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WPI using International Space Station to test clearer Earth-to-space communications

Grant Welker |

Researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and other schools are using the International Space Station to test space communications they say could have major implications for space missions.

Fenway Park architect among seven vying to design WooSox stadium

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester officials are set to interview the seven architect firms that submitted bids for the $90-million Canal District ballpark, including one that designed improvements to Fenway Park.

MBTA board approves Union Station platform expansion

Grant Welker |

An MBTA board approved a design contract Monday for a second train platform at Worcester's Union Station, a first step toward an expansion of the station's capacity.

Turning the WRTA garage into the Trolley Yard

Michael O'Brien and his Galaxy Development bought the longtime home of the WRTA garage at the corner of Grove Street and Park Avenue in Worcester for $3.8 million in 2016.

Movers & Shakers

Eight Central Mass. businesspeople were on the move this issue.

Report details gender gap in higher education

State House News Service |

Women account for almost half of all provosts and more than half of deans at Massachusetts colleges and universities, but only 31 percent of the presidents and chancellors, according to a new report...

Office vacancy rates up, occupancy shrinks across much of MetroWest

Grant Welker |

Vacancy rates have risen and occupancy has shrunk for office space in MetroWest, according to a third-quarter report by Perry Brokerage Associates of Boston.

City Council approves $101M WooSox loan

The Worcester City Council on Tuesday gave its final approval of a $101-million loan order for the city to pay for the construction of the new home of the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Mass. unemployment stays at 3.6%

Bay State employers added 6,000 jobs last month and have added 68,100 jobs since August 2017, the state announced Friday as the unemployment rate held firm at 3.6 percent in August.

Worcester to conduct citywide housing study

Grant Welker |

A new study slated to begin this fall will seek to compare best housing practices in Worcester and similar cities and to update a previous housing study done in 2012.

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