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Baker filing sports betting bill

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker will file legislation Thursday to legalize sports betting in Massachusetts, according to two sources familiar with the effort.

Lynn senator putting sports betting bill on table

State House News Service |

A state senator has a proposal ready to make sports betting legal in Massachusetts, eight months after the Supreme Court opened the doors for states to enter the sports gambling market.

Framingham health analyst acquires Vermont competitor

Definitive Healthcare, a Framingham health data analysis firm, said Wednesday it has acquired a similar firm in Vermont.

Blue Cross gives $1M toward UMass, Community Healthlink recovery coach training

Two Worcester health treatment centers, at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Community Healthlink, will receive help for those who work with patients to overcome addiction.

Poverty up in Worcester neighborhoods, as home values lag

Grant Welker |

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.

State rejects Charlton marijuana bylaw

Zachary Comeau |

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

Efforts underway to help lawyers with job's side effects

Zachary Comeau |

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

Central Mass. to train 160 advanced manufacturing workers

Zachary Comeau |

The Baker Administration is doling out $2.5 million to four regional consortia through a state training program to help bridge the skills gap in the advanced manufacturing industry.

Access Fixtures lights manufacturers, Olympic-size swimming pools

Worcester lighting fixture producer Access Fixtures has found success in supplying lighting solutions to a variety of niche markets, including sports, industrial and manufacturing.

Wayland's Candela Corp. seeks tax break to move to Marlborough

Wayland-based Candela Corp. is one step closer to becoming yet another corporation to move its headquarters to Marlborough, as the city's Finance Committee signed off on a deal.

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