Saint Vincent, Heywood, Leonard Morse are region's safest hospitals

Grant Welker |

Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester earned the highest grade by a hospital-safety ratings agency for the ninth straight time, and Heywood Hospital and Leonard Morse also earned A's.

Boston Scientific reports $298M Q1 profit

Zachary Comeau |

Medical device giant Boston Scientific continues to run like a well-oiled machine, reporting first quarter net income of $298 million on revenues of nearly $2.4 billion.

Shrewsbury cleaning firm head named state's top Woman Small Business Owner

Zachary Comeau |

The owner of Shrewsbury commercial cleaning company Unic Pro Inc. has been named the Massachusetts Woman Small Business Owner of the year by the U.S. Small Business Administration for the year.

Waters Corp. nets $112M in Q1

Zachary Comeau |

Milford-based scientific and medical equipment manufacturer Waters Corp. reported a net income of $111.9 million in the first quarter, an increase of almost 6 percent from last year's first quarter.

Marlborough chamber CEO to retire

Zachary Comeau |

The longtime head of the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce is retiring at the end of August, the chamber announced this month.

Dozens of Mass. towns apply for "opportunity zone" designation

State House News Service |

The Baker administration and municipal officials across Massachusetts expect to hear from the federal government within 30 days about their newly-submitted request for approval of 138 zones where new federal tax incentives could be used to spark investment in rural and low-income communities.

Natick-based Examity acquires Atlanta online testing firm

Zachary Comeau |

Natick-based online proctoring and identity verification company Examity has acquired an Atlanta firm specializing in online proctoring for academic institutions, professional associations and worldwide government agencies.

110 Grill will open May 22 in Worcester

Grant Welker |

A 110 Grill at the new AC Hotel in downtown Worcester will open May 22, the Westford-based chain said.

Franklin joint replacement device company cleared for shoulder device

Franklin medical device company Arthrosurface has received federal clearance to market a shoulder replacement system.

IC Federal Credit Union opens Marlborough branch

IC Federal Credit Union has opened its seventh Central Massachusetts location at Marlborough's Apex Center of New England development.

2ovens restaurant in Shrewsbury a casualty of Bertucci's bankruptcy

Grant Welker |

A concept restaurant in Shrewsbury from Bertucci's called 2ovens has closed as part of the Northborough chain's bankruptcy filing.

Pure Hockey acquires two Bauer Hockey stores

Zachary Comeau |

Holliston-based hockey equipment retailer Pure Hockey has acquired two retail stores from Bauer Hockey, one of the sport's largest equipment manufacturers.

Allegro Microsystems explored 20 Central Mass. sites for relocation

Allegro Microsystems is leaving Worcester after 53 years of operating its headquarters at 115 Northeast Cutoff. In a recent interview, the executive staff at the company told the WBJ why.

Bertucci's files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Zachary Comeau |

Citing debts of of $119 million, Northborough-based Bertucci's has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in federal court, the Italian restaurant chain announced in a press release Monday.

Acacia Communications stock plunges after Chinese company banned from U.S. commerce

Zachary Comeau |

Maynard optical communications equipment maker Acacia Communications is suspending its relationship with a Chinese company that was banned from buying American products.

Boston Scientific claims another European patent victory

Zachary Comeau |

Marlborough medical device maker Boston Scientific has scored another patent litigation victory across the Atlantic in a case resulting in the revocation of a competitor's patent.

Boston Scientific acquires California firm for up to $276M

Zachary Comeau |

Boston Scientific said it has acquired its fifth company of 2018, this time of a privately-held California firm that makes a device for detecting ovarian cancer.

Wormtown brews with partners big and small

Zachary Comeau |

Wormtown Brewery's motto, “A piece of Mass. in every glass,” is a testament to the locally sourced ingredients used in every brew coming out of the Shrewsbury Street production facility.

Editorial: Slow movements, big changes in health care

Having too few players dictating the level of care in the region and seeing more investment in high margin areas of specialty does appear concerning.

Retail must be redesigned


In the next two months, more than 700 Toys “R” Us stores will be empty. This presents an opportunity to re-imagine how this space could and should be utilized.

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