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Framingham State secures $1M STEM grant

Grant Welker |

Framingham State University has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to increase STEM education.

Fitchburg wastewater business owner sentenced to probation, $20K fine

Zachary Comeau |

The owner of a Fitchburg private wastewater treatment company and an engineering company has been sentenced to three years of probation and other penalties for falsifying wastewater supplies and test...

Mass. unemployment remains at 3.5%

Massachusetts unemployment rate has been at 3.5 percent for eight straight months, according to the state’s Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

Worcester seeks artists for $11M downtown upgrade

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester is looking for artists to make its $11-million reconstruction of Main Street not just more organized and convenient, but visually appealing as well.

Senate to take up clean energy acceleration

State House News Service |

Utilities would need to ramp up renewable energy purchases, the state could expand its support of offshore wind, and commercial solar endeavors would be freed from restrictions, under legislation the...

Staruk blazing new paths in construction

In January, Jody Staruk was promoted to project executive at Milford general contractor Consigli Construction, the first woman to hold the position at the 113-year-old company.

Let’s start with reasonable zoning laws

Worcester County and especially the city of Worcester are in a homebuilding crisis

The age of the Worcester skyscraper has been replaced by street-level interactions

Grant Welker |

The age of building vertically stopped in the city nearly 30 years ago, as new developments focus on tying into the walking community.

Greater Worcester homebuilding lags behind state, national, historic rates

Grant Welker |

New homes aren't being built at nearly the rate they used to in and around Worcester. In fact, the region hasn't kept up with statewide or national rates.

Old mill presents opportunity & obstacle to the new Hopedale

Zachary Comeau |

Town officials push for new commercial development and weigh eminent domain as they look to remake economy.

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