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UMass chair sounds alarm over higher ed's “graduation rate crisis”

State House News Service |

Student debt and graduation rates emerged as focuses of last week's University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees meeting.

Route 20 funding will help $45M Shrewsbury development

Grant Welker |

A Market Basket-anchored redevelopment of the former Edgemere Drive-In site in Shrewsbury took a major step forward Wednesday with a $3.75-million grant for road improvements.

Real estate mogul to build $8M Marlborough self-storage facility

A Concord real estate agency has begun building an 80,000-square-foot self storage facility in Marlborough.

Developers can now buy former Marian High School

Grant Welker |

The Archdiocese of Boston is allowing developers an option to buy the former Marian High School in Framingham as a way to attract more interest.

Worcester property assessments rise by nearly 6%

Grant Welker |

The total assessed value of properties in Worcester rose nearly 6 percent this year, according to the city, with commercial and industrial properties lagging in value.

Millbury businessman to build $14M Worcester self-storage facility

Grant Welker |

A self-storage facility totaling 180,000 square feet is being proposed for Route 20 in Worcester in a project expected to cost $13 to $14 million.

Worcester cancels plan to expand Canal District improvement plan beyond ballpark

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester is amending the size of an urban renewal plan modification to include only those properties essential to a $101 million ballpark development for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Fitchburg school-to-apartments conversion tops off

Grant Welker |

A ceremony held at the former B.F. Brown School was a chance for officials and development partners to mark the latest stage in what is seen as a revitalization of the city's downtown.

Mustang Bio completes Worcester lab

Grant Welker |

Mustang Bio, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company working on technology that can help fight cancer, has completed construction of its Worcester laboratories.

Worcester plans to acquire 24 properties & demolish 18 buildings for WooSox project

Zachary Comeau |

The Worcester Redevelopment Authority is seeking state approval to extend a 2016 Urban Renewal Plan, which includes buying nearly three dozen properties and tearing down about 20 buildings.

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