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Lawmakers rush ICU staffing bill to governor

COLLEEN QUINN STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Nurses working in intensive care units will care for only one patient at a time, except in certain circumstances, under legislation approved unanimously in both the House and the Senate...

House votes for nurse staffing ratios

BY GINTAUTAS DUMCIUS STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Hoping to avert two costly health care-related ballot campaigns in the fall, the House on Wednesday unanimously signed off on a bill that sets nurse staffing ratios in intensive care units within...

Warren solar project complete

Emily Micucci |

Local officials and representatives from Boston-based renewable energy company First Wind will mark the completion of a 14-megawatt solar project in Warren on June 23 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

UniBank picks Charter for online support

Whitinsville-based UniBank has selected Charter Business to provide it with wide area network fiber service and high-speed internet to support online services and other technology initiatives,...

Deal would give Mass. nation-leading $11 minimum wage by 2017

BY MATT MURPHY STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The minimum wage in Massachusetts would increase from $8 an hour to $11 an hour by 2017 under a deal announced Wednesday night by top House and Senate Democrats.

WBJ honors 6 as Family Business Awards winners

Family relationships can be complicated. But in some cases, those blood relationships can be tested and even strained when there's a family business involved that needs caring and nurturing.

Uxbridge self-storage site sold for $4.5M

Michael Novinson |

A Boston-based real estate investment and management firm has purchased an Uxbridge self-storage facility for $4.5 million.

Millbury solar project complete

Emily Micucci |

Boston-based renewable energy company First Wind said Wednesday that a solar project in Millbury, which will provide power to University of Massachusetts campuses in Worcester and Lowell, is complete...

National Grid building new Blackstone Valley line

John Agoglia |

Following approval from the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Sitting Board this month, National Grid announced Thursday that it would begin construction on a 15.4-mile electric transmission line in...

Manufacturer buys Oxford building for $1.3M

Michael Novinson |

Venmill Industries purchased a 28,160-square-foot industrial building in Oxford on April 11 for $1.25 million, according to deed records.

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