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Massachusetts begins marijuana social consumption pilot

Zachary Comeau |

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has voted to approve a pilot program for so-called social consumption establishments where cannabis customers can use marijuana in public.

Rutland looking to develop former state hospital site

Grant Welker |

The Town of Rutland is seeking development proposals for an empty hilltop site just south of the town center where the former Rutland State Hospital once stood.

Report: TJX could take 15% hit from tariffs

Retailer TJX could see a 15% drop in earnings it if doesn't raise prices by 1.5% to make up for tariffs in the United States-China trade war, according to a new report.

MetroWest bus routes set for further expansion

Grant Welker |

The MetroWest Regional Transit Authority is adding a shuttle between Marlborough and the Riverside Green Line station on the Green Line, and a shuttle for Natick software firm MathWorks.

Worcester State offering non-credit cannabis industry course

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester State University has begun offering a non-credit certificate for those looking to enter the state's newest industry.

Duxbury convenience store chain buys Westminster gas station

Devina Bhalla |

VERC Enterprises, a convenience and gasoline station operator headquartered in Duxbury, has acquired a new station in Westminster.

Nasoya Foods penalized $5K for tofu odor violations

Devina Bhalla |

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has issued a demand for Ayer food production company Nasoya Foods to pay $5,000 for air pollution violations.

Sturbridge home health agency owner convicted of stealing $2.5M

Devina Bhalla |

Worcester home health agency Lifestream Healthcare Alliance and its owner have been convicted of stealing approximately $2.5 million from MassHealth.

Bull Mansion owners looking for investors to improve building, business

Zachary Comeau |

The owners of Bull Mansion, a 143-year-old function space in Worcester, are looking for investors to help make upgrades in the building and improve the business.

Opioid deaths worsen in Worcester, improve statewide

Grant Welker |

Four Central Massacusetts cities — Framingham, Gardner, Marlborough and Worcester — are bucking a state trend that is generally showing fewer opioid-related deaths.

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