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Labor vs. Administration: Ballot pits nurses against hospitals

Labor-versus-management fights usually take place in a meeting room, or maybe on the picket lines. This one will take place at the polls.
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Real Estate

Sears, with 11 Central Mass. stores, files for bankruptcy; CEO resigns

Sears Holdings, the troubled department stores with 11 Sears and Kmart locations in Central Massachusetts, filed for bankruptcy Monday.
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Health Care

Narrow support among nurses for Question 1 in new poll

A WBUR poll of 500 registered nurses found 48 percent support Question 1, 45 percent oppose it, while 8 percent don't know, are undecided or refused to answer the question.
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Timberyard Brewing opening Saturday in East Brookfield

Timberyard Brewing, which has spent the last year turning an old lumber store into a brewery, is now about set to open.
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Economic Development

Central Mass. nonprofits share $383K of state small-business grants

Seven nonprofits in Central Massachusetts will share $383,000 among more than $2 million statewide given by the Baker Administration to help small businesses.
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As state economy grows, questions of where new labor is coming from

The most recent numbers from the state show a sharp uptick in the labor force in Massachusetts. The question is where are those people coming from.