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South Worcester Industrial Park sells out

Sam Bonacci |

The final parcel at the South Worcester Industrial Park (SWIP) has been sold, City Manager Edward Augustus announced Thursday.

RI office space designer setting up Worcester showroom

Brad Kane |

The Rhode Island office design and furniture firm Sheehans will open a new 5,000-square-foot showroom in downtown Worcester by January.

DeLeo: Short-term rentals 'can't operate in a vacuum'


House Speaker Robert DeLeo said Tuesday that whether to regulate short-term private room rental businesses, like Airbnb, will be the "next test" of the Legislature.

A steady new hand at Reliant Medical Group

Laura Finaldi |

The new Reliant CEO navigates a changing healthcare landscape to keep his medical group profitable, collaborative and efficient.

Creative Hub mustering $3.5M to buy new home

Sam Bonacci |

In a move to create affordable space for artists in Worcester, the Creative Hub has partnered with the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston to buy the former Ionic Avenue Boys and Girls Club.

Treasurer poised to push online lottery bill


Treasurer Deborah Goldberg next session will file and champion legislation to allow the Lottery to offer its products online and on smartphone apps.

Marlborough unemployment falls 44% in four years

Sam Bonacci |

Marlborough's unemployment rate fell to 3.2 percent in August, marking a 44 percent decrease since August of 2012.

MassMEP gets $250K for manufacturing training

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester's Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership has received $250,000 in advanced manufacturing training program grants in the latest round of $1.45 million in training awards.

MassDiGI gets $583K to build video game ecosystem

Sam Bonacci |

MassDiGI at Becker College has been awarded a five-year. $583,000 grant that will help build up the state's video game infrastructure, Congressman Jim McGovern announced Thursday.

Baker leading trade trip to Israel


Gov. Charlie Baker will lead a trade mission of about a dozen state government officials and 40 private sector representatives to Israel in December.

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