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Former Niche chef training Worcester up-and-comers


Cornelius Rogers moved on from Niche Hospitality to help train the next generation of Worcester chefs at the Worcester Regional Food Hub.

Fresh beginnings

Westborough's Well-Being Center has opened in the restored 1800s Nathan Fisher House.

New projects transforming Marlborough into well-rounded city

Grant Welker |

Spurred by millions in hotel tax collections and efforts by city officials to create a more well-rounded city, Marlborough is moving on from being a haven for major employers through new retail,...

State approves Suffolk Downs sale

State House News Service |

The state gave its approval Thursday to the sale of the Suffolk Downs horse track, the state's only such track, though the owner has pledged to continue racing at least through next year.

Marlborough ice center adding two new rinks

Due to hockey's rising popularity and the possibility of adding more winter sports like curling and speed skating, the New England Sports Center in Marlborough will open two new ice rinks by August.

Owner of Worcester restaurants indicted on drug, laundering charges

Grant Welker |

The owner of Worcester restaurants The Usual and The Blackstone Tap has been indicted on charges that he used more than $1 million in drug-sale money to buy and renovate nine properties.

Crust's new owner seeks to elevate Worcester's bread game

Laura Finaldi |

As a first-time business owner, Alexis Kelleher has her sights set on maintaining the quality Crust has cultivated, and on selling to more area restaurants.

Mercantile Center replacing long-dead Worcester Galleria

Grant Welker |

New spaces along the edges of the center's towers are envisioned as restaurants and other retail uses that will enliven a development with 642,000 square feet of space – almost 30 percent of...

Four new plans for vacant Worcester courthouse

Grant Welker |

A $35-million proposal for the former Worcester County Courthouse calls for 300 market-rate apartments in two new buildings and a reuse of the 1800s court building with office and retail space.

Mass. needs to update alcohol laws


Our state's alcohol statutes, which were put in place in 1933, lack the cohesiveness that businesses and the ABCC require to operate efficiently and effectively.

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