WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former elementary school music teacher convicted of raping a fifth-grade student more than a decade ago was sentenced Friday to up to 20 years in prison.
Stephen Jaszek, 66, of South Hadley, Massachusetts, was sentenced following his conviction last week by a Worcester Superior Court judge in a jury-waived trial of five separate rape charges.
One of the four people who died in a fire at a Massachusetts apartment building last weekend had filed a defamation lawsuit against right-wing radio host Alex Jones and his InfoWars website in 2018, alleging they falsely identified him as the gunman in a massacre at a Florida high school.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The number of people who died in a fire at a Massachusetts apartment building last weekend has climbed to four with the discovery of two more bodies on Monday, fire officials said.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Two people died and at least three others were injured in an early Saturday morning blaze that destroyed at an apartment building in Massachusetts, fire officials said.
The Worcester Fire Department said the fire broke out at the the Bingham Square Apartments at around 3:30 a.m.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former elementary school music teacher charged with raping a fifth-grade student more than a decade ago has been found guilty after a three-day trial, prosecutors said.
Stephen Jaszek, 66, of South Hadley, was convicted by a Worcester Superior Court judge in a jury-waived trial on Thursday of five seperate rape charges, according to a statement from the Worcester district attorney's office.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Police officers in Massachusetts have begun a 425-mile (680-kilometer) journey on foot to the nation's capital to honor an officer that drowned last year as he tried to save a teen.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox put center fielder Kiké Hernández and left-handed starter Rich Hill on the COVID-19 injured list before their series opener Friday night against the White Sox at Fenway Park.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) _ The Hanover Insurance Group Inc. (THG) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $104.8 million.
On a per-share basis, the Worcester, Massachusetts-based company said it had profit of $2.90.
A Massachusetts man said in a lawsuit filed Monday that we was wrongfully charged with murder based on his race and what his attorneys called fabricated evidence.
Dana Gaul, 43, said in the federal suit against the city of Worcester and five city police officers that he was charged in the November 2020 stabbing death of Jehlon Rose, 19, based on coerced statements and because he is Black.
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox catcher Christian Vázquez and infielder Jonathan Araúz have been added to the COVID-19 related injury list.
The team announced their additions on Tuesday, a day after catcher Kevin Plawecki and two staffers tested positive for the virus.
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox catcher Kevin Plawecki tested positive for COVID-19 along with two staff members, manager Alex Cora said before Boston faced the Twins in its annual Patriots’ Day game.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting two brothers outside a Massachusetts bar in December after one of the victims knocked on the business's window was held without bail at his arraignment Wednesday.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The College of the Holy Cross is naming its science center after Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of its most famous alumni, the school said Monday.
“Dr. Fauci vividly personifies the distinctive characteristics of a Holy Cross education, and we know his life and work are already inspiring the next generation of empathetic servant leaders,” Vincent Rougeau, president of the Jesuit school in Worcester, Massachusetts, said in a statement.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The second largest city in Massachusetts is dedicating a memorial to the more than 500 city residents lost to the coronavirus pandemic.
A dedication ceremony is planned for late Tuesday morning at Elm Park in Worcester.
BOSTON (AP) — While New Hampshire has released the names of police officers with potential credibility issues, Massachusetts officials say they're not maintaining a similar statewide list.
New Hampshire's attorney general released a statewide list in December.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The president of Assumption University has announced that he will retire at the end of the current academic year after 15 years leading the private Catholic school in Worcester.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman convicted of killing a former high school classmate in a treehouse near her home and then disposing of his body in New Hampshire was sentenced Friday to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 25 years.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with setting a blaze that led to the death of a firefighter in 2018 was sentenced Friday to up to 16 years in prison.
Momoh Kamara, 24, of West Boylston, was sentenced in Worcester Superior Court after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter, arson, armed burglary, and malicious destruction of a motor vehicle, according to the Worcester district attorney's office.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Stacy Beckton Jr. had 23 points as American topped Holy Cross 69-63 in the first round of the Patriot League Conference tournament on Tuesday night.
Elijah Stephens had 12 points and eight assists for American (10-21).
BOSTON (AP) — Republican candidate for governor Chris Doughty has endorsed a candidate for lieutenant governor with the hope of running as a ticket in the November election.
Doughty said in an email Tuesday that he was thrilled Kate Campanale has agreed to campaign with him.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former custodian at a Massachusetts middle school pleaded guilty on Tuesday to raping a student and was sentenced to up to nine years in state prison.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester voted Monday to continue to be represented by their union after a nearly 10-month strike that was resolved in January.
BOSTON (AP) — Many Massachusetts school children who returned to the classroom Monday after a weeklong vacation were no longer required to wear face coverings indoors.
Gov. Charlie Baker and state Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley announced early in February that they were lifting the statewide indoor mask mandate effective Monday and would instead leave masking requirements up to individual school districts.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Jalen Rucker had 24 points as Army got past Holy Cross 66-58 on Saturday.
Rucker hit 10 of 12 free throws. He added seven rebounds.
Josh Caldwell had 12 points and seven rebounds for Army (15-15, 9-9 Patriot League), which snapped its four-game road losing streak.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The parents of actor Alicia Witt who were found dead in their Massachusetts home in December died of exposure to the cold, according to the state medical examiner's office.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Keegan Records had 25 points plus 14 rebounds as Colgate stretched its winning streak to 11 games, beating Holy Cross 78-71 on Wednesday night. Tucker Richardson added 24 points for the Raiders.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A man was charged Tuesday after he was accused of hitting a man in a wheelchair on Friday and killing him.
BOSTON (AP) — A man who authorities say tried to enter the tiger enclosure at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo over the holiday weekend was released on personal recognizance at his arraignment Tuesday.
Matthew Abraham, 24, of Worcester, appeared in court to face charges of misdemeanor trespassing and breaking and entering.
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A moose on the loose in a Massachusetts city was tranquilized Tuesday and moved to a more appropriate setting, state wildlife officials said.
BOSTON (AP) — A Worcester man was arrested Monday for trying to enter a tiger enclosure after breaking into Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo.
The Massachusetts State Police said that when questioned, the man only said he was very interested in tigers.
SPENCER, Mass. (AP) — Railroad maintenance equipment crashed into a freight train early Sunday, sending three workers to the hospital, officials said.
Workers were reported to be trapped after the crash near the Gauthier Road on a rail line owned by CSX in Spencer, west of Worcester, the Telegram & Gazette reported.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a man who was struck and killed in a wheelchair on a city street in Worcester.
First responders found the 52-year-old man unconscious near his damaged wheelchair early Friday.
FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who authorities say seriously injured a police officer when he struck him with a vehicle while fleeing earlier this week has been caught and now faces attempted murder and other charges, state police said Friday.
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Temperatures soared into the 60s in many places around southern New England on Thursday, setting a record high for the day in Worcester and tying the record high in Boston, according to the National Weather Service.
BOSTON (AP) — Fifteen retired and active-duty firefighters from Massachusetts say in a federal lawsuit filed against two dozen companies that so-called “forever chemicals” in their gear and in firefighting foam manufactured by the businesses contributed to their cancer diagnoses.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A captain at a Massachusetts fire department who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a young girl over a period of years has been sent to jail for 2 1/2 years.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Sukhmail Mathon had a career-high 26 points plus 13 rebounds as Boston University beat Holy Cross 78-65 on Wednesday night.
Javante McCoy had 19 points for the Terriers (19-9, 10-5 Patriot League), who have won four straight.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Matt Rogers had 20 points as American defeated Holy Cross 60-54 on Monday night.
Colin Smalls had 19 points for American (7-18, 3-10 Patriot League), which snapped its five-game losing streak.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with setting a fire in 2018 that resulted in the death of a Worcester firefighter is petitioning the court to move his trial out of town, claiming media coverage of the case will interfere with the trial.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts father accused of bringing a gun to his 14-year-old daughter’s school to confront a boy who had allegedly punched the girl on the school bus has been acquitted of two related charges.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The UMass Chan Medical School has received a $15 million gift that will boost research into ALS and neuroscience, school officials announced Thursday.
The donation from alumni Dan and Diane Casey Riccio includes $10 million for what will be named the Riccio ALS Accelerator Initiative and $5 million to expand and endow the Riccio Fund for Neuroscience.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Worcester Polytechnic Institute President Laurie Leshin has announced that she is stepping down at the end of the current academic year to become the director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, the school's trustees announced.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The ex-boyfriend of a woman convicted of murder in Worcester last year has been indicted on charges that he helped transport the victim's body and then lied about it to authorities.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts bakery building that made its last pie earlier this month has been sold for more than $4.5 million to a developer planning to build housing and retail space at the site.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A now-closed Catholic school in Massachusetts has been sold for $4.75 million to a nonprofit that plans to build a three-story senior living apartment complex on the site.
Goddard Homestead closed on the nearly 24-acre (9.7-hectare) former St.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl was fatally shot in the parking lot of a Worcester grocery store early on Saturday, police said.
Officers were called to the Big Y parking lot on Mayfield Street shortly before 3 a.m.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts public health officials have ordered three COVID-19 testing sites in the state to close because they did not have a license to operate in the state and people tested at the sites have complained about slow test turnaround times.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in connection to the beating death of a 74-year-old man in 2016.
Albert L. Henderson III, 33, of Southbridge was originally charged with first-degree murder in the death of Hector Luis Ramos, whose body was found on railroad tracks in Worcester on Jan.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A judge denied a motion Tuesday to suppress DNA evidence collected from a man suspected of killing a Google employee from New York who went missing in 2016 while out for a run in Massachusetts, meaning it can now be admitted at trial.
A mass of arctic air swept into the Northeast on Tuesday, bringing bone-chilling sub-zero temperatures and closing schools across the region for the second time in less than a week.
High temperatures were not expected to make it out of the teens and 20s in most spots, with single digits in many areas, especially northern New England, according to the National Weather Service.