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Worcester's Brew on the Grid opening Cambridge, Lynn stores

Grant Welker |

Not long after opening in downtown Worcester's Grid District, the coffee shop Brew on the Grid is already working on several new locations.

Two Mass. Congressmen explore medical sector opportunities in Cuba

State House News Service |

Two members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation are back from a trip to Cuba to explore medical sector economic development possibilities.

Central Mass. economic forecast: a high schooler perspective

Nicholas DeCastro |

Seven students from Maynard High School attended WBJ's Economic Forecast forum, and one junior reported back his impressions from the event talking about global and national growth in 2017.

'Grave concerns' from building inspectors on state reorganization plan

State House News Service |

Building inspectors told state officials that a proposed reorganization creating a new Office of Public Safety and Inspections within the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development wouldn't...

Worcester needs commuter rail investments

TIMOTHY P. MURRAY |

As we come off the high of the Patriots capturing their fifth Super Bowl, I am reminded of the quote from one of my heroes, Vincent Lombardi, who said, “Inches make a champion.”

Carroll never stops working, advocating

Emily Micucci |

Frank Carroll never left Worcester, but in a vast career in business advocacy bringing him deep into the national political area and an abiding commitment to philanthropy, Carroll's reach extends far...

Angelini connects the dots of Worcester's community

Laura Finaldi |

Over the course of his 50 years in Worcester, Michael P. Angelini has had his hands in a lot of different ventures.

HeartToHub nonstop hurting for riders

Savannah Donohue |

With ridership of the evening version of the HeartToHub train between Worcester and Boston suffering, Worcester and the MBTA are getting inventive to entice people to ride.

Unprecented Boston growth leads to surge in tax revenue

State House News Service |

New residential and commercial construction in Boston spiked in fiscal 2017, a development that means higher property tax revenues for the city, according to Moody's Investors Service.

Give craft brewers distribution flexibility

JOHN J. MAHONEY |

With more than 110 craft breweries in Massachusetts providing nearly 3,400 jobs between brewing and distributing, the industry in our state is burgeoning.

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