59-Year-Old Southbridge Man Arrested for Drug Distribution

Tom Marino - October 26, 2020
Detectives with the Southbridge Police Department what they believed to be a transaction on Wednesday, October 21, around 6:30 PM.

Worcester Urgent Care to Launch Mobile COVID-19 Testing Van

TWIW Staff - October 26, 2020
American Family Care (AFC) in Worcester will begin offering COVID-19 diagnostic testing through mobile testing vans beginning Sunday, November 1.
REMINDER: Worcester's Telephone Town Hall Monday Night

WORCESTER - The City of Worcester is hosting a one-hour Telephone Town Hall tonight -- Monday, October 26 -- to take questions on the city's COVID-19 response. The town hall will feature Mayor Joe Petty, City Manager Ed Augustus and the City's Medical Director, Dr. Michael Hirsh. According to Mayor Petty, thousands of residents will […]

5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester - Oct. 26, 2020

In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com explores five important items and stories that Worcester and Central Massachusetts residents should keep a close eye on. These five things can cover a whole range of subjects and issues that we feel are pertinent to understanding what’s going on in the city and […]

This Week’s Roadwork in Worcester – Week of Oct. 26, 2020

The Worcester Department of Public Works and Parks (DPW&P) has listed traffic delays this week at the following locations. Resurfacing or sewer related construction activities will take place from 7 AM to 4 PM. Agawam Street Sewer Reconstruction Albert Street Roadway Resurfacing Allston Avenue (Greenfield St. to Indiana St.) Sewer Reconstruction Andover Street (at Fraternal Ave.) Roadway Resurfacing Arlington […]

17-year-old Male Killed in Worcester on Saturday Night

WORCESTER - A 17-year-old male was killed in a shooting in Worcester on Saturday night. According to the Worcester Police Department, officers were called to the Wendy's fast food restaurant at 500 Park Ave just after 8:30 PM for a report of gunshots. Officers found the male victim in the parking lot. The victim was […]

Worcester Beer Garden, Franklin Street Fare to Close for 2020

WORCESTER - Grid Hospitality Group [GHG] announced on Friday, October 23, that Worcester Beer Garden and Franklin Street Fare will close until some point in 2021. Brew on the Grid, GHG’s artisan cafe, plans to stay open due to most of its business being takeout and delivery. Gary Benacquista, GHG’s Director of Operations, said, “We […]

HBO Max Series Filming in Downtown Worcester

Filming for a future HBO Max series was underway in downtown, at the Denholm Building at 484 Main St. in Worcester on Friday, October 23.

Joyner Lucas' Newest Release Climbs to #1 on iTunes

After months of anticipation, Worcester native Joyner Lucas released the track list to his second project to be released in 2020, Evolution.

Massachusetts had the 2nd Slowest Jobs Recovery Last Week

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in many locations across the country, rates of re-opening vary across states. During the week of October 12, a total of 12.6 million Americans were unemployed, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent study by WalletHub.com rated the most and least recovered states in unemployment for the week […]

Here are 5 Great Ways to Spend Your Weekend in Worcester

The days are starting to get shorter, but the weekend fun is not slowing down. Fall fun continues in Worcester all weekend long.  Spooky events start early with local Halloween spectaculars to scare and entertain all ages! ThisWeekinWorcester.com has your list of five fantastic weekend events to keep you falling for fall. Savor everything about […]

5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – Oct. 23, 2020

In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com explores five important items and stories that Worcester and Central Massachusetts residents should keep a close eye on. These five things can cover a whole range of subjects and issues that we feel are pertinent to understanding what’s going on in the city and […]

DPH Closes Indoor Ice Skating Rinks for 15 Days

The DPH issued an order on Thursday, October 22, prohibiting indoor ice rinks and ice skating facilities from operating for 15 days.

UMass Medical School to Add New 9-Story Building

The UMass Trustees approved construction of a new, nine-story, biomedical research and education facility at the UMass Medical School.

CASTING CALL: Worcester's Hanover Theatre Seeks Youth Actors for 'A Christmas Carol'

WORCESTER - The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts is seeking youth actors to audition for a filmed production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Rehearsals will take place beginning Tuesday, November 10. The production will be directed and adapted by Hanover Theatre President and CEO, Troy Siebels. These are the available youth roles:  Belinda […]

5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – Oct. 22, 2020

In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com explores five important items and stories that Worcester and Central Massachusetts residents should keep a close eye on. These five things can cover a whole range of subjects and issues that we feel are pertinent to understanding what’s going on in the city and […]

Grafton Police to Host DEA Prescription Drug Take Back

The Grafton Police Department, will host a Drug Enforcement Administration [DEA] Prescription Drug Take Back Event on Saturday. October 24.

Hangover Pub Extends Menu with Fall Comfort Food, Drinks

WORCESTER -  The Hangover Pub has been cooking up exciting new menu options just in time for comfort food season. Michael Arrastia, Executive Chef and Owner, offers farm to table quality ingredients in his recipes, including his new “Moms Spaghetti” entree named after the lyrics of Eminem's 2002 hit single “Lose Yourself.”  This hearty meal […]

State Says Snow Day Call Will be Made by School Districts

WORCESTER - With the return of some students to Worcester schools beginning next month, but the remainder of students still learning remotely, the issue of snow days will land on the desk of the superintendent. On Monday, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education [DESE] Commissioner Jeffrey Riley released an update on snow days, saying for […]

5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – Oct. 21, 2020

In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com explores five important items and stories that Worcester and Central Massachusetts residents should keep a close eye on. These five things can cover a whole range of subjects and issues that we feel are pertinent to understanding what’s going on in the city and […]

SEE THE MAP: 40 Pick-Your-Own Orchards in Central Mass

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Asbestos Removal Company Cited $564k for Wage Violations at 15 Public Projects

WORCESTER - The Massachusetts Attorney General's office has cited a Lowell asbestos abatement company and its operators more than $564,000 for violating the state's wage, overtime and earned sick time laws for 15 public construction projects, including in Worcester, Clinton and Spencer. According to Attorney General Maura Healey's office, Fiber Control Inc., its president Bahram […]

Uxbridge Police Seek Public Help to Identify Individual

The Uxbridge Police Department is asking for help from the public to identify the individual in the above images.

BOOK NOW: Kids Can Ride Free this Fall on Amtrak from MA

WORCESTER – From now until Sunday, October 25, nationwide passenger railroad service Amtrak — with a Lake Shore Limited passenger line station at Worcester’s Union Station – is having a Kids Ride Free sale.  The sale is valid for travel in Coach and Acela Business Class from Monday, Oct. 26 to Thursday, December 17, 2020. Passengers can the commuter […]

AMC's TV Series 'Kevin Can F**k Himself' to be Set in Worcester

The next AMC television series may be filming in Brockton, Hingham, and Randolph, but the story is set in Worcester -- down to the yellow trash bags. The show Kevin Can F**k Himself stars Annie Murphy [Schitt's Creek] and pokes fun of the typical sitcom genre, looking in at the secret life of a sitcom […]

What Do People in Massachusetts Fear the Most?

The most common fear among Massachusetts residents is failure, or Atychiphobia. That's according to the YourLocalSecurity.com's annual report, Your State's Most-Searched Phobia. SEE THE MAP BELOW: The Most-Searched Phobia in Each State To find the most-searched phobia in each state, YourLocalSecurity.com analyzed the top fifteen terms from their 2019 report and added three additional new […]

5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – Oct. 20, 2020

In today’s daily 5 Things - the 35th Annual H.A.C.E Awards, free COVID-19 testing in Worcester, it is STEM week in Massachusetts and more.