Mark Sullivan, Telegram & Gazette

Mark Sullivan

Telegram & Gazette

Worcester, MA, United States

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Past articles by Mark:

G.G. the rescue dog becomes greeter at Worcester PopUp gallery

WORCESTER — At the Worcester PopUp gallery, her title is executive director of snuggles.G.G., a 4-year-old chihuahua-pug mix, was found three months ago wandering around Worcester Regional Airport, apparently abandoned.After no one came to claim her for nearly a month at the Worcester Animal Rescue League shelter, she was adopted by Hank von Hellion, program director at the Worcester PopUp.Now… → Read More

Jim McGovern on congressional trip to explore immigration situation

U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Worcester, joined a congressional delegation led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a four-day trip Aug. 8-11 to Guatemala, → Read More

Bronx man charged in 2018 Worcester stabbing, faces dangerousness hearing

WORCESTER — A Bronx, New York, man charged in a 2018 stabbing here has been ordered held without bail at the Worcester County House of Correction → Read More

Worcester man accused of falsely reporting a shooting

WORCESTER - A city man has been charged after allegedly leading 10 police officers on a wild goose chase through St. John's Cemetery searching for a non- → Read More

2 Worcester men arrested after kilos of cocaine intercepted

WORCESTER - More than two kilograms of cocaine were seized and two Worcester men were arrested on drug trafficking charges Friday, Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said Sunday.To be arraigned in Worcester Central District Court on Monday are Carmelo Andujar, 40, of 67 May St., Worcester, and Ernest R. Daigle, 62, of 8 Auburn St., Apt. 1. Worcester. Both are charged with… → Read More

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha

WORCESTER - Thousands of area Muslims gathered at the Worcester Islamic Center at 240 East Mountain St. on Sunday to observe the Islamic holiday Eid al- → Read More

Three-alarm fire overnight in Worcester was second in four months at June Street address

WORCESTER - A firefighter was treated at UMass Medical Center for a minor back injury sustained while helping extinguish a three-alarm fire in an unoccupied two-family at 114R June St. early Sunday morning, according to fire officials.An arson investigation is underway into the blaze which was reported at 1:04 a.m. in the vacant building tucked in the rear of the June Street address, said Deputy… → Read More

Accused child rapist told girl to 'pinky promise' to tell no one, Worcester police say

WORCESTER — Police allege a Fitchburg man repeatedly raped and sodomized a girl in Worcester beginning when she was 5 years old, telling the child to “pinky promise” she would tell no one, lest he call social services and have her taken away.Freddy A. Laracuentes, 29, of 25 Townsend St., Fitchburg, was arraigned before Judge Timothy M. Bibaud in Worcester District Court on Tuesday, charged with… → Read More

James 'Bud' Ward dies; Worcester native paved way for African Americans in hotel industry

A memorial service is to be held Friday in Washington, D.C.'s, Trinity Episcopal Church for James Harold “Bud” Ward Jr., a Worcester native → Read More

Home plate 'planted' at Polar Park site in Worcester

WORCESTER - Former Red Sox catcher Rich Gedman, a Worcester native, was right at home. So was former Sox pitcher Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd.The star battery of the 1986 American League pennant-winning Red Sox on Monday christened home plate, or rather, where home plate will be when the new Polar Park opens in 2021.And they led a gaggle of children in an inaugural charge around what will be the base… → Read More

Then & Now: Formerly Goddard's Row, 151-157 Main St., Worcester

WORCESTER - In May 1971, the impending demise of Worcester’s oldest business block, Goddard’s Row, drew a lament from the architecture critic of The New York Times, Ada Louise Huxtable.“Goddard’s Row of 1823 was only ‘discovered’ to be historic after the local urban renewal plan was started in 1967, and the plan couldn’t be amended to include it,” she wrote.“Add irony to irony; the block still… → Read More

Nobody hurt as car wedged under gas tanker in Spencer

SPENCER - Remarkably no one was hurt when a car became wedged under a gasoline tanker at 94 Main St. at 4 a.m. Sunday, police said.Police said the woman → Read More

Then & Now: Do you know where this is?

Built in 1823, this was the first brick commercial block in the community, as well as the location of the first brick sidewalk, in 1828. The → Read More

Suspended EMT license latest penalty for West Brookfield rescue squad president

WEST BROOKFIELD — Some here say it’s time to call 911 on the West Brookfield Rescue Squad. The private ambulance company that serves → Read More

Vintage players bring Old Ball Game to Worcester

WORCESTER - The mighty Casey would have felt at home Sunday at Fitton Field, where the Boston Beaneaters downed the Westfield Wheelmen, 5-4, in a seven- → Read More

'Smash Cancer' model strikes natural pose at Worcester PopUp

WORCESTER - A 30-year-old woman who is battling an aggressive form of breast cancer posed nude for a studio full of artists on Monday, the night before → Read More

WWII vet from Westboro blows out 100 candles

WORCESTER - When Lt. James Zographos was flying B-17 bomber missions over Europe during World War II, there were times he didn’t think he would see his next birthday - let alone his 100th.“At that age, when I went out on a mission, I wasn’t 100% positive I would come back alive,” recalledd Mr. Zographos of Westboro, who will turn 100 Tuesday.Yet there he was Sunday, surrounded by family and… → Read More

Worcester woman charged with beating up mother for smoking in front of children

WORCESTER - A Worcester woman has been charged with beating up her mother for smoking in front of the children.Vanessa Dolloff, 31, was bottle feeding her → Read More

Auburn police investigating serious motorcycle accident Sunday

AUBURN -- A motorcyclist was reported seriously injured Sunday afternoon in an accident on Southbridge Street.The accident occurred about 1:30 p.m. in → Read More

Neighbor says Oxford man apparently was electrocuted after climbing utility pole

OXFORD - Authorities are investigating a death on Bailey Road."He was doing something he wasn't supposed to be doing," said a Bailey Road → Read More