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Mass. opioid overdoses taking more than five people per day

State House News Service |

More than five people per day died from confirmed or estimated opioid-related overdoses over the first nine months of this year, according to numbers released Friday morning by state public health...

$125K grant will benefit 27 Fitchburg affordable apartments

A $125,000 grant for NewVue Communities will help the Fitchburg community nonprofit renovate 27 apartments in the city into affordable housing units.

Cultivate prepared for thousands of customers as Mass. recreational pot sales begin Tuesday

Zachary Comeau |

It's going to be all hands on deck in Leicester as marijuana dispensary Cultivate will open at 8 a.m. in anticipation of thousands of customers waiting for this moment for more than two years.

Mass. recreational marijuana sales to start Tuesday in Leicester

Zachary Comeau |

Recreational marijuana sales will begin on Tuesday, and Leicester-based Cultivate Holdings will be one of two adult-use retail locations open for business east of the Mississippi River.

Fallon revenues rise 23% to $411M

Grant Welker |

Fallon Health saw $5.6 million in net income on $411 million in revenue in the third quarter, the Worcester insurer reported Thursday.

Uxbridge doctor, employee charged in Adderall distribution

An Uxbridge doctor and her former employee were arrested Thursday and charged in federal court in connection with a federal drug conspiracy involving the amphetamine Adderall.

UMass Medical School professors illustrate immigrant journeys

Grant Welker |

UMass Medical School professors told their stories Wednesday as two of more than 1,000 at the school who were born outside the United States.

Framingham grants license to Zagster for bikesharing

Zachary Comeau |

Framingham on Wednesday joined the growing list of cities giving bikesharing a try, granting an exclusive two-year license to Zagster.

Worcester State freezes tuition, fees for 2019-2020

Worcester State University tuition and fees will remain at their current level for at least another school year.

Worcester attorneys nominated for Family Court judgeships

Charlie Baker on Wednesday tapped two Worcester attorneys for Probate and Family Court judgeships.

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