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Worcester wants to pick right mix of tenants for Union Station

Zachary Comeau |

Despite the prime location, the city has had trouble leasing about 8,000-square-feet of unused commercial space in Union Station despite a comprehensive redevelopment effort.

Helping immigrant businesses: Foreign-born entrepreneurs aren't as familiar with their available resources

Grant Welker |

A focus group found foreign-born entrepreneurs weren't as connected as they could be to resources. The city and its partners say helping such businesses is a priority.

Coming to Worcester: The city's immigrant population has shifted in the last decade

Grant Welker |

For a century starting in the 1870s, immigrants moving into Worcester almost exclusively came from Europe and North America. That's no longer the case.

City of Immigrants: Foreign-born residents have unusually large impact on Worcester's economy

Grant Welker |

Immigrants in Worcester are more likely than native citizens to start their own business and have bachelor's degrees, giving them a disproportionate share of the economy.

Voters deny nurse staffing ratios ballot initiative

Grant Welker |

Hospital administrators won in their fight against a ballot question that would have set mandated nurse-to-patient staffing ratios.

Ralph's Rock Diner sued by music groups for copyright infringement

Zachary Comeau |

Two separate music groups are suing Worcester's Ralph's Rock Diner alleging copyright infringement.

Atlas Distributing named founding sponsor of WooSox

Zachary Comeau |

Atlas Distributing, already identified by WBJ as a founding sponsor of the Worcester Red Sox, officially announced the deal with the team on Thursday.

Milford Regional, Leonard Morse, Heywood rated region's safest hospitals

Grant Welker |

Milford Regional Medical Center, Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick and Heywood Hospital in Gardner have been rated the safest hospitals in Central Massachusetts.

WRA seeks $170K for Union Station marijuana office renovations

Zachary Comeau |

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission and the City of Worcester are closer on a deal to move the marijuana regulators to Union Station.

Mass. moves one step closer to marijuana sales with testing lab approvals

Grant Welker |

Two laboratories have been approved by the Cannabis Control Commission to begin testing marijuana, another milestone in the soon-to-come legal recreational marijuana retail market.

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