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Former Shack's site to become Worcester cultural institute

SARAH CONNELL |

The Wellesley College philosophy professor who bought the Main Street building in Worcester wants to start the Emengini Institute for Comparative Studies.

Worcester law firm opens Providence office

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester intellectual property law firm McInnes & McLane has opened a new office in downtown Providence.

Chamber endorses lessening Worcester commercial tax burden

Zachary Comeau |

As it has done for the last seven years, the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce is calling for the City Council to adopt a tax rate to help reduce the gap between commercial and residential tax...

Worcester arena football team to debut in April

Grant Welker |

The Massachusetts Pirates, an arena football team, will start play next April at the DCU Center as the newest team in the fledgling National Arena League.

MassDevelopment seeking builder for Worcester building

Grant Welker |

MassDevelopment, the state's development arm, is seeking developers for a largely unused building at 526 Main St. in downtown Worcester.

After 100 years, Devens has become a technology hub

Grant Welker |

A century after it opened as a military base, Devens has become a center of innovation and technology.

Framingham pushes economic development with new strong mayor

Emily Micucci |

With the election of Yvonne Spicer, the community once dubbed America's largest town sees new opportunities once it becomes a city in January.

Notre Dame sale falls through, but demolition still slated

Grant Welker |

A sale of the Notre Dame des Canadiens church in downtown Worcester has fallen through, but the owner says it still plans to demolish the church and market the site.

Briggs created a $13M engineering powerhouse

Zachary Comeau |

Margaret “Peggy” B. Briggs has left her mark on so many real estate developments it's hard to keep track.

Breaking down the Central Mass. bids for Amazon

Zachary Comeau |

Of the 238 cities and states who submitted bids to attract online retail giant Amazon's second headquarters, three are from Central Massachusetts.

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