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Hudson wins award for new master plan

Emily Micucci |

The Town of Hudson announced it has received an award from the Massachusetts chapter of the American Planning Association for the master plan adopted by the Planning Board in November.

After tax vote, Murray says Worcester will draft plan for single rate in 2015

Emily Micucci |

In an 8-3 roll call vote Tuesday night, Worcester city councilors inched closer to a single-tax rate, setting the fiscal 2015 property levy for businesses at $31.73 per $1,000 assessed valuation.

Framingham selectmen shift tax burden off businesses

Emily Micucci |

While it maintained its split real estate tax rate, the Framingham Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday night to shift some of the tax burden off commercial and industrial property owners in...

Report: Midsize businesses show optimism for 2015

Emily Micucci |

Sixty-six percent of midsize business owners said they're optimistic the national economy will strengthen in the next six months, and they'll likely invest in technology, operations and new staff as...

Southborough leaders look ahead 25 years

Emily Micucci |

What will Southborough look like in 25 years? Town leaders and economic development experts opened that discussion, Thursday morning at the Southborough 2040 Business & Nonprofit Summit.

Worcester group sees lift for tourism in Blackstone Canal revival

Sam Bonacci |

Nearly two centuries ago, the Blackstone Canal helped catapult Worcester, then primarily a farming community, into the industrial age. But by 1848, the canal was closed and later capped after it...

Southborough looks ahead 25 years as leaders weigh development strategy

Emily Micucci |

What will Southborough look like in 25 years? Town leaders and economic development experts have opened that discussion, beginning with the Southborough 2040 Business & Nonprofit Summit Thursday...

To keep more talent, panel calls for stronger ties between Worcester, college students

Emily Micucci |

Greater Worcester is home to 12 colleges and universities that graduated 7,500 students in 2014. But for most, their time in Worcester is short lived.

QCC officially opens downtown campus

Rick Saia |

Nearly two months after launching its initial classes at its new Healthcare and Workforce Development Center in downtown Worcester, Quinsigamond Community College imprinted the “officially open...

Downtown is Marlborough's next frontier for redevelopment

Emily Micucci |

The work Marlborough planners did to create a mixed-use overlay district in the city's southwest quadrant paid off, now that several development proposals are in the works. But now they're turning...

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