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Event to honor heart and stroke care advocates

An event at Mechanics Hall in Worcester next month will honor four Central Massachusetts people for their heart disease and stroke care work.

UMass Memorial, MetroWest make best-hospitals list

UMass Memorial Medical Center and MetroWest Medical Center have made a new list of the best seven hospitals in Massachusetts and 100 best in the country.

E-cigarettes lead to rising tobacco use among kids

Grant Welker |

Widespread use of e-cigarettes has led to the highest smoking levels among high school students since at least 2011, a new CDC report shows.

Tegra Medical names Franklin GM

Franklin manufacturer Tegra Medical has named a former Waters Corp. and Cybex engineer as the general manager of its Franklin location.

Webster apartment complex sells for $5.4M

A 50-unit apartment complex in Webster has sold for $5.4 million.

Precision Optics losing $425K for the year despite 82% Q2 revenue bump

Optical instrument manufacturer Precision Optics said it raised quarterly revenues by 82 percent and 65 percent through two quarters, but the company was not able to turn a profit.

Cigna to cover ReWalk exoskeleton system

Marlborough medical device firm ReWalk Robotics said a major health insurer will take requests for coverage of exoskeleton medical devices for people with spinal cord injuries on a case-by-case basis.

Report: Costs of traffic congestion highest in Boston

State House News Service |

Boston was named the most congested city in the United States in the INRIX 2018 Global Traffic Scorecard.

You'll be able to taste baseball bats in Wormtown's new beer

Wormtown Brewery in Worcester is celebrating becoming the official hometown brewery of the Worcester Red Sox by releasing Welcome to Worcester, $1.25, a unique beer aged with baseball bats.

WEDC recognizes Columbia Tech with innovation award

Westborough contract manufacturer Columbia Tech has received the Westborough Economic Development Committee’s Innovation Award for the second time in four years.

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