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Worcester seeks artists for $11M downtown upgrade

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester is looking for artists to make its $11-million reconstruction of Main Street not just more organized and convenient, but visually appealing as well.

Forum discusses workplace addiction amid opioid crisis, pot law changes

Grant Welker |

A public health expert, health commissioner, employment lawyer and others offered insight into how to deal with workplace addiction at an event Tuesday.

AG Healey sues Purdue Pharma

State House News Service |

Attorney General Maura Healey filed a lawsuit against opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma and several of its executives, she announced Tuesday.

Acacia Communications awaiting OK to resume business with sanctioned Chinese firm ZTE

Zachary Comeau |

Maynard telecommunications equipment manufacturer Acacia Communications has released its first public statement on ZTE Corp. since the Trump administration announced a $1.4-billion settlement.

Senate to take up clean energy acceleration

State House News Service |

Utilities would need to ramp up renewable energy purchases, the state could expand its support of offshore wind, and commercial solar endeavors would be freed from restrictions, under legislation the...

Chinese company to build $60M biomanufacturing facility in Worcester

Zachary Comeau |

A Chinese biotech company will build a $60-million facility at the Worcester Biomanufacturing Park, becoming the first tenant at the site of the former Worcester State Hospital.

Let’s start with reasonable zoning laws

Worcester County and especially the city of Worcester are in a homebuilding crisis

We need to build more homes

RITA COFFEY |

In the city of Worcester, the April inventory of single-family homes dropped 39 percent over April of last year.

101: Discipline at work

SUSAN SHALHOUB |

In a perfect world, all employees exhibit exceptional time management, judgment and diligence. But even if that were the case, definitions of those concepts can still vary greatly from cubicle to...

Greater Worcester homebuilding lags behind state, national, historic rates

Grant Welker |

New homes aren't being built at nearly the rate they used to in and around Worcester. In fact, the region hasn't kept up with statewide or national rates.

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