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  • Clark University seeks to demolish entire Main South block for large student housing complex

    Timothy Doyle and Brad Kane

    In order to build a mixed-use, 508-bed student housing complex by 2026, Clark University in Worcester plans to demolish and rebuild an entire block of Main Street in the Main South neighborhood in 2024, including three historic structures and a number of businesses.

  • Advice
    Advice

    Nurturing America’s superpower

    Bonnie J. Walker

    The focus of the work performed by DEI professionals may seem very simple on a superficial level, but the work is not.

  • Advice
    Advice

    10 Things I know about ... Pub brewery conversions

    Mark Borenstein

    Massachusetts farmer breweries are often looking for new ways to increase their appeal to customers. One option is to convert their farmer brewery license to a pub brewery license to provide more alcoholic beverage options in their taprooms.

  • Advice
    Advice

    101: Tackling competition

    Susan Shalhoub

    Here are ways to tackle the three main forms of competition.

  • Advice
    Advice

    SECURE Act 2.0 and its impact on retirement accounts

    Nicholas J. Colantuono

    In response to financial burdens resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, subsequent layoffs, and an upsurge in early retirements, the Internal Revenue Service signed into law the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act 2.0 late last year.

  • Editorial
    Editorial

    From the Editor: The 40 Under Forty awards have been postponed

    Originally slated to be announced in this Aug. 21 edition of WBJ followed by a Sept. 13 ceremony, everything is being pushed to still unspecified dates.

  • Opinion
    Opinion

    Viewpoint: Raising businesses and communities higher: The value of nonprofit board service

    Katherine Garrahan

    When businesses are looking for new ways to grow, an effective – and often overlooked – strategy is to help a local nonprofit organization by having employees participate as board members.

  • Editorial
    Editorial

    Editorial: Maternity care needs more than just an angry coalition

    These are signs our healthcare system, from national to local, is falling apart. We need a strong coalition of business, community, and political leaders to tackle the many problems causing this threatening level of strain.

  • Opinion
    Opinion

    A Thousand Words: Leominster maternity closure proposal

    Ramón L. Sandoval

    In response to UMass Memorial Health's plan to closure the maternity ward at HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital in Leominster, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has determined maternity care in the region is an essential service, and UMass Memorial has to come up with plans on how to help those impacted by the closure.

  • Movers & Shakers
    Movers & Shakers

    Movers & Shakers for Aug. 21, 2023

    A number of local companies have announced new hires and promotions, including bankHometown in Oxford, SALMON Health and Retirement in Milford, NAI Glickman Kovago & Jacobs in Worcester, and Rollstone Bank & Trust in Fitchburg

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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.