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...

 

Worcester chamber pursues regional economic development strategy

Zachary Comeau |

With a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and other local business groups and public officials will create a regional approach to...

 

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...

 

Rotman-led firm acquires distributor for $1.4M

Zachary Comeau |

The Worcester latex foam product manufacturer led by furniture executive Steve Rotman has acquired the assets of its exclusive distributor, also based in Worcester, for $1.4 million.

 

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.

 
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UMass Memorial CEO: Clinic closure part of $50M efficiency plan

Emily Micucci |

A plan to close Plumley Village Health Services on Belmont Street in Worcester is a drop in the bucket as UMass Memorial trims spending, CEO Eric Dickson said Wednesday.

Kennedy Community Health Center a leader on LGBTQ equality

Emily Micucci |

The Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, based in Worcester, has been named an industry leader by the Human Rights Campaign.

Health cost estimators catching on, Pioneer report says

State House News Service |

A new study analyzed online cost estimator tools offered by three Massachusetts insurers, finding them to be more user-friendly than they were in 2015.

Life sciences bill includes $50 million for UMass Medical, UMass Lowell

State House News Service |

A version of Gov. Charlie Baker's life sciences legislation, which will continue a decade-long initiative lauched by former Gov. Deval Patrick, is on the move on Beacon Hill.

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.

MetroWest495 Biz

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.

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