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July home sales faltered; condo prices remain high

Worcester and Middlesex counties mostly followed a statewide trend of lower home sales in July with a continued increase in prices for condominiums, according to The Warren Group.

State preps for Oct. 28 switch to electronic tolling


With electronic eyes set to take the place of toll plazas, Massachusetts transportation officials have proposed a tiered payment system that strongly favors those who obtain transponders from the...

Worcester Airport gets $1.4M for runway lighting

Sam Bonacci |

The Worcester Airport will have new runway lighting for enhanced safety thanks to a $1.4-million grant announced Monday from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Auburn co. included in Smithsonian museum’s online history

Sam Bonacci |

Auburn’s Sheppard Envelope Mfg. Company is being included in an online history from the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.

Fidelity names Gardner branch manager

Sam Bonacci |

Fidelity Bank has hired Brenda Woods as the bank's new Gardner branch manager and a vice president.

WPI receives $1M to study heart protein

Sam Bonacci |

A Worcester Polytechnic Institute team has received a $968,000 National Institutes of Health grant to explore the molecular signals of the heart to better understand cardiac disease.

Nichols to ink community college deals in three states

Sam Bonacci |

Nichols College in Dudley is planning to ease the pathway to a bachelor’s degree for students from three New England community colleges with new agreements that streamline the credit and...

UMass Memorial's Dickson pay increased 75 percent

Laura Finaldi |

Executives at the largest health network in Central Massachusetts saw a bump in their total compensation in 2014, according to the nonprofit's latest tax filing with the Internal Revenue Service.

Medicare gives UMass Memorial lowest quality ranking

Laura Finaldi |

Acute care hospitals in Central Massachusetts received moderate to low rankings on a five-star hospital ranking system put out by the federal government.

Rise in foreclosures adds urgency to push for local mitigation powers


Activists and homeowners Tuesday pushed the Legislature to clarify the rights of municipalities to try to prevent foreclosures and minimize their damage.

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