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  • Fitchburg State president to retire

    Timothy Doyle

    Fitchburg State University President Richard Lapidus will retire at the end of the 2023-24 academic year.

  • Advice
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    The future is now: Demystifying AI for small businesses

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    In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, the term "Artificial Intelligence" or "AI" is no longer confined to the realms of science fiction or the exclusive domain of tech giants.

  • Advice
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    10 Things I know about ... Cyber attacks

    Janelle Drolet

    10. Isolate infected systems. Just as we had to quarantine for Covid infections, power down compromised endpoints to avoid spreading the contagion to other parts of the network.

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    101: Workplace inclusion

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  • Opinion
    Opinion

    Viewpoint: Higher ed remains a strong investment

    Richard Lapidus

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  • Editorial
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    Editorial: Even in a slowdown, Central Mass. real estate remains strong

    Central Massachusetts and the nation aren’t in a recession, at least not yet, but the economy isn’t nearly as rosy as it was during those growth years of the past decade. The red hot real estate market, which has been the hallmark of Worcester’s growth, is now facing a slow down.

  • Editorial
    Editorial

    From the Editor: The ups and downs of the labor market

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  • Opinion
    Opinion

    A Thousand Words: Cannabis firms sue federal government

    Ramón L. Sandoval

    A coalition of cannabis businesses operating in Massachusetts have filed a lawsuit in federal court, hoping to convince the courts the Controlled Substances Act is unconstitutional.

  • Movers & Shakers
    Movers & Shakers

    Movers & Shakers for Nov. 13, 2023

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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.