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Construction

Poverty up in Worcester neighborhoods, as home values lag

Even with a long period of economic growth and redevelopment through significant stretches of downtown, Worcester has not been spared from some broader troublesome trends.
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Health Care

Efforts underway to help lawyers with job's side effects

New efforts are being made in Massachusetts to help lawyers with addiction or struggling with depression after a 2016 study raised alarms.
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Health Care

Framingham health analyst acquires Vermont competitor

Definitive Healthcare, a Framingham health data analysis firm, said Wednesday it has acquired a similar firm in Vermont.
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Worcester investor buys Boston Globe's Millbury press building for $6M

The Boston Globe has sold its former Millbury printing plant for $5.6 million, three years after it closed down the site.
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Government & Politics

State rejects Charlton marijuana bylaw

A $100-million marijuana cultivation facility was handed another legal win Thursday as Charlton grapples with its proposed 1-million-square-foot cultivation facility.
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Becker adding animal care dual degree

Starting this fall, students at Becker College in Worcester studying animal care will be able to earn an associate degree in that field and get a bachelor's degree in four years.