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25 Southgate St.

Sun Staff / Worcester Sun

25 Southgate Street, also known as “Parcel C” is no longer the future home of Universal Wind Power.

At South Worcester Industrial Park wind turbine maker out, for now |  While a pair of prominent city businessmen solidify plans to bring commerce, jobs and tax revenue to the long-dormant South Worcester Industrial Park, a former potential suitor for its largest parcel said the city’s asking price was too high and now he is considering a sublease agreement there with a new tenant. Patrick Sargent reports the latest.


Armory Business Center signing

Courtesy Steven Rothschild

Steve Rothschild, seated with Main South officials standing, signs an agreement to purchase SWIP land and develop the Armory Business Center.

Rothschild talks about SWIP, WRA and investing in Worcester |  “I’ve lived in Worcester all my life. My home is in Worcester, my other real estate is in Worcester, my business [Applied Interactive is] in Worcester,” Steven Rothschild, the founder of Furniture.com and Bulbs.com, told the Sun. “It comes down to this: If we don’t invest in our own city, then how can we expect it to have a bright and potential future for the next generations coming?” Patrick Sargent sits down with the lifelong city resident and serial entrepreneur.


May25SunSpot_teaseSun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 61]: Justice, a sight for sore eyes |  Many words have been frantically cobbled into sentences of varying usefulness since Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. was fatally shot on duty May 22. His suspected murderer was hunted and killed by law enforcement later that day. There is not much else to say. Here’s Hitch.


Editorial: Our debt to Officer Tarentino |  Left with little recourse after such a tragedy, communities engage in a shared sense of sorrow and mourning for those who have been lost. But we can and should do more. We owe it to the memory of Officer Tarentino to understand all the events that preceded his murder. Only then will our eternal debt to him be repaid.


ww2 flyer2-JPEGInbox [May 25]: City sets WWII memorial dedication, Charter & Rebuilding Together Worcester volunteers repair homes, GWCF honors Zequeria, charity plane pull at airport |  Interesting and worthwhile things happen every day in our community. Alas, we can’t cover them all. That’s where Inbox comes in, to offer readers an easily digestible compilation of interesting and noteworthy items you and your neighbors keep telling us about. Have a release or a photo you or your group would like to share? Let us know by emailing it to info@worcester.ma. Be sure to include a link to the full release on your site or Facebook page so we can include it and send Sun members your way.

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