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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

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

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

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

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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