Jun 24, 2013

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Monday, June 24, 2013

A towering concern on Tory Fort Lane

Tim Sullivan describes it as four years of hell. National Grid calls it an inconvenience. City officials and other area residents appear to land more in Sullivan's camp when it comes to the National Grid (NGrid) substation on Tory Fort Lane, where company officials want to build a new 80-foot tower as part of the Smart Grid pilot program. Area residents are saying, "Not in our backyard," and in some cases the project is almost literally in the backyard of homeowners.

Accidents common in areas around planned road projects

There have been dozens of accidents in and around the two areas where the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will be performing massive road work, lending a heightened sense of concern over the safety of motorists and pedestrians both during and after the projects.

Photo Gallery: Clinton, other pols stump for Markey

Former President Bill Clinton visits Worcester on Saturday, June 15, 2013 stumping for Democrat US Senate candidate Ed Markey. A capacity crowd at WPI's Alden Hall attended the event. Also in attendance were Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Jim McGovern and Worcester Mayor Joe Petty.

Judge holds off on panhandling ruling, tells both sides to 'chat'

Attorneys on both sides of a lawsuit over the city's panhandling ordinances that went into effect Jan. 30 this year are being urged to resolve their dispute before a federal judge decides whether the relatively new regulations violate the Constitution. The lawsuit seeks a preliminary and permanent injunction prohibiting the city from enforcing the ordinances.