“This is something we’ve never seen before where literally you have a situation where somebody can put a needle in their arm and in seconds be dead,” City Manager Ed Augustus said.
Police Chief Gary Gemme said heroin is suspected in at least eight deaths. The ninth was discovered Wednesday. He said significant resources are being devoted to finding the deadly drugs.
The new team comes on the heels of the Worcester Tornadoes, which fell in to debt and folded in 2012. The Bravehearts are hoping to change the image of baseball in Worcester.
The sale to a Florida-based company will include an unspecified number of layoffs at the daily newspaper.
A federal judge on Thursday refused to temporarily prevent Worcester from enforcing a pair of ordinances that restrict panhandling.
Some voters in Massachusetts go to the polls Tuesday for special elections and gambling referendums.
The Worcester City Council passed an ordinance on Tuesday limiting so-called “aggressive panhandling.” The law officially went into effect Wednesday.
Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner was scheduled to make a record-breaking free fall jump from nearly 23 miles above Southeastern New Mexico Tuesday, but the jump has been postponed by least one