Poverty up in Worcester neighborhoods, as home values lag

Grant Welker |

Even with a long period of economic growth and redevelopment through significant stretches of downtown, Worcester has not been spared from some broader troublesome trends.

Framingham health analyst acquires Vermont competitor

Definitive Healthcare, a Framingham health data analysis firm, said Wednesday it has acquired a similar firm in Vermont.

State rejects Charlton marijuana bylaw

Zachary Comeau |

A $100-million marijuana cultivation facility was handed another legal win Thursday as Charlton grapples with its proposed 1-million-square-foot cultivation facility.

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Efforts underway to help lawyers with job's side effects

Zachary Comeau |

New efforts are being made in Massachusetts to help lawyers with addiction or struggling with depression after a 2016 study raised alarms.

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Worcester investor buys Boston Globe's Millbury press building for $6M

The Boston Globe has sold its former Millbury printing plant for $5.6 million, three years after it closed down the site.

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Becker adding animal care dual degree

Grant Welker |

Starting this fall, students at Becker College in Worcester studying animal care will be able to earn an associate degree in that field and get a bachelor's degree in four years.

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Blue Cross gives $1M toward UMass, Community Healthlink recovery coach training

Two Worcester health treatment centers, at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Community Healthlink, will receive help for those who work with patients to overcome addiction.

Central Mass. to train 160 advanced manufacturing workers

Zachary Comeau |

The Baker Administration is doling out $2.5 million to four regional consortia through a state training program to help bridge the skills gap in the advanced manufacturing industry.

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Highest-paid nonprofit chief executives

Ranked by total compensation for most recent year available

RankExecutiveOrganizationTotal compensation
1Eric W. Dickson, president & CEOUMass Memorial Health Care Inc.$1.8 million
2Patrick Muldoon, former presidentUMass Memorial Medical Center$1.3 million
3Stephen Tosi, president & physicianUMass Memorial Medical Group$1.2 million

Source: Nonprofit 990 forms made available by GuideStar

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