Former BJ's CEO to retire from board before public listing

Zachary Comeau |

As Westborough wholesale retailer BJ's Wholesale Club seeks another public listing, longtime company executive Laura Sen is retiring from the board of directors.

Shirley waste firm fined $38K for Harvard oil spill

Shirley waste removal contractor Mitrano Removal Services has been fined $38,480 for failing to promptly notify state officials about a 30-gallon oil spill and a delay in cleaning up the site.

Framingham State pairs with Assumption, Newbury colleges

Framingham State University has partnered with Assumption College and Newbury College to give students an option to earn a graduate degree just one year after their bachelor's.

BJ's adds one-swipe wishlist, other new online features

Grant Welker |

BJ's Wholesale Club is adding a simple one-swipe move to its app allowing customers to add an item to their shopping wish list, a feature common with some dating sites.

BJ's seeks to go public again

Zachary Comeau |

Westborough bulk retailer BJ's Wholesale Club has filed papers to go public, the company announced Thursday.

IPG Photonics eyes $215M expansion, 500 new jobs

Zachary Comeau |

Oxford fiber laser equipment manufacturer IPG Photonics is planning at least $215 million in expansions and new buildings at two different sites in town.

Jack's Abby wants craft beer united against big beer

Framingham craft beer maker Jack's Abby has transformed into an industry leader, increasing its employee count fivefold and raising its barrel production from 18,000 to 45,000 in three years.

Northborough office, manufacturing space sold for $2.2M

More than 27,000-square-feet of office space in Northborough was sold Monday for nearly $300,000 more than what the space was sold for in September.

Hopedale vacant mill owner opposes historic restriction

Zachary Comeau |

The owner of a 1-million-square-foot vacant mill in Hopedale is pushing the town against including the property in a proposed historic district, in order to maintain its commercial and redevelopment viability.

Virtusa reports record $1B fiscal 2018 revenue

Southborough IT giant Virtusa ended its fiscal 2018 in excess of $1 billion in revenue for the first time in the company’s history.

Kevin Perry sentenced to 14 years in prison

Zachary Comeau |

Kevin Perry, the former owner of The Usual and Blackstone Tap, has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for using those eateries and other properties to launder opioid sale proceeds.

Boston Scientific responds to '60 Minutes' episode on transvaginal mesh allegations

Zachary Comeau |

Medical device maker Boston Scientific is responding after a “60 Minutes” segment that aired Sunday highlighted claims that the company's transvaginal mesh products are ineffective and harmful.

Acacia Communications' shares rise after Trump signals end to Chinese firm's sanctions

Zachary Comeau |

Shares of Maynard-based communications equipment manufacturer Acacia Communications opened nearly $6 higher Monday after President Donald Trump indicated that he wants to resume doing business with a Chinese telecommunications giant.

TJX lays off 300 IT workers

Zachary Comeau |

Retail giant TJX COs. has laid off 300 information technology workers as it outsources some services to a third-party provider, the company said in a statement.

Ameresco acquires D.C.-based engineering firm

Framingham-based renewable and efficient energy firm Ameresco has acquired a Washington, D.C. engineering and consulting firm.

Maynard Crossing project to bring life back to vacant Digital Equipment Corp. site

Grant Welker |

Two decades have passed since Digital Equipment Corp. occupied a 58-acre site in Maynard just a mile south of town center. More than half of that time has been spent trying to redevelop the property.

Moves & Shakers

Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester, Harrington Physician Services and AdCare Hospital are some of several Central Massachusetts companies to recently announce new hires.

Organizations should think ahead when lining up their next leader

Grant Welker |

That lack of advance planning makes a difference to the bottom line.

Successful family businesses learn & adapt

Grant Welker |

Family businesses likely don't see themselves as dictatorships, but to be multi-generational businesses, they've survived by adapting and looking ahead instead of how things have been done in previous generations.

Central Mass. prepares for pot

Zachary Comeau |

On July 1, Massachusetts will open the doors to its newest industry: Retail weed.

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