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WPI researcher working to detect genetically engineered organisms

Grant Welker |

A Worcester Polytechnic Institute researcher is working to find a way to determine which organisms found in the wild are genetically engineered, unlike their naturally existing cousins.

Research Bureau: Eliminating WRTA fares would increase ridership, efficiency

Zachary Comeau |

In a new report, the Worcester Regional Research Bureau said the WRTA should be free.

Planned autism school backs out of $20M Lincoln Square project

Zachary Comeau |

The new owner of the former Lincoln Square Boys Club in Worcester is now looking for a new tenant after a school for children with autism has backed out of the project.

Dressbarn closure will leave seven Central Mass. stores empty

Dressbarn is the latest retail casualty, and the company's seven Central Massachusetts locations will add to the latest storefronts to close across the area.

Growth, consolidation moved Cogmedix from Worcester to West Boylston

A new West Boylston facility will enable the company to continue growing at its current pace, including for up to 20 more employees in the near term, Cogmedix President and CEO Chris Coghlin recently...

Former Allegro Microsystems building sold for $3.9M

The former Allegro Microsystems building at 115 Northeast Cutoff in Worcester has sold to an industrial property developer for $3.9 million.

Worcester therapeutics startup gets positive trial results

HDL Therapeutics, a Worcester startup working on a treatment for arterial diseases related to build up of fatty material, had positive results in its first clinical trial.

WooSox reserve Red Sox business name, but Worcester team name not yet chosen

The Pawtucket Red Sox have reserved the business entity of Worcester Red Sox Baseball Club LLC with the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth's office.

Cogmedix to expand with new West Boylston HQ

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester medical device contract manufacturer Cogmedix is expanding its facilities and moving into a new headquarters at an 80,000-square-foot building in West Boylston.

Massachusetts begins marijuana social consumption pilot

Zachary Comeau |

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has voted to approve a pilot program for so-called social consumption establishments where cannabis customers can use marijuana in public.

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