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AC Hotel opens on Worcester's Front Street

The 170-room AC Hotel by Marriot on Front Street in Worcester opened Thursday, the hotel announced on social media.

Life sciences bill includes $50 million for UMass Medical, UMass Lowell

State House News Service |

A version of Gov. Charlie Baker's life sciences legislation, which will continue a decade-long initiative lauched by former Gov. Deval Patrick, is on the move on Beacon Hill.

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.

Central Mass. communities marketed as BioReady

Grant Welker |

The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, a nonprofit formed three decades ago to support the state's life sciences industry, is aiming to make it easier for communities to make themselves ready...

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.

Primetals leaving Worcester for Sutton

Zachary Comeau |

More than a month after Sutton voters approved a 15-year tax increment financing agreement for a new facility, Worcester metal manufacturer Primetals made their move to the town official.

Becker to officially mark opening of new $7.3M campus building

Grant Welker |

The Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which will enable growth of Becker College's renown video game design program, will receive an official grand opening...

Biz group: renewable energy not keeping up with demand

State House News Service |

Another business group has joined those already clamoring to let more natural gas into the region, and indirectly clashing with renewable energy proponents who have become an aggressive lobbying...

Should state offices move from Boston to Worcester?

Grant Welker |

Boston is home to state department headquarters but also is very expensive for office space, leading to a potential solution: moving those offices to an affordable spot like Worcester.

MassLive to open downtown Worcester newsroom

Zachary Comeau |

Online news organization MassLive is opening a Worcester newsroom and sales office next month, MassLive announced on its website Tuesday.

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