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Twelve Central Mass. businesspersons have landed new roles at organizations like Reliant Medical Group, the Worcester County Bar Association and Rollstone Bank & Trust.

Framingham State, MetroWest Nonprofit Network launch partnership

Framingham State University and the MetroWest Nonprofit Network are forming a partnership to help train a next generation of nonprofit workers in the area.

Worcester's first medical marijuana dispensary a homecoming for Good Chemistry

Zachary Comeau |

Good Chemistry has been leasing their 9 Harrison St. space in Worcester for five years. On Thursday, the city's first medical marijuana dispensary will finally open.

Health care, education bill talks falter at finish line

State House News Service |

The House and Senate stumbled across the finish line Tuesday night as talks over health care and education funding reforms collapsed.

Fitchburg State adds technology, library deans

Fitchburg State University has added two new deans and an athletic director this summer.

$600M economic development bill aims to correct imbalances

State House News Service |

The Senate's chairman of the Economic Development Committee said a $600 million economic development bill's investments and policy sections are "really going to get at the heart of the imbalance we...

Former Fitchburg school sold for residential project

Grant Welker |

A plan to renovate a former Fitchburg school into affordable housing has taken a step forward.

EcoTarium names Texas wildlife, museum leader as new president

Zachary Comeau |

Former Texas-based wildlife, museum and zoo leader Lucy Hale will replace Joe Cox as president of Worcester children's museum EcoTarium.

Leisure, hospitality highlight Mass. job figures in June

The Massachusetts unemployment rate held at 3.5 percent in June and public officials reported Friday the state's labor force participation rate is at its highest level in 10 years.

The development of affordable housing in the region has spiked

Grant Welker |

Across Central Massachusetts, the rate of new subsidized housing units has sped up as the housing market has remained tight, outpacing the state average.

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