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Tesla’s removal of patent restrictions a boost for electric cars

CHRISTINE FIMOGNARI Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

In an unexpected move that may have a big impact on transportation, luxury electric car maker Tesla Motors announced in June that it will allow others to freely use its patented...

SO, WHY DRIVE TO WORK? MetroWest towns are making the workday commute for some more seamless – and car-less


When foreign students enroll at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, it can come as a bit of a shock just how car-dependent students and faculty at the Grafton...

Raytheon awarded $130M electronic tolling deal

Emily Micucci |

Waltham-based Raytheon will lead a team of Massachusetts-based companies that will convert Bay State tolling to an automatic system that will allow drivers to pass through toll stations without...

Sevcon announces rights offering terms

Emily Micucci |

Sevcon Inc. of Southborough has announced the terms of its $10-million rights offering to shareholders.

Quiet Logistics leads job growth in Devens

Emily Micucci |

E-commerce shipping and logistics provider Quiet Logistics is leading job growth in Devens, according to a report by the UMass Donahue Institute, and the company's workforce is only expected to...

Angelini to chair Massport board

Worcester attorney and Hanover Insurance Group Chairman Michael Angelini has been selected to lead the seven-member board that oversees the Massachusetts Port Authority, which oversees commercial...

JetBlue's Q2 revenue, earnings soar

John Agoglia |

Second-quarter revenue and earnings for JetBlue Airways Corp., the only commercial passenger airline that flies out of Worcester, took off as higher traffic pushed up revenue to $1.5 billion for the...

Gas-tax question to top 4 Nov. ballot initiatives


Ballot activists can start getting their slogans on now that this year’s statewide ballot questions – all of which have implications for business - have been assigned numbers.

WRTA hires Swedish firm to build new facility

Emily Micucci |

Skanska USA Building, a division of Stockholm-based Skanska AB, has signed a contract with the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) to build a new maintenance and operations facility on...

P&W Railroad reaches agreement with clerical union

John Agoglia |

Providence & Worcester Railroad has entered into an eight-year collective bargaining agreement with the Transportation Communications International Union (TCU), which will include a compounded annual...

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