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Worcester approves $101M ballpark financing

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester City Councilors have approved the borrowing of nearly $101 million to pay for the design, construction and land acquisition costs for the new home of the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Fidelity Bank opening Front Street branch Monday

Grant Welker |

Fidelity Bank will open its second Worcester branch Monday at a highly visible location on Front Street at the base of the new 145 Front at CitySquare apartment building.

WPI opens $49M dorm and education building

Grant Welker |

Worcester Polytechnic Institute officially opened its $49 million dorm and education building Thursday, which includes both 140 beds and lab space equipped with the latest technology.

Framingham State joins prison education consortium

Framingham State University has joined a group of colleges in Massachusetts that is working to expand college education access for those who are incarcerated.

Plans in place to memorialize Worcester's Notre Dame church

Plans are in place to memorialize Notre Dame church, including finding a new place to display the church bell. The city will hold the bell in storage until a fitting location can be found.

Lundgren Honda owners propose 48Ksf office building on Shrewsbury Street

Zachary Comeau |

A developer is proposing a 48,000-square-foot office building on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester at the site of the Digital Credit Union branch and British Beer Company.

Hanover sells specialty business Chaucer for $950M

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester-based Hanover Insurance Group has agreed to sell its specialty insurance business Chaucer to a Chinese company for $950 million.

Worcester approves $101M financing for PawSox ballpark

Grant Welker| Zachary Comeau |

City councilors on Wednesday approved the borrowing of nearly $101 million to pay for a ballpark in the Canal District and other ordinances for the project.

Worcester health center CEO honored by national organization

Frances Anthes, the retiring president and CEO of the Family Health Center of Worcester, has been honored by the National Association of Community Health Centers.

Doctors warn of dangers of screen time for kids

Grant Welker |

Doctors say too much time looking at screens can harm brain development, contribute to a inactive lifestyle, and lead to delayed or poor reading skills for children.

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