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City of Immigrants: Foreign-born residents have unusually large impact on Worcester's economy

Grant Welker |

Immigrants in Worcester are more likely than native citizens to start their own business and have bachelor's degrees, giving them a disproportionate share of the economy.

Voters deny nurse staffing ratios ballot initiative

Grant Welker |

Hospital administrators won in their fight against a ballot question that would have set mandated nurse-to-patient staffing ratios.

Ralph's Rock Diner sued by music groups for copyright infringement

Zachary Comeau |

Two separate music groups are suing Worcester's Ralph's Rock Diner alleging copyright infringement.

Atlas Distributing named founding sponsor of WooSox

Zachary Comeau |

Atlas Distributing, already identified by WBJ as a founding sponsor of the Worcester Red Sox, officially announced the deal with the team on Thursday.

Milford Regional, Leonard Morse, Heywood rated region's safest hospitals

Grant Welker |

Milford Regional Medical Center, Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick and Heywood Hospital in Gardner have been rated the safest hospitals in Central Massachusetts.

WRA seeks $170K for Union Station marijuana office renovations

Zachary Comeau |

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission and the City of Worcester are closer on a deal to move the marijuana regulators to Union Station.

Mass. moves one step closer to marijuana sales with testing lab approvals

Grant Welker |

Two laboratories have been approved by the Cannabis Control Commission to begin testing marijuana, another milestone in the soon-to-come legal recreational marijuana retail market.

WPI professor receives $421K to study healthy aging

Grant Welker |

With help from a National Institutes of Health grant, WPI's Carissa Perez Olsen is working to find clues for how our brain, bones and muscles change as we get older.

Worcester Center for Crafts director to retire

Honee Hess, the executive director of the Worcester Center for Crafts, will retire next March, the center announced Tuesday.

Discover Marble increasing workforce 29% after Millbury expansion

Grant Welker |

Discover Marble & Granite is expecting to break ground next week on a 22,000-square-foot building on Route 20 in Millbury in an expansion of its headquarters.

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