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Senate unanimously supports Boston-Springfield high speed train

State House News Service |

The Massachusetts Senate on Thursday unanimously agreed to study the feasibility of developing a high-speed rail line between Boston and Springfield, an issue its sponsor portrayed as a matter of...

Total pay for MetroWest workers rises to $23 billion

Grant Welker |

The amount of money earned by workers in MetroWest rose by $600 million in the 12 months ending in June 2016 to surpass $23 billion, according to a new report by the 495/MetroWest Partnership.

Trumpcare would lower deficit, leave 14 million uninsured

State House News Service |

The health care reform bill recently approved by the U.S. House would reduce the federal deficit over a 10-year period by $119 billion, but would cause 14 million more people to be uninsured by 2018...

Apex Center to create 1,600 jobs

Laura Finaldi |

A major commercial mixed-use development coming to Marlborough this fall will create 1,600 jobs when it's fully operational.

Worcester employment grew 0.8%

The Worcester metropolitan area added just 2,300 jobs between April 2016 and 2017, according to new state data released Tuesday, while the Boston area added more than 42,000 jobs.

Mass. unemployment inched up in April

Laura Finaldi |

The Massachusetts economy added 3,900 jobs in April, as the statewide unemployment rate ticked up to 3.9 percent.

More companies seeking employees with autism

Emily Micucci |

Major companies in the past few years have launched hiring initiatives aimed at recruiting people with autism spectrum disorder, adapting the interview process and work environments to meet their...

Putts & More focuses on work opportunities for disabled adults

Looking for a place where they could provide steady employment for adult children with developmental disabilities, the Giammarinaros three years ago took over ownership of a two-year dormant...

Nurses: too many patients hurts quality of care

State House News Service |

Massachusetts nurses believe patient safety and quality of care are declining amid increased patient counts for nurses and health care corporatization, and the nurses union is weighing a 2018 ballot...

After record year, Worcester economy dips in 2017

Following its best year since the Great Recession, the Worcester economy dipped slightly in the first quarter of 2017, as unemployment rose, according to the Worcester Economic Index from Assumption...

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