Happening This Week On The Worcester Common


By Tiffany Williams –

This week on the Worcester Common, “How to Train Your Dragon” 3 will be shown on Thursday night. Starting at 6:30 p.m. there will be free attractions and some food trucks. The movie will begin at dusk.

On Friday night starting at 4 p.m. on the Worcester Common the City of Worcester will host “City Field Day.”

This family friendly event will feature a zipline, super slide, ninja warrior obstacle course, bungee trampoline, food trucks and so many more fun things to do.

Both movie night and the city field day are free family friendly events and all are welcome to attend.

Patriots Jakobi Meyers Looking Solid


By Tiffany Williams –

The sports media gods throughout New England have all been talking about Jakobi Meyers and rightly so.

Meyers, the NC State undrafted wide receiver showed us what he’s capable of doing in preseason game 1 against the Detroit Lions last Thursday, with six receptions for 69 yards and two touchdown catches.

Of course, it was only the first game of the preseason, but none the less, he looks the part of what the Patriots need and in preseason game one, he was the team’s most reliable pass-catcher.

In three college seasons, Meyers made 168 receptions for 1,932 yards with nine touchdowns and the only reason why he went undrafted is because his numbers didn’t stand out at the NFL Scouting Combine.

The NFL Scouting Combine aside, Meyers has had a solid performance in camp and on Thursday, Meyers looked healthy as he caught all four of the passes Tom Brady threw his way during team work and also stood out during 1-on-1 drills.

When it comes to wide receivers, Meyers is the strength to the Patriots weaknesses and I’m looking forward to seeing how he performs this Saturday when the Patriots play the Tennessee Titans.

If there is a solid performance in preseason game 2 as there was in preseason game 1 then I think Meyers has a solid stand on making the 53-man roster.

Shrewsbury Sex Offender Threatened To Shoot SORB Employee

By Tiffany Williams –

A level 3 sex offender from Shrewsbury is in jail after threatening members of the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB).

According to court documents, Ryan Abramo, 41, told a female employee of SORB that he would be “waiting for her at her car after work to watch a gang of (expletive) rape her.”

Abramo called the SORB office as many as 30 times a day, has been calling since 2002 and on one date he called a male employee racial slurs and said, “I’ll come up there with my shotgun and blast you.”

Abramo has been indicted in Middlesex Superior Court where he will appear on Thursday.

A District Court Judge has found Abramo to be dangerous so he is now in custody.

2 Police Officers Injured And A Worcester Man Dead In A Police Pursuit


By Negassi Tesfay –

Two police officers were injured Friday night wile in pursuit of a vehicle that was reportedly acting erratically in Paxton.

The vehicle which was being operated by 63-year-old Kevin St. Peters, of Worcester crossed the center line of Route 122 and slammed into a K-9 cruiser being operated by Rutland police officer Matthew Fenuccio.

Paxton police officer Edward Santiago, who was following St. Peters, attempted to avoid the crash and his cruiser ended up rolling over.

Both officers were taken to an area hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Police say that St. Peters was pronounced dead at the scene.

Patriots Win Preseason Opener 31-3


By Tiffany Williams –

Thursday nights preseason opener for the Patriots at Ford Field in Detroit looked much better for the Patriots than back on September 23, 2018 when they lost 10-26 to the Lions.

With Brady not having any skin in this game, Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham we’re able to show off their skills for a 31-3 win over the Detroit Lions.

Hoyer who is in his 11th NFL season and started Thursday night was 12 for 14.

Stidham who in April was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round, finished at 14 for 24 Thursday night.

Maurice Harris, caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Hoyer in the first quarter to open the game.

Patriots Jakobi Meyers who signed as an undrafted free agent, Thursday night played for six catches for 69 yards and two touchdowns. Meyers after the game said, “I want to be great. I want to be in a position where they can depend on me.”

Newcomer N’Keal Harry had two great catches, including an 11-yard reception on third-and-10 however was taken out the game with a leg injury.

On defense the Patriots had nine sacks for 81 yards lost. Derek Rivers had two, while Jamie Collins, Ja’Whaun Bentley, Danny Shelton, Terez Hall and Shilique Calhoun had one each. Chase Winovich was credited with 1.5 sacks and Byron Cowart a half sack.

After the game, Belichick said, “It’s good to get things flowing. A lot of things came up out there that we need to handle a little better, a little quicker.”

Joyner Lucas Offers To Pay Funeral Costs For Local Hip Hop Artist Killed


By Tiffany Williams –

Worcester Police are still investigating a Tuesday night homicide of an 18-year-old at 59 Gage St.

While Police have not yet released the identity of the victim, family and friends have identified the victim as Tafar Lewis who just turned 18 and was just out, hanging out for the cities annual fourth of July celebration.

Lewis was a local hip hop artist who went by the name June Valentino and his homicide has gotten the attention Grammy nominated rapper Joyner Lucas.

Lucas called the killing of Lewis “Senseless” and has even offered to pay for Lewis’ funeral.

Lucas is a Worcester native who went to South High Community School and also knows the true struggles of growing up in Wcester.

Police say that the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this incident, scan send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message at Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-8651.