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Mass. overdose death rate far exceeds national average

Grant Welker |

The death rate from drug overdoses in Massachusetts far exceeds the national average, in large part to the state's opioid crisis, according to a new federal report.

UMass Medical School hires new vice chancellor

UMass Medical School has hired a new vice chancellor for government relations, who will begin next month.

Movers & Shakers

Check out the Central Massachusetts businessmen and women to recently land new jobs.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health takes over Fitchburg school

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has taken over the former Durham School in Fitchburg to serve as a day school for students with autism and other disabilities.

Becker names graduate school dean

Becker College in Worcester has named a former Pennsylvania educator as its dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

UMass Medical School professors illustrate immigrant journeys

Grant Welker |

UMass Medical School professors told their stories Wednesday as two of more than 1,000 at the school who were born outside the United States.

SBA brings Emerging Leaders program to Worcester, 19 graduate

Zachary Comeau |

For the first year, the U.S. Small Business Administration brought its Emerging Leaders program to Worcester, the agency announced Tuesday.

Lawmakers to discuss female leadership in education

State house News Service |

Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Pro Tempore Patricia Haddad plan to host a briefing Wednesday delving into women's leadership in Massachusetts education.

Helping immigrant businesses: Foreign-born entrepreneurs aren't as familiar with their available resources

Grant Welker |

A focus group found foreign-born entrepreneurs weren't as connected as they could be to resources. The city and its partners say helping such businesses is a priority.

Coming to Worcester: The city's immigrant population has shifted in the last decade

Grant Welker |

For a century starting in the 1870s, immigrants moving into Worcester almost exclusively came from Europe and North America. That's no longer the case.

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