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Pearl/Elm Garage in downtown Worcester to close for repairs

Grant Welker |

The Pearl/Elm Garage will close for repairs for more than a week starting Saturday after engineers determined the structure's safety has been compromised.

Engineering firm VHB to leave Union Station for Mercantile Center

Zachary Comeau |

National engineering firm VHB has signed a long-term lease for nearly 9,000 square feet of office space at the Mercantile Center.

Data storage company closing 114-worker Marlborough facility

Grant Welker |

The data storage company Western Digital is closing a 114-worker facility in Marlborough as part of a restructuring.

Baker to allow sales tax holiday this weekend

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker plans to authorize a sales tax holiday for this weekend, his office said Thursday morning, but the fate of the rest of the economic development bill and a slew of others due for...

Baker vetoes welfare benefits, traffic congestion tolling bills

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday made a dent in the flurry of bills that landed on his desk in the closing weeks of July, vetoing three and returning two with recommended amendments.

Milford Crossing 92% leased with two new tenants

Milford Crossing has signed leases with two new tenants, bringing the shopping plaza to 92-percent occupied less than a year after it opened.

Health care, education bill talks falter at finish line

State House News Service |

The House and Senate stumbled across the finish line Tuesday night as talks over health care and education funding reforms collapsed.

Proposal could tax Airbnbs at 17.5 percent

Short-term housing units rented through websites like Airbnb could be taxed at almost 17.5 percent in Boston, and Massachusetts would be the first state to maintain a central registry.

Galvin: Make benefit districts subject to public records law

State House News Service |

Before lawmakers legalize community benefit districts that would have the power to demand fees from property owners to pay for local improvements, they should ensure those entities are subject to the...

$600M economic development bill aims to correct imbalances

State House News Service |

The Senate's chairman of the Economic Development Committee said a $600 million economic development bill's investments and policy sections are "really going to get at the heart of the imbalance we...

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