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Worcester Memorial Auditorium reuse recommendations to be unveiled May 28

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester and a Boston-based historic preservation architect firm are narrowing in on a reuse plan for the Worcester Memorial Auditorium.

Baker picks four Worcester leaders for Mass. Economic Development Planning Council

Zachary Comeau |

Four Worcester business and higher education leaders have been named to a new Massachusetts Economic Development Planning Council by Gov. Charlie Baker.

Lawmakers pitch northern rail route to Western Mass.

State House News Service |

Two lawmakers have pitched the Transportation Committee on studying an east-west passenger rail connection between Boston, Greenfield and North Adams.

Be like Uxbridge

The moment the ballot initiative passed in November 2016 allowing for recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, economic development officials across the state should have been sharpening their...

Uxbridge, Athol find new revenue by embracing cannabis

Zachary Comeau |

Half of Massachusetts cities and towns have enacted or are considering a ban on recreational marijuana businesses, towns like Uxbridge and Athol have gone in the other direction.

The economic impact of legal pot is limited, as Mass. seeks the right balance

Grant Welker |

Worcester could have up to 15 cannabis shops. Western cities of similar size show there could be demand for far more, but the economic impact may not be so noticeable.

Developer of critical WooSox mixed-use project has low-key history

Grant Welker |

The key principal for Boston-based Madison Properties has experience with Worcester but has never built a project like the one he has planned next to the proposed Polar Park.

Boston developer purchases Mission Chapel for $338K

Zachary Comeau |

A Boston-based developer has purchased the former Mission Chapel building on Summer Street in Worcester for $337,500

Worcester close to securing all ballpark land after $5.8M deal

Zachary Comeau |

The Worcester Redevelopment Authority has now voted to acquire nearly all of the properties needed for the $101-million ballpark to serve as the new home of the Pawtucket Red Sox.

MBI awarded $3.5M for new incubator space

Worcester-based Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives has been awarded nearly $3.5 million in a capital grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.

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