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Tobacco age to rise to 21 under Senate-approved bill


The Massachusetts Senate voted 32 to 2 on Thursday to raise the state's tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21.

Outsourced Ideology: Sending the dirty work of clean energy north

Laura Finaldi |

Unable and unwilling to install the necessary infrastructure for renewable energy, Central Mass. has teamed with the rest of southern New England to pay far-flung locations to help meet the region's...

Movers & Shakers

BEN RIVEST is now director of business development at Sustainable Comfort, Inc. in Worcester. He was promoted from the role of project manager. Rivest, who has been with...

C. Mass gets $30K for stormwater compliance

Laura Finaldi |

The Central Massachusetts Regional Stormwater Coalition received $50,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for new state stormwater permit requirements set by the U.S.

ExxonMobil settles for $30M with Charlton

Sam Bonacci |

ExxonMobil has agreed to a settlement with the town of Charlton worth approximately $30 million that will bring uncontaminated water to the town's schools.

Bank loans taking over solar financing

Laura Finaldi |

The evolution of financing for renewable energy installations is shifting, as bank loans are becoming a more mainstream way to maximize savings on a solar array, offering more benefits than...

Movers & Shakers

SALLIE ALLEN is now creative director at CommCreative, a marketing agency in Framingham. She will be responsible for overseeing and engaging in the company's creative...

QCC “key partner” in new $317M Mass. manufacturing institute

Sam Bonacci |

Quinsigamond Community College will be a part of a new $317-million advanced manufacturing institute that the Department of Defense is bringing to the state.

Industrial Packaging pushes innovation, workforce development

BY SUSAN SHALHOUB Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Founded in Worcester in 1953, Leominster's Industrial Packaging is not a new company; but when it comes to innovation in productivity and workforce development, this second-generation family business...

Incom, innovation go hand in hand

BY SUSAN SHALHOUB Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

The U.S. Department of Energy asked Charlton fiber-optic manufacturer Incom to step out of its comfort zone, and now that partnership is paying dividends.

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