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Worcester State to host addiction and prevention courses

Worcester State University will host the New England Summer School of Addiction and Prevention Studies next month to teach those in the industry about addiction and other topics.

Boston communications firm opens Worcester office

Grant Welker |

Slowey/McManus Communications, a strategic communications firm based in Boston, has opened a small Worcester office in an effort to branch out to clients in Central Massachusetts.

Atlantic Union College submits closure plan

Zachary Comeau |

Atlantic Union College in Lancaster, which announced in February its plans to close after the spring semester, has submitted a closure plan to the state, according to the Massachusetts Department of...

Fiduciary duties

While a nonprofit board may get involved in the weeds and deal with any number of tactical issues, all boards need to take the long view and be aware of their long-term viability.

Three lessons from a million-dollar entrepreneur

By Ken Cook |

1) Have a mentor who truly cares about you. 2) Overcome the “I Quit” moments. 3) Focus on customers first.

Becker to train mental health professionals with $40K grant

A foundation's $40,000 donation to Becker College's psychology program will help address a shortage of mental health professionals in Central Massachusetts.

Second Worcester County dispensary opens in Oxford

Zachary Comeau |

A medical marijuana company with dispensaries in five states has found a new home in Worcester County with a Wednesday opening of a dispensary in Oxford.

Editorial: Slow movements, big changes in health care

Having too few players dictating the level of care in the region and seeing more investment in high margin areas of specialty does appear concerning.

Saint Vincent, MetroWest Medical appear safe from divestment

Emily Micucci |

Tenet Healthcare has sold nine hospitals since August and will sell four more, but the company has made no suggestion it will offload Saint Vincent Hospital or MetroWest Medical Center.

Six Central Mass. colleges coming to aid of Mount Ida students

Grant Welker |

Six Central Massachusetts colleges will take part in an event at the soon-to-close Mount Ida College to offer options to students who will have to continue their education elsewhere.

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