Daily Archives: September 13, 2010

Where do I vote?

Posted by Jeremy Shulkin

Remember to go vote tomorrow. In case you’ve forgotten where that’s supposed to happen, the Secretary of State’s office has provided this handy website. Just plug in your address and it tells you which voting station you should go to. You can also see who’s on your Democratic or Republican ballot.

We ran through the addresses of all the cemeteries in the area on it, and luckily this message popped up every time:

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Video of CitySquare groundbreaking

Posted by Jeremy Shulkin

If you haven’t been supersaturated with CitySquare buzz, over on www.worcestermag.com we’ve put up video of speeches and the jackhammering of the garage wall. It’s just like you were there.

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Demolition is the new handshake

Posted by Jeremy Shulkin

In full view of the entire crowd at today’s CitySquare event downtown, construction workers poked a large hole through one of the panels on the side of the parking garage.

The Worcester Business Development Corporation may have taken this as a hint for their own event next Monday, when they will partially demolish the old Voke Building for their Gateway Park/New Garden Park venture. They’ll also start putting to use the $400,000 they received from the EPA for brownfield clean up.

After the long wait for CitySquare, it seems like the only way people will now take a developer seriously is once they actually start destroying things.

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CitySquare ceremony today

No word yet if an actual wrecking ball will be used.

Posted by Jeremy Shulkin

Take an early lunch today, because at 10:00 there will be the groundbreaking ceremony for phase I of the new CitySquare project. If you want to go, the activity (read: the politicians and business backing the development) will be gathering on Foster St., across from the DCU Center box office. This first phase will see the construction of the 200,000 square foot building Unum will occupy (not all 200,000 sq. feet of it) and the making of Mercantile St., which will connect Front St. with Major Taylor Blvd.

If you don’t want to go but will be in the area anyway, the Telegram has some traffic updates for you:

Foster Street will be closed from Commercial Street to Major Taylor Boulevard beginning at 9:30 a.m. The streets are expected to reopen by 11:30 a.m.

Parking spaces along Foster Street in front of the construction site will be closed during the morning program.

More coverage to come later either here or at http://www.worcestermag.com.

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