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11 Central Mass. communities in line for investment program

Grant Welker |

Neighborhoods in 11 Central Massachusetts communities are in line to be designated as areas encouraging new investment.

Saint Vincent, Heywood, Leonard Morse are region's safest hospitals

Grant Welker |

Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester earned the highest grade by a hospital-safety ratings agency for the ninth straight time, and Heywood Hospital and Leonard Morse also earned A's.

Dozens of Mass. towns apply for "opportunity zone" designation

State House News Service |

The Baker administration and municipal officials across Massachusetts expect to hear from the federal government within 30 days about their newly-submitted request for approval of 138 zones where new...

Hudson microcreamery, six other Central Mass. companies land $600,000 in workforce grants

Zachary Comeau |

Seven Central Massachusetts companies have been awarded more than $600,000 in state workforce training grants, including an ice cream shop in Hudson.

Charlton, Worcester lead charge against opioid makers

Emily Micucci |

In the 1990s, there was retribution for the public health damage done by tobacco companies. Now, the pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution industry could be on track to settle another...

Toys “R” Us closures create next evolution in big box tenants

Grant Welker |

The quickly changing retail landscape took a new hit with the closure of a Sam's Club in Worcester in January and the impending closure of Toys “R” Us in Auburn, Leominster, Northborough,...

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