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Tobacco age to rise to 21 under Senate-approved bill


The Massachusetts Senate voted 32 to 2 on Thursday to raise the state's tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21.

Retailers: Senate smoking bill would cost jobs


If Massachusetts raises the legal purchasing age to 21, cigarettes and tobacco products will remain "readily available" to those who wish to possess them, but store owners will lose business and...

Lakeway Commons groundbreaking set for June

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The groundbreaking fanfare marking the official beginning of construction at the Lakeway Commons site that will host a Whole Foods, offices and housing in Shrewsbury at the former site of Spag's...

Biz group warns against costly health care amendments


Nine business groups have raised issues with what they describe as costly health care amendments set to be debated by House members.

BJ's launches pick-up shopping

Sam Bonacci |

Westborough’s BJ’s Wholesale Club has launched a shopping option, allowing people to shop online and pick up in person at all of its 213 stores.

Westborough company links apparel to the Internet of Things

Sam Bonacci |

Avery Dennison has announced it will be working with smart products company EVRYTHNG to create smart clothing and apparel that is connected to the Internet from day one.

Five Guys, Unibank opening at Rt. 146 development

Sam Bonacci |

A Five Guys and Unibank location will open on Monday at the Pleasant Valley Crossing development on Route 146 in Sutton that is anchored by a Market 32 by Price Chopper.

Harvard commercial land and building sell for $600K

Sam Bonacci |

A commercially-zoned lot and building in Harvard have been sold for $600,000.

Staples sells off print division

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In an ongoing effort to appease federal regulators and move towards the acquisition of Office Depot, Framingham office retailer Staples has sold off a piece of its business for an undisclosed amount.

Workers demand $15 wage floor that group calls "disastrous"

A crowd of early childhood educators and care providers advocating for higher pay marched through the State House on Thursday, disrupting an unrelated press conference held by Gov. Charlie Baker.

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