Government & Politics

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.


Detours this weekend on Worcester commuter rail line

Grant Welker |

Commuter rail trains headed into Boston from Worcester will be stopped at the Wellesley Farms station starting Friday night and running through the weekend.

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State approves Suffolk Downs sale

State House News Service |

The state gave its approval Thursday to the sale of the Suffolk Downs horse track, the state's only such track, though the owner has pledged to continue racing at least through next year.

More Mass. companies offer insurance, but fewer take it

State House News Service |

Compared to their national counterparts, more Massachusetts employers offer health insurance but fewer employees here enroll in the plans offered by their companies, according to a new state report.

Mass. is seventh-best place to retire

House speaker opposes potential sales tax reduction

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Well-being center opens in Westborough

Emily Micucci |

Release Well-Being, a holistic wellness center, is opening at the site of the historic Nathan Fisher House in Westborough.

Q&A with Kelly McCausland

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Mass. should wait on $2K business healthcare assessment

Eileen McAnneny |

Quite simply, the fair share assessment is the wrong solution for taming growth in MassHealth, which now insures almost 2 million residents or 30 percent of the commonwealth's total population.

Mass. needs to update alcohol laws


Our state's alcohol statutes, which were put in place in 1933, lack the cohesiveness that businesses and the ABCC require to operate efficiently and effectively.

Mass. needs carbon pollution fees


Central Mass. economic forecast: a high schooler perspective

Nicholas DeCastro |

Worcester needs commuter rail investments

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Top tourist attractions

Ranked by annual attendance in 2016

RankAttractionAnnual attendanceNo. of employees
1Southwick's Zoo, Mendon500,000180
2DCU Center, Worcester469,494140
3Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, Princeton300,0001,000

Source: Each attraction via survey

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