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Worcester councilor wants truckers to avoid Grafton Hill on way to CSX yard

WORCESTER – With tractor-trailer trucks rumbling through Grafton Hill on their way to and from the CSX freight yard, the City Council has asked the city administration to report on ways to limit or prohibit big trucks from using local streets in that area.District 3 Councilor George J. Russell, who filed the order, said Tuesday night the CSX freight yard has had a major impact on Grafton Hill, some positive and some negative.He said perhaps the biggest […]

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Worcester city manager’s contract extension talks delayed for a week

WORCESTER – A City Council vote on a contract extension for City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. will not come up for at least another week.The council, at the request of District 2 Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson, who chairs its Municipal Operations Committee, went into executive session at the conclusion of its regular meeting Tuesday night to discuss […]

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Mass. governor hails Worcester’s manufacturing industry

WORCESTER – Massachusetts’ top two Republicans on Tuesday weren’t prepared to name Donald Trump the winner in Monday night’s presidential debate – or Hillary Clinton either.“I’m not sure I would say either candidate won,” said Gov. Charles D. Baker Jr., in remarks after his appearance at a business summit at the DCU Center.“I don’t think either candidate said anything that would have moved anybody who wasn’t already […]

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State awards $2.2M toward replacing Worcester railroad bridge

WORCESTER – The state Department of Transportation has announced the awarding of $2.2 million in rail infrastructure grants, including money to replace the Southbridge Street bridge. The 2016 Industrial Rail Access Program, a competitive, state-funded public-private partnership, awarded $500,000 to the Providence & Worcester Railroad to go toward replacing the weight-restricted bridge. The new bridge will improve efficiencies and reduce costs for shippers requiring heavy load […]

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Gaffney: Not so fast on contract talks with Augustus

WORCESTER – The City Council’s efforts to move on a contract extension for City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. will hit a temporary roadblock tonight.Councilor-at-Large Michael T. Gaffney said today he plans on holding an item on tonight’s City Council agenda that asks the council to take up a report from its Municipal Operations Committee. That report is […]

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Baker headlines DCU Center business summit

WORCESTER – Gov. Charlie Baker joined business leaders at the DCU Center Tuesday for the annual Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Summit. The daylong event brings together hundreds of executives and managers from the Bay State’s manufacturing industry. Return to for more on this story.

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