Auburn multi-tenant building sold for $1.6 million

An Auburn office building has been sold to a Shrewsbury property management company for $1.6 million, according to land records and real estate brokers.

 

Report: $15 minimum wage impacts 40% of Worcester workers

Zachary Comeau |

Raising the Massachusetts' minimum wage to $15 per hour could hurt business and result in 40 percent of Worcester's workforce getting a pay raise, according to a report released Thursday from the...

 

Waters Corp. forms scientific research partnership

Waters Corp., a Milford scientific instrument manufacturer, has signed an agreement to conduct research with a Dutch company with a local office in Westborough.

 

Trucking company purchases 6.4 Worcester acres for $1.9M

Zachary Comeau |

Westborough holding company PJM Family Enterprises, LLC has purchased for $1.9 million a 6.4-acre parcel off Route 20 in Worcester to use for its trucking business, D. Murgo Trucking.

 

Mass. loses 500 jobs in December, gained 63K in 2017

State House News Service |

The state unemployment rate dropped slightly in the final month of 2017, falling by one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.5 percent despite a loss of 500 jobs, state officials announced Thursday.

 
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Nurses group opposes staffing ballot question

Emily Micucci |

The Massachusetts chapter of the American Nurses Association has joined a coalition opposing a ballot question to mandate nurse staffing ratios in Bay State hospitals.

MHA lauds Baker opioid proposal

Emily Micucci and State House News Service |

The Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association is praising Gov. Charlie Baker's new plan to expand efforts to battle opioid addiction in the Bay State.

Behavioral health organization to close Worcester site

Zachary Comeau |

Behavioral and mental health services organization Pathways by Molina, former Hanover Insurance CEO Joseph Zubretsky's new employer, is closing its Worcester and Springfield locations.

WPI, QCC get $4M for new photonics lab

Grant Welker |

Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Quinsigamond Community College announced Thursday they'll start a new photonics lab thanks to a $4-million Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative grant.

Health Policy Commission offers $10M for lower-cost care projects

Emily Micucci |

The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission is offering $10 million in grants to applicants with proposals to shift health care away from high-cost providers.

MetroWest495 Biz

FLEXcon eyes lean manufacturing with new CFO

Spencer manufacturer of coated and laminated films FLEXcon Co., Inc. has hired a new chief financial officer the company hopes will develop a new financial strategy focused on lean manufacturing.

Two projects would add 171 units to downtown Framingham

Grant Welker |

Two proposals from a prominent Framingham developer would add 171 units of housing to downtown on sites only about a block apart, according to documents filed with the city.

Marlborough drugmaker to focus on lucrative cancer treatment

Zachary Comeau |

Marlborough drugmaker RXi Pharmaceuticals is shifting its business strategy to focus on the development of the most potentially lucrative of its three treatment areas.

Beer bottle manufacturer to close Milford facility

Zachary Comeau |

Glass container manufacturer Ardagh Group announced Monday it will close its Milford production facility, which employs 250 people.

Wegmans to open Natick Mall store in April

New York-based Wegmans Food Markets is set to open its massive 146,500-square-foot supermarket in the Natick Mall on April 29, the supermarket chain said Tuesday.

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