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New era at MWCC

Laura Finaldi |

Mount Wachusett Community College's new president, James Vander Hooven, said he will look to continue the college's extensive partnerships with area businesses, including its already substantial...

MassDevelopment head to depart

State House News Service |

The longtime head of the state's economic development and financing agency will leave in June after a divided MassDevelopment Board of Directors voted Thursday not to renew her contract.

Worcester neighborhoods, others found lacking grocery access

State House News Service |

Chelsea and Springfield top a new list of cities with the highest percentage of low-income residents lacking access to grocery stores, a problem most acute in rural areas and gateway cities.

WPI gets $5M state grant for new lab

Grant Welker |

Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been given a $5 million state grant for a new healthcare research and product development initiative.

Tax uncertainty could affect low-income housing, development chief says

State House News Service |

Plans to simplify and flatten the federal tax code are creating uncertainty for affordable housing developments that rely on tax credits for funding, the state's development chief said.

Baker emphasizes life sciences center's importance

Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday made clear that he intends some type of sequel to the state's 2008 commitment of nearly $1 billion towards the life sciences sector, though the schedule, cost and other...

Immigrants stopped Central Mass. population drop

Grant Welker |

Worcester and Middlesex counties – and the state as a whole – have relied heavily on immigrants for population growth this past decade.

New projects transforming Marlborough into well-rounded city

Grant Welker |

Spurred by millions in hotel tax collections and efforts by city officials to create a more well-rounded city, Marlborough is moving on from being a haven for major employers through new retail,...

Gov. pledges new life science commitment

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday made clear that he intends some type of sequel to the state's 2008 commitment of nearly $1 billion towards the life sciences sector.

Templeton child care center gets $40k microloan

Little Explorers Child Care Center in Templeton has received a nearly $40,000 microloan from the North Central Massachusetts Development Corp. to purchase its building.

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