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Nichols College officials in Fla. school OK after shooting

Zachary Comeau |

A Nichols College administrator and assistant football coach were present in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. when a gunman opened fire and killed at least 17 people on...

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.

Members-only cannabis club opens in Canal District

Zachary Comeau |

The Summit Lounge, a members-only marijuana club, opened today on Water Street in Worcester.

The Bridge joins four Central Mass. agencies in ACO partnership

Emily Micucci |

Five Worcester-area agencies have joined forces to create a community partner group aimed at serving MassHealth patients.

After $769M in 2017 sales, Northbridge realty firm merges with NY agency

Grant Welker |

ERA Key Realty Services of Northbridge, one of the 10 largest real estate offices in ERA's network, has merged with the second largest office in the network.

Millbury, Fitchburg recycling companies land $450K in state grants

Nearly $1 million in recycling grants has been awarded to six companies -- including two in Central Massachusetts -- to enable better processing of food, wood and plastics.

Movers & Shakers

Bowditch & Dewey and Solect Energy were just a few Central Mass. companies announcing new hires in January.

Boardroom Gap: Women vastly underrepresented in Central Mass. corporate leadership

Grant Welker |

A three-month WBJ investigation into 75 prominent Central Massachusetts business organizations found women comprise a disproportionately low percentage of senior executives and board seats.

Three Central Mass. groups land $28K for manufacturing career grants

Mass Development has awarded $100,000 in matching manufacturing career grants to 12 Massachusetts partnerships, including three in Central Mass. receiving $28,000 total.

Toys R Us to close four Central Mass. stores

Zachary Comeau |

Toys R Us plans to close 182 stores in the U.S., including the Millbury, Northborough, Bellingham and Framingham locations.

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