Niche executive chef leaves for Worcester food incubator

Neil Rogers, the executive chef of Niche Hospitality Group, has left to be the kitchen operations manager of the Worcester Regional Food Hub, a commercial kitchen facility for food startups.

New state health plan would affect more businesses, but more evenly

State House News Service |

A new potential health care plan would apply more evenly across employers than the first proposal, but would generate less revenue that the $300 million the administration was counting on.

People on the move

The Discovery Museums of Acton has added Dr. Edward Scolnick, who has experience in scientific research and STEM education, to its board of directors.

Immigrants make Middlesex state's fastest growing county

Grant Welker |

Middlesex County added nearly 9,000 residents in a 12-month period ending last July, an average of 24 people a day, according to new U.S. Census data.

Marlborough 43-acre development adding office space

Construction has begun on the first phase of what will be a 114,000-square-foot office or medical building at the Apex Center of New England, a 43-acre development on Route 20 in Marlborough.

Game of Thrones video game maker expands in Framingham

A company that made video games based on the TV shows Game of Thrones and Star Trek will move into larger offices in Framingham.

Marlborough ice center adding two new rinks

Due to hockey's rising popularity and the possibility of adding more winter sports like curling and speed skating, the New England Sports Center in Marlborough will open two new ice rinks by August.

Marlborough president gets six years in prison over $3B scheme

Grant Welker |

The former president of TelexFree was sentenced to six years in prison and three years of supervised release Wednesday on charges that he ran an international $3 billion pyramid scheme.

Framingham pharmacist guilty in fatal tainted-drug case

Grant Welker |

Barry Cadden, a co-owner and head pharmacist of a Framingham company connected to a fungal meningitis outbreak, was convicted Wednesday of fraud and racketeering.

Globoforce opens new Framingham HQ

Software company Globoforce has opened its new 55,000-square-foot Framingham headquarters after a move from Southborough.

Cities and towns want more say on outlawing pot shops

State House News Service |

Communities are urging lawmakers to let them restrict or prohibit commercial marijuana sales by a vote of the municipal legislative body, rather than a community-wide referendum.

Mass. should wait on $2K business healthcare assessment

Eileen McAnneny |

Quite simply, the fair share assessment is the wrong solution for taming growth in MassHealth, which now insures almost 2 million residents or 30 percent of the commonwealth's total population.

Striking while the iron is hot

At noon on March 10, the principals behind Onsite Builders & Development of Westwood came into WBJ's offices ready to detail the $35-million proposal they had just laid on Worcester city officials to remake the old Worcester County Courthouse.

Accolades & Honors

Gardner's Heywood Healthcare honored James and Asta Kraskouskas, owners of Anthony's Liquor Mart in Gardner, with the Heywood Healthcare Community Health Hero Award, for their constant support of Heywood initiatives, most notably, the...

Fresh Beginnings

Worcester Credit Union and Quinsigamond Community College have teamed up to provide job and financial literacy training to help the long-term unemployed in the community. The two entities will run a series of workshops funded with a state grant. A...

Movers & Shakers

Sullivan Insurance Group, Jericho Road and The Bridge of Central Massachusetts have all made recent hires or promotions.

Central Mass. golf courses adapt to changing demands


Economic downturns cut into players' disposable income, and the Great Recession caused many Boomers to put off their retirement plans, forcing courses to adapt to changing demands.

Years of losses make local insurers attractive to larger companies

Emily Micucci |

With court decisions blocking mergers of the nation's top health insurers, it's likely those companies will look to acquire smaller players.

Framingham clinic operators ordered to pay $13.5M for deceptive marketing

Grant Welker |

Operators of an unlicensed Framingham clinic that marketed medications and services for erectile dysfunction have been ordered to pay $13.5 million, the Attorney General's Office announced Friday.

Cains Foods closing 44-year-old Ayer plant

Grant Welker |

Cains Foods, a century-old label for mayonnaise, dressings and sauces, has ended production at its 100-worker plant in Ayer, several years after it was bought by an Illinois company.

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