Shrewsbury selects new town manager

The board of selectmen in Shrewsbury on Tuesday selected Kevin Mizikar as the next town manager.

Lawmakers call for more aggressive criminal justice reform

House and Senate progressives, eager to seize whatever momentum there might be for comprehensive criminal justice reform this session, implored their colleagues Tuesday not to let the chance slip by to overhaul all aspects...

Holy Cross names new VP of student affairs

The College of the Holy Cross has named Michele Murray as its next vice president for student affairs and dean of students, the college announced Tuesday.

Local companies win Mass. SBA honors

An abrasives maker and an information-technology solutions provider were both recognized as businesses of the year from the Massachusetts branch of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the agency announced Wednesday.

Marlborough wants downtown brewpub

Brewpubs are already common in places like Denver, Raleigh and the Twin Cities, and there are even a few in Massachusetts. Now, Marlborough wants to get in on the action.

Waters profits grew 12%

Net income at Waters Corp. in Milford was up 12 percent over the previous year, as the company saw sales growth in most of its busiest industry sectors.

Business booming again at Precision

Precision Engineering had a tough year last year. However, things have started picking up again at Precision, and since November, the company has been hiring and adding new customers.

On day 1, $20M gets added to House budget

House lawmakers on Monday night added about $20 million in spending aimed at education, local aid, transportation and state administration to the $40.3 billion fiscal 2018 budget.

UMass Medical School laying off 65

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is laying off 65 employees in a Shrewsbury division because it lost a MassHealth contract, the school confirmed Tuesday.

Workers claim wage theft at 145 Front St. development

A group of local carpenters who worked on the 145 Front St. project in Worcester are claiming they were victims of wage and hour violations.

Two sheriffs want higher pot tax to pay for addiction treatment

Two sheriffs urged lawmakers on Monday to use the legalization of marijuana as an opportunity to invest in substance abuse treatment by raising the tax on pot sales to support public and private addiction treatment programs.

Framingham selectman interested in mayor job

A Framingham selectman who opposed converting the state's largest town into a city is now gearing up to run for mayor.