Stow manufacturer to make $4.1M worth of B-52 bomber parts

A Stow division of a California manufacturer has been awarded a $4.1-million contract to produce parts for the U.S. Air Force’s B-52 aircraft.

Worcester's first pot dispensary to open Aug. 2

Zachary Comeau |

Good Chemistry was approved on Thursday to open its medical marijuana dispensary in the Canal District at 9 Harrison St.

CCC begins review of testing laboratory license

State House News Service |

The Cannabis Control Commission is reviewing its first license application from an independent testing laboratory, which help the legal marijuana industry kick off later this month.

Framingham State, UMass Law reach degree agreement

Framingham State University and the University of Massachusetts School of Law have signed an agreement allowing students to get their bachelor's and law degrees in six years.

Acacia stock rises 3% as Chinese customers eyes resuming U.S. business

Zachary Comeau |

Shares of Acacia Communication opened Thursday up more than 3 percent after news its largest customer — a Chinese smartphone maker — would be able to do business in the U.S.

Milford Federal Bank appoints new CFO

Milford Federal Bank has appointed a new CFO, and promoted a new senior vice president and vice president.

Avidia Bank, Exhibit 'A' collaborate to make new beer

Zachary Comeau |

Two companies both relatively new to Framingham are now partnering — to make beer.

Leicester's Cultivate to be 2nd allowed to grow recreational pot

Zachary Comeau |

Leicester cannabis dispensary and cultivation facility Cultivate is seeking an adult-use growing license from state cannabis regulators.

U.S. Attorney for Mass. gives tepid assurances to legal pot industry

State House News Service |

U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling issued a statement Tuesday expanding upon his previous comments about how his office will approach the newly state-legal marijuana industry, which remains wholly illegal under federal law.

Devens says it is fighting environmental lawsuit

Grant Welker |

The Devens Enterprise Commission said Tuesday it is fighting against a lawsuit that alleges Devens has allowed polluted rainwater to enter the Nashua River.

New CEO at Sudbury manufacturer anticipates strong 2019

Jerry Rex, formerly the president of Sudbury-based Methods Machine Tools, has taken on the additional role of CEO, the company announced last week.

Fallon hires chief medical officer, SVP

Two former executives are returning to Worcester insurance firm Fallon Health after several years away from the company.

Technetics to close Oxford manufacturing site, lay off 97 workers

Zachary Comeau |

Gas turbine component manufacturer Technetics will lay off 97 workers by the end of August when it closes its Oxford facility.

TUV Rheinland in Littleton to offer Wi-Fi testing

TUV Rheinland's Littleton lab is one of the first in the U.S. to be certified to test Wi-Fi protocols, the company announced Tuesday.

Medway seeks developers for 82-acres of 'Bottle Cap Lots'

Zachary Comeau |

Medway is seeking developers to pitch their ideas for a 82-acre piece of land the subject of an urban renewal plan with an odd history.

BJ's offers PayPal payment for online shopping

Westborough-based BJ's Wholesale club is now offering the use of PayPal for its members to shop the wholesaler online.

Court fines Sinovel $1.5M for AMSC theft

Zachary Comeau |

A Chinese wind turbine manufacturer has been fined $1.5 million by a U.S. federal court for stealing trade secrets from Ayer-based AMSC.

Acton's Lanmark Controls acquired by Fla. company

Acton manufacturer of laser-marking hardware and software Lanmark Controls has been acquired by a Florida-based company.

MetroWest office market lags in new construction

Grant Welker |

Core MetroWest communities, including Framingham, Marlborough and Natick, trailed the Greater Boston office market in new construction underway in the second quarter of the year, according to a new report by Perry Brokerage.

The most influential people in the Central Mass. economy

In compiling our annual list of the most powerful people in the Central Massachusetts business community, there are countless CEOs, executive directors, presidents and founders to choose, from organizations with billions in revenue and offices across the globe.

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