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Mass. employers optimistic about state, national economy

State House News Service |

The eight-and-a-half year run during which Massachusetts employers were more bullish about the state economy than the U.S. economy ended in August and analysts said the change says more about the...

Clinton woman received 20-month prison sentence for Russian museum thefts

Zachary Comeau |

A Clinton woman will serve nearly two years in prison after being sentenced Monday for stealing money from the Russian Museum of Icons.

Former Sturbridge restaurant owner sentenced for tax evasion

The former owner of a Sturbridge pizzeria and bar will face 200 hours of community service and a two-year suspended jail sentence for avoiding more than $114,000 in state and local meals tax payments.

CCC requests meeting with Worcester for Union Station lease

Zachary Comeau |

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is requesting a meeting with Worcester city officials to review a proposal to move its headquarters from Boston to Union Station.

40 Under Forty: Four strangers at Hanover Theatre

Brad Kane |

Undoubtedly, one of the biggest obstacles in trying to get members of the WBJ 40 Under Forty together to take great photos on location is they are almost always complete strangers.

Good Chemistry temporarily forced to stop selling its own marijuana

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester's first marijuana dispensary has hit its first bump in the road since opening last month.

Central Mass. recipients share in $2.9M workforce training funds

Grant Welker |

Five entities based in or connected to Central Massachusetts have received a share of nearly $2.9 million in state workforce training funds.

Commuter rail adds on-board payments

Grant Welker |

For the first time this fall, all commuter rail trains will feature a capability for passengers to buy tickets on board with credit cards.

Worcester career center unveils rebranding, new focus

Grant Welker |

The state's nearly 30 career centers, including Worcester's have rebranded and changed their focus at a time when unemployment is at only 3.6 percent.

Worcester economic committee recommends approving $101M WooSox financing

The $101-million financing package for a Canal District baseball stadium development is one step closer to reality.

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