Massachusetts proposes Downtown Worcester space in state's Amazon bid

Zachary Comeau |

Massachusetts released its official Amazon proposal on Friday and highlights several Worcester-area features and incentives in a bid to lure the online retailer to the state.

Telexfree money launderer pleads guilty

Zachary Comeau |

A Brazilian man charged with laundering $20 million in proceeds from a Marlborough pyramid scheme pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday.

Marlborough's $160M development announces tenants, openings

Grant Welker |

The 475,000-square-foot Apex Center of New England has begun opening on Route 20 in Marlborough this week, with about two dozen tenants set to open in all. (With slideshow.)

MetroWest coalition offers 6.6M sq. ft. to Amazon

Zachary Comeau |

Marlborough is leading a coalition of five MetroWest communities in a bid to land Amazon's HQ2.

MathWorks donates $10M for museum exhibit

Zachary Comeau |

Natick computer software developer MathWorks will gift $10 million to the Boston Museum of Science, the museum announced Thursday.

WPI lands $1.2M high school curriculum grant

Zachary Comeau |

A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute has received a $1.2 million grant to help integrate biology and computer science tools in high school classrooms.

DCU drops Google search

Zachary Comeau |

Due to security concerns with a completely cloud-based solution, Digital Federal Credit Union has dropped Google as its primary search vendor.

Marlborough tech firm offers new network defense

Marlborough-based network security company Corero Network Security has released a network defense tool capable of defending against physical or virtual threats.

Worcester eyes 98 acres, $500M for Amazon HQ2

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester is offering online commerce giant Amazon 98 acres off of Rte. 20 and up to $500 million in real estate tax savings.

Cumberland Farms reopens expanded store in Hopedale

Cumberland Farms in Hopedale has reopened and now occupies a much larger space after purchasing three abutting homes for its expansion.

ReWalk's soft-suit exokskelton to be tested at Harvard

Zachary Comeau |

ReWalk Robotics will begin testing of its soft-suit exoskeleton for stroke victims, as part of a collaboration with Harvard University.

Moves & Shakers

The Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation, Inc. board of directors has three new members. KEITH D. BOISSONEAU has been with Sterilite Corp. in Townsend since 1997 and its vice president of finance since 2001. He has a bachelor in business administration from...

Amazon should come to Worcester

Setti Warren |

It is important to ask the right questions when it comes to Amazon and the opportunity to become the host for its proposed second headquarters, dubbed HQ2.

Can going private save Staples?

Grant Welker |

Nothing has worked quite yet to help the Framingham office retailer dig out of its troubles. Now, the company has gone private.

Zubretsky, the interim CEO

The Hanover Insurance Group's announcement last week of the departure of President and CEO Joseph Zubretsky comes as a bit of a surprise.

TJX: The bright spot in retail

Grant Welker |

TJX has launched another in-store shopping experience, leveraging customer loyalty and treasure-hunt mentality in a $664B market

Biostage lays off 71% of workforce after delisting

Zachary Comeau |

After being delisted on NASDAQ last week, Holliston biotech Biostage has laid off 17 of its 24 employees, a 71-percent reduction, the company announced Thursday.

Boston Scientific closes on $300M California purchase

Zachary Comeau |

Marlborough medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific has closed on the $300-million purchase of a privately-held California medical device company.

Marlborough tech manufacturer forms partnership for U.K. customers

Zachary Comeau |

A Marlborough manufacturer of systems for defense, aerospace and medical equipment, has partnered with a Norwood-based firm for European customers.

Apex Center looking to fill 500 jobs at Marlborough fair

Grant Welker |

Marlborough's annual job fair Oct. 26 will be the city's largest yet, due to the soon-to-open Apex Center of New England retail and entertainment center on Route 20.

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