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WinnCompanies begins $11.2M Worcester rehab

Zachary Comeau |

Boston residential developer WinnCompanies has started the $11.2-million renovation of the Wellington Community, a historic 180-unit housing development for elderly and low-income residents in...

New $7.3M space helps Becker video game program grow

Grant Welker |

As Becker College's video game design program has grown, it's been held back by just one thing: not enough space. The college doesn't have that problem anymore.

Legislature wants CCC to scale back pot industry regulations

State House News Service |

House Speaker Robert DeLeo said he agrees with many of the concerns Gov. Charlie Baker and his administration have raised with the Cannabis Control Commission's draft industry regulation.

Worcester claims marijuana club misled city officials

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester officials say they were not aware a private club that opened last week on Water Street would allow the smoking of cannabis within its doors.

Cannabis opponents want smaller scope in regs

Two years later, many of the same groups that contested the ballot question to legalize marijuana are clashing again over the scope of the newly-legal industry, setting up the state's young...

Members-only cannabis club opens in Canal District

Zachary Comeau |

The Summit Lounge, a members-only marijuana club, opened today on Water Street in Worcester.

Amazon HQ2 in Mass. could require legislation, Baker says

State House News Service |

Amazon doesn't quite fit into the state's current set of job-boosting programs, according to Gov. Charlie Baker, who raised the idea Thursday of legislation tailored to suit the tech giant's needs.

Baker wants CCC to focus on retail pot

State House News Service |

Draft regulations to govern the sale of marijuana fail to resolve some "thorny" issues about marijuana cafes and pot sales at cinemas, the Baker administration advised the Cannabis Control Commission.

Protonex has deployed $34M in military power devices

Southborough-based power management device maker Protonex will supply the U.S. military and NATO with its Squad Power Manager Special Operations Kits.

JetBlue workers threaten strike at Logan

State House News Service |

Hundreds of workers employed by JetBlue subcontractors at Logan Airport have voted to strike, citing alleged intimidation and threats over their attempts to organize as union members.

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