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Plan for New Stadium for PawSox Clears First Legislative Hurdle

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    Bravehearts Discuss Future in Worcester

    As Worcester celebrates the news that the PawSox will be moving there, the Bravehearts are wondering whether there is still room for them in the city.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018)

    The plan to bring the Pawtucket Red Sox to Massachusetts has cleared its first local legislative hurdle.

    The Worcester City Council Economic Development Committee on Wednesday endorsed a package calling for the city to borrow more than $100 million to build a 10,000-seat ballpark.

    The Telegram & Gazette reports that the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate is looking to play its first season in Worcester in 2021.

    The package also provides three tax-relief deals for Madison Downtown Holdings LLC, the private developer of the proposed $240 million redevelopment project.

    1 Killed as Tornadoes Touch Down in Virginia

    [NATL] 1 Killed as Tornadoes Touch Down in Virginia

    Remnants of what was once Hurricane Florence are still causing problems along the East Coast. One person was killed and another injured during a tornado in Chesterfield County, VA.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 17, 2018)

    Bonds for the ballpark, which will be built by the city, are to be paid off by new property taxes, lease revenues and other new revenue sources generated by the private development.

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