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Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino dies at 71

State House News Service |

Thomas Menino, a self-described "lunch bucket guy" who rose from his roots in Hyde Park to dominate Boston and Massachusetts politics as the capital city's mayor for 20 years, has passed away after...

Worcester again delays cable license decision

Emily Micucci |

Worcester city officials, Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications have agreed to extend the deadline for a decision on the transfer of the city's cable television license, according to a statement...

Two local groups to benefit from ‘buy local’ funding

Gov. Deval Patrick on Tuesday announced $300,000 in funding for seven “buy local” groups, including two in Central Massachusetts, in an effort to boost Bay State agriculture.

Treasurer hopefuls size up fossil-fuel divestment options


Democratic treasurer candidate Deborah Goldberg has expressed interest in moving the state's $61 billion state pension fund out of fossil fuel investments while her own personal mutual fund holdings...

Mass. officials: Ebola causing ’spike’ in equipment demand


State officials have heard concerns about "supply chain shortages" for personal protective equipment and are monitoring the situation as the U.S. prepares for potential Ebola cases.

Some communities wrestle with property tax rates, but how key are they to business growth?

Emily Micucci |

As some communities evaluate tax rate changes for businesses, their is mixed evidence of the impact on businesses.

Invest in our citizens

MARTHA COAKLEY Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

I'm running for governor because I believe we have an opportunity right now to build an economy on our terms, not Wall Street's, that's prosperous and fair and gives everyone a fair...

Build on bipartisan legacy

charlie baker and karyn polito Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Recently, we released a statewide economic development plan designed to expand the economy, create jobs and strengthen our communities. Our plan takes a different approach, in that we...

Baker leads Globe poll; Coakley dismisses results


Republican Charlie Baker could be pulling away from Democrat Martha Coakley in the race for governor with the latest Boston Globe poll showing voters breaking for the second-time candidate in the...

New U.S. home sales flat in September

John Agoglia |

Sales of new single-family homes across the United States in September remained relatively flat compared to August, although they were up 17 percent from September of last year, the government said...

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