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Use zoning to your development's advantage

MARK A. BORENSTEIN |

Local zoning ordinances and bylaws are essential to comprehensive municipal planning and are intended to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the public. Yet, they are often times far...

Community Foundation CEO Ann Lisi to retire in June

Ann T. Lisi, the president and CEO of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, will retire at the end of June.

Push for flame retardant bill countered by industry call for veto

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker is facing mounting pressure to sign a bill that would ban the use of certain toxic flame retardant chemicals in many products.

Uxbridge land trust fined $54K for wetland violations

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has fined a land trust in Uxbridge $54,600 for violating state wetlands regulations.

Expect a healthy Central Mass. economy in 2019

Jerry Sargent |

In 2019, the region can expect more investment, given its relative accessibility and lower cost of living, as well as nine colleges producing a young and educated workforce.

Worcester contractor fined $52K for asbestos violations

A Worcester home improvement contractor will pay almost $52,000 in penalties for violating asbestos regulations at a residential property in the city.

Baker energy plan hinges on changes transportation, building

State House News Service |

A first-ever energy plan released Wednesday by the Baker administration found that Massachusetts must step up its efforts around energy efficiency.

Sutton entity fined $17K for asbestos work

A Sutton company is being fined nearly $17,000 for violating state Department of Environmental Protection regulations.

Worcester cancels plan to expand Canal District improvement plan beyond ballpark

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester is amending the size of an urban renewal plan modification to include only those properties essential to a $101 million ballpark development for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Worcester willing to resort to eminent domain for seven potential WooSox properties

Worcester officials on Tuesday cleared up concerns about possible land takings and demolitions of Canal District buildings.

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