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Worcester looking to lease former Saint Vincent Hospital building

Grant Welker |

Worcester city officials are looking to sign a long-term lease for a former Saint Vincent Hospital building, which has sat vacant next to the Worcester Senior Center for years.

Worcester improvement district lands executive director, vendor

Grant Welker |

Heading into its first spring, a new entity planning improvements for downtown Worcester now has an executive director and a vendor to help carry out its goals.

UMass hires McEvoy as first VP of corporate relations

Zachary Comeau |

Kate McEvoy, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's former regional vice president, has been named the first ever vice president of corporate relations at UMass Memorial Health Care.

Movers & Shakers

Check out which professionals are on the move in Central Mass.

WRA orders Midtown Mall owner to submit redevelopment plan

Zachary Comeau |

The Worcester Redevelopment Authority is giving the Midtown Mall owner 30 days to submit a detailed written plan on his plans to rehabilitate the Front Street buildings.

WRA begins eminent domain process for two ballpark properties

Zachary Comeau |

The Worcester Redevelopment Authority is now using eminent domain to go after at least two Canal District properties needed for the $101-million Polar Park baseball stadium development.

WooSox stadium project falling behind schedule, with property acquisitions looming

Grant Welker |

A timeline to open the Red Sox ballpark by 2021 leaves the city little wiggle room to buy and relocate businesses in just a few months.

Worcester Chamber CEO to co-chair state business, transportation coalition

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Timothy Murray will co-chair a new pro-business and transportation group to boost the state's public transportation infrastructure.

WRA gives Midtown Mall owner 30 days to submit redevelopment plan

Zachary Comeau |

The Worcester Redevelopment Authority is giving the Midtown Mall owner 30 days to submit a detailed written plan on his plans to rehabilitate the Front Street buildings.

Prudence & accountability

When done right, tax-increment financing deals are a win-win.

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