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New poll shows lackluster backing for Olympics

A new poll is showing lackluster support for a Boston Olympics bid. A WBUR poll released Friday morning showed 42 percent of those surveyed statewide said they support hosting the games in the Boston...

DCU Center proposed as 2024 Olympic venue

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester has officially entered the 2024 Boston Olympic debate with handball competition slated to take place at the DCU Center if Boston is selected as the host city for the 2024 Games, Boston 2024...

PawSox to WooSox? Sure! But without public funding

BY VICTOR MATHESON SPECIAL TO THE WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL |

Earlier this year, the Worcester Sharks announced they would leave the DCU Center for California. With the hockey team's departure, Worcester is without a professional sports franchise...

Planning group lays out Olympics bid recommendations

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Seeing great opportunity in the area's US Olympics bid, a Metro Boston planning group said private dollars should fund a substantial amount of infrastructure upgrades, and the state should protect...

2015 Central Mass Family Business Awards - Worcester Fitness

Carol McDonald |

The sizes of their sneakers have changed, but Andrea Shliapa and Timothy MacDonald have put their footsteps all over Worcester Fitness. The business has been a big part of their lives...

Worcester's pitch for the PawSox

Worcester should continue pressing its case to bring the Boston Red Sox's top farm club to Central Massachusetts following the death of that club's principal owner last week.

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!

Golf courses hope more millennials will come out and tee it up

BRITTANY LOPRIORE |

It's been a long winter, which has delayed the start of spring – and golf – in Central Massachusetts.

Olympic backers support statewide referendum on games

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The chief backer of a Boston bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics is now supporting the idea of a 2016 referendum on the bid and that's a "good thing," according to Gov. Charlie Baker.

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