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Insurers drop out of state exchanges

Emily Micucci |

Participation in the Massachusetts health insurance exchange is still robust, but some counties in other parts of the U.S. are seeing plan options dwindle, the federal government said.

Worcester's 'American Hustle' building getting $26M revitalization

Grant Welker |

A $26 million redevelopment announced Wednesday will fill Worcester's Central Building with 55 residential units and ground-floor retail, with funding help from the city and multiple state agencies.

TechSandBox incubator closing in July

Laura Finaldi |

TechSandBox is closing its doors at the end of July due to a lack of sustainable funding, the Hopkinton incubator announced Tuesday afternoon.

QCC signs airline mechanics agreement

Worcester area residents can become airplane mechanics through a new community college partnership in the works since 2012.

NECC owner gets 9 years in prison

The owner and head pharmacist of New England Compounding Center was sentenced to nine years in prison on Monday, five years after he orchestrated a public health crisis leaving hundreds of patients...

MBTA wants alcohol advertising revenue

State House News Service |

MBTA overseers plan to take a cautious first sip, rather than a big gulp, of advertising revenue from the booze industry.

Median home price reaches record high

State House News Service |

The median home price in Massachusetts hit its highest mark ever for the month of May and analysts say the steady rise in price stems from low inventory, a seemingly chronic issue in the state's...

WBJ named best designed biz journal in country

The Worcester Business Journal won six industry awards Saturday, including first for Best Overall Design and third Best Newspaper, all in the small publication category.

Worcester picks $53M development for old courthouse

Grant Welker |

A $53-million project with 125 apartment units and retail has been chosen by the city to be built at the long-vacant Worcester County Courthouse.

Contraception spending in Mass. fell sharply under Obamacare

State House News Service |

Spending by Massachusetts women on prescription contraceptives dropped sharply under the federal health care law known as the Affordable Care Act, according to data scheduled to be released Monday by...

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