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Worcester receives perfect 100 on LGBTQ scorecard

Zachary Comeau |

For the fourth straight year, Worcester has scored a perfect 100 on a national scorecard of LGBTQ-friendly cities by the Human Rights Campaign.

Mass. adds 9,300 jobs in September

State House News Service |

Massachusetts added 9,300 jobs in September, driving the unemployment rate back below 4 percent.

Businesses save on insurance by keeping employees healthy

Emily Micucci |

Wellness benefits in the workplace are going beyond lunchtime yoga classes and healthy snacks in the breakroom.

Biostage lays off 71% of workforce after delisting

Zachary Comeau |

After being delisted on NASDAQ last week, Holliston biotech Biostage has laid off 17 of its 24 employees, a 71-percent reduction, the company announced Thursday.

Worcester EMTs may picket

Emily Micucci |

Unionized emergency medical technicians who work for UMass Memorial Health Care may picket as they spar with the system over wages.

Pay gap creating crisis in human services sector, agencies say

State House News Service |

After the signing of a law calling for equal pay across gender lines, human services agencies are asking legislators for help closing a different sort of pay gap.

MassDevelopment loans $100,000 to Whitin Community Center

Zachary Comeau |

A private nonprofit fitness and community center in Whitinsville can now upgrade its computer and software systems with a $100,000 loan from MassDevelopment.

UMass Memorial unleashes $650M electronic system

Emily Micucci |

After two years of preparation , UMass Memorial went live on Oct. 1 with a new electronic health records system.

Riverdale Water wants to provide Northbridge's water

The Riverdale Water Compan (RWC), a privately-owned supplier of water, is again angling to sell water to the Town of Northbridge.

Mass. gas prices fall 5 cents

As predicted, gas prices in Massachsuetts have begun to fall as oil refineries in the Gulf Coast are booting back up after being hammered by hurricanes the last two weeks.

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