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Three Central Mass. companies pay top exec at least 100 times higher than median employee

Zachary Comeau |

Three Central Massachusetts companies have reported CEO pay at least 100 times that of respective companies' median employees.

Mass. selects Vineyard Wind for offshore wind farm

Vineyard Wind, a project backed by a Danish fund management company, has been chosen by the Baker administration and state utilities to build an 800 megawatt offshore wind farm off the coast of...

UMass Memorial gets $110M bond for surgical, ER expansions

Grant Welker |

UMass Memorial Health Care has received a $110-million bond to improve its two Worcester hospital campuses and its Leominster hospital.

Former Patriot Bruschi gets behind stroke, tobacco bills

State House News Service |

Former Patriot Tedy Bruschi is putting his shoulder into legislation that would help others access the same sort of care he received when he suffered a stroke during his playing career.

House speaker puts pressure on new health care bill

State House News Service |

For consumers, voters and industry insiders wondering when the House will pass a major health care bill, the latest timeline from Speaker Robert DeLeo's office is "this session."

Mass. opioid death toll up 5% over last year

State House News Service |

At least 201 Massachusetts residents died of opioid overdoses in the first three months of 2018, but the death toll for the quarter could rise to more than 500.

Ameresco tapped for $2.1M upgrade to Portland, Ore., schools

Zachary Comeau |

Framingham energy efficiency and renewable energy firm Ameresco has been chosen by one of the Northwest's largest public school districts for a $2.1 million efficiency and infrastructure project.

Cannabis licenses could be awarded next week

State House News Service |

With just more than a week until it can begin issuing business licenses, the Cannabis Control Commission is in the midst of conducting its first background checks for prospective legal marijuana...

Red Sox President: Sports betting a "positive thing"

State House News Service |

Government regulation of sports betting will be a "positive thing," according to the president of the Boston Red Sox.

Appointment of new UMass Boston chancellor postponed

State House News Service |

UMass President Martin Meehan said Monday's meeting to announce a new chancellor for UMass Boston was postponed "due to the volume of feedback."

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