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Central Mass. economic forecast: a high schooler perspective

Nicholas DeCastro |

Seven students from Maynard High School attended WBJ's Economic Forecast forum, and one junior reported back his impressions from the event talking about global and national growth in 2017.

'Grave concerns' from building inspectors on state reorganization plan

State House News Service |

Building inspectors told state officials that a proposed reorganization creating a new Office of Public Safety and Inspections within the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development wouldn't...

Baker urged to more sharply reduce carbon emissions across region

State House News Service |

A coalition is urging the governor to work with other northeast and mid-Atlantic states to double the annual rate of reduction in carbon emissions across the region.

Six potential developers tour Worcester courthouse

Grant Welker |

Potential developers of the vacant Worcester County Courthouse are touring the building, a few months after a sale of the building fell through.

Accolades & Honors

Desiree Awiszio, a self-employed Worcester engineering consultant, won the K-12 STEM Literacy Education-Engineer Partnership Award in 2016 from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers...

Environmental group pitches to state its 'green budget'

State House News Service |

Decrying budget cuts and staff reductions at environmental agencies, the Environmental League of Massachusetts on Tuesday renewed its call for greater environmental funding in order to maintain...

Bill for 100-percent renewable energy gaining legislative support

State House News Service |

Massachusetts would need to get all of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2050 under legislation filed last month and backed by more than a quarter of state lawmakers.

Legislature looking to pass farm bill

State House News Service |

Raw milk is back on the legislative menu this session, with a majority of the House signing onto a farm bill that Westport Rep. Paul Schmid said would benefit legislative districts from the urban...

Holliston firms seek to revolutionize temperature sensors

Laura Finaldi |

Holliston sensors manufacturer Nanmac Corp. was purchased in 2014 by the Patriot Worldwide, also based in Holliston. Since the acquisition, the company has been selling its products to the likes of...

WPI team finalists in $1M NASA robot challenge

Grant Welker |

A team of Worcester Polytechnic Institute students, faculty and staff are among 20 finalists in a NASA-sponsored robotics challenge -- the only such team from a university, the space agency announced...

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