Crust Bakeshop to expand, open wine and cheese shop

Zachary Comeau |

It only took about a year before 28-year-old Alexis Kelleher began an effort to expand her business, which she purchased in January 2017 from one of Worcester's most high-profile restaurant groups.

Framingham State secures its largest-ever donation

Grant Welker |

A Framingham State University faculty member and her husband have given the largest financial gift in the university's history, about $2.4 million.

Curtis left Worcester for more modern W. Boylston facility

Curtis Industries left its Worcester location for West Boylston last year, and this year, manufacturers Primetals and Allegro Microsystems said they plan to move out of the city as well.

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Waters Corp. nets $112M in Q1

Zachary Comeau |

Milford-based scientific and medical equipment manufacturer Waters Corp. reported a net income of $111.9 million in the first quarter, an increase of almost 6 percent from last year's first quarter.

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Worcester bans flavored tobacco in retail stores

Zachary Comeau |

At the beginning of next year, Worcester will become the 110th municipality in Massachusetts to enact some type of flavored tobacco ban after the city Board of Health voted to adopt regulations...

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Hangover Pub, Broth seek new licenses to reopen

Zachary Comeau |

The Hangover Pub, which closed last month due to an owner's connection to Kevin Perry's drug money laundering scheme, is applying for a liquor license under a new entity to reopen the Worcester...

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Worcester firm to pay $125K over tax lien fees

A Worcester tax lien purchaser will pay $125,000, including in restitution to about 100 Central Massachusetts homeowners, to settle allegations it collected unlawful fees in connection with its...

Worcester chamber says CPA will raise taxes

Zachary Comeau |

The Worcester City Council is considering placing a ballot question in November to ask city residents to adopt the Community Preservation Act, but at least the city's main business group is hesitant...

Dozens of Mass. towns apply for "opportunity zone" designation

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Top manufacturers

Ranked by number of local employees as of March 2018

RankManufacturerNo. local employeesYear founded
1Dell EMC Corp., Hopkinton8,0001979 (EMC)
2IPG Photonics Corp., Oxford1,7531990
3Boston Scientific Corp., Marlborough1,7001979

Source: Each manufacturer via survey, Massachusetts Manufacturers Register, annual reports

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