on I-290 Westbound, Massachusetts State Police said.  Paramedics rushed Petterson to an area hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead. The SUV driver was uninjured.  Police closed several lanes on I-290 for an hour as they cleaned, cleared, and investigated the crash. No charges have been filed as of…
Rocco's Doughnut Company Closes Burlington Store On Pastry Holiday Rocco's Doughnut Company Closes Burlington Store On Pastry Holiday
Rocco's Doughnut Company Closes Burlington Store On Pastry Holiday The Burlington branch of Rocco's Doughnut Company will say goodbye to the community on Friday, June 7, which happens to be National Doughnut Day.  The store at 19 3rd Ave. announced the closure in a Facebook post.  Our time here at 19 3rd ave will soon be coming to an end 🥺We came here one year ago (this June) as a pop-up and as our lease comes to a close we would love to thank you for the support you’ve all shown us. Our last day in Burlington will be Friday, June 7th which also happens to be National Doughnut Day 🍩🍩🍩 We hope to see you all these next few weeks and you can always…
These Mass Locales Among 20 Hottest Housing Markets In US, New Report Says These Mass Locales Among 20 Hottest Housing Markets In US, New Report Says
These Mass Locales Among 20 Hottest Housing Markets In US, New Report Says Blink and you could miss out on homes in these Massachusetts locales, among the hottest housing markets in the country, according to a new ranking. Three metro areas in the Bay State made Realtor.com’s “20 Hottest Housing Markets” list for April 2024. To come up with its ranking, the real estate website looked at two key factors in analyzing house markets: Market demand, measured by unique property views on Realtor.com, and the pace of the market, measured by how long houses are for sale. The following Massachusetts metro areas made the ranking: No. 2: Springfield. Median listing …
Fundraiser For Family Who Lost Parents In Worcester House Fire Passes Goal Fundraiser For Family Who Lost Parents In Worcester House Fire Passes Goal
Juana Candelario, Daniel Gonzalez Were Married For 30 Years A married couple who lived with their children and grandchildren were identified as the two people killed in a housefire in Worcester earlier this week, according to a fundraiser for the family.  Juana Candelario, 59, and Daniel Gonzalez, 62, were married for 30 years before their deaths on Tuesday, May 28, in a house fire at their 3 Hancock St. home, the fundraiser said.   Firefighters were called to the home around 11:30 p.m. and found the couple unresponsive on the first floor of the house, Worcester fire officials said. Paramedics rushed them to an area hospital, where th…
Minor Charged With Stabbing Man Multiple Times In Worcester Attack Minor Charged With Stabbing Man Multiple Times In Worcester Attack
Minor Charged With Stabbing Man Multiple Times In Worcester Attack A juvenile was charged with stabbing a 30-year-old man multiple times in an attack on Wednesday, May 29, in Worcester, authorities said.  The attack happened around 1 p.m. on Sunderland Road. Worcester Police said the man suffered serious wounds in the stabbing. Paramedics took him to an area hospital where he remained on Thursday.  Police arrested the minor in the Green Street area after a brief foot chase. He kicked officers as they put him in handcuffs, and he was carrying a large kitchen knife, Worcester authorities said.  The juvenile's name was not released because of …
This Worcester County City Among Best Places To Live In US: New Report This Worcester County City Among Best Places To Live In US: New Report
This Worcester County City Among Best Places To Live In US: New Report Three cities across Massachusetts have been ranked by a new report as some of the best places to live in the country. They’re the best of the best. The 2024 Best Places to Live in the US, released by U.S. News & World Report, named three Massachusetts cities — Boston, Worcester, and Springfield — among the top 150 municipalities across the country. Using an analysis of public data and user opinions, cities were given scores in the following categories, which were then averaged to find a ranking spot: Quality of life index, which includes crime rates, quality and availability of he…
Man Shot Before Crashing Car Into Worcester Home Has Died Man Shot Before Crashing Car Into Worcester Home Has Died
Man Shot Before Crashing Car Into Worcester Home Has Died A 19-year-old man who was shot while driving and crashed his car into a home in Worcester has died from his injuries more than two weeks later, authorities said.  The man's death was announced on Friday, May 17. Police have not released his name.  Officers said the man crashed his vehicle into a home on Paine Street on April 30, just after 9 p.m. Paramedics rushed him to an area hospital, where he later died of his injuries.  UPDATE 5/17/24: The victim of this shooting has died from his injuries. The incident will now be considered a... Posted by Worcester Police Departm…
Police ID Man Wanted In Fatal Shooting Of Central Mass Man; Fundraiser For Victim Nears Goal Police ID Man Wanted In Fatal Shooting Of Central Mass Man; Fundraiser For Victim Nears Goal
Lino Menjivar Wanted In Killing Of Bob Nuah Worcester police have released a wanted poster for the man investigators say fatally shot and killed 24-year-old Bob Nuah last month.  Lino Menjivar, 30, of Worcester, is wanted in connection with the deadly shooting on April 13 on Allendale Street, Worcester police said. He faces charges of armed assault to murder, carrying a firearm without a license, carrying a loaded gun, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. Police say Menjivar should be considered armed and dangerous. His last known location was Virginia, but it's unclear if he's returned to the Worcester …
Teen Charged With Shooting Driver Who Crashed Into Worcester House Teen Charged With Shooting Driver Who Crashed Into Worcester House
Teen Charged With Shooting Driver Who Crashed Into Worcester House A 16-year-old was arrested and charged with shooting a driver last month causing them to crash into a home in Worcester, authorities said. The teen, whose name was not released because of his age, is charged with armed assault to murder, possession of a loaded firearm without a license, and possession of ammunition without an FID card, Worcester police said.  The crash happened just after 9 p.m. on April 30, when a car slammed into a home on Paine Street. The driver was suffering from a gunshot wound, causing the wreck.  Paramedics rushed him to an area hospital, where he is bein…
Man Stabbed On Worcester Sidewalk, Police Searching For Suspect Man Stabbed On Worcester Sidewalk, Police Searching For Suspect
Man Stabbed On Worcester Sidewalk, Police Searching For Suspect A man was hospitalized on Thursday, May 2, after being stabbed on a sidewalk in Worcester, police said.  A Worcester officer was flagged down just after 3:30 p.m. in the area of lower Chandler Street to a report of assault with a dangerous weapon. The victim was found sprawled out on the sidewalk and bleeding from his wound.  The officer provided medical aid until paramedics arrived and rushed the man to an area hospital. His condition was not released.  Investigators ask anyone with information on the attack to contact detectives at 508-799-8651.
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Worcester $100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Worcester
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Worcester Thursday, May 2, was a very lucky day for someone in Worcester when they claimed a $100,000 ticket in the Massachusetts State Lottery.  The winner made the money playing the "Mass Cash" game. They bought the ticket at The Store at 88 Providence Street. The winner's name was not released. The store will collect a $1,000 bonus for the sale. They correctly guessed all five numbers in the daily drawing. Those were 9, 20, 24, 27, and 34.  They were among the 534 people who won $650 or more in the state lottery. Click here to see the winners. 
'The Grief Is Indescribable': Family Of Slain Worcester 14-Year-Old Asks For Help 'The Grief Is Indescribable': Family Of Slain Worcester 14-Year-Old Asks For Help
Sterling Baptiste Jr., 14, Shot And Killed In Worcester The family of a 14-year-old boy who was shot and killed late last week is asking for help to pay for his funeral.  Sterling Baptiste Jr. was shot and killed on Friday, April 26, in the Belmont neighborhood of Worcester. Police were called around 4:15 p.m. and found the boy bleeding from a gunshot wound inside an apartment. Despite their attempts to save his life, paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.  A 16-year-old was arrested in connection with the shooting the following day. Their name has not been released nor have police speculated on what led to the killing. Worcester…
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Worcester $100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Worcester
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Worcester It was a very lucky Monday, April 8, for one Bay Stater after they won $100,000 in the Massachusetts State Lottery.  The six-figure ticket was for the $30 scratch-off game "$15,000,000 Money Maker." It was purchased at Shaw's at 14 W Boylston St. in Worcester.   The winner's name was not released, but the store will receive a bonus for the sale.  They were one of 658 people who won $650 or more in the state lottery. Click here for a full list of winners.  The $100,000 ticket was the largest one sold on Monday. 
Man Charged With Shooting Teens In Worcester Man Charged With Shooting Teens In Worcester
Jordany Alejo, 19, Charged With Shooting 3 Worcester Teens Worcester police have busted a man they say shot and wounded three teenagers over the weekend.  Jordany Alejo, age 19, of Arlington Street in Worcester, faces three counts of armed assault to murder in connection with the Sunday evening shooting, Worcester police said in a social media post.  Today, Worcester Police Detectives arrested nineteen-year-old Jordany Alejo, of Arlington St, on charges in connection with the Clarkson St shooting. He is charged with 3 counts of Armed Assault to Murder. — Worcester PD (@WorcesterPD) April 8, 2024 Police were called to the Clarkston St…
3 Teens Shot, Wounded In Worcester; Police Asking For Tips 3 Teens Shot, Wounded In Worcester; Police Asking For Tips
3 Teens Shot, Wounded In Worcester; Police Asking For Tips Three teenagers — two women and one boy — were shot over the weekend in Worcester, authorities said.  Police were called to the Clarkston Street area to reports of gunshots on Sunday night, April 7, but more emergency calls were placed soon after announcing that multiple people were hurt, Worcester police said.  Officers found two 18-year-old women and a 17-year-old boy suffering from gunshot wounds when they arrived just before 9:15 p.m. They provided first aid at the scene, and paramedics rushed them to an area hospital, police said.  Their names and conditions were not re…
One Of Mass Most Wanted Caught In Worcester; Accused Of 2023 Killing One Of Mass Most Wanted Caught In Worcester; Accused Of 2023 Killing
Kahmari T. Price, One Of Massachusetts Most Wanted, Captured A teenager who was considered one of the most wanted people in the state following a 2023 murder that police say he committed was captured in Worcester on Monday, April 1, authorities announced.  Kahmari T. Price, age 17, was wanted for a fatal shooting in Brockton on Feb. 26, 2023, and has been on the run since, State Police said. Troopers, Worcester police, and Brockton officers tracked him to a home on West Boylston St. and arrested him without issue after 9:30 a.m.  Price is accused of shooting Mark Boyd, 33, of Brockton, in the head near North Main Street. Investigators did n…
Furr-Giveness Program At Worcester Public Library To Paws Soon Furr-Giveness Program At Worcester Public Library To Paws Soon
Furr-Giveness Program At Worcester Public Library To Paws Soon March Meowness at the Worcester Public Library is coming to an end and the library system is 'feline' fine about how it went.  The program allows anyone with an overdue charge or lost or damaged book to have their fees forgiven if they bring a photo of a cat to one of the system's libraries. Any cat. Your cat. Feline photo from the internet. A drawing of a cuddly kitty would also count.  Librarians wanted people who may have lost a book or item and forgotten to return it during the pandemic to be able to return to one of the branches without worry.  Jason Homer, executi…
Leicester Man Charged In Multiple Shootings; Worcester Spa Victim ID'd Leicester Man Charged In Multiple Shootings; Worcester Spa Victim ID'd
Leicester Man Charged In Multiple Shootings; Worcester Spa Victim ID'd A 31-year-old Leicester man who was charged with killing a woman inside a Worcester spa in November has been indicted with trying to kill someone last summer Marcel Santos-Padgett was indicted with murdering Yueping Zhang, 34, at Angie’s Body Work Spa at 383 Pleasant St. on Nov. 23, 2023, the Worcester District Attorney's Office said. Investigators had withheld Zhang's name until now.  A grand jury also indicted him with possession of a loaded firearm not at home or work, and possession of a firearm not at home or work along with the murder indictment.  He's now charged…
Worcester Man Charged In February Shooting That Sent 1 To Hospital Worcester Man Charged In February Shooting That Sent 1 To Hospital
Worcester Man Charged In February Shooting That Sent 1 To Hospital Worcester police have arrested a 26-year-old man they say pulled the trigger that sent a man to the hospital last month.  Daraye Young, of Worcester, is charged with armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (firearm), attempt to commit a crime (carjacking), and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, Worcester police announced on Thursday, March 21.  Police were called to East Central Street around 6 a.m. on Feb. 25 to reports of a man who had been shot. Paramedics rushed him to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-t…
Newly Minted Millionaire: $1M Lottery Worcester Winner Didn't Plan To Buy Ticket Newly Minted Millionaire: $1M Lottery Worcester Winner Didn't Plan To Buy Ticket
Newly Minted Millionaire: $1M Lottery Worcester Winner Didn't Plan To Buy Ticket You can be lucky even if you never intended to put your chips in. One Worcester man won $1 million in the Massachusetts State Lottery because he needed to change for $20.  Paul Verdini Jr. won the seven-figure prize on the luckiest of all days — Saint Patrick's Day, Sunday, March 17. He was looking to break a $20 when he bought a $5 "Money Money Money" scratch-off ticket.  The name of the game was no lie. Verdini won $1 million. However, he chose to take the lump sum option of $650,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  He plans to buy a new car with the cash.  …
Closing Worcester Deli Blames Labor Shortage, Rising Prices: 'Can No Longer Properly Serve You' Closing Worcester Deli Blames Labor Shortage, Rising Prices: 'Can No Longer Properly Serve You'
Closing Worcester Deli Blames Labor Shortage, Rising Prices: 'Can No Longer Properly Serve You' Owners of a Worcester deli say they are being forced to close because the cost of doing business has become untenable, and it's preventing them from providing the level of service their customers deserve.  Helfand's Deli, at 143 Highland St., will shutter on Saturday, March 16, according to a note the owners posted on the restaurant's Facebook page Friday. The owners thanked their customers for their support for the past 18 months. They blamed the labor shortage and rising cost of supplies for the closure.  Posted by Helfand's Deli on Friday, March 15, 2024 Cust…
Man Accused Of Killing Worcester Mom, Daughter Will Not Fight Return To Mass: DA Man Accused Of Killing Worcester Mom, Daughter Will Not Fight Return To Mass: DA
Man Accused Of Killing Worcester Mom, Daughter Will Not Fight Return To Mass: DA One of the two men accused of killing Chasity Nunez and her 11-year-old daughter Zella will not fight extradition from San Diego, California, and will be returned to Worcester to stand trial for the fatal shooting, officials said on Friday, March 15.  Dejan Belnavis, 27, and Karel Mangual, 28, are accused of ambushing the Nunezes as they sat in their SUV near the intersection of Lisbon Street and Englewood Avenue on March 5, Worcester police said.  Related: Army National Guardswoman, Daughter ID'd As Victims In Worcester Killing US Marshalls arrested Belnavis near the…
Fundraiser For Mom, Daughter, 11, Gunned Down In Worcester Surpasses $50K Fundraiser For Mom, Daughter, 11, Gunned Down In Worcester Surpasses $50K
Chasity Nuñez, Daughter Zella Were Shot In Their Car March 5 More than 650 people have donated to a fundraiser that will go to the family of a mom and 11-year-old daughter who were gunned down in their car last week in Worcester.  Chasity Nuñez and her daughter Zella were shot and killed inside their car in the area of Lisbon Street at Englewood Avenue around 3 p.m. on March 5. Two men have since been arrested in the slayings.  The GoFundMe hopes to raise $100,000, some of which will cover the burial costs for Chasity Nuñez and 11-year-old Zella Nuñez. The remaining money will go to the care of Chasity's 2-year-old daughter Isla and he…
Worcester Man Arrested At Israeli Real Estate Protest In New Jersey Worcester Man Arrested At Israeli Real Estate Protest In New Jersey
Worcester Man Arrested At Israeli Real Estate Protest In New Jersey Two out-of-towners were arrested after they threw liquid on protestors near the end of a controversial Israeli real estate showcase at a Teaneck synagogue, authorities said. The two assaults were the only incidents after what had been several hours of orderly demonstrations on Sunday, March 10, that drew thousands of participants and onlookers. The ongoing Israel-Hamas war stoked concerns over staging such an event, which reportedly involved information on some properties in West Bank settlements that the United States has considered illegal. The protests weren't only two-sided. Boyd A…
Mom, Daughter, 11, ID'd As Fatal Worcester Shooting Victims; One Man Busted, Second On The Run Mom, Daughter, 11, ID'd As Fatal Worcester Shooting Victims; One Man Busted, Second On The Run
Mom, Daughter, 11, ID'd As Fatal Worcester Shooting Victims; One Man Busted, Second On The Run A 28-year-old woman who was a member of the Army National Guard and her 11-year-old daughter have been identified as the two killed in Worcester on Tuesday, March 5.  Chasity Nunez and her daughter Zella Nunez were shot and killed inside their car in the area of Lisbon Street at Englewood Avenue around 3 p.m. Chasity leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter named Isla, reports said.  Photos of the car show multiple bullet holes in the driver's side window.  Karel Mangual, 28, was arrested and charged with armed assault to murder and carrying a firearm without a license. Poli…
Mother, Daughter Killed In Worcester Shooting Mother, Daughter Killed In Worcester Shooting
Mother, Daughter Killed In Worcester Shooting A mother and her daughter were shot and killed in Worcester on Tuesday, March 5.  Officers were called to the area of Lisbon Street and Englewood Avenue just after 3 p.m. when they found the two women in a car with gunshot wounds, Worcester police said. Both suffered critical injuries in the shooting.  Paramedics rushed them to an area hospital, where they later died of their wounds.  Investigators did not release the victims' names.  Police ask anyone with information about the slayings to contact detectives at 508-799-8651.
These Worcester County Burgers Among Best In Massachusetts, Survey Says These Worcester County Burgers Among Best In Massachusetts, Survey Says
These Worcester County Burgers Among Best In Massachusetts, Survey Says The votes are in, and these are the best hamburgers in Massachusetts, according to burgerphiles. Over 5,000 voters took part in a survey conducted by Taste of Massachusetts asking where to find the best beef patties in the Bay State. More than 1,000 people tossed their favorite restaurants into the running and, after four rounds of “some very close voting,” the website had its ranking of the 16 best burgers in Massachusetts. Taking the crown with the number one spot was Norfolk County’s Lewis’ Bar and Grill, located in Norwood at 92 Central Street. A neighborhood staple since 1939, the s…
$1M Lottery Win: Worcester Carpenter Playing With 'House Money' Lands Payday With Lucky Number $1M Lottery Win: Worcester Carpenter Playing With 'House Money' Lands Payday With Lucky Number
$1M Lottery Win: Worcester Carpenter Playing With 'House Money' Lands Payday With Lucky Number A Worcester carpenter has won his second lottery payday in a month. However, the second one dwarfs the first.  Deivson Alves Martins became the 11th $1 million prize winner in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “Billion Dollar Extravaganza” $50 scratch-off game.  He was funding his purchases with "house money" after he'd won $500 playing the lottery a month earlier and was using those proceeds to buy more tickets.  Martins chose to take the lump sum payment of $650,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  He bought the ticket at Family Farms at 443 Park&nb…
Get Free George's Coney Island Hot Dog In Worcester With One Stipulation Get Free George's Coney Island Hot Dog In Worcester With One Stipulation
Get Free George's Coney Island Hot Dog In Worcester With One Stipulation The Worcester Public Library has teamed up again with George's Coney Island to give free hot dogs to children and teens who check out books over the school break.  The promotion runs from Friday, Feb. 23, through Sunday. The promotion is meant to get more kids interested in reading and excited about the library.  The Worcester County Library posted about the promotion on its Facebook page.  Our school vacation week promo with George's Coney Island Hot Dogs is back starting today through Sunday, February 25. Kids & Teens! Come in to any Worcester Public Library location a…
Snowfall Map: Here's How Accumulation Amounts In These MA Spots Compare To Normal Winters Snowfall Map: Here's How Accumulation Amounts In These MA Spots Compare To Normal Winters
Snowfall Map: Here's How Accumulation Amounts In These MA Spots Compare To Normal Winters Most locations in the region have seen more snowfall than last winter, but only one location in the Northeast has exceeded the seasonal average, according to new data. "Now reaching the back stretch of the winter season, current snowfall totals across not only our area, but a large portion of the East remains below the seasonal averages," according the US National Weather Service Eastern Region Headquarters. In the first image above, areas in red have seen the most snowfall through Sunday, Feb. 18 while locations in white and sky blue have seen the least. A comparison of snowfall tota…