ANDREW ZIMBALIST HAS made a name for himself as a leading critic of public spending on private sports enterprises. The Smith College economist has long been one of the most prominent voices of skepticism about publicly financed sports stadiums, and Zimbalist was outspoken on what he considered the folly of Boston’s pursuit of the 2024(...)
Cannabis commission to locate main office in central Mass.
THE STATE BOARD regulating the legal marijuana industry will set up permanent shop in Worcester as its headquarters with a satellite office in Boston. The five-member Cannabis Control Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to seek a 13,000-square foot office space in the state’s second largest city and find a smaller, 5,000-square foot office in the(...)
In Worcester, officials are worried that their transit agency may be in the midst of a death spiral. With state funding trending downward the last four years, the Worcester Regional Transit Authority has had to make some very tough choices. In fiscal 2017, the transit agency cut service and raised fares. This year, the agency(...)
Adam Davidson, in a piece for this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, examines Worcester through the lens of his family history and finds a city that propelled its residents into the middle class. He hails the central Massachusetts city as “an engine for betterment until the middle of the 20th century, a magical place that transformed(...)
News start-up plans spring debut
A former employee at the Telegram & Gazette is preparing to launch a digital daily news startup sometime between April and July. The Worcester Sun will appear online only during the week, but on Sundays the Sun will come out both online and in print. The Sun would probably be the first daily online outlet(...)