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Worcesternomics: Improving housing prices, one loan at a time |  A groundbreaking study from a recent Clark University graduate showed the positive effects of home improvement loans on housing prices. We discuss the study and its ramifications with the author, Joe Biasi.

Joe Biasi

Courtesy John C. Brown

Clark University graduate Joe Biasi presents his findings at the recent Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management in Miami.

Sun Spots with Hitch: Vol. 13 |  The owner of the New England Patriots was in town this week, and bearing gifts at that. His team, on the other hand, which has been gifted a season’s supply of PSI-propelled national venom, among other things, was home in Foxborough licking its wounds after a second-straight defeat. Hitch gets in the huddle.

Elm Park Bridge

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The Myra Hiatt Kraft Memorial Footbridge at Elm Park

Editorial: A bridge from Worcester’s past to its future |  Yesterday’s dedication of the Myra Hiatt Kraft Memorial Footbridge at Elm Park was a celebration of that which makes Worcester great. We say why that is.

Bikes and Life has taken over the iconic Bicycle Alley's location, but much of the experienced crew that came before have stayed on.

Patrick Sargent / For Worcester Sun

Bikes and Life has taken over the iconic Bicycle Alley’s location, but much of the experienced crew that came before have stayed on.

Local Business Spotlight: Bikes and Life |  “The guys in the shop are a special group. Five of the six guys that I inherited have 108 years experience in the bike industry,” said CEO John Antretter of the team his new Webster Square shop was able to hold over following a transition from the iconic Bicycle Alley. Check out how a lifetime of experience and a renewed focus on community have this niche business rolling into the future.

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