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Worcester granted eminent domain powers for $96M revitalization

Sam Bonacci |

An urban revitalization plan covering 118 acres in downtown Worcester has been approved by the state, opening up the city to leverage the power of eminent domain on 24 properties singled out in the...

40 Under 40: Michael Herbert

After working as assistant town manager and chief financial officer for three years, Herbert in 2016 was promoted to town manager, orchestrating the increase of the town's bond rating two notches...

Shrewsbury resident launches 'smart' buildings company

Sam Bonacci |

A new company has been launched in Marlborough with the goal of allowing homeowners and small businesses to manage their space wirelessly.

Maker space coming to Worcester's Ionic Ave. Boys and Girls Club

Sam Bonacci |

A 30,000 square-foot maker space with approximately 25 studios and offices is under construction at the former Ionic Avenue Boys and Girls Club.

Hanover Theatre expansion seeks to anchor Theatre District

Caitlin Reidy |

Hanover Theatre's new $6.5-million expansion is aiming to enliven Worcester's Theatre District by attracting rich economic development.

Worcester is eminently serious

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester officials are anxious to wield their eminent domain power to transform $100 million worth of properties into better use.

Region's incubators driven by startup culture

Laura Finaldi |

Central Massachusetts' rapidly growing startup and craftsman culture has created a need for more collaborative spaces, like incubators, accelerators and coworking spaces.

$5M Hanover Theatre expansion set for summer opening; new conservatory to be named after Eppinger

Sam Bonacci |

The $5 million expansion of the Hanover Theatre opening this summer will bring with it a new conservatory offering classes for budding area thespians to be named in honor of outgoing Hanover...

Auburn Mall to get movie theater, restaurant in 2017

Sam Bonacci |

A 10-plus screen movie theater and restaurant have been approved at the Auburn Mall, in a move that city officials see as a boon to the city.

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