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Goldberg: marijuana taxes should be at least 15%

State House News Service |

Massachusetts should raise its taxes on marijuana to 15 percent "at a minimum," according to Treasurer Deborah Goldberg.

Worcester businessman pleads guilty to evading tobacco taxes

Laura Finaldi |

A Worcester businessman plead guilty to charges he defrauded the commonwealth of excise taxes on tobacco products and submitted false tax returns.

Music repair store opens in Worcester

A new musical instrument and electronics repair store opened on Chandler Street this past week.

Worcester neighborhoods, others found lacking grocery access

State House News Service |

Chelsea and Springfield top a new list of cities with the highest percentage of low-income residents lacking access to grocery stores, a problem most acute in rural areas and gateway cities.

Central Mass., MetroWest Bob's, EMS shops could close

Bob's Stores locations in Framingham and Franklin, and an Eastern Mountain Sports location in Northborough are slated to close as part of their parent company's bankruptcy filing.

Outdoor sports park to open in Charlton

An outdoor sports park in Charlton for all-terrain vehicles, trucks, motorbikes, climbing, snowmobiles, slacklining and a range of other activities will open April 22.

Senate president against potential sales tax cut

State House News Service |

Senate President Stanley Rosenberg implored the business community not to pursue a cut in the state sales tax on the 2018 ballot, arguing that it would further compromise the state's fiscal health.

Staples could go private in turnaround attempt

Grant Welker |

Framingham office-supply retailer Staples is exploring a potential sale, according to a Wall Street Journal report Tuesday, in what would be the latest in its years-long turnaround attempt.

Southbridge credit union wants to expand members' horizons

As part of Kate Alexander's desire to create a more sustainable, community-centric Southbridge Credit Union – increasing its $175 million in assets currently under management – she is...

Opinion: Worcester's women entrepreneurs need to stop sailing solo


You're going to need your crew to stay afloat. Trust me.

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