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Opinion

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    Viewpoint: Mentoring is good for your career and your soul

    Connie Askin Updated: 9 hours ago

    As an employer, if you implement a mentorship program at your company, you will see significant benefits, including increased retention and decreased burnout.

    Connie Askin Updated: 9 hours ago
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    A Thousand Words: Delayed Table Talk housing project

    Ramón L. Sandoval Updated: 9 hours ago

    The Table Talk Lofts housing development, key to funding the Polar Park baseball stadium, is having difficulty coming up with financing.

    Ramón L. Sandoval Updated: 9 hours ago
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    Viewpoint: Leveraging intelligence for a smarter community

    Paul Matthews Updated: February 19, 2024

    The implications from the use of artificial intelligence, or AI, is a pressing question facing every consumer, employer, and policymaker.

    Paul Matthews Updated: February 19, 2024
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    A Thousand Words: Hologic's international layoffs

    Ramón L. Sandoval Updated: February 19, 2024

    Hologic expects layoffs at international facilities in 2024, totaling up to $8 million in severance.

    Ramón L. Sandoval Updated: February 19, 2024
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    A Thousand Words: Caroline's Cannabis legal victory

    Ramón L. Sandoval Updated: February 5, 2024

    Marijuana dispensary Caroline's Cannabis won a $1.2-million settlement from the Town of Uxbridge over excess community-impact fees the local government collected, spurring industry leaders to call for a refund of excess fees statewide.

    Ramón L. Sandoval Updated: February 5, 2024
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    Viewpoint: The broken rung in the corporate ladder

    Melanie Bonsu Updated: February 5, 2024

    For her sixth annual column on the status of women of color in corporate leadership, Melanie Bonsu says a lack of opportunities for entry-level employees shrinks the talent pool for top business positions.

    Melanie Bonsu Updated: February 5, 2024
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    A Thousand Words: Worcester's aging housing stock

    Ramón L. Sandoval Updated: January 22, 2024

    A study from the San Diego research firm Construction Coverage has found the Greater Worcester metro area has the nation’s eighth oldest housing stock among all midsize metropolitan areas.

    Ramón L. Sandoval Updated: January 22, 2024
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    Viewpoint: Liberal arts' impact on the economy

    Greg Weiner Updated: January 22, 2024

    The liberal arts are often afterthoughts in the conversation about workforce development, but employers want to hire liberally educated people. That appears most clearly in the skills employers say they value.

    Greg Weiner Updated: January 22, 2024
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    A Thousand Words: UMass Memorial reinstates mask mandate

    Ramón L. Sandoval Updated: January 8, 2024

    UMass Memorial Health reinstated a caregiver mask mandate at its medical center campuses.

    Ramón L. Sandoval Updated: January 8, 2024
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    Viewpoint: IRA's impact on medical innovation

    Ari Fine Glantz Updated: January 8, 2024

    Finding a balance between making lifesaving medications affordable while sustaining the incentives for innovation is critical.

    Ari Fine Glantz Updated: January 8, 2024
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    A Thousand Words: Heywood lawsuits piling up

    Ramón L. Sandoval December 11, 2023

    Heywood Healthcare and its general contractor, Consigli Construction, are facing a number of lawsuits over the unfinished work at the $29-million surgical pavilion in Gardner.

    Ramón L. Sandoval December 11, 2023
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    Viewpoint: Local business is good business

    Julie Bowditch Updated: December 11, 2023

    Supporting local and small businesses is crucial to a healthy economy and a symbiotic community. We have the collective power to sustain other businesses in our region, help them offset rising taxes and rental costs, and keep their lights on.

    Julie Bowditch Updated: December 11, 2023
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    A Thousand Words: Free Mass. college tuition

    Ramón L. Sandoval Updated: November 27, 2023

    An expanded free college program is a good sign from the Healey Administration.

    Ramón L. Sandoval Updated: November 27, 2023
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    Viewpoint: Community solar needs better data sharing

    Jason Kaplan Updated: November 27, 2023

    The Mass. community solar program is thriving, but consumer protection concerns may prevent the program from reaching new heights.

    Jason Kaplan Updated: November 27, 2023
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    Viewpoint: Higher ed remains a strong investment

    Richard Lapidus Updated: November 13, 2023

    Today’s - and tomorrow’s - engaged citizens will need to be well-versed in information literacy, able to locate and evaluate reliable sources of knowledge. These skills, so central to the functioning of a free and democratic society, are

    Richard Lapidus Updated: November 13, 2023
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    A Thousand Words: Cannabis firms sue federal government

    Ramón L. Sandoval Updated: November 13, 2023

    A coalition of cannabis businesses operating in Massachusetts have filed a lawsuit in federal court, hoping to convince the courts the Controlled Substances Act is unconstitutional.

    Ramón L. Sandoval Updated: November 13, 2023