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Study: Worcester must work to keep college grads

John Agoglia |

Worcester is undeniably a college town. In the 2013-2014 school year, more than 7,500 students graduated from the 12 colleges in and around the city. But many of them may not stay here, and that...

State announces workspace grants for Gateway Cities

Emily Micucci |

Entrepreneurs in the state's Gateway Cities can now apply for up to $2 million in matching grants to support creation of collaborative workspaces that promote innovation, the Massachusetts Executive...

Central Mass. colleges prepare to roll with changing demographics

LIVIA GERSHON |

Over the next six or seven years, the number of 18- to 24-year-olds in the United States will decline. For colleges and universities, that means a significant challenge, but not an unexpected one.

Allstate: Worcester worst when it comes to driving

Among 200 metropolitan areas in the United States, Worcester has the worst drivers, narrowly beating out Boston, Springfield and Providence for the last-place spot, according to a survey by Allstate...

Central Mass. biz expo only 10 days away

With less than two weeks to go, local businesses are gearing up for the Central Mass. Business Expo, which is being held in conjunction with Build Northeast Conference & Expo at the DCU Center.

Boost Fitness to move Hudson location

Boost Fitness is moving its Hudson club in the fall to a larger facility in town, the company announced.

SO, WHY DRIVE TO WORK? MetroWest towns are making the workday commute for some more seamless – and car-less

LIVIA GERSHON SPECIAL TO METROWEST495 BIZ |

When foreign students enroll at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, it can come as a bit of a shock just how car-dependent students and faculty at the Grafton...

Webster medical transport firm owner sentenced

John Agoglia |

A week after pleading guilty to more than a dozen counts of fraud and larceny, the owner of a medical transportation company in Webster has been sentenced to a year and a half in jail and ordered to...

Hanover Insurance declares dividend

Rick Saia |

Fresh off a strong quarter, Hanover Insurance Group of Worcester declared a quarterly stock dividend of 37 cents per share to stockholders of record as of the market close on Sept. 12.

Worcester firm buys city building for $1M

John Agoglia |

Bay State Investment Fund LLC of Worcester has purchased the former Salty Dog building at 1 Kelley Sq. for $1 million, the company said.

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