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Gas connection halt puts development in the crosshairs

State House News Service |

The state's twin natural gas crises are now taking a toll on housing and economic development in Massachusetts.

WPI receives $3.5M to develop robotic system to eliminate brain tumors

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have received a five-year, $3.5-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue development on a robotic system that can destroy brain...

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.

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.

Worcester area economy grew at 4.1% annualized rate

Grant Welker |

The Greater Worcester economy grew by a 4.1-percent annualized rate in the third quarter, its highest in at least five years, according to an Assumption College report Tuesday.

Pennsylvania firm proposes $100M Charlton LNG facility

A Pennsylvania energy infrastructure company is teaming up with three other Massachusetts firms to propose a $100-million liquified natural gas, storage and truck-loading facility in Charlton.

Canal District gets $400K for streetscape improvements

Grant Welker |

The mixed-use Harding Green project has received a boost as the Worcester was granted $400,000 for streetscape improvements in the area around the development.

Seven Central Mass. entities receive collaborative workspace funding

Seven entities in Central Massachusetts have received a share of $2.2 million in state grants to help spur entrepreneurship and small businesses.

Fenway Park architect No. 1 among shortlisted firms for WooSox stadium

Zachary Comeau |

The architecture firm that designed improvements to Fenway Park is the frontrunner to design the $90-million ballpark structure for the Worcester Red Sox.

Marlborough industrial building sells for $8M

A 60,000-square-foot industrial building on Cedar Hill Street in Marlborough has sold for $8 million.

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