Money Stop

MassDevelopment opens bidding process on Money Stop building

MassDevelopment, which bought the building at Main and Chatham streets in June, issued a request for proposals and qualifications last week. The RFPQ is supplemented by a number of supporting documents that open a window into the conditions developers may face in taking over many of the aging, sometimes neglected buildings that make up the majority of the Worcester Redevelopment Authority’s downtown renewal plan.

Up Next: Lukes wants to pump brakes on PawSox

The one-time mayor and longtime voice of dissent (and often reason) has filed an item on the agenda of the Tuesday, Sept. 5, City Council meeting that brings into question the board’s position on the matter. Or at least, how the council reached its conclusion. “I don’t know where this council is coming from,” Lukes told the Sun late last week.

Baker’s budget vetoes hit Worcester hard

 |  By the time Gov. Charlie Baker was through cutting more than $320 million and adjusting tax revenue projections, the Legislature’s proposed $40.2 billion plan had been reined in to a $39.4 billion package — and eight of the 14 “budget priorities” totaling $535,000 in funds highlighted by the city’s delegation were among the vetoes.

Worcester Weekly: Holy Cross basketball + 5 more things to do, Nov. 13-20

Can you believe it’s been five years since the Crusaders played at the DCU Center?! I mean, College Hill’s great and everything — and it’s tough to beat that Hart Center charm — but downtown shouldn’t have to wait that long between visits from the Sons of Bob Cousy. Lucky for you, the wait is over, and you’ll get to see a talented UMass team too. That and more fun stuff, including Dracula and Mrs. Massachusetts 2017, just a click away.

Ray Mariano, a Worcester conversation

“When you leave, you should just leave.” It’s easy to believe him, too. At first. But Mariano, famously a product of the Great Brook Valley housing complex with degrees from Worcester State and Clark, is about as quintessential a public servant as this city has ever seen. The longtime mayor, city councilor and school board member seems to have more he wants to accomplish. We sat down for a few questions, and a few more stories with the “retiring” Worcester Housing Authority director.

Ray Mariano, a Worcester conversation

“When you leave, you should just leave.” It’s easy to believe him, too. At first. But Mariano, famously a product of the Great Brook Valley housing complex with degrees from Worcester State and Clark, is about as quintessential a public servant as this city has ever seen. The longtime mayor, city councilor and school board member seems to have more he wants to accomplish. We sat down for a few questions, and a few more stories with the “retiring” Worcester Housing Authority director.

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