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Boots to bootstrapping: Military vets find host of resources to succeed in business

BY LIVIA GERSHON Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

The transition from military to civilian life is a notoriously tough one, but many veterans have a set of skills that's well suited to running a business. And there are a number of public- and...

Central Mass. wonders: What's in store for us amid potential T shakeup?

Sam Bonacci |

Gov. Charlie Baker is aiming to restructure the MBTA in an effort to improve public transportation. Central Massachusetts communities are wondering whether these improvements will extend to the...

McGovern pushes for local say in propane sites

Rick Saia |

(UPDATED May 5 at 8:20 a.m.) U.S. Rep. James McGovern has filed a bill that would give states and local communities the ability to regulate propane gas facilities that are operated by rail...

Tufts Veterinary hospital to undergo $8.6M renovation

Sam Bonacci |

The Foster hospital at Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton will undergo an $8.6 million renovation that will boost exam and treatment areas, the organization...

McGovern joins Grafton bid to halt rail line's propane hub

Emily Micucci |

More than two years after Grafton selectmen sued to prevent the Grafton and Upton Railroad from delivering and installing four 80,000-gallon propane tanks at a planned North Grafton transloading...

State supports expansion effort at Northbridge business

An $8.1 million expansion project at WGM Fabricators of Northbridge has been approved for the state’s Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP), the state’s investment tax credit...

Q&A with Bill DiBenedetto, President, Lampin Corp.

Rick Saia |

The manufacturing industry in Central Massachusetts isn't as robust as it was decades ago. But there are still robust companies. That includes Lampin Corp. of Uxbridge. The maker of such products as...

Hudson lumber firm sold to Koopman

A 128-year-old family-owned lumber company in Hudson has been sold to Koopman Lumber of Whitinsville and now bears the Koopman name.

New solar sites going up in Uxbridge

Three solar-energy stations are expected to be completed in Uxbridge and will serve residential and commercial electric ratepayers for National Grid, according to the project developer.

11 area nursing homes stand out in national rankings

Carol McDonald |

Eleven nursing homes in Central Massachusetts received the top rating in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of best nursing homes.

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