WORCESTER – The hip hop duo of Method Man and Redman will be taking the stage this Spring at the Worcester Palladium.

As part of the Palladium ownership’s efforts to bring noteworthy talent to the venue, Method Man and Redman are likely to draw a sellout crowd to their April 6 show.

Known for their collaborative efforts on albums Blackout! and Blackout! 2, the two rappers have both had legendary solo careers and have been creating music together since early 1990’s. They starred in the film How High in 2001.

The show is being presented by JAM’N 94.5 and The New 97.7 radio stations.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 23 at 10 AM and range from $35 to $55. They can be purchased here.

Below are today’s obituaries from Worcester funeral homes. ThisWeekinWorcester.com publishes obituaries every day.A

Maryanne (Verdolino) Almstrom, 70, of Auburn – Obituary

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Richard James Bartkus, 75, of North Grafton – Obituary

Michael A. “Guido” Belsito, 69, of Worcester – Obituary

Arthur S. “Sonny” Berryman Jr., 86, of Worcester  – Obituary

Germaine “Gerrie” R. (Veilleux) Bilodeau, 75, of Holden – Obituary

Linda S. Braley-Anderson, 68, of Worcester – Obituary

Matthew Paul Bullis, 20, of Worcester – Obituary

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Lucrezia “Grace “M. (DiPilato) Cariglia, 92, of Worcester – Obituary

Shirley R. (Grenier) Carter, 84, of Holden – Obituary

Rita I. (LaMarche) Cenik, 89, of Marlborough – Obituary

Audrey (Dangredo) Cousineau, 79, of Worcester – Obituary

Richard A. Cove, 56, of Sterling – Obituary

David F. Covello, 58, of Worcester – Obituary

D

Leon L. Dickinson, IV., 53, of Holden – Obituary

E

Sophia (Pantazis) Economou, 95, of Holden – Obituary

F

Pedro T. Figueroa, 80, of Worcester – Obituary

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Mary S. (Cammuso) Grampetro, 94, of Worcester  – Obituary

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Sonja E. (Peterson) Hartz, 78, of Worcester – Obituary

Nanette Marie (Ferreira) Helmboldt, 66, of Gardner – Obituary

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Phyllis M. (Bennett) Jernberg, 97, of Worcester – Obituary

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John “Jack” J. Kapish, 69, of Holden/Spencer – Obituary

Warren M. Keith, 78, of Worcester – Obituary

Lois P. (Prince) King, 87, of Shrewsbury – Obituary

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Paul K. Lane, 77, of Worcester – Obituary

Dhimitraq Lolo, 91 – Obituary

M

Thomas Mandella, Jr., 89, of Auburn – Obituary

Gabriel Melichian, 93, of Worcester – Obituary

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Eleanor V. (Hughes) Nawn, 85, of Holden/Worcester – Obituary

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Francisco Olivencia, 70, of Worcester – Obituary

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Evelyn M. (Ferrandino) Palmer, 84, of Boylston – Obituary

Gregory S. Panagiotou, 75, of Worcester – Obituary

Elizabeth Ann (Murphy) Pastore, 85, of Worcester – Obituary

Aferdita (Alimerko) Pula, 88, of Worcester/Albania – Obituary

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Jean F. (Tremblay) Quilliam, 75, of Grafton – Obituary

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Warren E. Rogers, 73, of Grafton – Obituary

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David L. Salo, 66, of Princeton – Obituary

Walter Matos Santiago, 53, of Worcester – Obituary

Dorothy M. (Follansbee) Shusta, 98, of West Boylston – Obituary

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Martha L. (Burnham) Tillson, 90, of Worcester – Obituary

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Carol. J. Varnas, 65, of Worcester  – Obituary

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Alice “Dale” Watson, 65, of Worcester – Obituary

Anthoula Woulas, 89, of Worcester – Obituary

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Haikanouche (Karaoghlanian) Yaghmourian, 89, of Worcester/Northridge, CA – Obituary

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WORCESTER – The Worcester Sun, a twice-a-week digital and print publication, has announced it will be temporarily ceasing publication.

The publication launched in Aug. 2015, and introduced a print publication just recently on Dec. 9, 2017.

An email message on Wednesday morning stated that the publication had run into unexpected problems and were going to take time away to fix those issues, review feedback from subscribers and asses their place in the local media market.

The message ended with: “Our goal is the same as the day we launched in August 2015, to create the kind of impact journalism the Worcester community can rally behind and support. We are extremely grateful and thankful for your support. You’re the reason we’ve come as far as we have since 2015. We are hopeful we can soon return to fulfill that promise.”

WORCESTER – Three Worcester men were arrested following a motor vehicle stop on Southbridge St. Tuesday evening by Massachusetts State Police Troopers.

The driver, Matthew Miller , 26, of Worcester, and his front-seat passenger, Michael Iavocone, 47, also of Worcester, were both charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Large Capacity Firearm on a way, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, and Possession of Ammo without an FID Card.

Miller was also charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law, Being Present Where Heroin is Kept, Carrying a Firearm While Intoxicated, Operating Under the Influence of Drugs, License Not In Possession and Marked Lanes Violation.

Iavacone was additionally charged with Trafficking in Heroin, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class A Substance (Heroin), Possession of a Class B Substance (Subsequent Offense),  Possession of an Open Container of Marijuana in a Motor Vehicle and Seatbelt Violation.

The third passenger, 52-year-old James Toohill of Worcester, was charged with Possession of a Class A Substance (Subsequent Offense) and Seatbelt Violation.

According to the MSP, Trooper Benjamin Grasso, a recent graduate of the 83rd RTT, and his Field Training Officer, Trooper Paul Aten, were on patrol when they stopped a 2006 Nissan Altima for a motor vehicle violation. The troopers noticed Iavocone making fast movements, causing them concern for their safety.

Upon further investigation, troopers determined that Miller didn’t have a license in possession and subsequently formed the opinion that he was operating under the influence of drugs.

Iavocone and Toohill were in possession of a substance believed to be heroin. Miller was also determined to be in possession of substances believed to be cocaine and marijuana. Troopers also discovered a loaded .40 caliber Glock model 27 with two high capacity magazines inside the vehicle.

All three men were placed under arrest and transported to the State Police Barracks in Millbury for booking.

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This is no joke! A comedy club is coming to Worcester.

John Tobin, the owner of  John Tobin Presents and a big name in the Boston comedy scene, is going to be bringing the laughs and comedy talent to a 150 seat theater — The WooHaha! — located on the first floor of 50 Franklin Street beneath Bancroft on the Grid in downtown Worcester.

“I love Worcester. There’s a lot of great memories,” Tobin said. “Back in the ’90s, maybe ’95 to ’97, I worked the door at the Aku-Aku [Comedy Hut] I met some great people in Worcester, and I love Worcester people. There’s a ton of pride among people from Worcester, and Worcester’s on the rise right now. There’s a sort of renaissance happening.” 

The new comedy club will give local comedic talent the chance to make people laugh from all over the East coast.Tobin, who’s comedy company owns successful clubs in the Boston area, is excited that the location of the WooHaHa! —  closer to New York then Boston is — will attract a different demographic of people to fill the seats of the club, and different talent on stage.

“We want this to be Worcester’s club. Worcester’s Mt. Rushmore of comedy,” Tobin said. “Worcester’s got tons of rate talent.”

Tobin believes that setting up a good relationship between the talent and management is essential in the success of a comedy club.

“We want the comedians to feel comfortable,” Tobin said. “If we treat the talent well, the comedians spread the word and more talent will come.”

The WooHaHa! is opening late April 2018 with an actual date TBD. As of Feb. 19, no acts had been booked yet to open the club.

Check out ThisWeekinWorcester.com’s full feature on The WooHaha! next month!

Below are today’s obituaries from Worcester funeral homes. ThisWeekinWorcester.com publishes obituaries every day. 

A

Maryanne (Verdolino) Almstrom, 70, of Auburn – Obituary

B

Richard James Bartkus, 75, of North Grafton – Obituary

Michael A. “Guido” Belsito, 69, of Worcester – Obituary

Arthur S. “Sonny” Berryman Jr., 86, of Worcester  – Obituary

Germaine “Gerrie” R. (Veilleux) Bilodeau, 75, of Holden – Obituary

Linda S. Braley-Anderson, 68, of Worcester – Obituary

Matthew Paul Bullis, 20, of Worcester – Obituary

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Lucrezia “Grace “M. (DiPilato) Cariglia, 92, of Worcester – Obituary

Shirley R. (Grenier) Carter, 84, of Holden – Obituary

Rita I. (LaMarche) Cenik, 89, of Marlborough – Obituary

Audrey (Dangredo) Cousineau, 79, of Worcester – Obituary

Richard A. Cove, 56, of Sterling – Obituary

David F. Covello, 58, of Worcester – Obituary

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Leon L. Dickinson, IV., 53, of Holden – Obituary

E

Sophia (Pantazis) Economou, 95, of Holden – Obituary

F

Pedro T. Figueroa, 80, of Worcester – Obituary

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Mary S. (Cammuso) Grampetro, 94, of Worcester  – Obituary

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Sonja E. (Peterson) Hartz, 78, of Worcester – Obituary

Nanette Marie (Ferreira) Helmboldt, 66, of Gardner – Obituary

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Phyllis M. (Bennett) Jernberg, 97, of Worcester – Obituary

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John “Jack” J. Kapish, 69, of Holden/Spencer – Obituary

Warren M. Keith, 78, of Worcester – Obituary

Lois P. (Prince) King, 87, of Shrewsbury – Obituary

L

Paul K. Lane, 77, of Worcester – Obituary

Dhimitraq Lolo, 91 – Obituary

M

Thomas Mandella, Jr., 89, of Auburn – Obituary

Gabriel Melichian, 93, of Worcester – Obituary

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Eleanor V. (Hughes) Nawn, 85, of Holden/Worcester – Obituary

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Francisco Olivencia, 70, of Worcester – Obituary

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Evelyn M. (Ferrandino) Palmer, 84, of Boylston – Obituary

Gregory S. Panagiotou, 75, of Worcester – Obituary

Elizabeth Ann (Murphy) Pastore, 85, of Worcester – Obituary

Aferdita (Alimerko) Pula, 88, of Worcester/Albania – Obituary

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Jean F. (Tremblay) Quilliam, 75, of Grafton – Obituary

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Warren E. Rogers, 73, of Grafton – Obituary

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David L. Salo, 66, of Princeton – Obituary

Walter Matos Santiago, 53, of Worcester – Obituary

Dorothy M. (Follansbee) Shusta, 98, of West Boylston – Obituary

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Martha L. (Burnham) Tillson, 90, of Worcester – Obituary

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Carol. J. Varnas, 65, of Worcester  – Obituary

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Alice “Dale” Watson, 65, of Worcester – Obituary

Anthoula Woulas, 89, of Worcester – Obituary

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Haikanouche (Karaoghlanian) Yaghmourian, 89, of Worcester/Northridge, CA – Obituary

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WORCESTER – Two teenagers were arrested on Saturday afternoon in Worcester for breaking into a vehicle parked at a Northboro St. home and stealing a gold bracelet.

According to the Worcester Police Department [WPD], the teens, both 15-years-old from Worcester, were seen going through a motor vehicle by the vehicle’s owner around 12:25 PM.

The owner told the WPD that one teen was acting as a lookout, while the other searched the inside of the vehicle. A gold bracelet that was inside the car was stolen by the suspects.

 

Officers searched the area and found the two male suspects at the corner of Hamilton and Standish St. One of the males was wearing a gold bracelet.

The victim was brought to where the two teens were found and he identified them as the two that broke into his vehicle. He also identified the bracelet as his.

The two males were placed under arrest and charged with Larceny over the Value of $250.00 and Breaking and Entering into a Motor Vehicle with the Intent to Commit a Felony. They will be arraigned at the Worcester County Juvenile District Courthouse on a date yet to be determined.

The property was returned back to the owner.

Below are today’s obituaries from Worcester funeral homes. ThisWeekinWorcester.com publishes obituaries every day.

 

A

Maryanne (Verdolino) Almstrom, 70, of Auburn – Obituary

B

Richard James Bartkus, 75, of North Grafton – Obituary

Michael A. “Guido” Belsito, 69, of Worcester – Obituary

Arthur S. “Sonny” Berryman Jr., 86, of Worcester  – Obituary

Germaine “Gerrie” R. (Veilleux) Bilodeau, 75, of Holden – Obituary

Linda S. Braley-Anderson, 68, of Worcester – Obituary

Matthew Paul Bullis, 20, of Worcester – Obituary

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Lucrezia “Grace “M. (DiPilato) Cariglia, 92, of Worcester – Obituary

Shirley R. (Grenier) Carter, 84, of Holden – Obituary

Rita I. (LaMarche) Cenik, 89, of Marlborough – Obituary

Audrey (Dangredo) Cousineau, 79, of Worcester – Obituary

Richard A. Cove, 56, of Sterling – Obituary

David F. Covello, 58, of Worcester – Obituary

D

Leon L. Dickinson, IV., 53, of Holden – Obituary

E

Sophia (Pantazis) Economou, 95, of Holden – Obituary

F

Pedro T. Figueroa, 80, of Worcester – Obituary

G

Mary S. (Cammuso) Grampetro, 94, of Worcester  – Obituary

H

Sonja E. (Peterson) Hartz, 78, of Worcester – Obituary

Nanette Marie (Ferreira) Helmboldt, 66, of Gardner – Obituary

I

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Phyllis M. (Bennett) Jernberg, 97, of Worcester – Obituary

K

John “Jack” J. Kapish, 69, of Holden/Spencer – Obituary

Lois P. (Prince) King, 87, of Shrewsbury – Obituary

L

Paul K. Lane, 77, of Worcester – Obituary

Dhimitraq Lolo, 91 – Obituary

M

Thomas Mandella, Jr., 89, of Auburn – Obituary

Gabriel Melichian, 93, of Worcester – Obituary

N

Eleanor V. (Hughes) Nawn, 85, of Holden/Worcester – Obituary

O

Francisco Olivencia, 70, of Worcester – Obituary

P

Evelyn M. (Ferrandino) Palmer, 84, of Boylston – Obituary

Elizabeth Ann (Murphy) Pastore, 85, of Worcester – Obituary

Aferdita (Alimerko) Pula, 88, of Worcester/Albania – Obituary

Q

Jean F. (Tremblay) Quilliam, 75, of Grafton – Obituary

R

Warren E. Rogers, 73, of Grafton – Obituary

S

Walter Matos Santiago, 53, of Worcester – Obituary

Dorothy M. (Follansbee) Shusta, 98, of West Boylston – Obituary

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Martha L. (Burnham) Tillson, 90, of Worcester – Obituary

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V

Carol. J. Varnas, 65, of Worcester  – Obituary

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Alice “Dale” Watson, 65, of Worcester – Obituary

Anthoula Woulas, 89, of Worcester – Obituary

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Haikanouche (Karaoghlanian) Yaghmourian, 89, of Worcester/Northridge, CA – Obituary

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