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Officials work to make downtown Worcester more walker-friendly

Michael Novinson |

Walkability along Worcester's commercial district has been a mixed-bag, but officials are working to make the area more attractive to pedestrians.

Report: U.S. entrepreneurs in good spirits

Emily Micucci |

The entrepreneurial spirit in the U.S. is thriving, and women enjoy ample opportunity among developed countries, according to a joint report by Babson College in Wellesley and New York City's Baruch...

Settings sights higher in Framingham

Emily Micucci |

At the center of MetroWest and about 20 miles from Boston, Framingham looks to have an edge over many communities when it comes to economic development prospects.

Framingham launches new economic development campaign

Emily Micucci |

Framingham officials will launch a new campaign highlighting the town's new approach to economic development today.

House passes bill for Worcester sewer improvements

Emily Micucci |

City leaders celebrated the passage of a bill by the Massachusetts House on Wednesday that includes $7 million to expand sewer infrastructure along the Route 20 corridor in Worcester.

Patrick's economic development bill to be aired Thursday

State House News Service |

Lawmakers on Thursday will hear the $100 million economic development bill that Gov. Deval Patrick filed in April.

Mass. Taxpayers Foundation President Widmer to retire

State House News Service |

Beacon Hill politicians for years have touted Michael Widmer's stamp of approval as proof that their fiscal or policy proposals are meritorious.

Mayors excited about liquor license cap lift

State House News Service |

Gov. Deval Patrick has proposed eliminating the cap on liquor licenses in communities around the state, and local leaders couldn't be drunker with delight.

Mixed-use development proposed for Spag's site

Michael Novinson |

A Southborough-based group has proposed an expansive mixed-use development at the former Spag's site on Route 9 in Shrewsbury.

Redevelopment gains traction in Ashland

Emily Micucci |

Ashland officials are celebrating the recent sale and future occupation of a formerly vacant warehouse building as a significant step toward achieving economic development goals.

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