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MBTA awards rail car contract

State House News Service |

The plant owned by CRRC will turn out 152 new Orange Line cars and 252 Red Line cars, completely replacing those two fleets.

Moves & Shakers

The Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation, Inc. board of directors has three new members. KEITH D. BOISSONEAU has been with Sterilite Corp. in Townsend since 1997...

Amazon should come to Worcester

Setti Warren |

It is important to ask the right questions when it comes to Amazon and the opportunity to become the host for its proposed second headquarters, dubbed HQ2.

CDCs create stronger cities


The City of Worcester contends with blighted buildings in our inner city neighborhoods fallen to foreclosure.

Worcester pedals forward on bikeshare businesses

Grant Welker |

Worcester likely wouldn't strike anyone as a good city for bicycling. Winters are brutal. Streets are hilly. But, bikes are here nonetheless.

Former owner of Usual restaurant agrees to 14-year sentence in drug arrest

Zachary Comeau |

The former owner of The Usual restaurant on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester has agreed to a prison term of 14 to 16 years for an array of drug and money laundering charges, according to his plea...

Blackstone Valley receives $456K grant for voke/tech

Zachary Comeau |

The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce received a $456,320 Skills Capital Grant from the state to implement vocational and technical training programs.

Medical marijuana dispensaries begin conversion to retail

State House News Service |

The Department of Public Health has issued guidance for registered marijuana dispensaries interested in converting to for-profit corporate entities.

Stratton Hill apartments land $23M for rehab

Zachary Comeau |

A housing community in Worcester will undergo an extensive renovation after MassHousing has closed $22.5 million in financing to a privately-owned real estate firm.

House passes bump stock ban

State House News Service |

House lawmakers on Wednesday moved rapidly, and some critics said rashly, to ban any device that could be used to increase the rate of discharge of a firearm.

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