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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.

Lynn senator putting sports betting bill on table

State House News Service |

A state senator has a proposal ready to make sports betting legal in Massachusetts, eight months after the Supreme Court opened the doors for states to enter the sports gambling market.

Best of Business: To add a touch of luxury

Eight companies received WBJ's Best of Business awards for adding a bit of class to Central Massachusetts.

Movers & Shakers

Who's on the move in Central Massachusetts?

Expect a healthy Central Mass. economy in 2019

Jerry Sargent |

In 2019, the region can expect more investment, given its relative accessibility and lower cost of living, as well as nine colleges producing a young and educated workforce.

Focus on money: Colleges will offer more value for students while looking to generate more revenue

Grant Welker |

In 2018, Central Massachusetts colleges saw the value like never before of partnering on academic programs letting students get their degree earlier than they might otherwise.

Seeing results: 2019 will show whether opioid, ACO and staffing initiatives are on the right path

Grant Welker |

State and private plans to curb healthcare costs and still provide better care are moving beyond their pilot stages.

Mass. jobless rate at lowest point since May 2003

State House News Service |

The unemployment rate in Massachusetts ticked down one-tenth of a percentage point in November to 3.4 percent.

Former community service director rejoins YOU, Inc.

Worcester behavioral health and education group YOU, Inc. has hired a former director of nearly seven years to rejoin the nonprofit as director of development.

UMass chair sounds alarm over higher ed's “graduation rate crisis”

State House News Service |

Student debt and graduation rates emerged as focuses of last week's University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees meeting.

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