Marlborough Starbucks and Fish Restaurant building sold for $3.6M

A downtown Marlborough building hosting Fish Restaurant & Wine Bar, a Starbucks and other commercial tenants has sold for $3.6 million.

Real estate manager buys Framingham offices for $3.3M

Hudson real estate manager Calare Properties has bought a five-story Framingham office building for nearly $3.3 million.

Worcester's first recreational marijuana store wins final state approval

Grant Welker |

Worcester's first recreational marijuana store is one step closer to opening after Good Chemistry won state approval Thursday for a shop in the Canal District.

Chelmsford healthcare textile importer moves to Acton

Magnus Textile, an importer and distributor of textiles for the healthcare and hospitality industries, has moved to Acton from Chelmsford.

Aviation startup Alakai expands presence in Hopkinton

Alakai Technologies, a company working on hydrogen fuel technology for aviation, has added 7,000 square feet to its offices in Hopkinton.

Mass. transportation faces $8.4B budget shortfall

State House News Service |

Massachusetts faces an $8.4 billion shortfall in revenue for roads, bridges and the MBTA over the next ten years, according to a new report.

Phio Pharmaceuticals extends Marlborough lease

Life sciences company Phio Pharmaceuticals has extended its lease in the Marlborough Technology Center at 257 Simarano Drive.

Worcester pot retailer Good Chemistry up for final state approval Thursday

Zachary Comeau |

Good Chemistry, Worcester's first medical marijuana dispensary, could be the city's first to open for recreational sales if it receives state approval.

Auburn, Solomon Pond malls to sell marijuana products

Zachary Comeau |

The Auburn Mall and Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough will soon open kiosks offering CBD products from Ohio-based cannabis firm Green Growth Brands.

ReWalk submits FDA application for stroke device

Zachary Comeau |

ReWalk Robotics has submitted a 510k filing to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for its ReStore exoskeleton suit.

API sells electronics manufacturing services business for $15M

Zachary Comeau |

Marlborough-based API Technologies Corp. has sold its electronics manufacturing services business, API Defense USA, to Norwegian manufacturing firm Kitron for $14.8 million.

Payless bankruptcy will leave eight Central Mass. stores empty

Discount shoe chain Payless ShoeSource's bankruptcy filing on Monday will bring the closure of eight Central Massachusetts locations.

Worcester realtor launches Central Mass. Hispanic real estate group

Zachary Comeau |

A group of Central Massachusetts realtors are launching an area chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.

U.S. trade regulators to examine Boston Scientific's $4.2B buy

Zachary Comeau |

U.S. trade regulators want a closer look at Marlborough medical device firm Boston Scientific's proposed $4.2-billion acquisition of BTG.

The Boardroom Gap: Central Mass. businesses slightly improve inclusion of women in leadership

Grant Welker |

Women continue to be vastly outnumbered by men at Central Mass. public companies, though improvement has been found in some areas.

Pink boots: Mass. brewing industry is a national leader in woman participation

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester Business Journal surveyed 20 Central Massachusetts breweries on the gender breakdown of their employees, and – of the 16 who responded – 43 percent of the workers were women.

Phio Pharma CEO Cauwenbergh to retire

Zachary Comeau |

Marlborough biotech Phio Pharmaceuticals CEO Geert Cauwenbergh is retiring, and the company's chief operating officer is taking his place.

Sudbury chocolatier teams with brewer Trillium

Sudbury chocolate maker Goodnow Farms Chocolate has joined with popular craft brewer Trillium Brewing to make a chocolate stout and a special chocolate bar.

Natick Mall Apple store reopening Saturday

A renovated and expanded Apple store will reopen Saturday in the Natick Mall after a nine-month closure.

UMass Memorial, MetroWest make best-hospitals list

UMass Memorial Medical Center and MetroWest Medical Center have made a new list of the best seven hospitals in Massachusetts and 100 best in the country.

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