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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.

Money, passion creating Worcester's creative hub

Laura Marotta & Stacy Lord took a giant step toward bringing their vision of a collaborative Worcester artists space to life by buying the former Worcester Boys Club building on Ionic Avenue.

Restaurant and bar opens in former Caffe Dolce spot

Laura Finaldi |

A new restaurant opened in the former Caffe Dolce building on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester this week, offering a little bit more than just coffee, dessert and drinks.

Music repair store opens in Worcester

A new musical instrument and electronics repair store opened on Chandler Street this past week.

Worcester pushes for Notre Dame anti-demolition extension

Grant Welker |

Worcester City councilors and preservation advocates are pressing for a further delay in a potential demolition of the long-vacant Notre Dame des Canadiens Church.

Mercantile Center replacing long-dead Worcester Galleria

Grant Welker |

New spaces along the edges of the center's towers are envisioned as restaurants and other retail uses that will enliven a development with 642,000 square feet of space – almost 30 percent of...

Consigli will build $30M Tanglewood complex

Grant Welker |

Consigli Construction Co., which has offices in Milford, will build a $30-million, four-building complex at the Tanglewood Music Center in the Berkshires town of Lenox.

Acton museums to break ground on expansion

The Discovery Museums in Acton plans to break ground this summer on an expansion that will double the size of the building and allow for exhibits from two existing museums on site to be combined.

It's expensive to be here, but we're #1

State House News Service |

It ranks 47th in affordability, but when more than 60 other metrics were applied Massachusetts emerged as the best state in the country, according to rankings released on Tuesday.

Worcester needs commuter rail investments


As we come off the high of the Patriots capturing their fifth Super Bowl, I am reminded of the quote from one of my heroes, Vincent Lombardi, who said, “Inches make a champion.”

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