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Legalize fireworks in Massachusetts

Once again, I write to suggest the time has come for Massachusetts to join the rest of the country and legalize the use of consumer fireworks for its citizens. This is the second year New...

Dealing with OT's new rules

TIMOTHY MURPHY Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Beginning on December 1, millions of American workers will be eligible for overtime, local lawyer Timothy Murphy

Massachusetts needs workforce housing

TIMOTHY C. SULLIVAN Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

For Massachusetts to continue its economic gains, we need to build more housing.

Computer science needs women

KRISTIN TICHENOR Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Here's the good news: By the year 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings. Here's the bad news: U.S. universities can fill...

State should put $10.5M toward Mass. Food Trust

TIMOTHY P. MURRAY & STEVE FISCHER Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

We have an opportunity to increase access to healthy foods and spur economic development, which is why we are asking the legislature and the governor to fund the Massachusetts Food Trust program.

Eversource should cover WRTA cleanup

MICHAEL O. MOORE & DANIEL M. DONAHUE Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Worcester has blossomed into a bustling Gateway City, home to nationally recognized colleges and universities, corporations, a robust healthcare and biotechnology industry, and...

Beacon Hill keeps solar working … for now

SEAN GALLAGHER Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

A legislative log-jam blocking billions of dollars in solar investment to Massachusetts' economy was broken this month but there's still more work to be done.

Vocational education key to workforce

TIMOTHY P. MURRAY Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

While concerns like health care and energy costs, taxes and burdensome regulations are often raised by businesses, by far the single biggest issue raised is the need for a trained, motivated and...

Worcester needs to support gas-leak bills

MARY KEEFE Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Gas leaks need to be fixed in Worcester, according to Mary Keefe.

Worcester thought through medical marijuana process

Edward Augustus Jr. Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus talks about the methodical approach the city used to secure a $450,000 agreement for the city's first medical marijuana dispensary.

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