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Companies, advocates say marijuana firms are agreeing to excessive host community payments

Zachary Comeau |

According to marijuana industry advocates and lawmakers, cities and towns ask for what they call exorbitant cash payments and services, which advocates say don't comply with the law.

Framingham State joins prison education consortium

Framingham State University has joined a group of colleges in Massachusetts that is working to expand college education access for those who are incarcerated.

MWCC joins MIT, BU in prison education consortium

Zachary Comeau |

Mount Wachusett Community College is joining the likes of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and 12 other Massachusetts colleges in a new prison education consortium.

Movers & Shakers

Movers and shakers in Central Massachusetts from July 9 to July 23.

Central Mass. care centers staff at above-average levels

Grant Welker |

Health care is expensive in Massachusetts, but when it comes to health and rehabilitation centers, staffing levels here are generally above national averages, statistics show.

Movers & Shakers

RYAN LANDRY is the new assistant vice president and senior consumer loan underwriter for UniBank. Landry, who in his new role is responsible for overseeing consumer loans...

Worcester-area unemployment at 3.6%

The Worcester-area unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent in May, according to the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

For the underserved, primary care landscape is changing

Livia Gershon |

An increasing amount of primary care is being provided by agencies set up specifically with low-income and marginalized people in mind: federally qualified community health centers.

Medical plastics manufacturer purchases 79K-s-f Sterling building for $5.1M

Zachary Comeau |

Gardner-based manufacturer of plastics for medical use Biomedical Polymers is opening a 79,000-square-foot facility in Sterling after purchasing the building for $5.1 million.

Organizations should think ahead when lining up their next leader

Grant Welker |

That lack of advance planning makes a difference to the bottom line.

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