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R.I. architectural firm opening Worcester office

Grant Welker |

LLB Architects, a Rhode Island architectural firm that designs commercial, residential and other developments, will open a Worcester office next month, it announced Wednesday.

UMass Memorial Health Care marks 20 years

Grant Welker |

UMass Medical Center and Memorial Hospital merged two decades ago, wanting to keep local control and changing health care in the region.

Charlton solar facility to benefit Perkins in Lancaster

Zachary Comeau |

A Boston solar firm has completed its fourth community solar project in Worcester County, this one a 2.6-megawatt facility in Charlton to benefit a Lancaster human services agency.

TJX CEO earns 1,500 times more than median employee

Zachary Comeau |

Three Central Massachusetts companies have reported CEO pay at least 100 times that of respective companies' median employees.

Movers & Shakers

Twenty-one Central Mass. workers and their organizations reported to the WBJ that they have landed new jobs this month.

Greater Worcester homebuilding lags behind state, national, historic rates

Grant Welker |

New homes aren't being built at nearly the rate they used to in and around Worcester. In fact, the region hasn't kept up with statewide or national rates.

Craft beer is shifting to focus on intimate community connections

Zachary Comeau |

Craft beer is still booming, but breweries are scaling back their plans as dozens of new brewers come on line each year.

ExxonMobil delays Charlton water line construction

Zachary Comeau |

ExxonMobil's construction on a six-mile water pipeline to address contaminants from a Charlton gas station will begin about a year later than expected.

Central Mass. companies remember Anthony Bourdain's 2017 visit

Zachary Comeau |

Last summer, Anthony Bourdain visited Southbridge, Mass., of all places.

Framingham files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

Zachary Comeau |

Framingham has joined a growing list of Central Massachusetts town to file lawsuits against pharmaceutical manufacturers for their role in the opioid crisis that has gripped the area for years.

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