Central Mass. care centers staff at above-average levels

Grant Welker |

Health care is expensive in Massachusetts, but when it comes to health and rehabilitation centers, staffing levels here are generally above national averages, statistics show.

Worcester dialysis center opens

Fresenius Medical Care has opened its second Worcester location at 867 Grafton St.

AMSC lands $11M system orders, eyes turnaround

Fresh off of a series of legal victories in a longstanding dispute with a Chinese company, AMSC is getting back to business with $11 million worth of orders for its energy management systems.

Joyce Murphy stepping down from Commonwealth Medicine

Zachary Comeau |

Joyce Murphy, executive vice chancellor for Commonwealth Medicine at UMass Medical School in Worcester, will step down from her role in August and be succeeded by the former CEO of Clinton Hospital.

Candela Corp. cleared for new aesthetic laser

Wayland-based aesthetic device firm Candela Corp. has received federal clearance for a laser device to treat a broad range of skin condition

MathWorks donates $3M for education for women, children

Natick-based software developer MathWorks has donated $3 million to an organization to boost initiatives focused on educational opportunities for women and children.

Luxury homes in Worcester County outpacing single-family homes

Zachary Comeau |

Luxury homes in Worcester County are selling faster than other single family homes, according to real estate brokers.

Stow manufacturer to make $4.1M worth of B-52 bomber parts

A Stow division of a California manufacturer has been awarded a $4.1-million contract to produce parts for the U.S. Air Force’s B-52 aircraft.

Worcester's first pot dispensary to open Aug. 2

Zachary Comeau |

Good Chemistry was approved on Thursday to open its medical marijuana dispensary in the Canal District at 9 Harrison St.

CCC begins review of testing laboratory license

State House News Service |

The Cannabis Control Commission is reviewing its first license application from an independent testing laboratory, which help the legal marijuana industry kick off later this month.

Framingham State, UMass Law reach degree agreement

Framingham State University and the University of Massachusetts School of Law have signed an agreement allowing students to get their bachelor's and law degrees in six years.

Acacia stock rises 3% as Chinese customers eyes resuming U.S. business

Zachary Comeau |

Shares of Acacia Communication opened Thursday up more than 3 percent after news its largest customer — a Chinese smartphone maker — would be able to do business in the U.S.

Milford Federal Bank appoints new CFO

Milford Federal Bank has appointed a new CFO, and promoted a new senior vice president and vice president.

Avidia Bank, Exhibit 'A' collaborate to make new beer

Zachary Comeau |

Two companies both relatively new to Framingham are now partnering — to make beer.

Leicester's Cultivate to be 2nd allowed to grow recreational pot

Zachary Comeau |

Leicester cannabis dispensary and cultivation facility Cultivate is seeking an adult-use growing license from state cannabis regulators.

U.S. Attorney for Mass. gives tepid assurances to legal pot industry

State House News Service |

U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling issued a statement Tuesday expanding upon his previous comments about how his office will approach the newly state-legal marijuana industry, which remains wholly illegal under federal law.

Devens says it is fighting environmental lawsuit

Grant Welker |

The Devens Enterprise Commission said Tuesday it is fighting against a lawsuit that alleges Devens has allowed polluted rainwater to enter the Nashua River.

New CEO at Sudbury manufacturer anticipates strong 2019

Jerry Rex, formerly the president of Sudbury-based Methods Machine Tools, has taken on the additional role of CEO, the company announced last week.

Fallon hires chief medical officer, SVP

Two former executives are returning to Worcester insurance firm Fallon Health after several years away from the company.

Technetics to close Oxford manufacturing site, lay off 97 workers

Zachary Comeau |

Gas turbine component manufacturer Technetics will lay off 97 workers by the end of August when it closes its Oxford facility.

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