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Real Estate

City looks to rezone WooSox, mixed-use site

To facilitate the $240-million construction of the new home of the Pawtucket Red Sox and an associated mixed-use development, Worcester officials are proposing to rezone the entire property.
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Government & Politics

Canadian firm to buy Botanist parent upon U.S. pot legalization

If the production and sale of cannabis becomes legal federally, Central Mass. marijuana retailer The Botanist will become the brand of a large Canadian firm.
Hospitality & Tourism

New women-owned Shrewsbury Street bar to open Friday

The Medusa’s Saloon, a new women- and minority-owned restaurant and bar, will join Worcester's collection of Shrewsbury Street eateries later this week.
Construction

Education, health, manufacturing and science jobs keep Mass. unemployment at 3.0%

Private businesses in Massachusetts added 5,400 jobs in March as gains occurred in nearly every industry categorized by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.
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Construction

Wachusett Brewing Co. begins 4,000-sq. ft. expansion

Wachusett Brewing Co. has quietly begun construction on a 4,000-square-foot expansion in Westminster to replace its tented event space and add a new kitchen.
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Government & Politics

Worcester County population growing at same rate as state, nation

Worcester County's population grew by 4,910 people in 2018, according to the newest annual U.S. Census estimates, keeping pace with statewide and national growth.