The Chameleon restaurant closes abrupty

Zachary Comeau |

The Chameleon, the Worcester restaurant that opened in the former The Usual space after its owner was arrested on drug charges, appears closed.

Dudley aerosol company fined $1M over wages

Zachary Comeau |

Dudley aerosol manufacturer Shield Packaging, Inc. and two of its executives have agreed to pay nearly $1 million to settle overtime and minimum wage violations and for hindering the Massachusetts...

TJX CEOs lead Central Mass. top 10 highest-paid executives

Grant Welker |

Two top executives at TJX were the highest paid in Central Massachusetts last year, with the retailer's CEO and executive chairman each earning around $20 million.

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Moody's applauds UMass Health financials, Epic launch

Zachary Comeau |

Because of its four years of financial improvement and launch of the Epic electronic medical records system, UMass Memorial Health Care's revenue bond rating from Moody's has been upgraded from Baa3...

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Leominster, Worcester sober houses receive $97K

Zachary Comeau |

Two Central Massachusetts affordable sober housing units have received a combined $97,500 for renovations and building new units.

Adult primary care to open in Franklin

Zachary Comeau |

Thrive Adult Primary Care's 835 W Central St. location in Franklin is slated for a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Nov. 30, according to the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce.

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AC Hotel in Worcester hires Dunn as GM

Zachary Comeau |

New Hampshire hotelier Colwen Hotels, which will operate the AC Hotel scheduled to open on Front Street in Worcester next year, has named Andrew Dunn as general manager for the location.

Minimum wage, sales tax campaigns confident

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Proponents of a major sales tax cut and supporters of a $15 minimum wage and a paid family and medical leave proposal say they've gathered more than enough signatures to advance their proposals.

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Highest-paid executives in Central Mass.

Ranked by total compensation in fiscal year 2016 for public companies

RankNameCompanyTotal compensation
1Ernie Herrman, president*The TJX Cos. Inc., Framingham$20,180,755
2Carol M. Meyrowitz, CEOThe TJX Cos. Inc., Framingham$19,559,697
3Michael F. Mahoney, president & CEOBoston Scientific Corp., Marlborough$12,026,183

Source: SEC proxy statements *Served as president through FY2016, currently CEO

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