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Worcester mayor calls for city to work to attract PawSox

Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty has filed a resolution calling for City Manager Edward Augustus to do all that is reasonably in his power to attract the Pawtucket Red Sox to the city.

Opinion: Artistic space influences the economy


If you want to look for a healthy community, look to its arts scene.

50 years later, downtown Worcester redevelopment takes lesson from the past

Grant Welker |

Half a century after Worcester razed much of downtown to make way for the Galleria, the city is encouraging development concepts similar to what once was torn down.

First-time wine, beer fests coming to Worcester

Grant Welker |

Two first-time festivals, one for beer and another for wine, will come to Worcester starting later this month.Mercantile Center will host the Summer...

EcoTarium, Antiquarian Society among eight to split $947K in cultural funding

Eight destinations in Central Massachusetts, including Old Sturbridge Village and Worcester's EcoTarium, were among those receiving funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Canal District parking lot to become $20M development

Laura Finaldi |

The vacant dirt lot in Kelley Square, which has largely served as a parking lot for Crompton Place in the Canal District, will become a four-story building with 48 apartments, a diner and a public...

Reliant moving into Auburn Mall space once slated for theater

Grant Welker |

Reliant Medical Group plans to move into the former Macy's home goods store at the Auburn Mall by next summer, taking up a large vacancy at the mall after plans for a movie theater fell through.

Cliff Rucker buys stake in Palladium

Laura Finaldi |

Worcester Railers Hockey Club Owner Cliff Rucker added another property to his downtown portfolio with the purchase of an ownership stake in the Worcester Palladium.

Riding attendance surge, Tower Hill CEO plans expansion

Grant Welker |

Tower Hill's attendance outpaces the national trend, as attendance at the 600 members of the American Public Gardens Association rose more than 5 percent to 121 million, the group reported this...

WICN names jazz artist as executive director

Amanda Carr is now in charge of the first radio station ever to interview her as a jazz musician.

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