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WPI receives $886K big data grant

Sam Bonacci |

The Worcester Polytechnic Institute received an $885,834 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to bolster the school’s research and teaching related to big data computing.

Baker creates dedicated business team


As part of a buildup to the governor filing jobs legislation early next year, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday he would create a "BizWorks" team of senior level staff across three secretariats to...

Mass. bill could bring retirement savings to 1.1M


Fast food, early education, health care and higher education workers plan Monday to urge lawmakers to pass a bill designed to open up retirement savings opportunities for those who don't have access...

Central Mass. to benefit from Life Sciences 2.0

Sam Bonacci |

With its hybrid of open spaces and an educated workforce, Central Massachusetts is set to reap the rewards as the state's biomanufacturing initiative kicks into its second phase.

Framingham pushing for $34-million downtown MassBay campus

Emily Micucci |

Local stakeholders are in the process of re-pitching a $34-million downtown Framingham satellite campus of Massachusetts Bay Community College to the Baker Administration after a host of community...

Central Mass. needs to be on the mind of Life Sciences Center

Launched in 2008 with much fanfare by the Patrick Administration, the Massachusetts Life Science Center -- a 10-year, $1-billion investment in catalyzing growth in the life science industry in the...

Worcester needs fiber to expand business options


The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce works to recruit, retain and incubate businesses in the region. We must understand the region's assets and market for business looking to move or expand.

Movers & Shakers

HEIDI M. LANDERS and REBECCA LYNCH were hired by Worcester social service agency The Bridge of Central Massachusetts. Landers is director of nursing. A resident of Barre, she is a graduate of...

Virtusa receives Top 100 banking award

Westborough information-technology consultant Virtusa Corp. on Friday was named to the FinTech Forward Top 100 list, for helping the banking industry plan for the financial future.

Devens nonprofit receives EPA grant

The New England Environmental Alliance of Devens received $81,000 from the US Environmental Protection Agency for a 1.5 year education project, the agency announced Wednesday.

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