Baker details plan to boost spending on affordable housing


A capital budget set to be unveiled by Gov. Charlie Baker later this month will include a large investment aimed at the need for affordable housing options in Massachusetts.

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High tech is 46 percent of Mass. payroll

Sam Bonacci |

Massachusetts' high-tech sector is directly or indirectly responsible for 35 percent of all jobs in the state, 46 percent of the state's total payroll and 31 percent of the state's gross state...

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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 improved depressive symptoms in a secondary analysis.

WPI faculty receive skin cell patent

Laura Finaldi |

Two Worcester Polytechnic Institute faculty members were granted a patent for a technology they developed that converts human skin cells into generators of wound healing and tissue regeneration.

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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...

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Computer science needs women

KRISTIN TICHENOR Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Here's the good news: By the year 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings. Here's the bad news: U.S. universities can fill...

State should put $10.5M toward Mass. Food Trust

TIMOTHY P. MURRAY & STEVE FISCHER Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

We have an opportunity to increase access to healthy foods and spur economic development, which is why we are asking the legislature and the governor to fund the Massachusetts Food Trust program.

Eversource should cover WRTA cleanup

MICHAEL O. MOORE & DANIEL M. DONAHUE Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Beacon Hill keeps solar working … for now

SEAN GALLAGHER Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Vocational education key to workforce

TIMOTHY P. MURRAY Special to the Worcester Business Journal |
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Top commercial contractors

Ranked by number of employees in Central Massachusetts

RankContractorNo. of local employeesRevenue
1Consigli Construction Co. Inc., Milford600$914,730,000
2R.H. White Cos. Inc., Auburn460$124,125,000
3Cutler Associates Inc., Worcester69$95,527,294

Source: Each contractor via survey

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