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Unions fight moves against construction labor agreements

INTRO TEXT fiscal watchdog groups have long railed against agreements guaranteeing union-only workers on major construction projects. But with public budgets under stress, even some usual labor allies are questioning whether the labor agreements are always the way to go. Last year, Fall River Mayor Edward Lambert, a Democrat with long ties to organized labor, […]

Posted inPolitics

Millionaires Ball

After the Clean Elections fiasco, campaign finance laws leave politics to the rich and the long in office Summer 2006 gentlemen (and women), check your wallets. On your marks. Get set. Go. It’s off to the races, with a stable of millionaires dominating the 2006 campaign for governor and pouring an unprecedented amount of their […]

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Urban ReRenewal

  Growth & Development Extra 2006 New and restored streets will reattach the landmark Union Station with downtown Worcester. At night, Worcester’s Shrewsbury Street is alive with restaurant-goers and revelers, frequently including residents of a former biscuit factory that has been transformed into upscale lofts with 12-foot ceilings, exposed ductwork, and refurbished red brick walls. […]