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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...

Healey cracks down on 'copycat' assault weapons


An estimated 10,000 "copycat" assault weapons were sold in Massachusetts during 2015, according to the attorney general's office, which announced a crackdown effort on Wednesday.

No sales tax holiday this summer


For the first time since 2009, it appears Massachusetts consumers will not get a reprieve from the state's 6.25 percent sales tax this summer, legislative leaders said Monday.

Tax-free weekend on the ropes

Sam Bonacci |

As the state government continues to deal with stunted revenues, it appears the sales tax holiday that has come to be a staple in Massachusetts retailer's August plans might be one of the casualties.

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.

Staples names new North American Retail president

Sam Bonacci |

Staples has pulled from its Canadian talent in naming the new president of North American Retail for the Framingham-based office supply company.

Big Y purchased 4.9M lbs. of local produce in 2015

Sam Bonacci |

As Big Y rolls out its local produce purchases for the season, the Springfield-based grocery store chain announced this week it purchased 4.85 million pounds of local produce last season.

Worcester's $90M luxury apartment complex breaks ground

Sam Bonacci |

A $90-million luxury apartment complex broke ground on Wednesday amid fanfare from local officials and developers as another piece needed to complete City Square and the redevelopment of downtown...

Marijuana legalization debate stirred by Colorado survey


A new survey of teen drug use in Colorado has served to help marijuana legalization advocates in Massachusetts push back against the claims of opponents that legalization will lead to higher rates of...

Destination Creation at Worcester's Crompton Place

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester's Crompton Place has developed a model to turn old industrial buildings into visitor destinations with personality.

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