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R.I. House FinCom passes PawSox bill

A Rhode Island committee approved a bill Thursday for an $83-million ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox to prevent a move to Worcester.
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Historical commission approves Worcester State Hospital demolition

A massive 350,000-square-foot building at the former Worcester State Hospital can be demolished to make way for a biomanufacturing park, the city Historical Commission said Thursday.
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Self-driving car testing expands to Worcester

Cities and towns around Metro Boston and Worcester have agreed to designate areas for testing self-driving car.
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Government & Politics

Milford's Sira Naturals awarded first legal marijuana growing license

Milford-based Sira Naturals has been awarded the state's first recreational marijuana license, allowing it to grow recreational marijuana at its facility in town.
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Mustang Bio opens Worcester bio-pharmaceutical space

A pharmaceutical company that modifies blood cells to help fight cancer marked the opening of its Worcester laboratories Friday.
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Framingham State secures $1M STEM grant

Framingham State University has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to increase STEM education.