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  • Amid national and political fanfare, $2B fusion energy company opens in Devens

    Kevin Koczwara

    In a ribbon-cutting event attended by the top energy official in President Joe Biden’s administration and both Massachusetts senators, Commonwealth Fusion Systems officially opened its new campus in Devens on Friday.

  • Advice
    Advice

    Hustle culture vs. The Great Resignation

    Julie Bowditch

    Selling our souls to corporate America and letting our professional lives dictate our time is not the answer. It is unreasonable to expect millions of capable adults not earn an income or contribute to the collective workforce. We must find a middle ground that might not have a catchy or trending name but will undoubtably create more balance and holistic fulfillment for us all.

  • Advice
    Advice

    5 Things I Know about ... Being the dumbest person in the room

    Richard Porter

    “If you’re the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room.”

  • Advice
    Advice

    101: Leadership failures

    Susan Shalhoub

    The irony in leadership is traits that make a strong leader can eventually – if taken to the extreme – produce failure.

  • Advice
    Advice

    Managing investments during today’s economic uncertainty

    Matthew Shiely

    With today’s current economic climate full of unknowns, many people have questions on managing their investments. Here is how to plan ahead for the new year in the current market.

  • Editorial
    Editorial

    Editorial: A moonshot, in Devens

    Rarely ever do you see Bill Gates, Joe Biden, and the community of Devens all in one story, but the palpable excitement around the opening of a $2-billion energy company in Central Massachusetts is creating just such that buzz, with the future of the world’s energy sources and climate on the line.

  • Opinion
    Opinion

    Viewpoint: Sending out a small business SOS

    Jessica Walsh

    I don’t pretend to be the voice of small businesses; but I am a voice, and I’m telling you what I see. What’s happening is complicated and not caused by any one big reason. I wish it were that simple.

  • Opinion
    Opinion

    A Thousand Words: Waning business confidence

    Ramón L. Sandoval

    Although still in optimistic territory, the Central Massachusetts Business Confidence Index has fallen for the past three months.

  • Editorial
    Editorial

    From the editor: Single-parent fantasy camp

    WBJ editor Brad Kane writes about the challenges of balancing work while standing in as a single parent for a week.

  • Movers & Shakers
    Movers & Shakers

    Movers & Shakers for Feb. 20, 2023

    People are on the moved at Fidelity Bank, GFA Federal Credit Union, and Waters Corp.

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Today's Poll

Why do you primarily visit the Canal District neighborhood in Worcester?
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Poll Description

The Canal District has gone through a number of transitions over the last few decades. The neighborhood once had one of the higher poverty rates in Worcester when businesses like the Dive Bar moved in, followed by a number of locally owned restaurants and bars. Just over 10 years ago, the retail shop Crompton Collective started attracting a different crowd of people looking for unique goods. This eclectic mix of small businesses and a walkable, urban vibe attracted the owners of Pawtucket Red Sox to move their baseball team in 2021 to the newly developed $160-million Polar Park, the most expensive minor league baseball stadium ever built. That development is being followed by a wave of market-rate multifamily housing projects, which are at varying degrees of development.