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Non-compete changes effective Monday

State House News Service |

New restrictions on non-competition agreements between employers and workers will take effect Monday, and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce is reminding businesses of the new requirements.

Worcester entrepreneurship mentoring program gets $80K state grant

Worcester Roots, an organization that helps with economic and other opportunities, has received an $80,000 state grant as part of an entrepreneurship mentoring program.

Worcester to conduct citywide housing study

Grant Welker |

A new study slated to begin this fall will seek to compare best housing practices in Worcester and similar cities and to update a previous housing study done in 2012.

Don't fear marijuana

Even though marijuana has been legal in Massachusetts for six years, old stigmas die hard.

Funding a startup begins with the basics


Long before a startup gets its first customer, the founders are thinking about solving a problem and dominating their market by releasing their disruptive product into the world.

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.

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.

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.

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