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Worcester contractor fined $52K for asbestos violations

A Worcester home improvement contractor will pay almost $52,000 in penalties for violating asbestos regulations at a residential property in the city.

WRA approves lease with Cannabis Control Commission

Zachary Comeau |

Pending a Monday vote, the state regulatory body of the $1 billion Massachusetts marijuana industry will move to Worcester's Union Station.

Dual-tax rate hurts Worcester

ALEX GUARDIOLA |

Since 1984, the city council has shifted a portion of the residential tax burden over to the business property tax payers. By doing so, it puts Worcester at a competitive disadvantage to its...

Sutton entity fined $17K for asbestos work

A Sutton company is being fined nearly $17,000 for violating state Department of Environmental Protection regulations.

Proposed 1 million-square-foot pot facility in Charlton rejected by DPH

Zachary Comeau |

The developers of a proposed 1 million-square-foot marijuana cultivation facility in Charlton have been dealt a significant setback

CCC to take oversight of medical marijuana

Beginning Dec. 23, oversight of the state’s medical marijuana program will be transferred from state health officials to state recreational marijuana regulators.

State banking commissioner steps down

State House News Service |

Just over two years after he started in the post, Terrence McGinnis is out as state banking commissioner.

Vaping policies evolving with rising use

Sarah Betancourt |

Teenagers are increasingly smoking electronic cigarettes, surpassing use of traditional cigarettes, leaving officials scrambling to respond.

Worcester willing to resort to eminent domain for seven potential WooSox properties

Worcester officials on Tuesday cleared up concerns about possible land takings and demolitions of Canal District buildings.

Massachusetts retailers sell $2.2M of recreational marijuana in first week

Zachary Comeau |

For the first week, the stores reported a combined 56,380 products sold and an average of just under $40. Customers are averaging 3.4 products per transaction.

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