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Woman injured in crash on I-290
WORCESTER - A woman was injured when her car struck a guardrail on Interstate 290 about 11:45 a.m. Saturday, according to state police.Police said the single-vehicle crash occurred when the driver, whose name was not released, lost control of her vehicle after getting onto I-290 eastbound from the Grafton Street on-ramp.The woman was taken by ambulance to UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus. Further information was not immediately available and the crash remained [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 16, 2020 1:19 PM
Manufacturers like Precision Engineering expect USMCA to help them compete
Precision Engineering Inc. in Uxbridge sees itself as a micro-factory, one that relishes the chance to compete against Fortune 500 companies.The 32-year-old fabricator makes intricate parts out of sheet metal for machines and systems people rely on every day. Precision says it simply needs the specifications for the part — whether for a plane, a military radar, airport’s security system or a building’s elevator — and its plant can make it, [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 16, 2020 4:20 AM
Laurel: Taking flight during Worcester school vacation

POSTED FEBRUARY 16, 2020 10:44 PM
State East-West Rail project could deliver more economic growth for Worcester
WORCESTER - Advocates call it a “win-win-win,” an economic development tool and an “absolute game changer.”And all paths for East-West Passenger Rail lead through Worcester.“East-West Rail is a game changer for Worcester and would create a lot of economic opportunity and a lot of job growth in the process,” said Democratic State Sen. Eric Lesser of Longmeadow, one of East-West Rail’s major proponents. “I fundamentally [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 16, 2020 4:41 AM
Politics and the City: Community activists speak, City Hall listens - and acts
Community activism is alive and well in Worcester and having an impact at City Hall.One doesn’t have to look any further for proof than last week when the City Council unanimously approved a tax-relief deal for Table Talk Pies to facilitate the relocation of its headquarters and production facility at Kelley Square.Approval of the tax increment financing plan for Table Talk wasn't a surprise; in fact, [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2020 8:15 PM
Concerns raised about gov's proposed limits on access to vital documents
In the basement of Worcester City Hall, behind a heavy locked door embellished with the name of the Mosler Safe Co., Hamilton, Ohio, lies a multiroom trove of records chronicling the births, marriages, deaths, businesses and local government actions of Worcester’s citizens dating to 1686.City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux said she’s probably touched every vital record in that vault over her 37-year career. Ledoux is retiring in March.“There’s so much history [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2020 6:45 PM
After 63 years, a farewell Valentine
WORCESTER — After 63 years, it was time for the final Valentine between friends.Since 1957, lifelong friends Barbara Burdzel and Jean King of Worcester had mailed back and forth each year the very same high spirited Valentine's Day cards they first sent to each other when the two were seniors at the former Commerce High School.On Friday, however, Barbara Burdzel taped the first card she had sent to Jean King on King's gravestone at St. John's Cemetery. King was 80 [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2020 4:18 AM
House on Lincoln Circle in Paxton damaged by late night fire
PAXTON — Fire damaged a home at 2 Lincoln Circle Friday night.Firefighters from several area towns, including Spencer, Leicester, Holden and Rutland, assisted Paxton firefighters at the single-story ranch at the corner of Route 122.Firefighters vented the roof of the house, and most of the windows at the front of the house were knocked out. Firefighters set up fans directed at the basement from outside [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2020 4:08 AM
WRA apprehensive about plans for Midtown Mall
WORCESTER — Worcester Redevelopment Authority board members once again expressed concerns Friday about what they feel is a lack of substantive plans for the Midtown Mall.Their latest concerns were fueled by a letter the board received from the Worcester Business Development Corp., which offered its consulting services at no cost to Felicio Lana of Northeast Properties, owner of the Front Street mall.Last year, the WRA board encouraged Lana to work with the WBDC [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2020 3:51 AM
Fire damages home off Massasoit Road
WORCESTER — Fire damaged a duplex at 37 Vincent Circle Friday afternoon.Firefighters encountered fire in the attic on one side of the duplex when they arrived around 3:45 p.m. They were able to quickly extinguish the fire. There were no injuries, according to the Fire Department.Four people were displaced from the two-alarm fire, and there was smoke and water damage throughout the house, in a [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2020 4:01 PM

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Arby's starts a turf war with McDonald's over fish sandwiches before Lent season
Who has the best fish sandwich? Arby's fires the first shot in the Fish Sandwich War, taking on McDonald's Filet-O-Fish with its Crispy FIsh.

POSTED FEBRUARY 16, 2020 7:38 PM
It's time to check your 401(k) plan – the investments might have more risk than you think
With thousands of mutual funds, it's easier than ever to be diversified. But if you don't check under the hood, your investments might be homogeneous.

POSTED FEBRUARY 16, 2020 3:33 PM
I keep getting rejected for credit cards. How do I fix that?
To build a credit history, you need a credit card, but you can't get approval without a history. How can you fix this chicken-or-egg dilemma?

POSTED FEBRUARY 16, 2020 10:15 AM
Is the stock market open on Presidents Day?
U.S. financial markets will be closed Monday in observance of Washington's birthday.

POSTED FEBRUARY 16, 2020 5:08 AM
Getting married? Here are 5 tax breaks that can make it easier to cope with wedding costs
Tying the knot can be stressful, especially if you're worried about your wedding budget. But there's good news: some costs could be tax deductible.

POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2020 5:51 PM
70,000 ceiling fans sold at Lowe's recalled because the blades can fly off
More than 200 consumers have reported issues with the Harbor Breeze 48-inch Santa Ana ceiling fan, manufactured by Fanim Industries.

POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2020 6:37 PM

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