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Costume designer for 'Christmas Carol' doubles as tailor for Liam Neeson flick
WORCESTER — It's been a different stitch in time for Gail Astrid Buckley.The award-winning theater costume designer is responsible for the costumes in The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts production of "A Christmas Carol," which opens its run Dec. 15.But over the past few weeks Buckley also found herself with some new responsibilities in a different milieu as the "key tailor and shopper" for the movie [...]

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:01 PM
Sir Morgan's Cove, nightclub that hosted Rolling Stones in Worcester, closes doors Sunday
WORCESTER - For nearly a half century, Sir Morgan’s Cove has survived changing musical trends, name changes, fires, numerous owners and a surprise performance by the Rolling Stones.But when 2 a.m. Sunday rolls along, an era comes to an end when the legendary Green Street bar closes its doors for the very last time.“We’re thinking of selling,” said Elvira Diliddo, owner of 89 Green St. which houses The Cove Music Hall (owned by Ted Kistner). [...]

POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 2:42 AM
Thousands honor fallen firefighter Christopher Roy at wake
WORCESTER - The church parking lot was a sea of navy blue uniforms, with thousands of firefighters from throughout the state gathering Friday afternoon to thank fallen Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy for his sacrifice.And then even more people arrived as members of the public came to pay their respects.“(We’re here) to say our final thank yous and have an appropriate send off for Chris,” said Worcester Fire Department Deputy Chief Martin Dyer before [...]

POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 1:42 AM
Price tag for Union Station repairs continues to climb
WORCESTER - The cost of repairs to Union Station's facade continues to grow as the Worcester Redevelopment Authority board approved a second change order for the project in a matter of months.The WRA board Friday approved an amendment to its contract with Kronenberger & Sons Restoration Inc. for exterior stucco repairs not to exceed $490,625.That comes on the heels of another change order [...]

POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 12:20 AM
Jury acquits Ralph DeMasi in '91 guard slaying in Worcester
WORCESTER - Ralph DeMasi, the  82-year-old career criminal charged with murdering an armored car guard during a robbery 27 years ago in Worcester, was found not guilty Friday by a Worcester Superior Court jury.Mr. DeMasi, of Salisbury, was charged with murder in the May 18, 1991, shooting death of Edward P. Morlock Sr., a guard for Mass. Transport Inc. of Marlboro, during a [...]

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 9:29 PM
Cannabis board in line for 10-year lease at Union Station in Worcester
WORCESTER - The state Cannabis Control Commission is one step closer to making Union Station its new headquarters.The Worcester Redevelopment Authority board Friday unanimously authorized a 10-year lease with the state, acting through the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance, to provide 14,381 square feet of office space at Union Station for the Cannabis Control Commisson.Michael E. Traynor, the WRA's chief executive officer, said the commission has accepted the [...]

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 3:27 PM
Real estate study: Union Station best suited for hotel, not Cannabis Commission HQ
WORCESTER - Union Station should become the home of a boutique hotel, not the state's Cannabis Control Commission, according to a report prepared by commercial real estate firm Kelleher & Sadowsky.The recommendation is one of several made by the firm, which was retained by the Worcester Redevelopment Authority months ago to develop a real estate strategy for the station.The authority, which oversees Union Station, [...]

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 3:27 PM
Firefighter Roy's Ladder 4 gets prepped for services
WORCESTER - For years, they’ve watched from across the street as the trucks go in and out of the Park Avenue fire station, protecting the city and its residents. Now Harris Auto Body is returning the favor, giving two fire trucks a final detailing in preparation for Firefighter Christopher J. Roy’s funeral services.“This is the least we could do,” said John Joubert, an employee at the shop. “It humbles you, and it’s a good feeling - [...]

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 3:08 PM
Black-and-white photos put Christmas memories of Worcester's Denholms, in color
WORCESTER - During this time of the season in its heyday, the façade of Denholms, aka “A Great Christmas Store,” would be adorned with an 80-foot tall “tree of lights” made up of 2,500 10-watt bulbs and complete with a 12-foot star on top and 70-foot-long bass.When it was first constructed for the beloved Main [...]

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 2:24 PM
Historic Draper Ruggles House renovated as addiction recovery site for men
WORCESTER - There are some beautiful old houses in the hilly neighborhoods bordered by Lincoln and Belmont streets, but the Draper Ruggles House, which always stood out with its grand columns, is now a centerpiece.The warm, buttery yellow exterior contrasts with gleaming white accents, and the circa 1845 home of a long-ago city industrialist is just as nice inside after a substantial renovation undertaken by Advocates, a Framingham-based social service provider that runs a [...]

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 2:26 AM

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Cash deposited in Robinhood's 3% checking and savings isn't insured, SIPC says
Cash in Robinhood's new checking and savings products that were rolled out this week is not insured by the Securities Investor Protection Corp.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 4:51 PM
FDA says it's OK to eat romaine lettuce again – just not from these California counties
The FDA now says its OK to eat romaine lettuce from everywhere except San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz and Ventura counties in California.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 9:45 AM
Johnson & Johnson stock price tumbles after report of asbestos in its talcum baby powder
Johnson & Johnson shares tumbled Friday following a Reuters report claiming the company knew its talcum baby powder contained asbestos for decades.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 12:18 PM
Starbucks' Happy Hour brings three days of buy-one-get-one free espresso drinks
There's a buy-one-get-one free deal on hot chocolate and espresso drinks from Dec. 14-16 for Starbucks' Happy Hour event.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 1:59 PM
Thousands of Ohio schoolkids plead with GM CEO Mary Barra to keep Chevy Cruze plant open
About 20 school districts in Ohio near GM's Lordstown plant launched a letter-writing campaign to GM CEO Mary Barra asking her to save the factory.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 11:12 AM
Would you buy a car from a Carvana vending machine? Here's how it works.
Buyers shop more than 10,000 cars on Carvana and can schedule to pick it up at the vending machine or have the car delivered to their house.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 8:19 AM
TAP Air Portugal: San Francisco-Lisbon nonstops to begin in June
TAP Air Portugal has announced San Francisco as its newest U.S. destination, saying that nonstop flights to its hub in Lisbon would begin in June.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 9:21 PM
3 ways you might be reducing your Social Security income without knowing it
If you're not careful, you could end up reducing your benefits and suffering for it when you're older. Here are three things to avoid.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 6:00 AM
25 companies that pay their board of directors a shocking amount
Being a member of a corporate board may have its downsides, but it also has, in many cases, some excellent benefits.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 6:00 AM
Kotex Sleek tampons recalled after reports of unraveling, pieces left in body
Kimberly-Clark will be recalling its U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency, in the United States and Canada due to a "quality-related defect."

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 6:44 PM

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