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Appointment of new UMass Boston chancellor postponed

State House News Service |

UMass President Martin Meehan said Monday's meeting to announce a new chancellor for UMass Boston was postponed "due to the volume of feedback."

Construction begins on $21M Kelley Square building

Grant Welker |

Construction has started on a $21-million mixed-use building taking over the dirt parking lot in Worcester's Kelley Square.

New plan calls for increasing opioid treatment access

State House News Service |

A multi-pronged initiative Neighborhood Health Plan announced Friday aims to reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths by increasing access to treatment.

Mass. unemployment rate stable at 3.5%

For the seventh straight month, the state's unemployment rate has remained level at 3.5 percent, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced Friday.

Shirley waste firm fined $38K for Harvard oil spill

Shirley waste removal contractor Mitrano Removal Services has been fined $38,480 for failing to promptly notify state officials about a 30-gallon oil spill and a delay in cleaning up the site.

Saint Vincent Hospital opening behavioral health unit

Grant Welker |

Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester is opening a new behavioral health wing of its emergency department on Monday as it seeks to meet a growing need.

House passes life science bill

State House News Service |

The Massachusetts House on Wednesday nearly unanimously approved a bill to support the state's life sciences industry.

Mass., Worcester opioid programs get $11.7M

Zachary Comeau |

Massachusetts is getting another public funding boost to combat the opioid epidemic, this time in the form of an $11.7 million federal grant.

AG Healey approves Mount Ida, UMass deal, will investigate

Mount Ida College in Newton will receive "fair value" for its assets through its proposed acquisition by UMass Amherst, according to Attorney General Maura Healey's office.

State lawmakers begin sports betting talks after SCOTUS ruling

State House News Service |

Monday's ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that states are free to legalize sports betting opened the door to the possibility of a further expansion of gaming in Massachusetts.

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