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Optim reveals hidden places


Whether you're a doctor who needs to look for a polyp inside a patient's throat or a law enforcement officer who has to check a car's gas tank for contraband, you might rely on Optim.

Grafton pretzel bakery owner, developer to open restaurant

Zachary Comeau |

A new restaurant will rely heavily on the culinary and food industry expertise of one of the Central Massachusetts' most popular bakeries.

Sluggish first quarter for MetroWest office market

Grant Welker |

The MetroWest office market shrank slightly in total occupied square footage in the first quarter of the year, particularly in towns along I-495.

Primetals considered Worcester, Devens before picking Sutton

Metal manufacturer Primetals is closing its Worcester facilities and consolidating into a new facility in Sutton. Michael Eldredge spoke with WBJ about the reasons behind the move.

Worcester, Sutton reap what they sow

The more Worcester's commercial base relocates outside the city, the more pressure put on existing commercial & industrial property owners. This cycle will perpetuate itself until the city council...

Central Mass. communities marketed as BioReady

Grant Welker |

The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, a nonprofit formed three decades ago to support the state's life sciences industry, is aiming to make it easier for communities to make themselves ready...

Charlton, Worcester lead charge against opioid makers

Emily Micucci |

In the 1990s, there was retribution for the public health damage done by tobacco companies. Now, the pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution industry could be on track to settle another...

Toys “R” Us closures create next evolution in big box tenants

Grant Welker |

The quickly changing retail landscape took a new hit with the closure of a Sam's Club in Worcester in January and the impending closure of Toys “R” Us in Auburn, Leominster, Northborough,...

Primetals leaving Worcester for Sutton

Zachary Comeau |

More than a month after Sutton voters approved a 15-year tax increment financing agreement for a new facility, Worcester metal manufacturer Primetals made their move to the town official.

Milford human services agency lands $16.4M MassDevelopment bond

Zachary Comeau |

A Milford-based health and human services agency has secured a $16.4 million bond to purchase land for a new group home in Shrewsbury and a 9,600-square-foot athletic center.

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