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Education

Analysis: Mass. providers leading hospital M&A surge

More mergers and acquisitions among hospitals are happening this year than last, according to a new analysis that cites two Massachusetts-based providers as announcing some of the biggest...
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Retail

TJX to open new Homesense store Aug. 17 in Framingham

TJX says Homesense will offer "on-trend, high-quality home merchandise at a great value" that will complement, not compete with, its 600-store sister chain, HomeGoods.
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Banking & Finance

Commerce Bank parent company's profits grew 23%

Following its completion of an agreement to acquire Worcester-based Commerce Bancshares, net income at Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. grew by 23 percent in the second quarter.
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Health Care

$1M Community Health Connections project underway in Fitchburg

Construction of Community Health Connections' new ACTION Health Center in Fitchburg is set to begin this week.
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Real Estate

I-495 West office vacancy rate hits 20%

The office vacancy rate for the MetroWest 'boroughs -- Northborough, Southborough, Westborough, Marlborough -- and surrounding towns hit 20 percent in the second quarter.
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Government & Politics

Family of Harrington stabbing victim testifies in favor of safety assessments

On Wednesday, nurse Elise Wilson's colleagues and husband visited the State House and asked lawmakers to require annual safety assessments at all medical facilities.