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Milford company scales back IPO to $15M

Sam Bonacci |

Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals, an early-stage biotech that develops targeted therapies for viral diseases, is going for a scaled back version of its initial public offering.

Central Mass. biopharmas hiring at record rate

Sam Bonacci |

The biopharma industry in Central Massachusetts is hiring at a record rate, with job listings throughout Worcester and the 495 more than doubling in the first quarter of 2016, MassBioEd Foundation...

Marlborough's CHAMP marks 85th anniversary; rebrands

Sam Bonacci |

The Marlborough company that has created sport cleats for more than half a century has rebranded itself to mark its anniversary.

WPI grads launch new business

Sam Bonacci |

A group of Worcester Polytechnic Institute graduates have launched a new business that brings gardening into the home and places it on the wall as living art.

Central Mass. companies to add 123 jobs; get $1.8M in tax incentives

Sam Bonacci |

Central Massachusetts companies from Worcester to Milford and over to Framingham have pledged to grow their businesses by more than 120 jobs in exchange for $1.845 million in tax incentives from the...

State funding poured into substance abuse services


A consolidated budget amendment released by House leadership Tuesday evening would add nearly $9 million in state spending for public health services, including substance abuse.

Momentum building behind bill banning cell phones while driving


A bill banning the use of handheld devices while driving in Massachusetts is gaining support in the house.

Boston Scientific posts double-digit growth in first quarter

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Marlborough's Boston Scientific posted $1.964 billion in sales in its first quarter, eclipsing the company's guidance and representing 13 percent year-over-year growth.

MBTA to crack down on commuter rail fare dodgers


The MBTA's commuter rail operator has proposed building fare gates at three key Boston railroad stations as part of a strategy to boost revenue by collecting millions of dollars in fares that riders...

New Red Cross director seeks blue-skies funding

The new executive director of the American Red Cross' Central Massachusetts chapter is looking to expand fundraising in non-disaster times.

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