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.

Mandell: A San Francisco/East Bay wake-up call — will Worcester’s renaissance benefit all?

No, this is not India, but the United States. How can this injustice be sustainable? How would it be different here if we all were committed to building fair, healthy and loving places? Maybe I do need the Kleenex the homeless man tried to give me on the BART train ride. … Not only is the renaissance on the horizon, but we need to plan for the negative impacts of growth as well — that many of us will be closed out of its benefits.

Last week’s most popular, June 4-10

Here are the most popular Worcester Sun articles June 4-10

Cutting to the chase: Ronnie Caldwell, barber to the Patriots, plans to open shop in Worcester
Worcester 2.0: An outsider’s inside look at the city’s developing future
Mariano: Why no one wants to run for local office
A visionary Worcester under fire
Sina-cism: The word on Trumpian truths from Assumption College
Editorial: In Worcester, a lesson in laundry and kindness