MBTA to study new ways to attract commuter rail riders

The MBTA is launching a study to look at the commuter rail system's needs and potential improvements in the years ahead.

ReWalk unveils prototype for stroke patients

ReWalk, a maker of systems that help those with spinal cord and other injuries walk, has unveiled a prototype of a product for stroke survivors.

Worcester Chamber supporting sales tax holiday

Massachusetts should hold a sales tax holiday this summer but reject a tax on sugary drinks, a Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce official told the state legislature this week.

DPH fines Charlton company $46,400 for cleanup violations

A Charlton company has received a $46,400 fine for violating oil and hazardous materials cleanup regulations after reports that hazardous materials had been released at the former Charlton Woolen Mill.

Developer gets $11.5M loan to build Lunenburg apartments

A Townsend developer has received a $11.5 million loan to build a mixed-income rental housing project in Lunenburg.

Gardner man pleads guilty to counterfeit steroid trafficking

A Gardner man who allegedly marketed and sold counterfeit steroid products to customers across the U.S. pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court.

Office vacancy rates strong in Framingham, Natick

Office vacancy rates in Framingham and Natick were below 10 percent through the second quarter of the year, exceeding nearly every other region outside Boston and its core suburbs, Perry Brokerage Research of Boston reported...

MWCC opens dental assistant enrollment

Mount Wachusett Community College is dropping selective enrollment requirements for its dental assisting certificate.

Following breakage reports, Staples recalls mesh chairs

Staples, Inc. on Tuesday issued a voluntary recall of its hazen mesh task chairs, saying it received 20 reports of the legs breaking on the product.

Shrewsbury St. restaurant to open in building seized over drugs

Even though its building has been seized by authorities following the arrest of its owner on drug charges, a new seasonal menu restaurant called Chameleon will open at 166 Shrewsbury St.

Polar exec: don't tax sugary drinks

If Massachusetts lawmakers create a tax on sugary drinks, Polar Beverages' $10 million investment in a new can line and water treatment system might become unnecessary.

$315M healthcare overhaul proposed by Baker

Employers would be counted on to pay $200 million more a year over the next two years to help pay for rising expenses in the state's $16.6 billion Medicaid program.