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WPI, NASA developing cooling systems for deep-space travel

Zachary Comeau |

A team of mechanical engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and NASA have developed a cooling system that is hoped to one day help carry astronauts to Mars and other deep-space destinations.

Report: Mass. over 300,000 homes behind pace needed to meet demand

Grant Welker |

Massachusetts is 329,000 homes behind the pace for construction growth needed to meet demand and keep prices from rising too high, according to a report from a pro-growth housing group.

City settles skybridge lawsuit with Hilton Garden Inn for $12.5 million

Zachary Comeau |

The city will pay the Hilton Garden Inn $12.5 million in a settlement after a 12-year-old spat in which the city was said to have breached an agreement to build elevated walkways for the hotel.

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.

Fishing industry wants limits, delay on offshore wind rollout

State House News Service |

Some go to sea to scoop tasty creatures from the deep and others venture out to harness clean energy from the air above the waves.

Carpenters union, N.J. company reach $15K settlement on Worcester project

Zachary Comeau |

A local carpenters union and a construction company that helped build apartments in Worcester have reached a settlement after a carpenter was fired after attempting to organize.

Worcester company, father & son sentenced for illegal waste facilities

Zachary Comeau |

A father and son from Charlton have been sentenced to three years of probation for operating illegal solid and hazardous waste facilities in Worcester and Oxford.

Athol Hospital receives $28M MassDevelopment financing

Emily Micucci |

MassDevelopment has provided $28.2 million in financing to help pay for the construction of a three-story medical building to expand access to care on the Athol Hospital campus.

Medical, defense contract manufacturer Micron Solutions lost $1.4M in 2017

Zachary Comeau |

Despite a 2.4 percent increase in net sales, Fitchburg contract manufacturer Micron Solutions saw its net loss nearly double to nearly $1.4 million last year.

February brings in 13,7000 Mass. jobs as unemployment rate remains 3.5%

Zachary Comeau |

Massachusetts saw a gain of 13,700 jobs last month, including 13,100 from the private sector, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the unemployment rate remained at 3.5 percent.

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