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Shrewsbury selects new town manager

The board of selectmen in Shrewsbury on Tuesday selected Kevin Mizikar as the next town manager.

Marlborough wants downtown brewpub

Laura Finaldi |

Brewpubs are already common in places like Denver, Raleigh and the Twin Cities, and there are even a few in Massachusetts. Now, Marlborough wants to get in on the action.

New era at MWCC

Laura Finaldi |

Mount Wachusett Community College's new president, James Vander Hooven, said he will look to continue the college's extensive partnerships with area businesses.

MassDevelopment head to depart

State House News Service |

The longtime head of the state's economic development and financing agency will leave in June after a divided MassDevelopment Board of Directors voted Thursday not to renew her contract.

Worcester neighborhoods, others found lacking grocery access

State House News Service |

Chelsea and Springfield top a new list of cities with the highest percentage of low-income residents lacking access to grocery stores, a problem most acute in rural areas and gateway cities.

WPI gets $5M state grant for new lab

Grant Welker |

Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been given a $5 million state grant for a new healthcare research and product development initiative.

Tax uncertainty could affect low-income housing, development chief says

State House News Service |

Plans to simplify and flatten the federal tax code are creating uncertainty for affordable housing developments that rely on tax credits for funding, the state's development chief said.

Baker emphasizes life sciences center's importance

Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday made clear that he intends some type of sequel to the state's 2008 commitment of nearly $1 billion towards the life sciences sector, though the schedule, cost and other...

Immigrants stopped Central Mass. population drop

Grant Welker |

Worcester and Middlesex counties – and the state as a whole – have relied heavily on immigrants for population growth this past decade.

New projects transforming Marlborough into well-rounded city

Grant Welker |

Spurred by millions in hotel tax collections and efforts by city officials to create a more well-rounded city, Marlborough is moving on from being a haven for major employers through new retail,...

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