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Worcester approves final medical marijuana dispensaries; 80 jobs to follow

Sam Bonacci |

The city of Worcester has cleared the way for final two medical marijuana dispensaries to come into the city after City Manager Edward Augustus issued letters of non-opposition to Mission...

Health New England names CFO

Insurance company Health New England has appointed Michael Marrone as the company’s chief financial officer.

TV pilot filming at Heywood Hospital

Laura Finaldi |

A television pilot based on a book by a Chelmsford doctor is being filmed at Heywood Hospital in Gardner this week, according to the hospital.

UMass Medical researcher explores Mass. uninsured population

Laura Finaldi |

A study coauthored by a UMass Medical School researcher found that single, young, low-income males in Massachusetts are more likely to go without health insurance for two consecutive years.

City collaboration leads to Clark U. global health degree

Laura Finaldi |

A collaboration involving the city of Worcester and Clark University led the latter to develop a master's degree that will get students to understand how political, economic and social forces impact...

Hospitals, health systems expand urgent care presence

Laura Finaldi |

Urgent care centers are rapidly popping up across Central Massachusetts, as the region starts to feel the ripples of a national trend.

Hanover subsidiary takes loss amid global catastrophes

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester-based Hanover Insurance Group announced Thursday its specialist insurance business Chaucer segment will see losses in the second quarter as a result of large loss activity and the weakening...

UMass Memorial purchases surgical assistant robot

Laura Finaldi |

UMass Memorial Medical Center has purchased a robotic surgical assistant that will help neurosurgeons with complex procedures.

Microsoft grants $3.4M to Southborough autism center

Laura Finaldi |

The New England Center for Children, a Southborough children's autism services and research center, has received a $3.4-million software and services donation from Microsoft.

Workers' comp insurance rate drops for businesses

Sam Bonacci |

The assessment rate Massachusetts employers pay to the state on workers' compensation insurance policies has dropped from 5.75 percent to 5.6 percent.

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