Framingham has been trying to revitalize its downtown near town hall, but that and other economic development projects have been slowed by the difficulties of the former town meeting form of government. The new mayor, Yvonne Spicer, now has the tools to change that.

Framingham pushes economic development with new strong mayor

Emily Micucci |

With the election of Yvonne Spicer, the community once dubbed America's largest town sees new opportunities once it becomes a city in January.

In Joe Provost's cyber war room, the New England Cyber Range, teams of trainees will try to protect data from teams trying to hack that information.

The skills gap in cybersecurity is widening

Zachary Comeau |

As cyber threats rise, the supply of highly skilled cybersecurity workers is not meeting demand.

How To

101:Offering feedback


Though we have touched on this topic before in this space, it's importance to revisit – plus, new findings on best implementation practices are constantly evolving.

How to manage business losses after severe weather


In the aftermath of a severe weather event, businesses face the unenviable prospect of trying to rebuild.

10 Things I know about...Life insurance

Ryan A. Wagner |
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Patrick Muldoon, outgoing UMass Memorial Medical Center president

UMass Memorial president wanted to retire at right time

The announcement was always planned for Nov. 1, once the hospital got past the launch and implementation of its new Epic system, a $650-million electronic medical records platform.

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Steven Strong, founder and president, Solar Design Associates, Inc.

Harvard firm going on 43 years strong in solar industry

From designing the first house to export electricity onto the power grid, Solar Design Associates has worked on projects large and small as the industry has evolved in fits and starts.

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Movers & Shakers

Reliant Medical Group, Country Bank and E4TheFuture were among the organizations announcing recent hires and promotions.

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Largest meeting facilities

Ranked by maximum banquet accommodation

RankFacilityMax. banquet accommodationNo. of overnight rooms
1Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, Princeton3,000 (outdoor, tented events)0
2DCU Center, Worcester2,5200
3Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center1,500431

Source: Each facility via survey

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