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Water colors: Marlborough art festival has wet inaugural event

METRO WEST DAILY NEWS – About 20 artists weathered sporadic downpours, thunder and lightning Sunday during the first-ever Marlborough Village Art Festival. ... read more

Route 20: past, present, and future

THE BOSTON GLOBE – Nearly a decade has passed since a regional development group labeled Route 20 a “schizophrenic” roadway. ... read more

Marlborough one step closer to becoming the ‘Youth Sports Capital of New England’

COMMUNITY ADVOCATE – In spite of the stifling heat wave, hundreds of young baseball players and thousands of fans congregated in Marlborough the week of July 19-25 to play in either the Cal Ripken 11-and-under State Tournament or the 12-and-under Regional Tournament. The tournaments, played at the Williams Street Fields, were sponsored by the Marlborough Youth Baseball Association (MYBA). ... read more

Bob Kays picked as Marlborough parade marshal

WICKED LOCAL – Bob Kays, city businessman and local humanitarian, has been named Grand Marshal of the 62nd Annual Marlborough Labor Day Parade. This year’s Labor Day event begins at noon on Monday, Sept. 2. ... read more

Reinventing Marlborough again

BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL – by Mayor Arthur Vigeant – In 2012, I became mayor of a city formed in the 1600s that grew into an industrial powerhouse by the late 1800s. Economic reinvention has been a constant need in our history, and it was dire after the 2008 downturn when our office vacancy rate hit 34 percent. ... read more

Marlborough Named ‘Most Booming’ Suburb In Central Massachusetts

GO LOCAL WORCESTER – Marlborough has been named the most booming suburb in Central Massachusetts, according to a recent survey done by Coldwell Banker. ... read more

Marlborough: city hotels busier

Worcester Business Journal – Marlborough’s hospitality industry is showing signs of growth, with a 23.5-percent increase in hotel room revenue over the last three years, according to the Marlborough Economic Development Corp. (MEDC), a public-private partnership for the city.
The MEDC said room revenue grew to $32.8 million in 2012 from $26.6 million in 2010. It also said total revenue from meals by hotel guests rose more than 19 percent over the same span.
“Marlborough is fortunate to have so many great restaurateurs and business owners, who are committed to not only providing our residents and employers with a variety of high-quality places to dine out in, but who also work together to strengthen the fabric of our community,” Mayor Arthur Vigeant said in a statement distributed by the MEDC.
The city has three of the nine largest hotels in Central Massachusetts, starting with the Best Western Royal Plaza on Route 20 near the junction of Interstate 495, which has 431 rooms. Embassy Suites, located nearby has 229 rooms. ... read more

Marlborough hospitality industry growing: hotel room revenue up 23.5% since 2010

Less than a year after the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) revived the Marlborough Restaurant Association (MRA), the city’s hospitality industry is showing signs of growth. ... read more

The Boroughs — a hot place for business

The Boston Globe- When Girish Navani, chief executive and cofounder of eClinicalWorks, surveyed his employees several years ago about where the company should build its new headquarters, their response was clear. ... read more

Marlborough committee begins master plan review

The MetroWest Daily News – The Operations and Oversight Committee met Monday night to begin a municipal review of an economic development master plan released in 2011 by a quasi-public agency devoted to enhancing economic climate in the city. ... read more