Columbia Tech exec leads WBJ 40 Under Forty winners from manufacturing field

Four Central Massachusetts business leaders with ties to the manufacturing industry were among the winners of WBJ's 40 Under Forty awards.

MTD planning 12,000- SF Charlton expansion

Charlton manufacturer MTD Micro Molding continues to report strong growth and revenue in a changing manufacturing climate using automation and highly-skilled workers.

McGovern to tour 13 Mass. farms

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), whose district includes Central Massachusetts, began a two-day tour of 13 Massachusetts farms on Tuesday.

Worcester unemployment ticks up to 4.7%

The unemployment rate in the Worcester metropolitan area ticked up slightly to 4.7 percent in July from 4.6 percent in June.

Median home price hits $266K in Worcester County

Median home sale prices for single family homes remain high and are increasing, but home sales are down in the Worcester and Middlesex counties.

Holy Cross unveils plans for $92M arts building

The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester has unveiled plans for a $92-million arts building with several performance spaces.

WPI giving every student $5K to study abroad

All students enrolling at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in August 2018 and beyond will now have the opportunity to study abroad.

Marijuana industry awaits as state regulators gear up

As the state builds its regulatory framework for the new legal marijuana industry, businesses and entrepreneurs are chomping at the bit to do business here.

Petition says Atlantic Union misleads students

A new online petition from a student at Atlantic Union College in Lancaster alleges the school misleads its students by downplaying its precarious financial and accreditation status.

QCC, MWCC ranked in bottom half of nation's community colleges

Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester and Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner both land around the middle of a new national ranking of more than 700 community colleges.

Bowditch & Dewey joins worldwide alliance

Worcester law firm Bowditch & Dewey is a new member — and the only law practice in New England — of a law-practice association with more than 250 members worldwide.

Wormtown opening NH location, co-founder divesting

Worcester's Wormtown Brewery is opening a second location in New Hampshire after one of the brewery's co-founders agreed to sell his interest in the brewery.