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UMass Memorial Health Care makes $10M profit in 2017

Grant Welker |

Worcester-based UMass Memorial Health Care was profitable for a fourth straight year in the latest budget period but less so than the three previous years, system officials said.

Worcester shop pleads guilty to $282K in food-stamp fraud

Esther's Fashion Paradise, a store in Main South in Worcester, illegally took food-stamp benefits in exchange for cash, its owner acknowledged in federal court Wednesday.

FDA approves Sunovion's lung disease drug

Grant Welker |

Sunovion Pharmaceutics of Marlborough has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for a new drug treating COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

State's lottery revenues falling

State House News Service |

After crossing the $1 billion mark in fiscal 2017, State Lottery profits will likely dip below that in the near future, Treasurer Deb Goldberg told lawmakers.

Worcester Senator now leading the chamber

State House News Service |

Harriette Chandler on Monday night became the second woman ever to lead the Senate, elected as acting president amid an upheaval in the Legislature.

Eight Central Mass. locations to split $5.7M in energy-storage funds

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources has provided grants to eight energy-storage facilities in Central Massachusetts as part of a broader initiative.

Fitchburg State reaches QCC, MWCC articulation agreements

Grant Welker |

Fitchburg State University has signed articulation agreements with Quinsigamond and Mount Wachusett community colleges to help students earn a bachelor's degree.

Worcester-JFK flights to start May 3

Grant Welker |

Flights between Worcester Regional Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport will start May 3, with an introductory rate of $29 for tickets.

Coalition launches effort opposing mandated nurse staffing ratios

Emily Micucci |

The Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association and others have banned together to oppose efforts by the Massachusetts Nurses Association to mandate nurse staffing ratios in Bay State hospitals.

President: Mass Medical Society divided as position on aid-in-dying changes

Emily Micucci |

Members of the physician group voted to rescind their longstanding opposition to physician-assisted suicide on Dec. 2.

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