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Worcester again increases business property tax burden

The Worcester City Council on Tuesday again opted to decrease the tax bill for homeowners at the expense of commercial and industrial property owners.

Central Mass. providers take state awards

Ten Central Massachusetts health offices were awarded in the first patient experience awards from the nonprofit Massachusetts Health Quality Partners.

Dual-tax rate hurts Worcester

ALEX GUARDIOLA |

Since 1984, the city council has shifted a portion of the residential tax burden over to the business property tax payers. By doing so, it puts Worcester at a competitive disadvantage to its...

Colleges rethink MBA programs amid application decline

LIVIA GERSHON |

Applications for MBA programs across the country fell 7 percent between 2017 and 2018.

Proposed 1 million-square-foot pot facility in Charlton rejected by DPH

Zachary Comeau |

The developers of a proposed 1 million-square-foot marijuana cultivation facility in Charlton have been dealt a significant setback

CCC to take oversight of medical marijuana

Beginning Dec. 23, oversight of the state’s medical marijuana program will be transferred from state health officials to state recreational marijuana regulators.

Worcester Community Action Council launching early-education program

The education and social services agency Worcester Community Action Council has received a $1 million state loan to launch an early education program in Webster.

Oxford couple charged in mortgage fraud scheme

A man and woman from oxford have been indicted for what prosecutors say is a scheme to defraud homeowners and mortgage lenders in Cambridge and Brookline.

IPG stock up 5 percent after U.S.-China agree to halt tariffs

IPG Photonics, declining in value throughout the year due to trade relations, reported a five percent stock price increase Monday.

Instagram, Facebook shut down accounts of Central Mass. marijuana dispensaries

Zachary Comeau |

Several cannabis companies in the state -- including the only two open on the East Coast for recreational sales -- have had their Facebook and Instagram accounts deactivated.

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