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UMass Memorial Health Care marks 20 years

Grant Welker |

UMass Medical Center and Memorial Hospital merged two decades ago, wanting to keep local control and changing health care in the region.

Movers & Shakers

Twenty-one Central Mass. workers and their organizations reported to the WBJ that they have landed new jobs this month.

Greater Worcester homebuilding lags behind state, national, historic rates

Grant Welker |

New homes aren't being built at nearly the rate they used to in and around Worcester. In fact, the region hasn't kept up with statewide or national rates.

Old mill presents opportunity & obstacle to the new Hopedale

Zachary Comeau |

Town officials push for new commercial development and weigh eminent domain as they look to remake economy.

Riverdale Mills: Steel tariffs hurting American companies, jobs, seafood

Zachary Comeau |

At least one Central Massachusetts company is anticipating scaling back its operations after President Donald Trump imposed a 25-percent tariff on steel imports last week.

Framingham files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

Zachary Comeau |

Framingham has joined a growing list of Central Massachusetts town to file lawsuits against pharmaceutical manufacturers for their role in the opioid crisis that has gripped the area for years.

MetroWest STEM Education Network joins national alliance

The MetroWest STEM Education Network, which aims to prepare for students for jobs in science, technology, engineering and math, has joined a national alliance with 67 other groups.

Rockland Trust to buy Milford National Bank for $54M

Zachary Comeau |

Milford National Bank and Trust Co. is being acquired by Rockland Trust for $54.2 million in a cash-and-stock deal, the financial institutions jointly announced Tuesday.

UniBank hires former Commerce finance exec as CFO, SVP

Whitinsville-based UniBank has named Douglas Moisan, a former Commerce Bank finance executive, as its new chief financial officer and senior vice president.

Chamber: Worcester lost nearly 500 manufacturing jobs due to tax rate

Zachary Comeau |

With Worcester set to lose more than 460 manufacturing jobs in a three-year span, the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce is once again calling for the City Council to reduce the burden on...

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