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Patrick: Public-private partnerships on dwindling to-do list

BY ANDY METZGER STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Before he leaves office in January, Gov. Deval Patrick hopes to get the state's feet wet with some public-private partnerships to fund transportation projects.

Health care workers air concerns over Ebola readiness

ANDY METZGER STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A medical facility near Logan International Airport does not have access to the preferred protective suits for medical workers to handle Ebola cases, and even the head of one of the state's largest...

Rockland Trust parent reports solid gains

John Agoglia |

Independent Bank Corp., the parent of Rockland Trust Co. which operates branches in Bellingham, Franklin and Milford, reported third-quarter net income of $15.7 million.

Software startup leases space in Bolton

John Agoglia |

Operating system startup company VMS Software Inc., has leased nearly 20,000 square feet of office and lab space in Bolton, according to O’Brien Commercial Properties Inc., which brokered the...

U.S. housing starts, building permits grow

John Agoglia |

The U.S. housing market continued to roll along as both housing starts and building permits beat expectations for September, according to data released by the Obama administration.

AdCare completes acquisition of R.I. site

John Agoglia |

Worcester-based drug and alcohol treatment center operator AdCare has completed its acquisition of SSTAR of North Kingstown, R.I., the company announced.

Fed report cites ‘mixed’ N.E. economic picture

MICHAEL NORTON STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The latest snapshot of the regional economy paints a “mixed picture,” according to the Federal Reserve Bank, with retailers reporting flat to moderate sales increases while tourism sector...

Maynard real estate firm rebrands

John Agoglia |

Prudential Prime Properties has joined the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network and is now operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices N.E. Prime Properties, the Maynard-based company announced.

State: Mass. hospitals prepared for suspected Ebola cases

ANDY METZGER STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Massachusetts has not designated any particular medical facility for Ebola cases within Bay State borders but officials say all Massachusetts hospitals are ready for suspect cases.

DCU, Hub firm team up for $100M solar loan program

John Agoglia |

Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU), and Sungage Financial, a Boston-based platform that provides homeowners with access to low-cost solar financing, have initiated a $100 million residential solar...

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