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Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO to be deployed to Afghanistan

Zachary Comeau |

Duty calls for Jeffrey Chin, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/MetroWest.

MetroWest communities get $60K in downtown planning grants

Grant Welker |

Four MetroWest communities — Ashland, Marlborough, Shrewsbury and Stow — have received $15,000 state grants each for planning efforts to improve their downtowns.

Ice Bucket Challenge funds another UMass ALS breakthrough

Emily Micucci |

A collaborative led by UMass Medical School Professor John Landers have identified a new gene associated with the development of ALS.

MBTA fare hikes pushed off to 2019

State House News Service |

The MBTA Board advanced a fiscal 2019 budget that pushes fare increases off the table until after this year's elections, despite a $36.5 million hole in the agency's spending plans.

Should state offices move from Boston to Worcester?

Grant Welker |

Boston is home to state department headquarters but also is very expensive for office space, leading to a potential solution: moving those offices to an affordable spot like Worcester.

Gardner chamber president to depart

Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jim Bellina will leave his job in the next several months due to a family illness, the chamber announced Tuesday.

Worcester Walgreens among locations involved in $5.5M drug overcharging

Walgreens has agreed to pay a $5.5-million fine for overcharging for prescription drugs at its pharmacies, including one in Worcester.

Riverdale Mills embraces Central Mass. manufacturing history

Zachary Comeau |

Northbridge wire mesh product manufacturer Riverdale Mills has had a busy few years, expanding its business to new markets and throwing its hat into the ring to be part of President Donald Trump's...

Greater Good brewery to hold soft opening week

Zachary Comeau |

Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company, fresh off of a soft opening night on Monday, has announced at least four more sneak peaks at the new brewery and taproom this week.

MassLive to open downtown Worcester newsroom

Zachary Comeau |

Online news organization MassLive is opening a Worcester newsroom and sales office next month, MassLive announced on its website Tuesday.

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