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Central Mass. economic forecast: a high schooler perspective

Nicholas DeCastro |

Seven students from Maynard High School attended WBJ's Economic Forecast forum, and one junior reported back his impressions from the event talking about global and national growth in 2017.

Worcester needs commuter rail investments

TIMOTHY P. MURRAY |

As we come off the high of the Patriots capturing their fifth Super Bowl, I am reminded of the quote from one of my heroes, Vincent Lombardi, who said, “Inches make a champion.”

Give craft brewers distribution flexibility

JOHN J. MAHONEY |

With more than 110 craft breweries in Massachusetts providing nearly 3,400 jobs between brewing and distributing, the industry in our state is burgeoning.

Energy challenges need comprehensive approach

JAMES T. BRETT |

At a 2016 energy forum hosted by The New England Council, Gordon van Welie, CEO of ISO New England – our region's power grid operator – described New England's electric reliability this...

Health care needs more women leaders

Sherry Ellis |

The limited number of females in positions of healthcare administration leadership attests to the challenges that exist for women.

Shop local this holiday season

ANTHONY J. MERCADANTE |

With our busy schedules and holiday parties, it's easy to consider turning to the internet to get your shopping done but shopping local is vital.

When caregiving affects work

KRISTINE BOSTEK |

Caregiving can have a real impact on employees, but that doesn't make them bad workers and your company can help them.

Devens a model for smart planning

JAMES B. ELDRIDGE |

A new site in Devens will become the largest parcel of land available for commercial use in the area; and it is highly likely to attract businesses from the life science and technology sectors.

Women must continue to mentor, take risks

VICTORIA WATERMAN |

Worcester has secured its place in history as part of the women's rights movement but the community must continue to push forward.

The power of women

In his intro to the 2016 Outstanding Women in Business edition, Editor Brad Kane reflects on the undervalued impact women have had on the lives of his disabled children.

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