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National Grid gives $155K for home heating

United Way of Central Massachusetts has received a $155,000 gift from National Grid to help heat the homes of low-income families in the region, United Way announced Monday.

Seven Hills teams with International Center of Worcester

The Seven Hills Foundation is affiliating with the International Center of Worcester, the agency announced Wednesday.

Charitable giving could set new record

Charitable giving to United States charities is set to outpace a record 2013 donation year by 9 percent, according to a recent report.

Agencies win grants to boost manufacturing careers

Emily Micucci |

The North Central Massachusetts Development Corp. (NCMDC) said it received a $10,000 grant to conduct outreach and programs to entice young people into advanced manufacturing careers.

United Way announces grant opportunities

The United Way of Central Massachusetts (UWCM) has begun its annual grant cycle for education-related programs.

McAnneny to succeed Widmer as Mass. Tax Payers president

State House News Service |

Eileen McAnneny, a veteran of public policy battles on Beacon Hill and a longtime advocate for business interests, will succeed Michael Widmer as president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.

Cashing in on culture to boost business

Sam Bonacci |

More governments and nonprofit groups across Central Massachusetts are focusing on culture and the arts as money-making cornerstones capable of anchoring entire neighborhoods while making cities more...

Landlord donates space, but TechSandBox founder hopes for more sponsors

Emily Micucci |

Last week, MetroWest's only technology accelerator and incubator, TechSandBox, announced its largest sponsorship to date, after its debut a year-and-a-half ago.

Sturbridge social service agency to change name

A Sturbridge-based nonprofit that serves the developmentally disabled is changing its name next month to match a broader mission.

Girl Scouts divest while eyeing expansion

Emily Micucci |

The Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts (GSCWM) said it will divest of three of its seven outdoor facilities while leaving open the possibility of expanding its four remaining properties...

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