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New $10M redevelopment adds to Fitchburg's mill culture

Grant Welker |

Fitchburg's growing number of mill renovations in the past decade will allow residents to live in one revitalized mill and work in another just down the street, all clustered west of downtown.

Wegmans opens first-of-its-kind Natick store

Grant Welker |

Wegmans didn't quite know what to expect opening its Natick Mall location Sunday. The chain has never opened a store quite like the one replacing a former JCPenney there.

Worcester chamber pursues regional economic development strategy

Zachary Comeau |

With a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and other local business groups and public officials will create a regional approach to...

110 Grill will open May 22 in Worcester

Grant Welker |

A 110 Grill at the new AC Hotel in downtown Worcester will open May 22, the Westford-based chain said.

AC Hotel opens on Worcester's Front Street

The 170-room AC Hotel by Marriott on Front Street in Worcester opened Thursday, the hotel announced on social media.

Life sciences bill includes $50 million for UMass Medical, UMass Lowell

State House News Service |

A version of Gov. Charlie Baker's life sciences legislation, which will continue a decade-long initiative lauched by former Gov. Deval Patrick, is on the move on Beacon Hill.

Carpenters union, N.J. company reach $15K settlement on Worcester project

Zachary Comeau |

A local carpenters union and a construction company that helped build apartments in Worcester have reached a settlement after a carpenter was fired after attempting to organize.

Central Mass. communities marketed as BioReady

Grant Welker |

The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, a nonprofit formed three decades ago to support the state's life sciences industry, is aiming to make it easier for communities to make themselves ready...

Athol Hospital receives $28M MassDevelopment financing

Emily Micucci |

MassDevelopment has provided $28.2 million in financing to help pay for the construction of a three-story medical building to expand access to care on the Athol Hospital campus.

Primetals leaving Worcester for Sutton

Zachary Comeau |

More than a month after Sutton voters approved a 15-year tax increment financing agreement for a new facility, Worcester metal manufacturer Primetals made their move to the town official.

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