Hudson solar installer gets new CEO

New England Clean Energy, a Hudson solar installation company, has hired a new CEO to lead the company through a transitional period for the solar industry.

Staples develops robot for fulfillment centers

Office-supply retailer Staples has developed a robotic handling system for its fulfillment centers that it expects to roll out over the next 24 months.

TJX to open new Homesense store Aug. 17 in Framingham

Grant Welker |

TJX says Homesense will offer "on-trend, high-quality home merchandise at a great value" that will complement, not compete with, its 600-store sister chain, HomeGoods.

I-495 West office vacancy rate hits 20%

The office vacancy rate for the MetroWest 'boroughs -- Northborough, Southborough, Westborough, Marlborough -- and surrounding towns hit 20 percent in the second quarter.

Framingham man gets 54 months for bank robbery

A Framingham man who robbed two banks last summer was sentenced to 54 months in prison Tuesday in federal court.

Sevcon to be acquired for $200M

Southborough-based electric vehicle technologies provider Sevcon will be acquired for $200 million by Michigan auto parts supplier BorgWarner.

Hopkinton tobacco seller sentenced for tax evasion

A Hopkinton man who ran what authorities said was a multimillion-dollar tax-evasion scheme has been sentenced to a year and one day in prison.

Sunovion divesting asthma and allergy products

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals is divesting its allergy and asthma products to focus more heavily on its products that treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Marlborough offering up to $25,000 for new restaurants, brewpubs

Laura Finaldi |

Brewers and restaurateurs looking to open or expand in MetroWest now have an extra incentive to choose Marlborough.

Milford drug manufacturing facility expanding

Avecia, a pharmaceutical manufacturer in Milford, says it is building what will become the largest manufacturing site in the world for a specialized drug ingredient called oligonucleotide.

Franklin wireless-tower company borrowing $20M

CTI Towers, a Franklin wireless-tower company, said Thursday it is borrowing $20 million from New York City financial firm CIT Group to help fuel its growth.

Staples purchase contested on several fronts

Grant Welker |

A proposed $6.9-billion acquisition to take Staples private is being contested by several law firms saying Staples' board of directors may have violated their fiduciary duty in approving the deal.

Hudson sports toy maker files for bankruptcy

Oyo Sportstoys, a maker of sports mini-figures and toys, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to court documents.

Natick dealership to pay up to $290K after wrongdoing finding

A used-car dealership with locations in Natick and two other Massachusetts offices will pay $290,000 in restitution and civil penalties and forgo $650,000 in loan collections as part of a settlement.

ReWalk signs exclusive agreement with French provider

ReWalk Robotics, a manufacturer of systems to help those with spinal chord and similar injuries, has signed an agreement for exclusive distribution with a French health provider.

St. V doctors moving into former Auburn McDonald's

Emily Micucci |

Saint Vincent Medical Group announced the move of its primary care office in Auburn and expansions in Worcester and Northborough Wednesday.

Central Mass. doctors groups scooped up

Emily Micucci |

Large parent companies are moving in on Central Massachusetts doctors groups.

Dell struggling after EMC purchase

Grant Welker |

July marks one year since Hopkinton data storage company EMC's shareholders approved an acquisition by Texas computing giant Dell.

NYC firm invests $108M in Virtusa

Grant Welker |

A year after making a major investment in an India information technology firm, Westborough's Virtusa then got a major investment of its own in May: a $108-million buy from a newly formed New York investment firm.

Local breweries among the country's fastest growing

Laura Finaldi |

Two Central Massachusetts breweries that increased production substantially over a four-year period were listed among the country's top regional breweries.

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