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Biotech is putting people to work in the Central Mass. 100


Many of the top 100 employers in Central Massachusetts are from the state's biotech industry.

$18M Worcester Canal District project breaking ground

The groundbreaking for the $18 million hockey rink facility will take place today, for the new two-rink facility scheduled to open in the Canal District in August of 2017.

Worcester church demolition discussion to continue

The discussion around whether the empty Notre Dame des Canadiens church in downtown Worcester can be demolished will continue, as the Historical Commission asked for more details regarding the...

Deadhorse hill restaurant opening in Worcester Friday

Sam Bonacci |

The upscale deadhorse hill restaurant and café will open in downtown Worcester Friday, featuring refined dishes and drinks.

Voke/tech new focus of skills gap

Laura Finaldi |

The demand for voke/tech schools grows as students focus on on-the-job training and the region attempts to close the skills gap.

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.

Program could chop $5K from cost of bachelor's degree


A new program would allow thousands of community college students to earn four-year degrees through rebates on tuition and fees and costs protected from annual increases after a student enrolls.

High-tech fabrics manufacturing institute still needs $40M funding approval


State funding of $40 million pledged to a high-tech fabrics institute still require legislative approval.

Worcester targets 118 acres for urban renewal; possible taking from landowners

Sam Bonacci |

The downtown revitalization plan designed to guide the Worcester's development efforts over the next 20 years has been released by the Worcester Redevelopment Authority, covering over 118 acres of...

Glickman to manage Worcester mill building

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester property management firm Glickman Kovago & Jacobs Management announced Tuesday the company will take over the management of 85 Prescott St., which has been renovated.

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