Rep. John Lewis tells graduates to ‘get in trouble’

U.S. 05/26/19, 14:24

U.S. Rep. John Lewis urged graduates of Framingham State University in Massachusetts to "get in trouble" and to "build bridges, not walls."The Georgia Democrat, a veteran of the 1960s civil rights movement, was the keynote speaker Sunday at the school's commencement at the DCU Center in Worcester.He hearkened back to ...

Firefighter death ruled homicide; police say fire was arson

U.S. 03/15/19, 14:13

The December death of a Massachusetts firefighter has been ruled a homicide after authorities determined the blaze he was fighting in an apartment building had been deliberately set by a tenant. Worcester (WUH'-stur) firefighter Christopher Roy was a single father who is survived by his 9-year-old daughter. He died Dec. 9 ...

US communities reach out to homeless as liver disease surges

Football 03/12/19, 07:06

This industrial city in central Massachusetts has had many nicknames through the years, including "the Heart of the Commonwealth" and "Wormtown." Among them was this less-known medical moniker: "Hepatitisville."Worcester has endured several outbreaks of the liver-battering disease, including one that sidelined 90 members of a college football team in 1969.Given ...

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