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Nineteen chosen to compete for top biz growth honors

State House News Service |

Nineteen companies -- including Westborough-based Cumberland Farms -- from across the state have been selected to compete for the 2017 Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards, MassEcon announced...

UMMS panel to call for protection of NIH funding

Emily Micucci |

Congressman James McGovern and others will call on Congress and the White House not to cut National Institutes of Health funding for critical medical research in a panel discussion today.

Health Connector launches small business website

Emily Micucci |

The Massachusetts Health Connector has launched a website dedicated to health plan shopping for small business owners and employees.

State turns to Texas exec Ramirez to fix MBTA

State House News Service |

Luis Ramírez, who handled a $3.5 billion line of business for General Electric and runs his own consulting firm in Texas, will take the reins as the new general manager and CEO of the MBTA,

Worcester City Council makes push for PawSox

Zachary Comeau |

The City Council voted 8-1 Tuesday to approve a resolution to support the city's effort to draw the Pawtucket Red Sox into a new stadium in Worcester.

MBTA agrees to test regular service to Foxborough on Franklin, Fairmount line

State House News Service |

Regular daily commuter rail service will run to Foxborough beginning in the spring of 2019 under a pilot program that critics say could diminish service in Boston.

Pending home sales drop for the first time since 2015

State House News Service |

For the first time in two years, pending single-family home sales dropped last month compared to the year prior.

State approves expansion to create $210M Medway power plant

Zachary Comeau |

A state board has approved Exelon's proposed 200-megawatt expansion of its existing Medway facility after more than two years of deliberation.

Fallon expanding elder care program to Webster

Emily Micucci |

Worcester-based Fallon Health on Monday announced it will move its elder care program in Charlton to Webster.

Nearly 100 Worcester businesses join PawSox push

Zachary Comeau |

The effort by Worcester officials to convince the Red Sox' Triple-A affiliate to move from Rhode Island to Worcester was joined by 98 key Central Massachusetts business leaders.

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