Worcester area added 1,000 jobs in June

Laura Finaldi |

The Worcester metropolitan area, which includes parts of Central Massachusetts and Connecticut, added 1,000 jobs in the month of June, according to the latest state data released Tuesday.


Heroin-related hospital visits grew 256% in four years

State House News Service |

Heroin-related hospital visits in Massachusetts grew by 256 percent from 2011 to 2015, with the sharpest increase among patients between the ages of 25 and 34, according to new data.


AdCare Educational Institute joins forces with Maine nonprofit

Worcester-based AdCare Educational Institute and Maine's New England Institute of Addiction Studies have linked up in order to expand their reach.


Worcester trying to relocate CSX's Shrewsbury truck station

Grant Welker |

The Worcester city administration is working to relocate a Shrewsbury truck transfer station closer to the CSX rail yard to cut down on the number of trucks passing through residential city streets.


BJ's launches new mobile site

Westborough-based BJ's Wholesale Club has launched a new mobile site, the first in a series of enhancements to its digital offerings.

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Central Mass Health

House rejects Baker's healthcare proposal, sticks with employer fees

State House News Service |

House Minority Leader Brad Jones said lawmakers are on the verge of sending Gov. Charlie Baker $200 million in new employer health care fees, but not the MassHealth reforms Baker desires.

MHA 'distressed' about ACA repeal vote

Emily Micucci |

The Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association issued a statement decrying the U.S. Senate vote to begin the debate on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.

Former Fallon CEO now chair of Curry College Board

Emily Micucci |

Patrick Hughes, former president and CEO of Worcester insurer Fallon Health, is now chairman of the Curry College Board of Trustees.

Veristat managing new clinical trial

Emily Micucci |

Southborough-based Veristat is overseeing a new immunotherapy clinical trial for patients with ovarian cancer.

Baker asking for flexibility from Trump on federal health care

State House News Service |

As it simultaneously pursues Medicaid reform proposals in the state Legislature, the Baker administration has taken the first steps toward seeking approval of health care policy changes from the...

MetroWest495 Biz

MacNeill working on “major overhaul” product

This year, MacNeill Engineering merged with Tennessee-based competitor PrideSports to combine forces in an increasingly competitive industry.

Ameresco enters $18.9M deal with prison bureau

Energy efficiency solutions provider Ameresco has entered an agreement with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons the company said will lead to $33 million in energy and water savings.

Canada approves Sunovion's schizophrenia drug

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals’ drug Latuda has been approved by Canada’s public health agency for the treatment of adolescents with schizophrenia, Sunovion said last week.

Cafe opens in Westborough office park

A new 50-seat cafe and eatery is now open in the Westboro Executive Park.

Brewery and taproom coming to Marlborough

Laura Finaldi |

A brewery and taproom will open in downtown Marlborough later this year with the help of financing from the city's economic development agency.

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