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Making space for Worcester's makerspaces

Sam Bonacci |

Spaces that give tinkerers, students and entrepreneurs access to a new field of technology are asserting themselves throughout Central Mass.

Family biz celebrates 40M cars washed, 50 years in business

Sam Bonacci |

The family-owned ScrubaDub car wash company with 18 sites throughout New England is celebrating 50 years and over 40 million cars washed.

Feds send $50K for biomedical initiatives in Worcester

Sam Bonacci |

The U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded $50,000 to Worcester's to Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives as part of $3.4 million in national funding.

Keep up the small business loans

The more Central Massachusetts firms who take the plunge and finance new investment and growth through small business loans, the stronger our economy will be.

State reminds pharmacists of controlled substances protocols


As the state continues efforts to curb opioid addiction, pharmacy overseers recently issued reminders to drug stores on a range of procedures.

Federal drought relief announced for Central Mass. businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses in Central Massachusetts that have been impacted by the...

Puerto Rico trip, golf outing spending found in audit of Worcester co. and MassHealth

Sam Bonacci |

A state audit has revealed more than $300,000 in inappropriate payments to a Worcester adult foster care provider, including money used for golf outings, gifts and a trip to Puerto Rico.

Sunovion plans $624M Canadian acquisition

Marlborough drugmaker Sunovion Pharmaceuticals has agreed to acquire Toronto-based Cynapsus Therapeutics for $624 million sometime in the fourth quarter.

Amid safety concerns, lawmaker revisits Uber regulations

State House News Service |

Disturbed by recent arrests involving Uber drivers accused of assaulting passengers, Sen. Linda Dorcena-Forry, who backed an unsuccessful effort to fingerprint drivers of app-based ride-hailing...

Mass. Biomedical Initiatives to get $50K from SBA

Laura Finaldi |

Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives in Worcester will receive a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration as a result of an accelerator fund competition.

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