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Injured Holy Cross rower released from hospital

Jan. 17, 2020 2:43 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A member of the Holy Cross women's rowing team injured in a crash in Florida that claimed the life of a teammate has been released from the hospital, the college announced Friday. Maegan Moriarty, a senior from Old Lyme, Connecticut, was released Thursday, the Worcester,...

College savings program started in Worcester goes statewide

Jan. 17, 2020 8:43 AM EST

WORCESTER , Mass. (AP) — Four years after the pilot program launched in the city, state treasurer Deborah Goldberg visited Worcester Thursday to promote the rollout of the now-statewide BabySteps college savings program. The new initiative, which began on Jan. 1, provides a $50 contribution to a college...

Wilson scores 23, Army tops Holy Cross 79-67 in delayed game

Jan. 16, 2020 8:40 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Matt Wilson scored 23 points, Tommy Funk had 18 points and seven assists, and Army defeated Holy Cross 79-67 on Thursday in a game postponed due to a fatal car crash involving the Crusaders women's rowing team. The game was scheduled for Wednesday night but was pushed back a day...

WGBH News to open new bureau in Worcester this spring

Jan. 7, 2020 3:50 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — WGBH News said Tuesday it's opening a bureau in Worcester as part of its efforts to expand coverage of the city and central Massachusetts. The public broadcaster said the new office will be located in a downtown building that formerly housed the Telegram & Gazette newspaper. It...

Butler scores 18 to lift Holy Cross over Navy 63-61

Jan. 5, 2020 2:54 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Austin Butler scored 18 points, Drew Lowder hit a 3-pointer with six seconds left and Holy Cross ended a six-game losing streak with a 63-61 win over Navy on Sunday. Jaylen Walker's 3-pointer for Navy bounced off the rim twice before falling away as time expired. Joe Pridgen's...

Victim of fatal shooting in Lynn is identified

Jan. 5, 2020 12:16 PM EST

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 25-year-old man who was shot to death outside a house party in Lynn early Saturday morning. Bryan Mendez, whose last known address was in Worcester, was shot near Lander and Howard streets shortly after 5 a.m., according to the Essex District Attorney's...

FILE - In this June 30, 2018, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., center, poses with U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., left, and U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., right, during the Rally Against Separation in Boston. With the start of the new year, Democratic political rivals Markey and Kennedy are ramping up their campaigns with Markey's Senate seat hanging in the balance. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

Markey, Kennedy ramping up campaigns with start of new year

Jan. 2, 2020 4:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — With the start of the new year, Democratic political rivals Edward Markey and Joe Kennedy III are ramping up their campaigns with Markey's Senate seat hanging in the balance. Kennedy is opening new campaign offices in Lowell, Worcester and the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston while Markey is...

ALS fund launched at UMass Medical School

Dec. 31, 2019 3:27 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The family of a prominent Boston-area physical therapist and co-founder of Christmas in the City, a volunteer-run charity to help homeless children, has launched a new fund at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to support amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, research...

Jason Roy and Valerie Sneade say their vows in front of friends and family at the Dunkin' Donuts on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 in Worcester, Mass.  The couple reunited for their wedding vows at the Dunkin' Donuts where their young love splintered nearly thirty years ago. Except for a couple of chance encounters, Sneade and Roy mostly didn't see each other for 25 years after a conversation about their future at the same donut shop in 1992 led the young couple to slowly cut ties. Sneade and Roy blame misunderstandings at the time and words that didn't come out right.  (Rick Cinclair/Worcester Telegram & Gazette via AP)

Couple return for a 2nd dunk at Dunkin', this time with vows

Dec. 28, 2019 3:17 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts couple reunited for extra-sweet wedding vows at the same Dunkin' Donuts where their young love splintered nearly 30 years ago. Valerie Sneade and Jason Roy were married Friday afternoon, joined by family, friends and customers buying coffee and pastries at the...

Anosike, Thomas lead Sacred Heart over Holy Cross 89-68

Dec. 22, 2019 4:07 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — E.J. Anosike scored 19 points with 14 rebounds, his fifth double-double of the season, as Sacred Heart rolled past Holy Cross 89-68 on Sunday. Anosike reached the 500-rebound plateau with his ninth of the game — an offensive board of a Koreem Ozier 3-point miss that he put...