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40 Under Forty: Meghan E. Montaner

Montaner was the second employee ever hired by The Hanover Theatre and assisted with the $32-million campaign to open the facility.

40 Under Forty: Joy Rachelle Murrieta

Six years ago, Murrieta and a group of artist wanted to pool talents and passion for mentoring youth, launching free youth arts program Main IDEA.

40 Under Forty: Lindiana Semidei

Semidei is a dancer, choreographer and director for Raices, with experience such as co-founding Hispania Dance Co. and working with local programs like Worcester State University Latino Education...

Worcester mayor calls for city to work to attract PawSox

Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty has filed a resolution calling for City Manager Edward Augustus to do all that is reasonably in his power to attract the Pawtucket Red Sox to the city.

Opinion: Artistic space influences the economy


If you want to look for a healthy community, look to its arts scene.

50 years later, downtown Worcester redevelopment takes lesson from the past

Grant Welker |

Half a century after Worcester razed much of downtown to make way for the Galleria, the city is encouraging development concepts similar to what once was torn down.

First-time wine, beer fests coming to Worcester

Grant Welker |

Two first-time festivals, one for beer and another for wine, will come to Worcester starting later this month.Mercantile Center will host the Summer...

EcoTarium, Antiquarian Society among eight to split $947K in cultural funding

Eight destinations in Central Massachusetts, including Old Sturbridge Village and Worcester's EcoTarium, were among those receiving funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Canal District parking lot to become $20M development

Laura Finaldi |

The vacant dirt lot in Kelley Square, which has largely served as a parking lot for Crompton Place in the Canal District, will become a four-story building with 48 apartments, a diner and a public...

Reliant moving into Auburn Mall space once slated for theater

Grant Welker |

Reliant Medical Group plans to move into the former Macy's home goods store at the Auburn Mall by next summer, taking up a large vacancy at the mall after plans for a movie theater fell through.

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