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Jillian's closing Worcester location

Jillian's, a billiards, bar and arcade center on Grove Street in Worcester, will close at the end of the month, it said on its website.

Worcester poised to approve $1M tax break for business center

Grant Welker |

The Worcester City Council is expected to approve a 20-year tax break for a new facility in the South Worcester Industrial Park for research-and-development, high-tech industrial and other uses.

Nominations open for WBJ 40 Under Forty

The nomination window for Worcester Business Journal's 40 Under Forty awards is now open.

Niche executive chef leaves for Worcester food incubator

Neil Rogers, the executive chef of Niche Hospitality Group, has left to be the kitchen operations manager of the Worcester Regional Food Hub, a commercial kitchen facility for food startups.

WPI team growing heart tissue on spinach

Grant Welker |

A research team at WPI has grown heart tissue attached to spinach leaves, which researchers involved in the project said overcomes a key challenge in human tissue regeneration.

Clark 10th best in country for adjuncts

Worcester's Clark University is the 10th best college for adjunct faculty, based on a new report by the website

National Grid unveils semi-transparent Worcester solar panels

National Grid's Sustainability Hub unveiled a semi-transparent solar awning on Friday, which National Grid says is the first of its kind in Massachusetts.

Immigrants make Middlesex state's fastest growing county

Grant Welker |

Middlesex County added nearly 9,000 residents in a 12-month period ending last July, an average of 24 people a day, according to new U.S. Census data.

Reliant ENT honored for excellence

Emily Micucci |

Dr. James F.X. Kenealy, a Reliant Medical Group physician, has received the 2017 Special Award for Excellence in Medical Service from the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Owner of Worcester restaurants indicted on drug, laundering charges

Grant Welker |

The owner of Worcester restaurants The Usual and The Blackstone Tap has been indicted on charges that he used more than $1 million in drug-sale money to buy and renovate nine properties.

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