The MBTA expects to increase the number of weekday train trips between Boston and Worcester this fall, soon after the state closes on a $50 million deal with railroad company CSX Corp. to buy 21 miles of commuter rail track along the Framingham-Worcester line, officials said.
A total of seven weekday roundtrips are set to be added to the current 13 trips made between Boston and Worcester, according to T spokesman Joe Pesaturo.
It’s easy to identify what we don’t want, but Worcester isn’t Sim City, and it’s a bit harder to execute the perfect plan when we’re talking about serious money. But here’s hoping that a year’s demolition delay will get us a bit closer to that perfect plan.
After the hearing, Mr. Fischer said the Palladium will continue to operate for at least the next year. He said the taxes have been paid, and he and his partner, John Sousa, are awaiting a decision on their tax abatement filing. He said there is a 50-50 chance the theater will survive beyond the delay period.
Earlier in the summer, I got into a long conversation about where Faygo is sold in Worcester, and was told that it was only out on the West Side somewhere. However long that was true, you can now buy it downtown for $1.
The rumors are coming closer to reality. The T&G reports the owners of Worcester’s metal palace, the Palladium, “have asked the Worcester Historical Commission to grant a waiver that would allow them to raze the landmark four-story building” soon in response to a tax increase on the property.
The Palladium, at 255 Main St., is not on the National Register of Historic Places. Officials said it is on the list put together by the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System of structures considered to be historically or architecturally significant.
The city Historical Commission has scheduled a hearing on the Palladium matter on July 26. The owners said they are eligible for a waiver because the building now poses an “economic hardship,” a criterion allowing for demolition.
Despite false rumors of The Palladium closing we are open and have no plans to close our doors. Yes Taxes are up 200% but our landlord is appealing. While the tax and rent increase will put us in a difficult position financially we will do our best to make things work while the tax appeal process plays out. We have been blown away by the groundswell of support we have received and want to thank everyone for reaching out. We will continue to bring great live music to Worcester so please check our events page for up coming shows and follow us on twitter twitter.com/palladiumshows
HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT: Worcester could soon wake up to the Day the Metal died. There’s got to be some kind of ancient scroll that curses anyone who dares tear down the Palladium to be haunted by Ronnie James Dio’s majestic ghost. (Actually, being haunted by Dio would be awesome. These guys will be damned to eternal juggalo gatherings or something.)
“I have this idea of coming up with a video of what cities used to be like in the 1900s just to show what a big impact public health departments have had,” Brindisi said. “Sometimes, I feel like we should just get a helicopter so people know we’re here.”