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5 hurt after car flips over in Upton

UPTON -- Five people are in the hospital after a car flipped over in a crash in Upton.Local police tell WBZ-TV that the people injured were taken to UMass Memorial in Worcester.The crash happened on Glenview Street between Christian Hill and Pearl Street.There is no word yet on the extent of their injuries or the cause of the crash. 
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Pan-Mass Challenge cyclists raising money in scorching temperatures

STURBRIDGE - It was an early morning start in Sturbridge as the 43rd Pan-Mass Challenge is underway for thousands of riders.The PMC is the single biggest athletic fundraising event in the world, and on Saturday, riders had to deal with some scorching temperatures.So far, the PMC has raised $831 million for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. This year's goal is $66 million, which would be a new record. The event aims to benefit patients like Mia Lee, a 6-year-old girl who is undergoing treatment for B-cell leukemia.Her mother, Nar Lee, says she was diagnosed in April of last year. "It's been tough....

New $316 million Doherty High in Worcester 'huge step forward' in energy efficiency

WORCESTER — When the new $316 million Doherty Memorial High School is expected to be finished in two years, the building's overall energy efficiency will be a “huge step forward,” said John Odell, the city’s chief sustainability officer.  Doherty’s design tops energy-efficient standards in the state’s current building code by 35.7%, Odell said.  ...

Mill Street building collapse: City Councilors seek information on response, lessons learned, what happens next

WORCESTER — City councilors want to spend time at their Tuesday meeting talking about the July 15 partial collapse of a Mill Street apartment building that left residents of 32 units looking for new places to live. A roofing job at a building in Pond View Apartment Homes led to construction materials falling through the roof, weakening...

Holyoke Fiestas Patronales highlights Puerto Rican culture

Holyoke is alive with the sounds of the Fiestas Patronales de Holyoke, a four-day long festival dedicated to the patron saint of the city, Our Lady of Guadalupe and includes a wide variety of music styles and genres as well as dancing, plenty of authentic foods in a comfortable family setting alongside the Holyoke Children’s Museum on Dwight Street.

2nd Heat Wave of the Summer of 2022 may last until Tuesday

Record High Temperatures were tied Saturday, August 6, 2022, for Worcester at 93 degrees (matching 1906), Boston at 97 (matching 1931), and Hartford at 95 (matching 1918), but Providence missed by 1 degree with 95 degrees, leaving the old record of 96 to stand from 1918. We'll likely stretch this...

'I’ll just keep working here' - WooSox' Franchy Cordero stays upbeat while trying to play way back to Boston

WORCESTER — Most Red Sox fans, at least those on social media, wonder why the organization has an infatuation with Franchy Cordero. He’s described as a 4-A player, someone who can dominate at the Triple-A level, but struggles in the big leagues. That’s not necessarily the case with Cordero. Sure, his numbers with the Red Sox this season don’t jump off the page, but he did contribute during his stint in Boston.

Police investigating Upton crash that left 1 teen dead, 4 others hospitalized

UPTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Officials are investigating a crash that left one teenager dead and caused four other individuals to be hospitalized Saturday night.. According to the Upton Police Department, emergency crews responded to the area of Glenview and Pearl Street shortly after 9:07 p.m. for a report of a single vehicle crash.

Several Admit Mixed Feelings as Trader Joe's Sees 1st Unionized Store in MA, Many Fearing Recent Change is Unhelpful

Although Trader Joe's Monrovia is Trader Joe's HQ, one store location in western Massachusetts recently voted to unionize the Hadley, Massachusetts store. Deals, such as on Trader Joe's Takis, draw customers from all walks of life. According to reports, the vote on-site was 45 to 31 to unionize. This makes the Hadley location the first ever Trader Joe's to unionize. [i]

The Zoo at Forest Park hosts Brew at the Zoo event

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) -Lions and Tigers and Beers, oh my! Brew At The Zoo returned to Forest Park Saturday afternoon. The 21+ event featured beer samples from local craft breweries, food trucks, live music, games and lots of adorable animals. “A lot of people come here with young children and...