Former BJ's CEO to retire from board before public listing

Zachary Comeau |

As Westborough wholesale retailer BJ's Wholesale Club seeks another public listing, longtime company executive Laura Sen is retiring from the board of directors.

Mass. unemployment rate stable at 3.5%

For the seventh straight month, the state's unemployment rate has remained level at 3.5 percent, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced Friday.

Bravehearts ask for new team name: Pies or hot dogs?

Zachary Comeau |

Pies or hot dogs? That's the question currently posed by collegiate summer league baseball team Worcester Bravehearts.

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Saint Vincent Hospital opening behavioral health unit

Grant Welker |

Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester is opening a new behavioral health wing of its emergency department on Monday as it seeks to meet a growing need.

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Shirley waste firm fined $38K for Harvard oil spill

Shirley waste removal contractor Mitrano Removal Services has been fined $38,480 for failing to promptly notify state officials about a 30-gallon oil spill and a delay in cleaning up the site.

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BJ's adds one-swipe wishlist, other new online features

Grant Welker |

BJ's Wholesale Club is adding a simple one-swipe move to its app allowing customers to add an item to their shopping wish list, a feature common with some dating sites.

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Framingham State pairs with Assumption, Newbury colleges

Framingham State University has partnered with Assumption College and Newbury College to give students an option to earn a graduate degree just one year after their bachelor's.

BJ's seeks to go public again

Zachary Comeau |

Westborough bulk retailer BJ's Wholesale Club has filed papers to go public, the company announced Thursday.

IC Federal names new CFO

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Notable mergers & acquisitions

Ranked by sale price for deals completed from June 2017 to May 2018

RankBuyerSale priceSeller
1Crown Castle International Corp., Houston, Texas$7.1 billionLightower Fiber Networks, Boxborough
2Sycamore Partners, New York, N.Y.$6.9 billionStaples Inc., Framingham
3Fidelity Bank, Fitchburg$870 million (merger)Colonial Co-operative Bank, Gardner

Source: SEC filings, press releases, news reports

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