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Worcester approves final medical marijuana dispensaries; 80 jobs to follow

Sam Bonacci |

The city of Worcester has cleared the way for final two medical marijuana dispensaries to come into the city after City Manager Edward Augustus issued letters of non-opposition to Mission...

Massachusetts drought enters fourth week

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Water restrictions are going into place in Worcester and other parts of the state as the state enters its fourth week of drought conditions.

House, Senate agree on pay equity bill

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The Massachusetts House and Senate on Thursday reached an agreement on legislation to ensure that men and women are paid the same for comparable work.

Mount Wachusett receives $574K in federal grants

Sam Bonacci |

Mount Wachusett Community College has received $573,600 in state funds to help educate students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Baker backs taxing Airbnb

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A Senate proposal imposing hotel taxes on private homes and rooms for rent, such as those booked through the online portal Airbnb, gained the support of Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday.

Worcester named renewable energy leader

Sam Bonacci |

The city of Worcester has been highlighted as one of the state's renewable energy leaders in a new report from the nonprofit Environment Massachusetts.

Enterprise Bancorp income soars 36%

Sam Bonacci |

Lowell-based Enterprise Bancorp Inc., the parent of Enterprise Bank that has branches in Acton, Fitchburg and Leominster, announced a 36 percent year-over-year increase in net income for the second...

Health New England names CFO

Insurance company Health New England has appointed Michael Marrone as the company’s chief financial officer.

Maynard firm secures 5th, 6th BU projects

Sam Bonacci |

Maynard construction management firm JM Coull was recently selected for two projects at Boston University that will have the Maynard construction firm renovating 16 classrooms and a biomedical...

Healey cracks down on 'copycat' assault weapons

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

An estimated 10,000 "copycat" assault weapons were sold in Massachusetts during 2015, according to the attorney general's office, which announced a crackdown effort on Wednesday.

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