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Organizers Reveal Details On Boston’s Olympic Bid

Organizers of Boston's effort to host the 2024 Olympics are revealing some of the early plans for the Boston bid. Most of the venues would be in a six mile area.

The co-chair of Boston 2024's planning committee tells reporters, organizers hope to have "the most walkable games in modern times

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Worcester Woman Charged With lying To FBI In Child Sex Probe

The FBI has charged a Worcester woman with making false statements to authorities who were investigating her son's actions in connection with the daycare facility she operated out of her home.  Here is the Justice Department statement:

A Worcester woman was charged in federal court in Worcester Tuesday with lying to federal agents investigating child exploitation offenses which occurred at her home daycare

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A Somber Day In Worcester As The City Marks The Anniversary Of A Tragic Fire

It's a somber day in Worcester as the city marks the 15th anniversary of a blaze that claimed the lives of six firefighters.

A ceremony is scheduled for later Wednesday at the Franklin Street Fire station, which sits on the site of what was once the Worcester cold storage warehouse

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Footage of Worcester Tornado (Courtesy: Wx1box - National Weather Service Taunton Amateur Radio Skywarn Group Facebook Page.)
Footage of Worcester Tornado (Courtesy: Wx1box - National Weather Service Taunton Amateur Radio Skywarn Group Facebook Page.)

Low-Level Tornado Comes Down Briefly In Worcester

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down briefly in Worcester.

Forecasters said it was the lowest rating on the tornado scale, with winds at about 85 mph in a storm that swept through on Sunday night

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Obama Visit To Worcester Cost City $186,000

President Barack Obama's visit to Worcester to deliver a high school commencement address last month cost the city about $186,000, mostly for security.

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Update: Identity Of The Man Who Drowned Off Of Marion

The man who died after falling off his boat off the coast of Marion has been identified as a 65-year-old Worcester man.

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State Police Report 185 Deaths From Heroin Overdoses Since Nov.

 Massachusetts state police say 185 people have died of heroin overdoses during the last four months, but that does not include fatal overdoses in the state's three largest cities.
 
    The overdoses were largely concentrated in southeastern Massachusetts, western Massachusetts, the Merrimack Valley and Middlesex County

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NB School Committee Hires New Chief Academic Officer

A middle school principal from Worcester with a background in urban education has been named  the new Chief Academic Officer for New Bedford Public Schools. 

The School Committee approved the appointment of Jason DeFalco Monday night in a unanimous vote

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Feds Seek 27-Year Sentence in Child Porn Case

Federal prosecutors will ask for a 27-year prison sentence for a Massachusetts man who authorities say chatted online with other men about their mutual desire to abduct, kill and eat children.

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Is Panhandling A Protected Freedom of Speech Liberty?

These days, everything is up for litigation like the issue of panhandling. Recently, Worcester, MA officials passed anti-panhandling ordinances, "including soliciting cash from motorists while standing in the street, on a traffic island and while walking in and out of traffic." 

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