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UMass Medical gets $836K for heart disease research

Sam Bonacci |

UMass Medical School has been awarded $836,858 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support research on treatments and cures for heart and vascular diseases.

Fitchburg 140-unit housing complex upgraded

Sam Bonacci |

Joseph's House, a 140-unit apartment complex in Fitchburg, has received $290,000 in upgrades through Unitil and the MassSave program.

Senate okays farmers' market alcohol sales

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Farmer brewers and farmer distillers would be permitted to sell their alcoholic beverage products at farmers' markets under legislation that cleared the Senate Thursday.

Mass second in elder abuse protections

Emily Micucci |

Massachusetts ranks second among the 50 states when it comes to maintaining protections against elder abuse, according to an analysis released Wednesday.

Challenges and opportunities for commuter rail

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The MBTA's fleet of commuter rail locomotives, including 40 new cars, poses "challenges" for the vendor tasked with operating the 388-mile system that has an annual ridership of 35 million and...

Baker cuts $98M from budget amid sluggish revenues

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Gov. Charlie Baker acted Tuesday to cut $98 million from the $39.25 billion state budget in an effort to match up sluggish state revenues with likely spending, but some legislators are saying cuts...

The strong business relationship between Israel and Massachusetts

By Larry Jasinski special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Governor Charlie Baker’s upcoming visit to Israel carries on an important tradition of our state leadership—one that highlights the strong economic relationship between Massachusetts and...

Marijuana law delays eyed by legislative leaders

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

House and Senate leaders will make a decision in the coming weeks whether to push for a delay this month.

State tax take tumbled in November

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

State revenue officials collected $105 million less in taxes last month than they did in November 2015.

Shovel ready in Gardner

The Gardner Redevelopment Authority and the City of Gardner are undertaking a $1.8-million cleanup of a former metals facility as the groups continue to prepare the area for commercial investment.

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