Craig S. Semon, Telegram & Gazette

Craig S. Semon

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Worcester, MA, United States

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Red Mass to be celebrated Sunday at Cathedral of St. Paul in Worcester

The St. Thomas More Society of Worcester County will celebrate its 63rd annual Red Mass Sunday at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Worcester. → Read More

State police add 168 troopers to ranks with ceremony at DCU Center in Worcester

Last year, the graduation ceremony was outdoors at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, due to the COVID-19. This year, the graduation ceremony returned to its familiar home, the DCU Center. → Read More

Then & Now: 266 Chandler St., Worcester

In the early 1980s, Worcester had plenty to offer on the entertainment front. The Centrum was regularly competing against the Los Angeles Forum and Philadelphia Spectrum for the honor of the No. 1 concert arena in the country — and usually winning. E.M. Loew's was hosting its share of high-profile, sold-out shows, among them Adam Ant, Peter Gabriel, Billy Idol and the Stray Cats. The only thing… → Read More

Whitney Houston's biopic 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' takes off at Worcester Airport

Despite the “Anthem” signage on Airport Drive pointing to the set and where extras could park, several of the crews confirmed Saturday that it was “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” being filmed. → Read More

Then & Now: Do you know where this is?

This popular 1980s dance and music club took the locals by storm when it opened nearly four decades ago. Today, it’s practically forgotten, with memories sparse and the structure demolished. Modeled after (and sharing the same name as) a popular Boston club on Lansdowne Street next to Fenway Park, this nightspot opened roughly a year after Sinatra stole the show at the unveiling of the Centrum.… → Read More

Worcester's Frank Pupillo keeps it real on TV's 'Clash of the Cover Bands'

Pupillo, who is also the co-owner of Rascals at 70 James St., Worcester, said the E! Network reached out to the band. → Read More

Worcester, Fitchburg steal the show in trailer for locally-filmed 'The Tender Bar'

The trailer for the upcoming movie "the Tender bar' includes footage shot in Worcester and Fitchburg. → Read More

Repeat offense: Christopher Columbus statue in Worcester vandalized with red paint again

The 8-foot statue was doused with what appears to be red paint overnight. → Read More

L.L. Bean set to welcome shoppers indoors at new store in Millbury

The Maine-based outdoors retailer will occupying space formerly used by the Gap Outlet, near American Eagle. → Read More

Worcester gas prices jump to $3.15 per gallon

Gas prices in Worcester are 7.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and $1.10 per gallon higher than a year ago. → Read More

'The town is growing': Dupuis appointed Leicester's first full-time fire chief

In a 4-0-1 vote, Leicester selectmen voted to execute a contract for Dupuis as the town’s first full-time fire chief. → Read More

Worcester native Alicia Witt has new album, tour and book

Worcester native Alicia Witt has new album, tour and book → Read More

Olympia Theater, part of downtown Worcester since 1891, sold for $527K

The building opened in 1891 as Lothrop’s Opera House. → Read More

'The Tender Bar,' shot in Worcester and Fitchburg, to be released by year's end

Amazon Prime announced this week that the George Clooney-directed/Ben Affleck-starring film will be released in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on Dec. 17, before a nationwide theatrical release on Dec. 22 → Read More

2 Central Mass. residents struck, killed in Connecticut hit-and-run crash

Alberto Gonzalez Jr., 47, of 161 Conrad Road, Marlborough, and Kariel M. “Mimi” Torres, 25, of 28 Oak St., Clinton, were killed, while a 27-year-old Worcester woman and 22-year-old Webster woman suffered minor injuries, according to Connecticut State Police. → Read More

Screen Time: B-Man’s 140 Tavern scores roles in 'Dexter,' 'Salem's Lot'

'Dexter,' 'Salem's Lot' relaunches both tap B-Man’s 140 Tavern in Sterling for location. → Read More

Rockin' the Sox: WooSox president, rock guitar fan and musician Steinberg brings 'Diamond' to the diamond

Besides running the WooSox, Dr. Charles Steinberg brings his love of rock music to the fans at Fenway and now Polar Park. → Read More

When will Polar Park host concerts? Wait till next year, Worcester Red Sox say

When will Polar Park begin to host concerts? And who is likely to play at the WooSox' new ballpark? → Read More

Sterling gets in the picture for 'Salem's Lot' remake

B-Man's 140 Tavern in Sterling, which hosted a film shoot for 'Dexter,' saw stars again as a film crew shot scenes for the remake of 'Salem's Lot.' → Read More

Two council races in Districts 1 and 5 in city preliminary election Tuesday

The city preliminary election has two council races this year, Districts 1 and 5. → Read More