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Ameresco tapped for $2.1M upgrade to Portland, Ore., schools

Zachary Comeau |

Framingham energy efficiency and renewable energy firm Ameresco has been chosen by one of the Northwest's largest public school districts for a $2.1 million efficiency and infrastructure project.

Cannabis licenses could be awarded next week

State House News Service |

With just more than a week until it can begin issuing business licenses, the Cannabis Control Commission is in the midst of conducting its first background checks for prospective legal marijuana...

Red Sox President: Sports betting a "positive thing"

State House News Service |

Government regulation of sports betting will be a "positive thing," according to the president of the Boston Red Sox.

Appointment of new UMass Boston chancellor postponed

State House News Service |

UMass President Martin Meehan said Monday's meeting to announce a new chancellor for UMass Boston was postponed "due to the volume of feedback."

Construction begins on $21M Kelley Square building

Grant Welker |

Construction has started on a $21-million mixed-use building taking over the dirt parking lot in Worcester's Kelley Square.

New plan calls for increasing opioid treatment access

State House News Service |

A multi-pronged initiative Neighborhood Health Plan announced Friday aims to reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths by increasing access to treatment.

Mass. unemployment rate stable at 3.5%

For the seventh straight month, the state's unemployment rate has remained level at 3.5 percent, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced Friday.

Shirley waste firm fined $38K for Harvard oil spill

Shirley waste removal contractor Mitrano Removal Services has been fined $38,480 for failing to promptly notify state officials about a 30-gallon oil spill and a delay in cleaning up the site.

Saint Vincent Hospital opening behavioral health unit

Grant Welker |

Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester is opening a new behavioral health wing of its emergency department on Monday as it seeks to meet a growing need.

House passes life science bill

State House News Service |

The Massachusetts House on Wednesday nearly unanimously approved a bill to support the state's life sciences industry.

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