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Labor vs. Administration: Ballot pits nurses against hospitals

Grant Welker |

Labor-versus-management fights usually take place in a meeting room, or maybe on the picket lines. This one will take place at the polls.

MWCC, Fitchburg schools get $4.5M college readiness grant

Zachary Comeau |

Mount Wachusett Community College, with Fitchburg Public Schools, has received a $4.5-million federal grant to help more than 800 students navigate the path to college.

Fidelity Bank sets up $300K microloan funds in Gardner, Winchendon, Templeton

Grant Welker |

Fidelity Bank has set up microloan funds to help small businesses in Gardner and Winchendon, where Colonial Co-Operative Bank, with which Fidelity has merged, had branches.

Let’s get creative

In the last decade, Central Massachusetts has become a hot spot for creative restaurateurs, brewers and distillers growing their locally owned establishments. Who knew that's where we'd...

D'Ambrosio merges with Eye Surgeons of Worcester

Eye Surgeons of Worcester has merged with D'Ambrosio Eye Care, a practice with five offices across Central Massachusetts.

Worcester area unemployment dips to 3.8%

The Worcester-area unemployment rate dipped to 3.8 percent in August from the 4.2 percent in July, according to the state’s non-seasonally adjusted labor figures.

Companies, advocates say marijuana firms are agreeing to excessive host community payments

Zachary Comeau |

According to marijuana industry advocates and lawmakers, cities and towns ask for what they call exorbitant cash payments and services, which advocates say don't comply with the law.

Framingham State joins prison education consortium

Framingham State University has joined a group of colleges in Massachusetts that is working to expand college education access for those who are incarcerated.

MWCC joins MIT, BU in prison education consortium

Zachary Comeau |

Mount Wachusett Community College is joining the likes of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and 12 other Massachusetts colleges in a new prison education consortium.

Movers & Shakers

Movers and shakers in Central Massachusetts from July 9 to July 23.

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