Franklin firm buys AT&T speech technology

Rick Saia |

A Franklin developer of speech recognition technology has completed its acquisition of a research and technology program from A&T that it says will help make speech recognition more accurate.

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Baker names labor secretary


Governor-elect Charlie Baker has filled another hole in his cabinet on Friday, naming Next Street founder and president Ron Walker as his secretary of labor and workforce development. Next Street is...

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Agencies wins grants to boost manufacturing careers

Emily Micucci |

The North Central Massachusetts Development Corp. (NCMDC) said it received a $10,000 grant to conduct outreach and programs to entice young people into advanced manufacturing careers.

Report: Mass. labor force growth aiding outlook

State House News Service |

Massachusetts has the fastest growing population among northeastern states, according to a report released Tuesday that called that development "striking" and a contributing factor to a growing labor...

House passes local 'tax transparency' bill

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RXi: results confirm drug's effectiveness

Emily Micucci |

Marlborough-based biotechnology firm RXi Pharmaceuticals said three-month observations have confirmed the effectiveness of its first product candidate, RXI-109, in the treatment of post-surgical...

Feds accuse pharmacists of murder in NECC case

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Baker must continue to shine the state's spotlight on solar

BEN HELLERSTEIN and MARK DURRENBERGER Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Two car dealerships in Westborough — Dan's Jeep and Westborough Mitsubishi — installed 441 rooftop solar panels, with anticipated savings of more than $500,000 in electricity...

Viewpoint: Congress must renew terror risk insurance

JAMES T. BRETT Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Congress is back in Washington, and one of its most important pending actions is to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, or TRIA. Failure to pass legislation have dire consequences in the event...

VIEWPOINT: Working with nonprofits benefits businesses beyond the bottom line

ANGELA BOVILL Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

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MARTHA COAKLEY Special to the Worcester Business Journal |
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Largest private schools

Ranked by total enrollment as of Fall 2014

RankNameEnrollment/Annual TuitionYear Founded
1St. John's High School, Shrewsbury1,000/$12,7051898
2Worcester Academy, Worcester645/$29,182 middle school; $31,574 high school1834
3Holy Name Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School, Worcester576/$7,225-$7,7551942

Source: Individual schools, their websites and the National Center for Education Statistics./Compiled by Roger Magnus.

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