BJ's launches free technical help

Sam Bonacci |

Westborough-based BJ's Wholesale Club has announced it will offer free technical help to members through their stores.

$37M Marlborough facility breaks ground; brings manufacturing to the city

Sam Bonacci |

Framingham-based LFB USA has broken ground on a $37 million new construction in Marlborough that will diversify the city's biopharma base by bringing in drug manufacturing.

Sunovion drug improves depressive symptoms

Laura Finaldi |

Marlborough-based Sunovion Pharmaceuticals announced a drug used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar depression was well-tolerated in patients and was associated with improved depressive symptoms in a secondary analysis.

Avidia Bank launches business-lending portal

Sam Bonacci |

Hudson-based Avidia Bank has launched a commercial-lending web portal to offer a quick and convenient way to access loans online.

Hopkinton businessman pleads guilty to multi-million dollar tax evasion scheme

Sam Bonacci |

Two men, one from Hopkinton, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Boston to evading federal income taxes and defrauding the commonwealth of Massachusetts of millions of dollars in connection with the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products.

Worcester unemployment falls to 4.2%

Sam Bonacci |

Unemployment in the Worcester metropolitan area dipped by nearly an entire percentage point in April, bringing it to 4.2 percent and representing one of the largest gains in employment in the state.

HeartToHub makes inaugural ride from Worcester to Boston

Sam Bonacci |

The HeartToHub line that will cut 30 minutes off the morning commute took off from Union Station Monday morning.

Manufacturers find international success

Laura Finaldi |

Local manufacturers lay out the steps it takes to find success in the international market.

Staples' failed $6B merger: a timeline

Sam Bonacci |

A timeline of the failed Staples and Office Depot merger.

Biotech is putting people to work in the Central Mass. 100

LIVIA GERSHON |

Many of the top 100 employers in Central Massachusetts are from the state's biotech industry.

Schools using 4+1 programs to lure students

Sam Bonacci |

Local schools are using accelerated degrees as a pull for new students and a way to give them an edge when entering the job market.

Boston Scientific opioid alternative gets FDA approval

Sam Bonacci |

A system from Boston Scientific that can be used in the place of opioids to combat chronic pain has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company announced Thursday.

Where in Central Mass. do the millionaires live?

Sam Bonacci |

As the Massachusetts legislature debates the proposed millionaires tax, information on the number of millionaires in Central Massachusetts has been released and they might not be located where you expected.

Sunovion drug reduces hospitalization for lung disease

Laura Finaldi |

A long-term safety study of the effectiveness of Marlborough-based Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Brovana found the drug to be effective in reducing hospitalization in people with COPD.

Vehicle outfitter signs Oxford lease

Sam Bonacci |

Marlborough-based MHQ has signed a 10 year lease for a 40,100 square-foot building in Oxford.

Staples sales stumble; income falls 30 percent

Sam Bonacci |

As Staples reels in the wake of a failed merger with Office Depot, the Framingham company announced a decline in sales and an over 30 percent drop in income in its first quarter.

Virtusa revenue skyrockets amid expansion

Sam Bonacci |

Virtusa Corporation has reported a 36 percent boost to revenue in its fourth quarter amid an expansion where the company purchased India-based Polaris Consulting & Services.

Littleton hotel with 115 rooms opens

Sam Bonacci |

A 115-rooom Courtyard by Marriott Boston has opened in Littleton.

ReWalk, Harvard to develop new soft exoskeleton

Sam Bonacci |

The Marlborough exoskeleton maker ReWalk Robotics, Inc. has partnered with Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering to develop a soft suit system to help those with stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS) and other medical issues walk again.

TJX income, sales leap 10 percent in Q1

Sam Bonacci |

Framingham's TJX Companies reported a strong first quarter with sales and income up 10 percent year-over-year.

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