Health care price tool could be 'game changer'

A new state website designed for patients to compare health care provider prices launched earlier this year.

 

No final licenses from CCC

It appears that the Cannabis Control Commission's final go-ahead for a retail marijuana store to open will not come this week, pushing the opening of the first retail shop into at least October.

 

Ballclub launches Polar Park website, Twitter

Zachary Comeau |

Polar Park may still be more than two years away, but baseball fans can now get their fix on a website complete with dozens of renderings and a 120-page master plan.

 

Cannabis testers Evio Labs move from Southborough to Framingham

Zachary Comeau |

Marijuana testing company Evio Labs is moving its facility from Southborough to Framingham.

 

Falling behind: Worcester median income drops nearly 6%

Grant Welker |

The median income for a Worcester household fell by nearly 6 percent last year, appearing to show the city being left outside of broad economic gains statewide and elsewhere.

 
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Assisted living group opposes Question 1

State House News Service |

The trade group representing assisted living facilities came out Thursday against the nurse-to-patient staffing requirements of Question 1.

Teaching the sighted to be blind

Brad Kane |

Liz Myska, an elder law attorney, has been blind for 10 years. In that time, she developed a side business to help the disabled navigate the world of available services.

Hanover sells specialty business Chaucer for $950M

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester-based Hanover Insurance Group has agreed to sell its specialty insurance business Chaucer to a Chinese company for $950 million.

State health care spending rose 1.6% last year

State House News Service |

Health care spending in Massachusetts rose 1.6 percent to $61.1 billion in 2017, increasing at the slowest rate tracked since the passage of a 2012 health care cost control law.

Doctors warn of dangers of screen time for kids

Grant Welker |

Doctors say too much time looking at screens can harm brain development, contribute to a inactive lifestyle, and lead to delayed or poor reading skills for children.

MetroWest495 Biz

CommCan hopes to tap into recreational pot market in towns with bans, moratoriums

Medway-based medical marijuana grower and product manufacturer CommCan is up and running, with its first store opening in Southborough last month.

FSU honored for diversity, inclusion efforts

Zachary Comeau |

Framingham State University is one of 96 colleges and universities in the country to be recognized by a high education magazine for its efforts to support diversity and inclusion.

Former TJX IT executive joins Hanover board

Zachary Comeau |

A former TJX executive has been elected to The Hanover Insurance Group's board of directors.

Marlborough frozen seafood company owner gets two years in prison

The owner of a former Marlborough-based seafood distributor has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for bank fraud.

TJX announces 2-for-1 stock split

Framingham off-price retailer TJX is looking for shareholder approval of a 2-for-1 stock split via a stock dividend.

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