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Precision Optics reduces loss by 85 percent

Zachary Comeau |

Micro optical equipment manufacturer Precision Optics is reporting a strong fiscal year so far, continuing its positive momentum with net losses decreasing by 85 percent for the first six months.

Pot advocates say Baker running 'intimidation campaign'

State House News Service |

Marijuana legalization leaders plan on Thursday to fire back at the Baker administration's "coordinated intimidation campaign," countering what has been a 10-day shelling of the Cannabis Control...

Primetals considering leaving Worcester for $28M Sutton facility

Zachary Comeau |

Primetals Technologies, a London-based metal manufacturer that operates two facilities in Worcester, is looking to move, possibly a $28-million facility in Sutton.

Sever Street apartments slated for $15M rehab

Zachary Comeau |

The owners of the Fruit Sever Apartments in Worcester are planning a $15-million renovation of the 132-unit building after receiving the tax exempt bond from MassDevelopment.

Sentinel & Enterprise's parent wins $12M Herald auction

Zachary Comeau |

Digital First Media, the Denver-based owners of the Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise, won the auction for ownership of the Boston Herald with an $11.9-million bid in a lengthy bankruptcy proceeding...

Fidelity Bank to give raises, bonuses after tax cuts

Zachary Comeau |

Because of the federal tax changes, Fidelity Bank in Leominster said on Wednesday it is raising its minimum wage to $15 and is giving staff members below the level of vice president a $500 bonus.

Century-old mills coming down in Worcester

Grant Welker |

Two mill buildings more than a century old are being demolished on Southbridge Street in Worcester to help make way for new development.

Mevion brings first proton therapy system to Europe

Zachary Comeau |

Littleton-based Mevion Medical Systems has delivered its first proton therapy cancer treatment system to a proton therapy center at the MAASTRO Clinic in the Netherlands.

Biostage's first human throat implant successful, autopsy shows

Zachary Comeau |

Biostage, a Holliston-based biotech specializing in regenerative medicine to treat diseases of the throat, announced on Tuesday its first esophageal implant resulted in a regenerated esophageal tube.

Southbridge manufacturer gets 35% of energy from solar

Southbridge cutting tool manufacturer Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions has installed 784 solar panels on its 170,000-square-foot building, and now the company gets 35 percent of its electricity needs...

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