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Chamber: Worcester lost nearly 500 manufacturing jobs due to tax rate

Zachary Comeau |

With Worcester set to lose more than 460 manufacturing jobs in a three-year span, the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce is once again calling for the City Council to reduce the burden on...

Creative Hub Worcester fundraising $850k from goal

Grant Welker |

Creative Hub Worcester co-founders Stacy Lord and Laura Marotta are $850,000 away from reaching their fundraising goal and start construction on a new arts and events center.

Three Central Mass. companies pay top exec at least 100 times higher than median employee

Zachary Comeau |

Three Central Massachusetts companies have reported CEO pay at least 100 times that of respective companies' median employees.

Mass. selects Vineyard Wind for offshore wind farm

Vineyard Wind, a project backed by a Danish fund management company, has been chosen by the Baker administration and state utilities to build an 800 megawatt offshore wind farm off the coast of...

UMass Memorial gets $110M bond for surgical, ER expansions

Grant Welker |

UMass Memorial Health Care has received a $110-million bond to improve its two Worcester hospital campuses and its Leominster hospital.

Former Patriot Bruschi gets behind stroke, tobacco bills

State House News Service |

Former Patriot Tedy Bruschi is putting his shoulder into legislation that would help others access the same sort of care he received when he suffered a stroke during his playing career.

House speaker puts pressure on new health care bill

State House News Service |

For consumers, voters and industry insiders wondering when the House will pass a major health care bill, the latest timeline from Speaker Robert DeLeo's office is "this session."

Mass. opioid death toll down 5% over last year

State House News Service |

At least 201 Massachusetts residents died of opioid overdoses in the first three months of 2018, but the death toll for the quarter could rise to more than 500.

Ameresco tapped for $2.1M upgrade to Portland, Ore., schools

Zachary Comeau |

Framingham energy efficiency and renewable energy firm Ameresco has been chosen by one of the Northwest's largest public school districts for a $2.1 million efficiency and infrastructure project.

Worcester County home prices rise to $264K

The property value of homes in Worcester County and statewide continued their climb in April, with the median home price in the county rising more than 9 percent.

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