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Owners of four Asian restaurants buy shuttered Worcester eatery for $1.4M

The Wexford House, a Shrewsbury Street restaurant which announced its closure in April 2020, has been sold to a family of Asian-cuisine connoisseurs, according to the Worcester South District Registry of Deeds. Son Vo, Tram Vo, Cynthia Tsang, and Hannah Vo purchased the Worcester restaurant for $1.4 million in a...
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State: Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford violating the law

Trinity Health of New England, which operates Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford, is in violation of state law after closing its birthing unit without proper state approval. Hospital officials say the shutdown is only temporary, but have not given a date for when it might reopen. Johnson Memorial “implemented a...
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Central Falls man found guilty in connection to Pawtucket homicide

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE)- A Central Falls man was found guilty of second-degree murder on Monday, in connection to a homicide that happened in Pawtucket last fall. The Rhode Island Attorney General’s office said that 22-year-old Jairo Esdel Galva was found guilty of the following:. Second-degree murder. Discharge of a firearm...

Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Parts Of Middlesex, Worcester Counties During Morning Commute

BOSTON (CBS) – A warm front is pushing through southern New England, bringing precipitation for most of the area Thursday. Some of the colder air in valley locations is tough to scour out, so some towns north and west are reporting light snow and freezing rain. Because of the threat of light wintry conditions, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for northern Worcester County and northwest Middlesex County until 8 a.m. Thursday. (WBZ-TV graphic) Route 2 between Athol and Leominster may have some pockets of slick spots before temperatures become no longer supportive of ice or snow. This rain and snow is round one of Thursday’s weather. The rain should wrap up by mid-morning, leaving us with a lull through the afternoon. By the evening commute, more isolated rain is forecast through the night. (WBZ-TV graphic) Behind the cold front, Friday turns chillier and breezy. Highs will likely be in the morning before dropping to the 30’s in the afternoon.

Eddie Mekka, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ Actor And Worcester Native, Dies At 69

WORCESTER (CBS) – Eddie Mekka, the Worcester native who made it to Hollywood as part of the cast of the hit TV show “Laverne & Shirley,” has died. He was 69 years old. Mekka was born in Worcester in June 1952, graduated from Burncoat High School in 1970 and went to Berklee College of Music in Boston. The news of his death was posted on Mekka’s Facebook page late Wednesday night, saying he “passed away peacefully in his Newhall, California home on Saturday, November 27, 2021.” There is no word yet on a cause of death.

Driver charged following deadly pedestrian crash in Palmer

PALMER, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- One person is dead and another has been charged following a crash involving a pedestrian in Palmer. Palmer Police Sgt. David Burns said that officers were called to the area of North Main Street, near Wright Street, just before 1 p.m. Tuesday. Investigators told Western Mass...

Who are the victims of Oxford High School shooting?

The three teenagers killed by a fellow student at Oxford High School in Michigan were being remembered Wednesday for their commitment to athletics, art and family. Here's what we know about those killed during the shooting on Tuesday:. Madisyn Baldwin's grandmother told WDIV-TV that she was a talented artist who...

Johnston Ocean State Job Lot’s empty roof now full of energy potential

Ocean State Job Lot had a big empty roof. In fact, the store chain has 147 big empty roofs in New England. Following a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, the 750 solar panels newly installed on the Johnston store’s roof will start soaking up sunlight and generating as much electricity as 50 household solar arrays.

Tenet Healthcare reaches agreement with third Massachusetts hospital as nurses’ strike Saint Vincent Hospital nears ninth months

As the nurses’ strike at Saint Vincent Hospital approaches nine months, Tenet Healthcare on Wednesday announced an agreement at MetroWest Medical Center Leonard Morse Hospital, representing the third in the state since the work stoppage in Worcester. The agreement at MetroWest Medical Center involves the the Laborers’ International Union of...