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Worcester News

Local news for Worcester, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Once called Trumbull Square, Salem Square is the late 1950s creation that arose from an urban renewal project in Worcester. It was called the Salem Street Redevelopment project, and once it was finished Trumbull Square and one of the streets in our Then photo were gone forever.

WORCESTER – After years of talk on the issue, school officials hope to finally come to a decision this fall on how to move back high school start times in the city. Members of the School Committee's Standing Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Supports last Wednesday agreed to form a panel comprised of school officials and staff, parents and health experts to investigate the district's options over the next few months, and present a recommendation back to the committee later this year.

This Worcester building was once a prominent fixture in the cityscape, but for many, many Worcester residents, it became a safe haven during a terrible time for the city. On June 9, 1953, a tornado cut a one-mile-wide swath through Northern Worcester, killing 60 people and damaging what was then Assumption College , the Burncoat neighborhood and the Great Brook Valley-Uncatena neighborhood.

Holden News

Local news for Holden, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

The state's problems providing the Central Massachusetts Safety Council with road test examiners for Saturday sessions has come to a boil. Timothy Cooney, president of the driving school, said the council was forced to cancel all 60 road tests it had scheduled for Saturday because the state Registry of Motor Vehicles can't send any examiners that day.

WORCESTER - A Holden man was charged with drugged driving after his car ran off the road and hit a utility pole on West Boylston Street Tuesday night. Joseph Stockmal, 24, of Holden, was arrested at a Worcester hospital where he and a passenger were taken after a one-car accident near 1160 West Boylston St. The accident was reported at 6:45 p.m. Witnesses said Mr. Stockmal's Hyundai had been striking the curb and at one point drove onto a lawn and back to the street before hitting the wooden pole, police said.

West Boylston News

Local news for West Boylston, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Inmates with drug problems will find help as they transition back into the community after having served their sentences. Superintendent David H. Tuttle said the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the state Department of Public Health to help inmates suffering from opioid addiction.

The Briarwood Community is accepting registrations for its ninth annual Golf Outing Thursday, Sept. 28, at Wachusett Country Club in West Boylston.

WORCESTER - Police arrested four men, and an officer was taken to the hospital after he was stuck by an uncapped needle, during a drug raid at a West Boylston Street apartment Friday. Joseph Ekberg, 29, of 335 Brooks St., was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance, and two counts of possession of a Class B substance.

Shrewsbury News

Local news for Shrewsbury, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

The Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library is teaming up with Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation to present a free outdoor concert for all ages. The concert will be held Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 6-8 p.m. in Dean Park.

The Shrewsbury Montessori School recently announced that they will be expanding. They are opening a new Worcester campus at 30 Anna St. and are now enrolling students in preschool through kindergarten.

This year's Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival, the 21st in its history, will culminate with a number of events the weekend of Saturday, Sept 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24. The Cruzzin' Dreams Car Show will be held at the Hebert Candy Mansion, 575 Hartford Turnpike on Thursday, Sept 7 and Thursday, Sept.

Boylston News

Local news for Boylston, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Inmates with drug problems will find help as they transition back into the community after having served their sentences. Superintendent David H. Tuttle said the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the state Department of Public Health to help inmates suffering from opioid addiction.

The Briarwood Community is accepting registrations for its ninth annual Golf Outing Thursday, Sept. 28, at Wachusett Country Club in West Boylston.

WORCESTER - Police arrested four men, and an officer was taken to the hospital after he was stuck by an uncapped needle, during a drug raid at a West Boylston Street apartment Friday. Joseph Ekberg, 29, of 335 Brooks St., was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance, and two counts of possession of a Class B substance.

Millbury News

Local news for Millbury, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Renee King of Millbury moved into the city's Canal District on Aug. 1, relocating her business from 238 Millbury Ave., Millbury, going from 750 square feet to 3,300 square feet. Needless to say, King is happy about the new spot.

Now commonly known as the Masonic Building, the Armsby Building's original civic group was the International Order of Odd Fellows, though several others would follow as tenants when the IOOF moved to more spacious quarters in Millbury. The building was erected by Millbury banker and town assessor Amos Armsby, who hailed from nearby Sutton originally, but had settled in Millbury.

BL, Worcester, for number plate violation, op MV with license suspended. 5:55 a.m. Crescent St. Well-being check.