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Imperial Distributors names new CFO, EVP as it eyes leadership succession

Worcester distribution and merchandising firm Imperial Distributors has promoted a new chief financial officer and new executive vice president as the company prepares for leadership succession.

Education, health, manufacturing and science jobs keep Mass. unemployment at 3.0%

Private businesses in Massachusetts added 5,400 jobs in March as gains occurred in nearly every industry categorized by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

As 4/20 approaches, state urges responsible recreation

State House News Service |

Saturday will be the first April 20 with legal and accessible marijuana for sale in Massachusetts, and the state is reminding consumers to puff, dab or dose responsibly.

WooSox stadium project falling behind schedule, with property acquisitions looming

Grant Welker |

A timeline to open the Red Sox ballpark by 2021 leaves the city little wiggle room to buy and relocate businesses in just a few months.

Worcester Chamber CEO to co-chair state business, transportation coalition

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Timothy Murray will co-chair a new pro-business and transportation group to boost the state's public transportation infrastructure.

Millennial legislators bond around push for renewables

State House News Service |

Bills filed by Reps. Marjorie Decker and Sean Garballey and Sen. Jamie Eldridge that call for Massachusetts to get all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2035.

Professionals working to fight health effects of loneliness among seniors

Livia Gershon |

Loneliness is a particular problem among older adults, carrying major potential health concerns comparable to obesity or smoking cigarettes. Professionals are working to fix that.

Massport weighs Uber, Lyft changes to curb congestion

State House News Service |

Massachusetts Port Authority officials are weighing a plan that would significantly change the flow of rideshare vehicles to and from Logan International Airport.

Mass. gas prices jumped 5 cents a gallon in past week

State House News Service |

AAA Northeast on Monday said gas prices in Massachusetts rose 5 cents a gallon over the past week.

MassDOT: Worcester airport has $97M economic impact

Grant Welker |

Worcester Regional Airport has an economic impact of $97 million, seventh in the state, according to a study released Monday.

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