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Baker not planning to attend 'historic' casino opening

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

While acknowledging its historical significance, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday he does not plan to attend next month's opening of the first gaming facility authorized under the 2011...

Calling all 'locavores'! Concord a growing hub for local food

Emily Micucci |

A couple of months ago, a new restaurant opened in historic West Concord.A farm-to-table concept with a menu designed around seasonal, locally...

Blasts from dining past Edgemere, Wonder Bar, are back

LIVIA GERSHON SPECIAL TO THE WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL |

Longtime Central Massachusetts residents looking for a dash of nostalgia with their omelet or pizza have a lot to smile about this year. Last fall, Shrewsbury's Edgemere Diner, a classic New England...

Why we must vote on Olympics bid

EVAN FALCHUK Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

The Olympics is a wonderful sporting event. But it's also a business. Its model: Make money by...

WBJ talk back

PARCC? NO, PARK IT!

Tower Hill to break ground for new garden

A garden accessible to people with mobility issues will be ready this summer at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston.

Chick-fil-A forges ahead with N.E. expansion plans.

Emily Micucci |

It was persona non grata when it floated plans to open in Boston in 2012, but Chik-fil-A has had little trouble growing its New England footprint with new locations in MetroWest.

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More hotel rooms lift Worcester's downtown area hopes

Sam Bonacci |

With three new hotels under development in and around downtown, Worcester is on track to boost its hotel room capacity about 50 percent by 2017.

Film tax credit helps lift tourism

ANTON NEL Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Time and time again, data have shown that when a film production shoots in a particular location, it not only creates economic impacts, the finished product can also create significant...

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