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Mass. officials preparing for legal sports betting

State House News Service |

Anticipating that the Supreme Court might rule next year that states can legalize sports wagering, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday resolved to prepare research on the topic.

Owner of T&G, MetroWest Daily News buys Boston Herald

Grant Welker |

GateHouse Media, the owner of the Telegram & Gazette, the MetroWest Daily News and dozens of papers across Massachusetts, has reached an agreement to buy the Boston Herald.

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.

Foreclosures down sharply in Central Mass.

Grant Welker |

Foreclosure petitions in Central Massachusetts fell by 52 percent in Worcester County and 50 percent in Middlesex County in October, accelerating a trend that lasted through the year.

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.

EcoTarium attendance grew 32% under Cox

Brad Kane |

The attendance at Worcester children's museum EcoTarium grew more than 30 percent under departing president Joe Cox and is on track for an all-time year in 2017.

Owner of vacant Milford plaza seeks public's help

Zachary Comeau |

Fafard Real Estate, which owns the Quarry Square Shopping Center in Milford, is asking the public for input on possible new anchors to fill 135,000 square feet of retail space.

SeaChange revenue up 17%

SeaChange International, a video streaming company, saw revenues up by 17 percent in the third quarter and the company nearly broke even after sustained losses.

Biostage delisting effective Dec. 18

Zachary Comeau |

Holliston biotech Biostage will officially be delisted on Dec. 18 from the Nasdaq Stock Excahnge, after failing to keep a high enough stock price.

Office building in Acton sold for $1.5M

A nearly 19,000-square-foot building at 40 Nagog Park in Acton has been sold for $1.5 million, O'Brien Commercial Properties announced Wednesday.

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