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Industry says 35 nursing homes at risk of closure in 2019

State House News Service |

In recent months, 20 facilities have shuttered, and another 35 could do so by the end of the year if lawmakers do not act to close a $360 million annual funding gap, according a new report.

Jack's Abby opens taproom at TD Garden, North Station

Zachary Comeau |

Track Zero, the Boston taproom of Framingham brewery Jack's Abby Craft Lagers, has officially opened at the North Station MBTA platform.

UMass prize will fund telemedicine initiative

Grant Welker |

A plan to evaluate opioid overdose patients using technology known as telemedicine has received an annual prize and funding from the UMass Memorial Medical Group.

Slow job growth, retirements chill biz confidence

State House News Service |

Confidence levels among Massachusetts employers dipped in March, but remained firmly in positive territory.

Cultivate to negotiate with Framingham for retail pot shop

Zachary Comeau |

Leicester-based cannabis firm Cultivate, one of the first two shops to launch sales on the East Coast, has begun negotiations with Framingham for a host community agreement.

Valley Green Grow appeals another Charlton Planning Board decision

Valley Green Grow hopes to begin building in Charlton next spring if court rulings are favorable.

Hydro project sought by Massachusetts gets boost in Maine

State House News Service |

The staff of the Maine Public Utilities Commission has recommended a key certificate for a major hydropower project that could bring major economic and environmental benefits to New England.

Prudence & accountability

When done right, tax-increment financing deals are a win-win.

New England Optical Systems has grown 60% as U.S. military spending grows

Zachary Comeau |

As the U.S. defense budget increases, so too does activity at New England Optical Systems

Three biotech firms plan moves following tax break approval

Grant Welker |

Olympus is planning to relocate Southborough and Littleton workers in Westborough, and two others are planning new facilities in Hopkinton and Marlborough.

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