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Martinez lifts New Hampshire past Holy Cross 70-55

Nov. 27, 2021 21:26 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Jayden Martinez had 20 points and New Hampshire beat Holy Cross 70-55 on Saturday. Nick Johnson scored 14 points with eight rebounds for New Hampshire (3-2), Marco Foster added 11 and Nick Guadarrama 10. DaJion Humphrey...

Coker scores in closing seconds, Holy Cross advances in FCS

Nov. 27, 2021 15:59 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Matthew Sluka connected with Jalen Coker for a touchdown with 14 seconds left and Holy Cross beat Sacred Heart 13-10 on Saturday in the first round of the FCS playoffs. Sluka led Holy Cross on an 11-play, 80-yard drive, ending in a 35-yard...

Martindale carries Holy Cross past Mount Saint Vincent 95-52

Nov. 24, 2021 16:55 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Judson Martindale had 21 points as Holy Cross easily defeated Mount Saint Vincent 95-52 on Wednesday. Gerrale Gates had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Holy Cross (2-4), which ended its four-game losing streak. Bo Montgomery added 14 points. Caleb...

Massachusetts university investigates racial slur in dorm

Nov. 23, 2021 14:39 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts university is investigating a racial slur targeting Black students that was written on the window of a dormitory common space last week, but some students of color say the school's response has been inadequate. The slur was found...

Worcester man found guilty death of stabbing man to death

Nov. 23, 2021 09:18 AM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the July 2016 death of a Connecticut man who was found in his car in the parking lot of a YMCA with a stab wound to the chest. Jose Morales Jr., 25, of Worcester, was found guilty...

Man gets 5 years in MBTA commuter rail pass scam

Nov. 20, 2021 15:20 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who bought more than $150,000 worth of commuter rail passes using stolen credit card information, and then sold the passes at below face value, has been sentenced to five years in prison. Kokou Kuakumensah, 31, of Worcester, used other...

Massachusetts science museum opens exhibit on vaccines

Nov. 16, 2021 11:47 AM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts science museum has opened an exhibit on a very topical subject — vaccines. Officials at the EcoTarium Museum of Science and Nature in Worcester hope that the exhibit that opened this week will play a part in educating visitors...

Worcester paying tribute to fallen firefighter

Nov. 13, 2021 08:28 AM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Worcester is paying tribute to a city firefighter who died in the line of duty while saving the life of a colleague two years ago. The tribute to Lt. Jason Menard was scheduled at the McKeon Road Fire Station at 6 p.m. Saturday, according to a...

Martindale carries Holy Cross over Regis (MA) 98-51

Nov. 10, 2021 00:47 AM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Judson Martindale had 24 points as Holy Cross romped past Regis (MA) 98-51 on Tuesday night. Bo Montgomery had 19 points for Holy Cross (1-0). Austin Lewis added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Caleb Kenney had 11 points and nine rebounds. ...

Norman Rockwell painting sells for whopping $3.6 million

Nov. 08, 2021 12:51 PM EST

WINCHENDON, Mass. (AP) — A veterans organization in Massachusetts sold an original 1945 Norman Rockwell painting for $3.6 million at auction over the weekend in order to raise funds after years of dwindling revenue made worse by the pandemic. American Legion Post 193,...