Web Industries looks towards 2nd European plant

With 14-percent sales growth last year, Marlborough-based Web Industries has invested heavily in equipment and facilities.

NECC owner gets 9 years in prison

The owner and head pharmacist of New England Compounding Center was sentenced to nine years in prison on Monday, five years after he orchestrated a public health crisis leaving hundreds of patients sick and dozens dead.

Biostage announces $3.1M agreement with investor

Biostage, Inc. of Holliston has enough funding to get it through the end of 2018, following a stock purchase worth $3.1 million by one of its investors.

10 things I know about... Securing mobile devices

MICHELLE DROLET |

Always lock your screen. Unlocked phones are always going to dangerously accessible. The first line of defense is a PIN, password, pattern or a biometric measure like your fingerprint.

Central Mass. towns reject recreational pot, at least for now

Grant Welker |

Voters statewide approved a new law legalizing recreational marijuana last November, but cities and towns aren't waiting for the legalization of pot shops to go into effect before taking action to delay or ban indefinitely any such stores.

Spectrum inpatient center signs Beacon Health insurance contract

The New England Recovery Center, an inpatient treatment center and subsidiary of Worcester-based Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., has signed a new insurance contract with Beacon Health Options.

MBTA to study new ways to attract commuter rail riders

The MBTA is launching a study to look at the commuter rail system's needs and potential improvements in the years ahead.

ReWalk unveils prototype for stroke patients

Grant Welker |

ReWalk, a maker of systems that help those with spinal cord and other injuries walk, has unveiled a prototype of a product for stroke survivors.

Office vacancy rates strong in Framingham, Natick

Grant Welker |

Office vacancy rates in Framingham and Natick were below 10 percent through the second quarter of the year, exceeding nearly every other region outside Boston and its core suburbs, Perry Brokerage Research of Boston reported Thursday.

Following breakage reports, Staples recalls mesh chairs

Staples, Inc. on Tuesday issued a voluntary recall of its hazen mesh task chairs, saying it received 20 reports of the legs breaking on the product.

Shrewsbury St. restaurant to open in building seized over drugs

Laura Finaldi |

Even though its building has been seized by authorities following the arrest of its owner on drug charges, a new seasonal menu restaurant called Chameleon will open at 166 Shrewsbury St.

Russian math school leasing Shrewsbury office

The Russian School of Mathematics is leasing an office on Route 9, according to the broker of the lease.

Westborough accounting firm appoints new CFO

AAFCPAs of Westborough, one of the region’s top accounting firms, has hired a new chief financial officer.

Worcester added 7,760 jobs in a year

The Worcester metropolitan area added 7,760 jobs over the course of a year, while the area’s unemployment rate increased by 0.4 percentage points, according to the latest estimates Tuesday from the state.

Volunteers bring comfort, optimization to local hospitals

Emily Micucci |

Local hospitals are served by thousands of volunteers, who have a real impact on patients, and the bottom line.

Skin cancer rates are growing, but so are treatment options

By Livia Gershon, contributing writer |

Doctors are finding cancers earlier and developing more effective ways to treat them.

Homewood Suites breaking ground in Berlin as Worcester hotel prepares to open

Homewood Suites by Hilton will break ground on its second hotel in Central Massachusetts next week while it prepares to open its first hotel in the region.

Avidia Bank opening Framingham location

Avidia Bank plans to open a full-service location in Framingham this summer, and on Wednesday announced the new branch’s leadership team.

Headwall's Bolton expansion paying off

Headwall Photonics added a facility in Bolton earlier this year, allowing for easier access to Boston. The Fitchburg company makes imaging spectrometers that can detect things beyond the surface level.

Northborough pharmacy closing after 119 years

Shattuck Pharmacy in Northborough will fill its last prescription on Wednesday after 119 years in business.

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