2013 News

Worcester’s revival proving elusive

Ten years ago, Worcester’s downtown was going to hum. A consortium of city officials and investors pledged to turn 21 acres of blight into offices, stores, entertainment sites, and luxury residences. The $565 million project — to be privately and publicly funded — was named CitySquare.

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Questions on a city’s economy

For each municipal election cycle in Worcester, The Research Bureau prepares a report summarizing key economic, social and educational issues facing the city, and presents a series of detailed questions for the consideration of candidates for Worcester City Council, the job of mayor, and the Worcester School Committee.

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