Mustang Bio opens Worcester bio-pharmaceutical space

Grant Welker |

A pharmaceutical company that modifies blood cells to help fight cancer marked the opening of its Worcester laboratories Friday.


Historical commission approves Worcester State Hospital demolition

Zachary Comeau |

A massive 350,000-square-foot building at the former Worcester State Hospital can be demolished to make way for a biomanufacturing park, the city Historical Commission said Thursday.


Self-driving car testing expands to Worcester

State House News Service |

Cities and towns around Metro Boston and Worcester have agreed to designate areas for testing self-driving car.


R.I. House FinCom passes PawSox bill

Zachary Comeau |

A Rhode Island committee approved a bill Thursday for an $83-million ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox to prevent a move to Worcester.


Milford's Sira Naturals awarded first legal marijuana growing license

Zachary Comeau |

Milford-based Sira Naturals has been awarded the state's first recreational marijuana license, allowing it to grow recreational marijuana at its facility in town.

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VNA Care names former Marine as interim COO

Worcester-based VNA Care has named a Marine Corps veteran as its interim chief operating officer.

House passes bill giving $337M to community hospitals

State House News Service |

The House on Tuesday night passed health care reform legislation that uses $337 million in new assessments to stabilize community hospitals.

Tufts Health Plan to give pharmacy rebates to members

Tufts Health Plan will soon begin giving pharmacy rebates directly to its members, saying it is the first such health care insurer to do so in Massachusetts.

A holistic approach to treating addiction

AdCare Hospital clinical supervisor Stephanie Pratico stresses the holistic and mindfulness aspects of overcoming addiction.

Column: State insurance plan gives choices to small businesses, workers

Audrey Gasteier |

Massachusetts has made health care more accessible and affordable, but still needs to make it easier and less costly for the smallest businesses to offer coverage to employees.

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Roots opening concept clothing store at Natick Mall

Grant Welker |

The Canadian clothing store Roots will open a concept store at the Natick Mall next Thursday as part of its expansion into the Boston area.

Framingham State secures $1M STEM grant

Grant Welker |

Framingham State University has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to increase STEM education.

R.I. architectural firm opening Worcester office

Grant Welker |

LLB Architects, a Rhode Island architectural firm that designs commercial, residential and other developments, will open a Worcester office next month, it announced Wednesday.

St. Mary's Credit Union to open Framingham branch

St. Mary's Credit Union will open a new branch in Framingham, the credit union said Wednesday.

Devens operators sued for allegedly polluting Nashua River

Zachary Comeau |

The Conservation Law Foundation is suing the Devens Enterprise Commission and MassDevelopment for what it calls pollution of the Nashua River and runoff water coming from the former Fort Devens Army...

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