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  1. Bristol DA rips judge, says Fall River robbery case highlights need for - common sense bail reform'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 14 | Boston.com

    Bristol District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III says the case highlights the need for "common sense bail reform" in Massachusetts. The Bristol district attorney on Tuesday blasted a superior court judge for slashing the bail of a man who was released from jail last fall and was arrested on drug charges earlier this month in Worcester.

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  2. Despite hacking fears, a vote for digital ballotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 10 | Boston.com

    At a time when Russian hackers are attacking the computers used in US elections, Sawhney is about to launch the first test in a federal election of an electronic voting system that uses smartphones for absentee ballots. The state of West Virginia this week said it would use the mobile phone balloting system developed by Sawhney's company, Voatz , for military personnel deployed overseas to vote in the November midterm elections.

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  3. Toast summer at '72 block partyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 10 | Boston.com

    Head west before Labor Day - west to Worcester, that is. The 72 Shrewsbury Street restaurant building hosts its first annual Summer at '72 block party on Sunday, Aug. 26. Head to their parking lot for fried chicken and bibimbap from acclaimed Korean-American spot Simjang, tacos from Deadhorse Hill, sausages and pizza from Volturno, and raw oysters from Island Creek.

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  4. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff a small town's big eyesore: Hopedale...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | Boston.com

    For more than a century, the Draper Corp. factory stood at the center of this small town, serving as its economic base and prime benefactor. But in 1980, the company, once the country's leading producer of textile machinery, closed for good.

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  5. Major water main break floods part of WorcesterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 7 | Boston.com

    A major water main break in Worcester flooded an area of the city Tuesday afternoon and may have deprived 50,000 residents of water for a short period of time, officials said. A 24-inch diameter, cast-iron water line on Stores Street and Shore Drive broke shortly after 3 p.m., a statement from the city's Department of Public Works & Parks said.

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  6. Public defenders' bid for union rights again falls shortRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 7 | Boston.com

    For six years, public defenders have been asking Massachusetts lawmakers to add five key words to the state's collective bargaining statute . Those words - Committee for Public Counsel Services - would allow the roughly 750 lawyers, investigators, social service advocates, and administrative staff in the state agency commonly referred to as CPCS to form a union, as most state employees can.

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  7. Residents displaced by tornado uncertain about next stepsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 6 | Boston.com

    At a table in Webster's Senior Center, Mary Cruz sat with her chin in her hands. She listened as representatives from the Salvation Army helped her navigate how to get vouchers for clothing and groceries to replace everything she lost in the tornados that touched down in Webster and Dudley Saturday morning.

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  8. Tornado warning is issued for areas near WorcesterRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 4 | Boston.com

    A tornado warning was issued for areas south and east of Worcester and flash flood warnings were put in effect around Boston, as severe weather is expected to sweep across the state Saturday. The National Weather Service put out a tornado warning for a pocket of southern Massachusetts, near the Connecticut and Rhode Island borders up to Westborough.

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  9. One killed, one injured in Worcester shootingRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 29 | Boston.com

    A 23-year-old man was killed and a 28-year-old man was injured in a shooting in Worcester early Sunday morning, police said. At about 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning, police arrived on Sturgis Street after a report of shots fired in the area, Worcester police said in a statement.

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  10. Worcester police investigate apparent drowning in Lake QuinsigamondRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 28 | Boston.com

    Worcester police are investigating an apparent drowning after a woman's body was found face down along the shore of Lake Quinsigamond Saturday morning, officials said. Two men found the 37-year-old woman's body in Lake Park, near Coburn Avenue and Bridle Path, at around 8 a.m., police said in a statement.

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  11. Senate approves legislation to crack down on - patent trolls'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 27 | Boston.com

    State lawmakers are moving to increase penalties against the so-called trolls, or litigious entities who try to hijack other companies' intellectual property for a payoff. A measure that would ban "bad faith" assertions of patent infringement, and allow for triple damages in successful defenses has passed the state Senate, and is awaiting action by the House of Representatives.

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  12. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe Growing like a weed: The pot industry is hiring like madRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 26 | Boston.com

    The Massachusetts recreational marijuana industry will eventually create the equivalent of nearly 20,000 full-time jobs, according to new projections released this week by cannabis technology company Weedmaps. Using revenue and employment data from Colorado as benchmarks, Weedmaps predicted a mature Massachusetts marijuana sector would employ the equivalent of 19,300 full-time workers, both directly and indirectly.

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  13. Twitter Bike-sharing company ofo puts the brakes on its Massachusetts fleetRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 23 | Boston.com

    Bringing to an abrupt end its bike-sharing service, which proved popular but also susceptible to vandals, ofo is pulling its bikes out of Lynn, Quincy, and Worcester, the only three Massachusetts cities where the company operated this year. Worcester introduced the bikes to the city last year , becoming the first East Coast city and only the second city in the country to adopt the ofo bikes.

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  14. Matthew Healey for The Boston Globe These photos show how just bad...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 17 | Boston.com

    The Worcester area was slammed Tuesday afternoon as thunderstorms rolled through Massachusetts, with flash flooding crippling some of the city's streets. A video posted on the Worcester Telegram & Gazette's YouTube page shows just how bad the flooding was: On Cambridge Street, water could be seen creeping toward the top of several cars that were unlucky enough to be caught in the area.

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  15. Flooding causes delays on Worcester commuter railRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 17 | Boston.com

    Severe thunderstorms that brought flash flood warnings across Massachuetts Tuesday flooded commuter rail tracks in Natick and Wachusett, causing delays of a half-hour or more on the Worcester line, officials said. The 6:15 p.m. train from South Station was delayed 20 to 30 minutes do to the flooding, the MBTA Commuter Rail tweeted .

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  16. Suspect arrested for allegedly shooting at bicyclist and man wounded in separate attacks in WorcesterRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2018 | Boston.com

    A Worcester man was arrested after allegedly shooting at a bicyclist and a man was shot in the back in two shooting incidents in the city Friday, police said. Terrence Kenol, 21, was arrested after allegedly shooting at a bicyclist from his car on Oak Avenue, then fleeing police, according to a statement from Worcester police.

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  17. Jan Cellucci keeps Paul Cellucci's memory alive by fighting his killer, ALSRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2018 | Boston.com

    He had it on his nightstand at home when he was governor. It was on his office desk in Ottawa when he was ambassador.

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  18. Tuition at UMass system to increase by 2.5 percentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2018 | Boston.com

    Trustees of the University of Massachusetts voted Friday to increase tuition for in-state undergraduates by 2.5 percent for the academic year that starts in the fall, officials said. In dollar amounts, the increase will vary depending on which of the four campuses a student attends.

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  19. Federal judge tosses troopers' suit over altered arrest reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2018 | Boston.com

    A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit filed by two state troopers who said they were illegally forced to alter a report on the arrest last year of the daughter of a district court judge. US District Court Judge George O'Toole ruled the alleged wrongful actions of top state police officials, even if proven, didn't meet the standards for a federal claim.

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  20. Investigators probe apparent drowning at Millbury pondRead the original story

    Jul 6, 2018 | Boston.com

    Authorities are investigating the apparent drowning of a man at a Millbury pond, the Worcester district attorney's office confirmed Friday. The victim's body was found Friday at Dorothy Pond.

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