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Worcester-based virtual craft market launches

Sam Bonacci |

A new shop local site LocalPorch has launched in Worcester with the aim of connecting consumers with makers.

Small Business Saturday in Worcester with Jessica Walsh

Sam Bonacci |

Small Business Saturday kicks off this Saturday for retailers across Central Massachusetts and we talk with local store owner Jessica Walsh about it's importance.

Wrentham Outlet ramps up Black Friday security

Sam Bonacci |

Sales, throngs of people and bomb-sniffing dogs all will be a part of the shopping experience at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets this Friday.

The battle over legal pot rages on


Marijuana may soon be legal in Massachusetts, but industry officials warn of regulatory & local fights before the Green Rush hits the Bay State.

Westborough liquor license spree

Sam Bonacci |

The town of Westborough will receive 22 additional liquor licenses in the next three years in an effort by town officials to bring more restaurants into the community with a special focus on the...

Legal home-grown marijuana on track for December


With 28 days until it becomes legal to grow marijuana in Massachusetts, some in the medical marijuana industry are growing concerned about the slow launch of a new industry without a regulatory...

Staples partners with business-services provider

Sam Bonacci |

In an ongoing expansion of its service offerings, Framingham-based Staples announced Thursday that it has partnered with Managed by Q to connect small businesses to more than 100 on-demand office...

Staples continues rebuild; Q3 sales slide

Sam Bonacci |

As Staples works to implement a new program taking it away from retail to a more service-oriented and middle-market direct to business format, the company's income and sales continued to slide in the...

Mercantile Center secures three leases; signs Kelleher and Sadowsky

Sam Bonacci |

Franklin Realty Advisors has been busy this month securing leases for Worcester's Mercantile Center, nabbing an extension, an expansion and a new tenant in the form of commercial real estate firm...

Marijuana hits Boston board of health


Boston Mayor Martin Walsh opposed marijuana legalization but now Walsh administration officials are getting ready to implement the law.

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