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Anti-hunger groups pushing for $3M funding increase

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Food bank and charity representatives plan to visit the State House Tuesday to seek increased funding for the Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program.

Report gives snapshot of health care cost drivers

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The rising cost and use of brand name prescription drugs has emerged over the past two years as the one of the newest drivers of health care spending in Massachusetts.

Arrhythmia Research Technology appoints independent director

Sam Bonacci |

Fitchburg’s Arrhythmia Research Technology has appointed an independent director at the urging of an activist investor who holds 11 percent of the company’s stock.

Largest-ever Mass. brownfield solar array completed

Sam Bonacci |

The largest solar array ever to be situated over a brownfield in Massachusetts has been completed and is now set to serve Central Massachusetts communities and organizations.

Worcester small business microloan center to open

Sam Bonacci |

The South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) is set to open a new center in Worcester on Wednesday that will provide low-interest microloans to small businesses and underserved entrepreneurs...

Leominster medical marijuana location proposed

Sam Bonacci |

The city of Leominster will hold a public hearing to discuss a proposal to establish a medical marijuana dispensary at 57 Nashua St.

Wind energy company expanding U.S. footprint

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The Danish energy company that owns the lease to develop an off-shore wind farm off the coast of Martha's Vineyard has obtained the development rights for a new project in the waters off of New...

Worcester 4th worst city for getting married

Sam Bonacci |

A new study has ranked the city of Worcester as the fourth worse in which to get married from among 150 U.S. cities, citing high wedding costs and a relative lack of services such as hotel rooms,...

Hockey returns to Worcester's DCU Center

Sam Bonacci |

The ECHL has voted to approve a new hockey team in Worcester, with play set to take place at the DCU Center beginning in October of 2017.

Maynard firm secures $12.6M design-build contract

Sam Bonacci |

The Maynard firm of JM Coull (JMC) has secured a $12.6 million contract to design and build a new 33,000-square-foot fine arts center and gymnasium at the Whitinsville Christian School (WCS).

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