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Mass. selects Vineyard Wind for offshore wind farm

Vineyard Wind, a project backed by a Danish fund management company, has been chosen by the Baker administration and state utilities to build an 800 megawatt offshore wind farm off the coast of...

UMass Memorial gets $110M bond for surgical, ER expansions

Grant Welker |

UMass Memorial Health Care has received a $110-million bond to improve its two Worcester hospital campuses and its Leominster hospital.

Former Patriot Bruschi gets behind stroke, tobacco bills

State House News Service |

Former Patriot Tedy Bruschi is putting his shoulder into legislation that would help others access the same sort of care he received when he suffered a stroke during his playing career.

House speaker puts pressure on new health care bill

State House News Service |

For consumers, voters and industry insiders wondering when the House will pass a major health care bill, the latest timeline from Speaker Robert DeLeo's office is "this session."

Mass. opioid death toll down 5% over last year

State House News Service |

At least 201 Massachusetts residents died of opioid overdoses in the first three months of 2018, but the death toll for the quarter could rise to more than 500.

Ameresco tapped for $2.1M upgrade to Portland, Ore., schools

Zachary Comeau |

Framingham energy efficiency and renewable energy firm Ameresco has been chosen by one of the Northwest's largest public school districts for a $2.1 million efficiency and infrastructure project.

Worcester County home prices rise to $264K

The property value of homes in Worcester County and statewide continued their climb in April, with the median home price in the county rising more than 9 percent.

WPI using $240K grant to address gender, racial biases

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester Polytechnic Institute received a $240,000 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation to help teach WPI students how to call out biases in race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status or...

Webster Price Chopper latest retailer to partner with Instacart

Grocery delivery service Instacart is increasing its presence in Central Massachusetts with a new partnership with Price Chopper in Webster.

Cannabis licenses could be awarded next week

State House News Service |

With just more than a week until it can begin issuing business licenses, the Cannabis Control Commission is in the midst of conducting its first background checks for prospective legal marijuana...

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