Editorial: Work cut out for next City Council

With the municipal election Tuesday — and changes afoot every day in Worcester — we hope for a City Council resolved to be stronger. Many of the big development pieces are either in place or on the way. This puts the city at a critical juncture. We need the next set of city councilors to bring the vision, determination, cooperation and leadership that will help glue it all together.

The Muse is inspired to remain a part of Worcester’s downtown revival

Coming to Federal Square during the much-ballyhooed “downtown renaissance,” The Muse owners John Rinaldo and Matt Kingman set forth to be a part of the bigger picture. Cultivating a brand based on the anticipated vibes of new visitors and returning friends with hip cocktails and craft beer, The Muse has added something flagrantly unique to the urban lifestyle trend.

Worcester Railers tracking rare sellout to open inaugural season

The NHL’s San Jose Sharks didn’t move their AHL affiliate out of Worcester because of attendance issues — but there weren’t many Worcester fans showing up to prove they wanted the team to stay, either. This week, professional hockey returns to Central Massachusetts, and the Railers hope that in one game — on the strength of their hard-earned early connections to the city — they can achieve what the Sharks never did: fill up the 12,316-seat DCU Center.

POW! WOW! Worcester, a photo essay [Part 3]

Don’t have time for a leisurely stroll around the whole 38 square miles of the city to see the more than 40 murals left behind by the talented artists who participated in the second annual event?

Bushel N Peck spreads to Westborough, tweaks the menu

For decades Bushel N Peck has maintained its perch among the city’s go-to sandwich shops. And now, 37 years after the Oliveri family opened the first store in Tatnuck Square and after new owner Michael Bartosiewicz added locations in Grafton and Clinton, Bushel N Peck is on the verge of opening its fifth storefront in Westborough.

Recalde’s Sidewalk Café is an unexpected slice of home

With salsa music playing in the background, the sounds of the Spanish language lingering in the air and the open-arms welcome from their employees, Recalde’s Sidewalk Café, open since February, is all about the Spanish culture. It’s an effort embracing and elevating the feeling of eating at abuela’s house.

POW! WOW! Worcester, a photo essay [Part 1]

Don’t have time for a leisurely stroll around the whole 38 square miles of the city to see the more than 40 murals left behind by the talented artists who participated in the second annual event?