'Long a College Town, Worcester Now Looks the Part'

New York Times

With recent developments in Worcester’s downtown, The New York Times profiled the City of Worcester as a college town.

“From one end of the city’s 245-acre central core to the other, Worcester is attending to the 35,000 college students who study and live here, and its primary boulevards are steadily filling up with the civic amenities that attract new residents,” the reporter writes. “They include a busy public transit hub, comfortable and affordable housing, new restaurants and watering holes, computer stores and coffee shops, a performing arts theater, biotech research facilities, incubators and office space for start-up companies, and renovated parks — including one alongside City Hall with an ice rink larger than the one in Rockefeller Center.”

“We haven’t rushed to rebuild the city,” said Frederick H. Eppinger, a 1981 graduate of Holy Cross and the president and chief executive of Hanover Insurance Group. “We’ve done it one section of the city at a time so people, particularly our students, can see the change and feel the momentum.”

This "Holy Cross in the News" item by Cristal Steuer.