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Worcester property value jumps by $1B; drives highest-ever Fitch rating

Sam Bonacci |

One of the three big rating agencies has given Worcester it's highest-ever rating as the city's property valuation jumped $1 billion in one year.

Vocational education: high cost, high demand

State House News Service |

It would cost at least an additional $27 million per year to fulfill the unmet demand for high school vocational education programs across Massachusetts, programs that advocates say are critical to...

Small Business Saturday in Worcester with Jessica Walsh

Sam Bonacci |

Small Business Saturday kicks off this Saturday for retailers across Central Massachusetts and we talk with local store owner Jessica Walsh about it's importance.

Girls Inc. seeking $5.5M for renovations

In October, Girls Inc. of Worcester launched the public part of its $5.5-million fundraising campaign

Westborough liquor license spree

Sam Bonacci |

The town of Westborough will receive 22 additional liquor licenses in the next three years in an effort by town officials to bring more restaurants into the community with a special focus on the...

UMass Memorial expands downtown Worcester presence

Emily Micucci |

UMass Memorial Health Care has added nearly 18,000 square feet to its new IT offices in the Mercantile Center in downtown Worcester

Worcester State becomes hockey rink's 5th tenant

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester State University has signed on as an anchor tenant for the new Worcester Sports Center under construction in the city's Canal District, the school announced.

Westborough gets 22 new liquor licenses

Sam Bonacci |

The town of Westborough will receive 22 additional liquor licenses in the next three years, the economic development department announced Wednesday.

South Worcester turning point

Sam Bonacci |

A groundbreaking at the South Worcester Industrial Park is a step forward for both the neighborhood and local manufacturers.

Devens a model for smart planning


A new site in Devens will become the largest parcel of land available for commercial use in the area; and it is highly likely to attract businesses from the life science and technology sectors.

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