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Massachusetts proposes Downtown Worcester space in state's Amazon bid

Zachary Comeau |

Massachusetts released its official Amazon proposal on Friday and highlights several Worcester-area features and incentives in a bid to lure the online retailer to the state.

Telexfree money launderer pleads guilty

Zachary Comeau |

A Brazilian man charged with laundering $20 million in proceeds from a Marlborough pyramid scheme pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday.

Blackstone Valley leaders pass on Amazon bid

Zachary Comeau |

Despite seriously considering submitting a bid for Amazon's HQ2, Blackstone Valley leaders ultimately decided to forego a proposal.

MetroWest coalition offers 6.6M sq. ft. to Amazon

Zachary Comeau |

Marlborough is leading a coalition of five MetroWest communities in a bid to land Amazon's HQ2.

Leominster offers 400 acres, $405M to Amazon

Zachary Comeau |

The City of Leominster is offering more than 400 acres of public and private land and a tax breaks worth up to $405 million to lure online commerce giant Amazon.

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.

State senators tout health reform bill as a means for major savings

State House News Service |

Senators rolled out a bill Tuesday that includes new oversight for pharmaceutical companies and the creation of a MassHealth "buy-in" program for employers.

Baker: Opioid prescription monitoring tools helps drive down scripts by 28%

Emily Micucci |

The state's revamped prescription monitoring system contributed to a roughly 28-percent decline in opioid prescriptions in about two years, Gov. Charlie Baker's office said.

Cannabis Control Commission plans to offer director job Thursday

State House News Service |

The Cannabis Control Commission has interviewed three finalists for the Commission's executive director job.

MBTA awards rail car contract

State House News Service |

The plant owned by CRRC will turn out 152 new Orange Line cars and 252 Red Line cars, completely replacing those two fleets.

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