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The Botanist parent says its marijuana Super Bowl ad was denied

Zachary Comeau |

Acreage Holdings, a national cannabis giant with a medical dispensary in Worcester, says its proposed Super Bowl advertisement advocating for equal access to medical marijuana was denied by CBS.

Hopedale manufacturing facility sold in acquisition with Conn. firm

A Sandy Hook, Conn. clean energy firm has acquired the Hopedale manufacturing operations of North Carolina-based Delta Measurement and Combustion Controls.

Framingham-based Punchbowl lands license agreement with Disney, Mattel

Framingham technology platform for digital invitations and greeting cards Punchbowl has landed licensing agreements with Disney, Mattel and other toy companies for digitally-sent kids birthday...

Ameresco buys Acton solar firm

Renewable energy company Ameresco has bought an Acton solar firm, Maximum Solar, to expand its operations to owners of commercial-scale solar projects.

College closure threat growing, state seeking new powers

State House News Service |

State officials are ready to begin erecting a new process to screen, monitor and, if necessary, intervene to protect students when officials determine a school is at risk of closing.

The new Vision

After slowly taking over more responsibilities from founder Laura DiBenedetto for 2.5 years, Julia Becker Collins in December assumed control at Vision Advertising, two months after it moved from...

Tax breaks are a short-term win

It's easy to vilify businesses for taking tax breaks from local governments, even if they are bringing in jobs and investment

Hits & Misses: For local governments, the potential upside of tax breaks outweighs the risk

Grant Welker |

A hit-or-miss nature has been an unavoidable part of communities' use of business tax breaks over the last two decades, a WBJ review shows.

Paying for growth: Tax breaks central to Central Mass. economic development

Grant Welker |

Communities have often used tax deals to help companies in what officials say is the most important tool they can use in economic development.

Central Mass. officials pushing federal opportunity zones incentive

Grant Welker |

For neighborhoods in Central Massachusetts overlooked by developers, there's a potential salvation: a new federal tax incentive program.

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