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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.

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.

Old Sturbridge Village wants to be weatherproof

Ten years into running Old Sturbridge Village, Jim Donahue has grown the 71-year-old museum's revenue to $14 million annually, launched a theatrical division, re-opened its hotel and – starting...

Keep beer distribution fair

BILL KELLEY |

Distributors make investments to promote and market beers – only when beers succeed do distributors succeed. In 2016, Massachusetts ranked 12th in the United States in barrels of craft beer...

Greendale Mall surviving amid store closures, more competition

Grant Welker |

As retailers across the country are expected to close thousands of locations this year, the Greendale Mall may need an unlikely rebound to avoid becoming another mall that couldn't make it through...

Worcester revitalization gets aggressive

Grant Welker |

The Worcester Redevelopment Authority is turning more proactive in helping to remake downtown and beyond, including what would be the first two properties taken as part of a sprawling revitalization...

Equity firm in talks to buy Staples for $6 billion

Laura Finaldi |

Staples, Inc. could go private in a potential $6 billion acquisition by a private equity firm.

Worcester Chamber supporting sales tax holiday

Laura Finaldi |

Massachusetts should hold a sales tax holiday this summer but reject a tax on sugary drinks, a Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce official told the state legislature this week.

Following breakage reports, Staples recalls mesh chairs

Staples, Inc. on Tuesday issued a voluntary recall of its hazen mesh task chairs, saying it received 20 reports of the legs breaking on the product.

Sales tax holiday could happen this summer, Baker says

State House News Service |

A year after lawmakers decided that the state could not afford an August sales tax holiday, the topic is back before a key committee on Tuesday and Gov. Charlie Baker said he's keen to hear the...

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