Unclaimed Bank Deposit Box Auction

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Northboro

3 NY men charged with heroin trafficking

NORTHBORO – State police arrested three men Thursday on charges of
drug trafficking after Trooper Dana Oliver found almost 300 grams of
heroin in a car he had stopped on Interstate 290 westbound.

Trooper Oliver stopped the vehicle just before noon Thursday near
Exit 24.

Police arrested the driver, David C. Vasquez, 30, of the Bronx on
charges of trafficking in heroin, conspiracy to violate drug laws,
distributing heroin, giving a false name to an officer, driving without
a license and driving an unregistered vehicle.

The two passengers, Juan P. Cabrera, 57, of Lawrence and Valentin
Casilla, 42, of the Bronx, were arrested on charges of trafficking in
heroin, conspiracy to violate drug laws and distributing heroin.

The suspects’
Puerto Rican
  
Abbr. PR or P.R.
A self-governing island commonwealth of the United States in the Caribbean Sea east of Hispaniola.
 identification documents may have
been forged,
according to

prep.
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of:

2. In keeping with:

3.
 a state police press release.

Mr. Vasquez, Mr. Cabrera and Mr. Casilla were scheduled to be
arraigned yesterday in Westboro District Court.

Worcester

Trial set to open in ex-girlfriend’s slaying

WORCESTER- Opening statements are scheduled Monday morning in the
trial of a city man charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend four years
ago in Webster.

William J. Goddard, 43, of 8 Vivian St., is raising an
insanity
defense

 to murder, kidnapping, assault and firearm charges in the Jan.
28, 2008, shooting death of Kelly Brackley, a 30-year-old mother of
five, at the Action Crash Parts Store in Webster, where she was
employed.

Mr. Goddard is also alleged to have shot one of Ms. Brackley’s
co-workers and to have fired a gun at three others as they tried to
flee.

The suspect was arrested in Berlin after an eight-hour
manhunt
  
n.
An organized, extensive search for a person, usually a fugitive criminal.


Noun

an organized search, usually by police, for a wanted man or fugitive

Noun 1.
.

Jury selection for the Worcester Superior Court trial concluded
yesterday. The 16-member jury includes four alternate jurors, who will
be chosen at random before the start of deliberations.

Mr. Goddard is represented by lawyer Michael P. Doolin. Assistant
District Attorney Thomas E. Landry is prosecuting the case. Judge
Richard T. Tucker will preside over the trial, which is expected to last
several days.

Expert witnesses for both sides are expected to testify about Mr.
Goddard’s mental state at the time of the killing.

Worcester

Police officer’s case gets
special prosecutor
 see independent counsel.
 

WORCESTER – A special prosecutor was appointed this week to handle
a domestic violence case in which the suspect is a Worcester police
officer.

Anthony Consiglio, 51, lists his address in court records as the
police station. He is charged with domestic assault and battery in
connection with a June 22 incident in which he allegedly broke a bone in
his estranged wife’s face. She told police she suffered a black eye
during an altercation at the couple’s home in Worcester and learned
she had an orbital fracture after seeking treatment two days later.

She reported the incident to police in July.

“The victim did not specify how the injury was received,
however the victim said it occurred during a heated argument. Based on
the location and severity of the injury, it appears that the victim was
struck in the face and since, according to the victim, only the victim
and Consiglio were present when the injury occurred, I believe that the
victim was assaulted by Consiglio,” Lt. Michael McKiernan wrote in
the application for a criminal complaint.

The court appointed a special prosecutor from outside the district
attorney’s office because the suspect is a police officer, said
Timothy J. Connolly,
director of communications

 for District Attorney
Joseph D. Early Jr. The special prosecutor is private lawyer Michael
Caplette of Southbridge.

Officer Consiglio is on paid administrative leave from the Police
Department during the criminal investigation, Worcester police spokesman
Sgt. Kerry Hazelhurst said, noting that the leave is a state
requirement.

Members of the Worcester Police Bureau of Professional Standards
are also doing an internal investigation of Officer Consiglio, Sgt.
Hazelhurst said.

Officer Consiglio’s next date in district court is Nov. 7.

Worcester

Superintendent to deliver address on schools

WORCESTER – Superintendent Melinda J. Boone will give her third
annual State of the Schools address at 7 p.m. Monday at North High
School, 140 Harrington Way.

The event will come weeks after one of the district’s
elementary schools, Columbus Park Preparatory Academy, won statewide
recognition for gains it had made and Worcester Technical High School
won national recognition for its work.

But the speech also comes after the state released test scores that
show the district is not where Ms. Boone hoped it would be when she
created the Worcester Compact almost three years ago. One of the goals
of that compact was for 80 percent of third- and eighth-graders to be
proficient in math and English language arts by 2012.

Instead, this spring’s
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 scores showed 41 percent of
third-graders were at least proficient in reading and math, which was up
only slightly from 2009, when 35 percent were at least proficient in
reading and 40 at least proficient in math.

Eighth-grade gains were small, too. This year, 61 percent of
eighth-graders were at least proficient in English language arts, and 34
percent were at least proficient in math. In 2009, 59 percent were
proficient or better in English language arts, and 28 were proficient or
better in math.

Monday’s talk will be followed by comments from the community.

The Worcester Education Collaborative and the school district are
sponsoring the State of the Schools event, which is free and open to the
public.

Worcester

Tatnuck neighborhood, airport officials to meet

WORCESTER – A joint meeting of the Tatnuck Neighborhood Association
and Worcester Regional Airport officials will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at
the airport. Refreshments will be served, and short- and long-term plans
for the airport will be discussed.

The meeting is the latest in an ongoing series of meetings between
the neighborhood association and the airport that started three years
ago.

Worcester

WPI

 to host second seminar about surfaces

WORCESTER – Worcester Polytechnic Institute will host the Second
Surface Metrology Seminar for the Americas Monday and Tuesday to bring
together international experts who will look at ways the study of
surfaces contributes to archaeology,
biomedical

adj.
1. Of or relating to biomedicine.

2. Of, relating to, or involving biological, medical, and physical sciences.
 sciences, forensics and
manufacturing.

The seminar will include two days of tutorials on subjects as
varied as Maya blood letting and failed hip replacements. For more
information, go to www.surfacemetrology.org /2012/. The event is open to
the public, but participants must register and pay a fee of between $325
and $650.

Worcester

State lottery

 office to display auction items

WORCESTER – Unclaimed property slated for Internet auction will be
on display in the city next week.

According to the state treasurer’s office, the traveling
showcase of items will make a stop from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at the
state lottery office, 151 West Boylston Drive.

The items will be on display only; the actual auction, through
eBay, will be held Saturday. The items on display will include gold and
silver jewelry, collectible currency, and high-end watches. The majority
of the items come from unclaimed safety deposit boxes, the treasury
said. The initial auction will include 100 lots. Over the next two
months, an additional 1,000 items will be auctioned off. The items will
be available for viewing at the eBay seller ID mass.state.treasury.

The treasury also maintains a comprehensive list of about $2
billion in unclaimed monetary property, such as stock, insurance
payments, and bank accounts. Individuals can search to see if they own
such property at www.findmassmoney.com or by calling (888) 344-6277.

Worcester

College gets grant for solar heating system

WORCESTER –
Quinsigamond Community College

 has received $38,300 as
part of the state’s first round of Leading by Example Clean Energy
Grants. The money will pay most of the cost of a solar thermal system at
the college’s Administration Building. The building houses a
cafeteria, dental program and offices, and the system will provide about
70 percent of the building’s hot water.

The project’s total cost is $52,000. The college and a grant
from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center will cover the remainder.

ART: PHOTO

PHOTOG
  
n. Informal
A person who takes photographs, especially as a profession; a photographer.
: T&G Staff/STEVE LANAVA

CUTLINE: A SHOCKING EVENT – Ed and Teresa
Roux
 , Pierre Paul Émile 1853-1933.

French bacteriologist. His work with the diphtheria bacillus led to the development of antitoxins to neutralize pathogenic toxins.
 of Chelmsford check
out an Eddie of Iron Maiden mask for sale at the “Rock and
Shock” horror event last night at the DCU Center in Worcester. The
event, which features appearances by horror film celebrities; make-up,
writing and film-making workshops; lectures; exhibits; and a
zombie

 fashion show, runs through tomorrow.

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