Littleton building sold for $4.4M

Laura Finaldi |

An 80,064-square foot-office building in Littleton with high-tech and medical device tenants was sold for $4,375,000, according to the company that represented the seller.

Concord biotech Zebra partners with AbbVie

Laura Finaldi |

Zebra Biologics Inc., a Concord-based emerging pre-clinical biotechnology company, is collaborating with Worcester global biopharma AbbVie to discover agonist antibody therapies for inflammatory diseases.

IDG to be acquired by Chinese cos.

Laura Finaldi |

International Data Group, Inc. (IDG) of Boston, which owns Framingham-based International Data Corporation, is being acquired by two Chinese companies, the buyers announced Thursday.

Over 63K sq. ft. leased, sold in MetroWest deals

Laura Finaldi |

Greater Boston Commercial Properties of Northborough announced four leasing deals totaling more than 25,000 square feet and the procurement for a direct buyer of a 38,000 square foot building, all in MetroWest.

Central Mass. docs make Harvard Pilgrim honor roll

Emily Micucci |

Seven Central Massachusetts physician practices have been named to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's annual Physician Group Honor Roll.

AG plans to fight Eversource rate increase

State House News Service |

Attorney General Maura Healey plans to challenge Eversource's request to increase its electric rates by $96 million, saying the utility company should instead be delivering savings to customers.

HP to acquire SimpliVity for $650M

Brad Kane |

California computer giant Hewlett Packard Enterprises plans to acquire Westborough data storage provider SimpliVity for $650 million, which is a significant decrease over its assessed value two years ago.

Solect to install 446 kw array for Medford firm

Savannah Donohue |

Hopkinton solar installer Solect Energy has partnered with a Medford-based specialty food distributor to install a 446-kilowatt solar array on the roof of the distributor's 75,000-square-foot warehouse and office facility.

A better way to sharpen skates

Russ Layton wants to make ice skate sharpening as accessible as everything else seems to be in 2017. In this age of Amazon Prime and Blue Apron, it seemed silly to Layton, an engineer by trade, that getting ice skates sharpened can still be such an ordeal.

Raytheon completes GPS testing for U.S. military

Raytheon Company said testing of an important component of a GPS operational control system it is developing for the U.S. Air Force is complete.

Central Mass. firms help build Ecotarium exhibit

Emily Micucci |

A new Worcester Ecotarium exhibit that opened Tuesday morning features work by Central Massachusetts firms.

Ameresco inks $91M deal for Marine boot camp microgrid

Framingham energy services firm Ameresco, Inc. has signed a $91.1 million contract with the U.S. Marine Corps to create a microgrid at the recruit depot on Parris Island, S.C.

State revenue predicted to grow 4% next year

State House News Service |

State tax revenues will grow by 3.9 percent next fiscal year, state budget managers predicted Thursday, giving Gov. Charlie Baker and the Legislature about $27 billion to help build the state's fiscal year 2018 budget.

Week in review

In this story from WBJ's Jan. 9 print edition, Framingham officials discuss how new housing zoning will lead to greater activity in the town's downtown corridor.

Cognex announces two tech acquisitions

Laura Finaldi |

Machine vision technology developer Cognex Corp. announced two technology acquisitions over the last two months in the areas of 3D vision and industrial ID.

Acton co. introduces surgical rotation system

Laura Finaldi |

Hill-Rom Surgical Solutions on Thursday announced the launch of a new system from its Acton-based wholly-owned subsidiary that rotates patients in order to make spinal surgery more effective.

Nashoba Valley Medical launches surgical weight loss

Laura Finaldi |

Nashoba Valley Medical Center announced Thursday its Center for Weight Control now offers surgical weight loss services for people who struggle to keep the weight off on a long-term basis.

Marlborough drugmaker completes $2.7M Cambridge purchase

Marlborough drugmaker RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp. has completed its purchase of Cambridge cancer treatment company MirImmune Inc.

Solect installs 25kw system on Dorchester tuition-free school

Hopkinton solar installer Solect Energy has finished a 25-kilowatt solar array on the roof of the Epiphany School in Dorchester.

Bowditch & Dewey to grow Worcester office by 33%

Brad Kane |

Because of an anticipated increase in workload from businesses and other clients, law firm Bowditch & Dewey plans to hire an additional 15 lawyers over the next five years, Managing Partner Michael Angelini tells the Worcester Business Journal.

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