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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

TIMOTHY P. MURRAY |

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.”

Worcester ranks 54th Best Place to Live

Emily Micucci |

Worcester's cultural assets, such as theaters, make it a U.S. Best Place to Live, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Worcester virtual craft market donating commission to Creative Hub

Brad Kane |

Worcester startup LocalPorch announced over the weekend it will donate all of its 3-percent commission made on Mondays in February to arts nonprofit Creative Hub Worcester.

Shrewsbury Street tattoo parlor relocating

Savannah Donohue |

Piercing Emporium & Tattoo in Worcester is moving to a new 3,000-square-foot location at 205 Shrewsbury St., according to the owner, Marc Williams.

Why The Sole Proprietor decided not to move downtown

Laura Finaldi |

Owners of the Sole Propietor decided not to move the popular Highland Street restaurant after about a year of considering a new Mercantile Center location.

Central Mass. firms help build Ecotarium exhibit

Emily Micucci |

A new Worcester Ecotarium exhibit that opened Tuesday morning features work by Central Massachusetts firms.

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